It seems the entire 24/7 news business is still going on about a “violent meme” that depicts Trump in a movie scene from Kingsman. No one is upset about the original movie, where Colin Firth’s character kills a bunch of conservative Christians in a church, because violence against conservatives and Christians is A-OK with just about everyone except Christians and conservatives. They’re upset that some meme-maker put Trump’s head on the assassin and a bunch of media logos on the victims. For shame. How dare he.
Anyhoo, while they are blathering their outrage about fictional violence, actual violence is taking place against those Christian conservatives no one cares about on the streets of Minneapolis. There is a resurgence of Antifa violence against Trump rally-goers again as the 2020 election nears. At the president’s last rally, the streets were awash in patchouli and other foul things as Antifa rioted and attacked innocent people for wearing Trump gear or attending the rally. The police didn’t appear to be doing much about it.
In this video, a woman is slapped in the face while trying to get through the crowd.
After the @realDonaldTrump rally in Minneapolis, his supporters were attacked by left-wing extremists. An unprovoked assault on a woman was caught on camera by @AlphaNewsMN. Mayor @Jacob_Frey defends charging Trump campaign $530k for public safety. #antifa https://t.co/fGBzUiMMOQ pic.twitter.com/MgbsDh60NR
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) October 14, 2019
And here’s a guy getting choked and hit by a person in an “I Stand with Ilhan” shirt.
.@AlphaNewsMN captures moment when a man in a "I Stand with Ilhan Omar" shirt chokes a man who tried to retrieve his stolen MAGA hat. Other antifa people then kick & punch him. He was trying to leave the area after the Trump rally in Minneapolis last week. https://t.co/iEugKxiMoA pic.twitter.com/XDMfVBrZam
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) October 16, 2019
So, while CNN is outraged over a meme, where no actual violence has occurred, they are silent on the violence in the streets against Americans who want to attend an event where the president is speaking. There are videos of the violence all over Twitter and yet Minneapolis police only made one arrest and issued one citation. Why? These are videos of assaults, which are crimes, but there aren’t even police visible in the area. Where were they? What were they doing?
I believe investigations into the response of police at these events should happen. In every blue city where Antifa gathers to do violence, police seem to stand back and let Trump supporters get hurt. It’s happened in Chicago, Portland, and Berkeley, among others. This is wrong. Anyone engaging in violence for political expression should go to jail. Immediately. Why isn’t law enforcement doing its job?
I hope every person assaulted after the Minneapolis rally sues the police and the city for leaving them unprotected from violent protesters. This was a total failure of law enforcement and they should be held accountable.
Megan Fox is the author of “Believe Evidence; The Death of Due Process from Salome to #MeToo.” Follow on Twitter @MeganFoxWriter