Remember when Democrats were pretending to be concerned about political violence in America? I’m sure you do. It was around the same time that President Joe Biden got on a stage that resembled a movie based on an Orwell novel and proceeded to rant and rave about how “MAGA Republicans” and “extremists” pose some type of dire threat to the Republic.
For the past year-and-a-half, the left has continually harped on the riot at the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021, decrying the violence that took place. Oddly enough, this was less than a year after the riots that took place across the nation after the murder of George Floyd, something the left didn’t think was that big of a deal even though they claimed over 20 lives.
But now, it has been reported that only a few weeks after Biden gave his “MAGA Republicans are evil people who strangle kittens and kick puppies” diatribe, a 41-year-old man in North Dakota named Shannon Brandt allegedly murdered 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson by running him over with his car.
Ellingson was at a street dance when he phoned his mother to come and pick him up, because he was being chased. Unfortunately, Brandt, who confessed to the killing, had already hit him. Per WDAY:
“Court papers show Brandt called 911 around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and told the 911 dispatcher that he just hit Ellingson, claiming the teen was part of a Republican extremist group and was calling people to come get Brandt after a political argument,” according to a local news report.”
The alleged assailant is being charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a deadly accident; he could be facing up to 20 years in prison due to a prior DUI charge.
This story was originally reported on Monday, the 19th. Want to guess how many mainstream, activist media outlets have picked it up?
You’re right. As of this writing, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, and every other left-leaning activist media outlet have completely ignored the story. Currently, only local and conservative news outlets have bothered to pick this up.
But let’s take a trip back to 2017, when a neo-Nazi murdered a left-wing counter-protester at the “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA. When Heather Heyer lost her life, activist media outlets gave it wall-to-wall coverage, making sure the nation knew how tragic her death at the hands of a right-wing nutjob was. In fact, they still bring up Charlottesville as a political cudgel against Republicans and conservatives.
But now, a man has admitted to targeting a conservative for his political beliefs, and we get nothing but a rousing chorus of crickets. In fact, it would be shocking if any of these outlets ended up covering the story, because it is clearly a politically-motivated act of murder against a Trump supporter, carried out by a monster who used some of the same rhetoric used by President Biden.
By the way, should we not be blaming this young man’s death on the president? After all, this is how it works now, right? Anytime someone on the right engages in violent behavior, it’s automatically the fault of the Orange Man What Is Bad™, is it not?
But we all know we won’t be seeing any condemnation from the left about this murder or the fact that the assailant used the same language as his dear leader. None of them will care that a young man’s life was cut short because of politics. For them, this is a perfectly acceptable form of political violence.