There are plenty of arguments to be had with the alt-right, beginning and ending with their repulsive policies. But this post isn’t about that …
I’ve encountered the alt-right’s asinine attitude to political violence before, but I was reminded about it again this morning (obviously some time ago now) with the news that someone had sent George Soros, Hilary Clinton, John Brennan, and Barack Obama a letter bomb.
Yet the alt-right would have us believe that it is the left who are more violent than the right. And both less violent than the Islamic extremists. Turns out that is not the case.
It is not even close. The overwhelming majority of terrorist attacks in the US are perpetrated by the right-wing.
The bête noire of the far right – Antifa? Never murdered anyone; in fact if you add together all of the political murders of the far left in the US over the last 10 years it adds up to 7-8 people (2-3%) whereas the far right are responsible for over 70% of the murders.
Antifa may well be more violent than you are happy with; their purpose after all is to tackle the fascists, which isn’t done without breaking heads. But they don’t intentionally go out to murder people – so don’t be taken in by the main stream media’s portrayal of them when they are busy denying that the far right (and “alt right”) are far more violent.
Even more than those evil islamic terrorists (who are pretty much the same as the far right).
Denying your own side’s violent actions and pretending it is the other side who are really the violent ones is classic gaslighting.