Welcome to the new definition of “morality” in America, America.
At least in the eyes of a Rhode Island college professor — and many Leftists across the country who believe as he does — there is nothing “morally” wrong with the targeted murder of a Trump supporter.
Let that sink in, before we continue.
Got it? Me, too.
As reported by Campus Reform, University of Rhode Island Professor Erik Loomis defended the murder of Patriot Prayer group member Aaron “Jay” Danielson during unrest in Portland earlier this month by Michael Reinoehl, who admitted in an interview he shot Danielson.
Reinoehl was killed by federal authorities after he brandished a firearm as they attempted to arrest him.
In a blog post titled “Why Was Michael Reinoehl Killed?” Loomis defended — and justified — Reinoehl’s murder of Danielson:
“Michael Reinoehl is the guy who killed the fascist in Portland last week. He admitted it and said he was scared the cops would kill him. Well, now the cops have killed him. I am extremely anti-conspiracy theory.
“But it’s not a conspiracy theory at this point in time to wonder if the cops simply murdered him. The police is [sic] shot through with fascists from stem to stern. They were openly working with the fascists in Portland, as they were in Kenosha which led to dead protestors.”
Loomis included a tweet from historian Manisha Sinha, whom he described as “hardly a conspiracy theorist herself.”
Whether you disagree with Michael Reinoehl's tactics, he deserved to be arrested and tried in court, not killed by a motley of federal law enforcement. This seems like a hit job, an extra judicial killing ordered by Trumpsters. When you get rid of the rule of law, you get fascism https://t.co/hAqstbGCxx
— Manisha Sinha (@ProfMSinha) September 4, 2020
In the comment section of the blog post, Loomis was challenged by a reader who wrote: “Erik, he shot and killed a guy.”
Loomis shot back:
“He killed a fascist. I see nothing wrong with it, at least from a moral perspective. Tactically, that’s a different story. But you could say the same thing about John Brown.”
Abolitionist John Brown — of “John Brown’s Body” fame — used violence as a means of fighting slavery in the 1800s.
Another commenter on the blog post asked: “What’s so great about assassinating a rando fascist? And in the absence of a sound affirmative justification, it should be easy to envision the drawbacks.”
Loomis loved it, responding: “What’s so great about assassinating random slaveholders, said liberals to John Brown.”
“The problem with violence, he wrote, “is that it usually, though not always, is a bad idea. That I agree with.”
So when is violence a good idea, according to Loomis?
“Sometimes violence is necessary, say to avoid greater physical harm, i.e. self-defense, or to defeat a literal army of fascists who are trying to kill people.
“But, ideologically, I think the idea that violence is good if it’s against our political enemies is a core part of fascism, and so the ideological opposition to that idea should be its opposite — that violence as a general rule is bad, unless the specific context of that situation requires a violent response.”
Translation: Violence is a “good” idea when used by the Left in its incessant drive to destroy America as we know it.
This is who the Virulent Angry Left is, America. The VALs hate you and everything you represent. And they will do anything they can to destroy you — including kill you, as Loomis so “eloquently” points out.
In a related note, Loomis on Tuesday suggested Republicans stopped caring about COVID once they “figured out” the pandemic was going to “disproportionately affect people of color.”
This is how insane this guy is.
Yeah, I mean, once Republicans figured out COVID was going to affect people of color and the poor disproportionately, they stopped caring about doing anything about it. https://t.co/7J73Fcl4WQ
— Erik Loomis (@ErikLoomis) September 8, 2020
Notice that Loomis was responding to an equally-ridiculous tweet from fellow wing nut, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes?
In defense of his tinfoil hat conspiracy theory, Loomis wrote:
“It’s hilarious that this obviously correct statement is what the fascists are attacking me over. I mean, if you want to go after me, I’ve got much better material for you.”
The bottom line:
The “obviously correct statement” is that Leftist loons like Erik Loomis are lost. Meaning, there is no saving them from themselves and their obsessive and bitter hatred of all things America; it eats them alive.
The hope lies within those who refuse to fall victim to the Left’s incendiary poison and the irrationality they spew. While it appears easy to resist — to those of us who find it easy to resist, that is — the danger lies with those who gradually succumb to the insanity.
The Left knows that. As the old adage goes, “How do you eat an elephant?” “One bite at a time.” Don’t take that first bite, folks. Ever.