Your side is worse

I’m 100% sure there’s asshats on both sides of the aisle, blaming the other side for doing less than they are is a normal form of bias. But as a society we should not tolerate that. So I’m not making excuses for either, I’m just calling bullshit: both sides should stop.

That being said, here’s a few statements of facts, which are all verified by the links in references. Many have called me a liar, or stated comments are untrue, so I’m just keeping facts for them to educate themselves with. I have no illusions that facts will change the polemics minds, but it at least gives more objective observes an ability to refine their views. So while I can’t be comprehensive (and track every claim on both sides), nor validate every one, I can at least offer enough evidence to disprove the frauds claiming “only the other side has behaved poorly”.

(1) We know that many Trump supporters were assaulted during the campaign (a few hundred in many rally’s), and the rhetoric of “racist, bigot, xenophobe” sets a tone

(2) We know that the Clinton Campaign and DNC were sponsoring and encouraging it (paid agitators) and pretending to be the other side (sock puppetry)

(3) We know that there has been dozens of assaults and a few murders this year by BLM against whites and cops (so many Dems don’t have a problem with violence, just violence against their side)

(4) We know there were mass protest and riots by anti-trump bigots over the last couple days, with assaults.

(5) We know there are assaults against Trump supporters or just whites, since Trump

(6) We have evidence that there might have been some racially motivated assaults (backlash) in response to all of the above.

(7) We know that many (most?) have been hoaxes

(8) Then there’s the smugness and tone that also antagonizes a response

And before you think this is true because “Trump is worse”, or this is new. This is the same stuff the Democrats do whenever they lose. They did it under Nixon, Reagan, Bush, and now Trump. If you doubt it, here’s a quote or two that reminds you of the same techniques of hate, just a different election:

  • "I am scared that if Ronald Reagan gets in office, we are going to see more of the Ku Klux Klan and a resurgence of the Nazi Party." -Corretta Scott King November 1980
  • [Reagan was] trying to replace the Bill of Rights with fascist precepts lifted verbatim from Mein Kampf.” – Rep. William Clay
  • "voters who supported Reagan were like the ‘good Germans’ in ‘Hitler’s Germany.” – Harry Stein (Esquire Magazine)

The point isn’t “democrats are worse than republicans”, if you know history, you know that’s true. (Mostly because dems appealed more to youth, disenfranchised and labor/left, which all have more histories of violence). But that’s irrelevant to the bigger point which is that we either keep agitating and escalating, and foment anger on both sides — until there’s violent insurrection and we’re permanently divided and we destroy ourselves, or we tell both sides to chill the fuck out, stop with the hysterics. Neither side gets to claim innocence or make excuses: you don’t control the other side, you only control you/your side. If there’s nothing your side did that you’re ashamed of, then you’re that asshat above I was talking about. If there is anything, then stop making excuses and tell your side to calm down. (Since I didn’t vote for either side, I’m one of the few that gets to at least claim my hands are clean).

References:

(1) Assaults and threats agains Trump/Trumpers (physical and verbal)

Violence & Vandalism:

Threats and rhetoric:

Just rude hypocrisy:

Lies, melodrama and histrionics by the media/left that perpetuates hate and polarization (like Trump didn’t carry Women or minorities, and so on)

(2) DNC incitement of violence, paid agitators, and sock-puppetry

(3) We know that there has been dozens of assaults and a few murders this year by BLM against whites and cops (so many Dems don’t have a problem with violence, just violence against their side)

(4) Violent protest and riots by anti-trumpers (many pre-staged and prepared in advance)

There we also many non-violent tantrums and walk-outs, but while stupid, aren’t criminal:

(5) We know there are assaults against Trump supporters or just whites, since Trump

(6) We have evidence that there might have been some racially motivated assaults (backlash) in response to all of the above.

(7) But we know that many have been hoaxes

(8) Admissions the lefts -tone contributed to the :

(9) Comparison to a few isolated incidents in 2008:

Pictures are worth 1,000 words?

Spontaneous Protest and pre-printed signs