Violence is the left’s new race card


OPINION:

Khiara Bridges is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Told Senator Josh Hawley during recent testimony on Capitol Hill that he was guilty of opening the doors to violence against transgender people because he said he didn’t think men could get pregnant.

The “v-card”, the card of violence – it’s the new “r-card”, the new card of racism, for the Democrats.


They’ve dropped it with alarming frequency lately, and just like with the accusations of racism that Democrats always seem to and without rhyme or reason or reason and rationality throw at their political opponents, this new label of “violence” and “incitement to violence” narrative comes from a place of duck-dodge distraction: that is, the Democrats are really the ones guilty of what they charge. They are the Democrats, after all, who opposed the Civil Rights Act and filibustered the bill for weeks.

But here’s what happened at a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Abortion Access and the Law” between Hawley and Bridges — and first, the context: Hawley asked Bridges to clarify what she meant by the phrase “people for pregnancy capacity”.

The Missouri Republican asked, “Could it be women?”

That’s when reason headed for the exit door.

Bridges said yes, lots of women, but then went on to add that there are also many “trans men” and “non-binary people” “who are able to get pregnant.”

Hawley asked for further clarification on the “heart” of the matter – abortion – according to Bridges.

That’s when sanity left the room.

Bridges said: “So, uh, I want to acknowledge that your line of questioning, uh, is transphobic? [insert short laugh here]uh, and it opens up trans people to violence by not acknowledging them.

It’s a direct quote, in context.

“Wow, are you saying I open people up to violence by asking whether or not women are the people who can have pregnancies?” Hawkey said.

“So I want to point out that one in five transgender people have attempted suicide, so I think that’s important…” Bridges began.

“Because of my line of questioning?” Hawley intervened.

Bridges nodded. And Hawley asked, “So we can’t talk about it?”

“Because denying that trans people exist and pretending you don’t know they exist…” Bridges said.

Hawley then asked for clarification on how he was denying the existence of trans people – and Bridges cut him off to parrot: “Are you? Are you? Are you?” She then asked Hawley this, “Do you believe men can get pregnant?”

“No,” Hawley said.

And Bridges said, “So you’re denying that trans people exist.”

Hawley, for her part, then took to Twitter to aptly summarise, “Democrats say what they really mean: Men can get pregnant and if you disagree, you’re ‘transphobic. ‘ and responsible for the violence.”

That’s pretty much what happened. Watch the C-SPAN video for yourself.

It doesn’t matter for the moment that this madwoman has nothing to teach anyone. Madmen should never be allowed to rule.

Set aside, too, for the minute all this transgender nonsense becomes the albatross of the Democratic Party—that leftists have so entirely erased all opposing views and so doubled down on their underhanded attempts to stifle the dissenting views they have in fact reached their full circle on their own lies. They drown in their own deceptions; they choke on the contradictory campaigns they themselves have created. Witness the demise of women’s athletics – the mockery and dismantling of the whole hard-fought, hard-won women’s rights issue, for that matter.

But put both aside for now.

There is another angle here that needs to be eliminated, if only so that it can be routed correctly and quickly. Leftists now routinely denounce dissenting views as forms of violence and accuse those who hold these opposing views – and who dare to express them – of inciting violence.

It becomes if the “v-word” has become the Democrats’ new “r-word” – i.e. racism. They drop the v-card more than they drop the r-card these days.

Hawley said men can’t get pregnant – and a leftist has accused him of inciting violence.

Donald Trump denounces the murderous extremism of terrorists and thug gang members who happen to be, respectively, Muslim and Hispanic – and the Washington Post in 2018 wrote this about him: “The President’s rhetoric has helped change the discourse norms in our country such that it is more acceptable among several people to denigrate and attack other groups of human beings.

Christians in America are insisting on the nation’s return to the Founding Father’s visions of limited government and moral leadership – and are addressed with headlines like this, from Time, “The Growing Threat of Christian Nationalism in the United States”, or this one, from The Post, “With the Buffalo massacre, white Christian nationalism has struck again.”

Meanwhile, Rep. Maxine Waters is encouraging Democrats to harass Trump supporters and staffers. President Nancy Pelosi calls for summers of resistance. Senator Chuck Schumer is threatening that Supreme Court justices have unleashed whirlwinds and will pay the price. Democratic pro-abortion supporters take an angry presence outside the homes of Supreme Court justices. Black Lives Matter and Antifa thugs are threatening MAGA hat wearers with violence – taking over the streets of America and stopping traffic, stopping businesses from doing business, stopping innocent pedestrians from innocently passing, because they protest against MAGA-type politics and Conservative-type Strategies. Senator Rand Paul and his wife were attacked in the streets of Washington, DC, by violent protesters in the wake of Trump’s Republican National Committee speech.

But is it Hawley who opens the doors to violence against transgender people by saying that only men can get pregnant?

Leave it to the Democrats to call the truth as fuel for violence.

There’s a quote from George Orwell that perfectly says what’s going on – “In times of deceit speaking the truth is a revolutionary act.”

What more can be said? Bridges is just one of many Democrats call their own.

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