Tucker Carlson and his guest, Peter Kirsanow, a member of the US Civil Rights Commission, point out that they just voted to condemn the violence in Charlottesville, but did so only as it pertains to those on the right.
It’s even worse than a simple oversight or lack of knowledge. They deliberately voted against an amendment that would have included Antifa in their resolution of condemnation.
Kirsanow explains that the left is at work dismantling the integrity of American institutions from within their organization just as they are the United States and world in general. He said, “I think it’s because they approve of a certain set of political positions and disapprove of others, and if you are perpetrating violence in furtherance of something they approve of, well, maybe they’ll look the other way.”
He continued, “They refused to adopt a very reasonable amendment to the resolution that all of us voted on condemning the violence in Charlottesville, but the resolution was directed only at the Klan, the white nationalists, the Nazis,” which he agrees with. But, “there’s copious amounts of reporting that shows that Antifa was also engaging in brutality, the New York Times reported it, a couple of media people were beat over the head by Antifa folks, they were using clubs, they were beating people.”
Kirsanow says they submitted a amendment that simply stated, “While we support peaceful protest, there was violent protest and we condemn the violence by all sides, including the so-called Antifa group, but the majority on the commission, 62, voted against it.”
Kirsanow says the only explanations offered by those voting against the amendment was that “they didn’t want to water down the original proposal and one of the commissioners said, ‘well, we don’t want to necessarily condemn people who may have gotten carried away. That’s an unsatisfactory response from the US Commission on Civil Rights. Our organic statute says that we deal with denials of equal protection, we’re about equal treatment.”
He doesn’t make the point but it is one that is likely a very strong motivator for their refusing to support the Amendment, is that supporting the idea that there was fault on both sides would have put them in support of the position that President Trump has taken. Too much effort to vilify him has been conducted to allow a little thing like professional integrity to mess things up. They certainly wouldn’t want to give him any ammunition with which to fire back at his attackers, their fellow anti-American leftists.
Both Carlson and Kirsanow agree that the idea of equal treatment under the law is under attack, with Kirsanow affirming that it is under attack at the US Commission on Civil Rights, “which we’re engaging in identity politics to a poisonous degree. It’s getting to be extremely dangerous.”
He says, “We expect at least the government and the media to be objective and unbiased. And when the government and the media is not objective and unbiased, we’re going down a very dangerous path that can only end badly. And I would hope that we reverse this and seek to apply the law and seek to apply the way we condemn violence in a universal fashion, in an evenhanded fashion.
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