When people refer to fascism, they generally mean “opinions I disagree with.” But the real thing, sadly, is not extinct. For the first time in our modern history, Brownshirts are on the march. As always, they are on the Left.
We have written (here and elsewhere) about liberal Democrats who have rioted at or after Donald Trump rallies. Last night in San Jose, liberals attacked Trump supporters in the most violent riot yet. It is hard to watch the videos without hearing echoes of the 1930s.
Here, a Trump supporter is viciously sucker-punched by a leftist. Note the Mexican flag; a common chant at anti-Trump riots in California is “make California Mexico again.”
These Trump supporters are bleeding and injured after being attacked by liberal Democrats:
Here, liberals surround and attack a young woman, throwing eggs and bottles at her:
Another violent attack on Trump supporters:
This compilation comes from the Wall Street Journal. Note the “We Need Socialism” sign; a Bernie Sanders supporter, apparently:
Anti-Trump rioters burn a U.S. flag:
Democrats also attacked Trump supporters’ cars as they left the rally:
Rioters battle with police:
Rioters burned American flags and waved Mexican flags. Are they trying to tell us something?
Anti-Trump liberals started a number of fist fights:
This Trump supporter has been knocked to the ground by leftists:
Remarkably, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have felt no obligation to distance themselves from the violence repeatedly perpetrated by their supporters. The party line in the liberal media is 1) these are just protests, nothing unusual here; and 2) to the extent there is violence, it is Trump’s fault for being controversial. That is their story, and so far they are sticking to it. At some point, though, the violence will be impossible to ignore, especially if Trump supporters begin defending themselves.