Mark Caserta: Dark politics flourish in nation of political unrest

24 Jun


Mark Caserta: Free State Patriot editor



  • Jun 23, 2017



The sting of hatred is far more injurious than the force of might. Its venom will immobilize a society.

Such appears to be the flourishing state of dark politics in our country, as it appears we’ve been infected by political domestic terrorists so distressed over the election of Donald J. Trump they’re willing to take the lives of innocent people simply because of political party.

“Republiphobia” you ask? Well, I’ve seen greater accusations on far less facts.

Prior to last week, I had only known Alexandria, Virginia, near Washington, D.C., as the home of T.C. Williams High School. You may recall the 2000 movie, “Remember the Titans,” starring Denzel Washington, depicting the true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team facing down the odds of racial discord to win a state championship and the unity of a community.

How ironic this same community, once used to portray a story of healing and unanimity, would be the stage for a horrific display of hatred and intolerance.

Last week, a gunman believed to be a supporter of former Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders used a high-powered rifle to attack innocent people at a GOP baseball practice, critically wounding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and injuring four others before being shot by U.S. Capital Police. Scalise, who suffered severe internal damage, has been upgraded to fair condition per last report.

Others injured, Zack Barth, a congressional aide to Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, Tyson Foods director of government relations, Matt Mika, and Special Agents David Baily and Crystal Griner were “treated and released” per the New York Times.

This incident resonates additionally for me since my eldest son, his beautiful wife and my two precious grandbabies have a home just a couple of miles away.

Amid our nation’s political unrest, I can’t help but wonder what change liberals are proposing and just how far they’re willing to go to achieve it.

We’ve endured singer Madonna saying she’s “even thought about blowing up the White House.”

We’ve viewed comedian Kathy Griffin posing with a bloody, decapitated head in the likeness of Donald Trump.

We’ve watched while a New York-based arts organization staged a production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” starring a Trump look-alike who is violently stabbed and murdered.

And incredibly, even President Trump’s 10-year-old son, Barron, isn’t safe from cowardly “Trump Derangement Syndrome” attackers.

In a January column by World Net Daily’s Chelsea Schilling, she reports that on inauguration weekend, leftist comedians and writers took to Twitter calling Barron a “rapist” and a “homeschool shooter,” even suggesting the innocent boy “is an arsonist.”

In what world are these behaviors acceptable? Yet, acceptance does indeed appear to be the pervasive attitude among liberals.

George Bernard Shaw is quoted as saying, “Hatred is the coward’s revenge for being intimidated.”

What do liberals hope to accomplish with this paralyzing animus?

And what else will they be willing to accept to see President Trump fail?

Mark Caserta is a conservative blogger, a Cabell County resident and a regular contributor to The Herald-Dispatch editorial page.




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