Yeah, this doesn’t look good.

Liberals accuse conservatives of a lot of things, and one of them is that conservatives don’t “get” subtleties like metaphor and satire. So it’s possible that when N. D. B. Connolly, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University, likens the fight against racism and discrimination to a game of rock, paper, scissors, and concludes that it’s time to “start throwing rocks,” he’s speaking metaphorically, right?

Resistance, be it forceful or clandestine, threatened or explicit, stands as our “rock.” Rocks can look like armed self-defense or nonviolent direct-action campaigns.

Maybe it’s just us, but didn’t the NRA just catch hell from the left for defending Americans’ right to armed self-defense over a visual backdrop of “nonviolent” protests?

It’s OK, though, because liberals would never literally throw rocks, right?

Our take? It’s a metaphor, but one hell of a metaphor. If a judge can’t tell the difference between Donald Trump saying “Get ’em out of here” during a campaign rally and someone yelling “Shoot!” while standing next to a firing squad … well, the exact same thing would be deemed incitement were a conservative to write it.

Yep. In today’s heated climate, we might as well be perfectly clear about that.

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