Senator Ted Cruz (R.Tx) and his wife were attempting to dine out at a Washington restaurant last night and were attacked by a mob of Leftists. The Democrats, at least most of them, give not a fig about the rules of civility that hold a Democracy together. I sometimes think that I am witnessing in this country something akin to the remark made Sir Edward Grey at the beginning of World War I:
‘The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime’.
We have had this type of incivility in our national life before. It led to a war which cost 750,000 dead. After the Spanish Civil War, a Nationalist leader was asked what caused the War. He thought for a moment and said, “We simply couldn’t stand each other anymore.”
Update: From the group that staged the ambush:
This is a message to Ted Cruz, Bret Kavanaugh, Donald Trump and the rest of the racist, sexist, transphobic, and homophobic right-wing scum: You are not safe. We will find you. We will expose you. We will take from you the peace you have taken from so many others.
Go here to read the rest.
This brings to mind this statement from Orwell:
So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don’t even know that fire is hot.