Update (8/28/17): It turns out Joshua Witt made the whole story up.
Joshua Witt just wanted lunch. But his haircut — which, if you see a crowd of young people, is perhaps the most common one you’ll find these days — has somehow become an identifier of white nationalism to the Left.
To the point that it was evidence enough for an Antifa thug to to attack the 26-year-old man:
Witt says he’d just pulled in to the parking lot of the Steak ’n Shake in Sheridan, Colo., and was opening his car door.
“All I hear is, ‘Are you one of them neo-Nazis?’ as this dude is swinging a knife up over my car door at me,” he said.
“I threw my hands up and once the knife kind of hit, I dived back into my car and shut the door and watched him run off west, behind my car.
“The dude was actually aiming for my head,” he added.
Witt got three stitches to his wounded hand — and a profound desire to change hairstyles, which I can’t blame him for. Witt’s haircut:
Where does anyone get off attacking another human being with a deadly weapon because his haircut makes him look like he might be a neo-Nazi?
Even if he were one of the very, very few Nazis in this country: so what?
That doesn’t justify a violent attack, but it’s even worse in this case, because Witt was nothing other than hungry. He had the wrong freaking haircut in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Guess what, media and politicians? This is what happens when you refuse to call out your own side for violence, or pretend it isn’t happening. Trump was 100% correct to call out these monsters along with the white supremacists.
Ignoring them has emboldened them.