Kat Timpf Fights Water With Fire

Fox News host and National Review Online contributor Kat Timpf has spent a lot of time chronicling the insanity of political correctness, particularly on college campuses.  Yesterday, however, some of that left-wing nuttery came at her in a very personal way when she was attacked by a total stranger at a campaign event:






Sadly, yes.  There’s a certain segment of political “activists” who not only assault people at random, they see themselves as entirely justified in doing so.  That’s because, in their twisted view, people like Kat–indeed, anyone who doesn’t think the same as they do and has the chutzpah to speak up about their opinions–are the enemy, and deserving of punishment.  Sometimes that means getting doused with water.  Other times, it’s getting your head bashed in with a bike lock.  Either way, conscience or empathy doesn’t fit into the equation because the assailant really believes you have it coming.  And what’s really scary is how many people actually think this way.

But how did we get here?

Well, let’s see.  Maybe it has something to do with the left wing in this country screaming about how the president conspired with the Russians to steal the election from Hillary Clinton.  Or how the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare will kill millions of people.  Or how those who stand against abortion really just want to keep women down, and those with deeply-held religious beliefs are just using them as an excuse to hate on the LQBTQ community.  Those same Saul Alinsky tactics of personalizing the political and ascribing the worst motives to the opposition have taken their toll–and with social media cranking up the crazy every minute of every day, is it any wonder that people can so easily demonize those who think differently?

Then there’s the Jackass factor, wherein dingbats with no accomplishments To speak of seek their own fifteen minutes of fame by doing something stupid (bonus points if it involves a celebrity of some kind) and then catching it on camera.  This desire to become a viral sensation is what led a couple of Antifa morons to attack Andrew Bolt, an conservative Australian writer and TV personality.  Unfortunately for them, it didn’t quite work out as the goons had hoped:

I generally eschew the term “butthurt,” but in this case I’ll make an exception.

Alas, not all of us are Andrew Bolt–and most of us, when sucker punched, are stunned that a fellow human being could do such a thing.  You can sense that in how Kat Timpf recounts her own experience:  too shocked to react in the moment, then incensed at being so helpless.  That’s what makes violence so insidious.  Choosing to rise above it, however, takes guts and determination–the same kind that Kat is showing here.  Sure, the gutless weevil with the water bottle may have stopped her from speaking that night, but if he thinks he’s going to shut her up, he has another thing coming.

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