Splinter — part of the family of sites that includes Gizmodo, Jezebel, and Ted Cruz’s Deadspin — seems to be on the side of Rep. Maxine Waters when it comes to harassing members of the Trump administration. On Monday, the site tweeted a photo of a burning limousine (owned by a Muslim immigrant, by the way) in D.C. during President Trump’s inauguration with the line, “This is just the beginning.”
— Splinter (@splinter_news) June 25, 2018
So, burning cars is just the beginning? What are we getting at here? Writer Hamilton Nolan explains:
This is all going to get more extreme. And it should. We are living in extreme times. The harm that is being done to all of us by the people in the American government is extreme. To imagine that Mexican immigrants should happily cook for and serve meals to people who enable a man who is determined to demonize and persecute them as subhuman criminals is far more outrageous than the idea that those enablers should not be served in restaurants. I do not believe that Trump administration officials should be able to live their lives in peace and affluence while they inflict serious harms on large portions of the American population. Not being able to go to restaurants and attend parties and be celebrated is just the minimum baseline here. These people, who are pushing America merrily down the road to fascism and white nationalism, are delusional if they do not think that the backlash is going to get much worse.
You’re… gonna burn the limos of more law-abiding, Muslim immigrant business owners? I don’t get it.
— Chris Hynes (@realchrishynes) June 25, 2018
When you don't do your research and post a picture of a burning limo owned by a muslim immigrant set on fire by antifa. Silly liberals.
— DarrellK (@NahAlban) June 25, 2018
Are you implying that Muslim immigrants should hide their cars from spoiled liberal revolutionaries? That photo was taken when a bunch of white trust fund kids having a temper tantrum burned a car that was owned by a person of color who was also a Muslim immigrant from Pakistan.
— AutumnalVibe (@AutumnalVibe) June 25, 2018
OK, limo aside …
@aliciaroy605 took all of a couple days to switch from low key calling for protests to overtly calling for violence.
— C.M. McCranie (@Cmmccranie) June 25, 2018
— Tiana Lowe (@TianaTheFirst) June 25, 2018
Remember this is what the left wants and actively promotes….never, ever cave on your second amendment rights…it’s our first line of defense against those who seek to destroy their fellow citizens and nation…. https://t.co/pyT5zQdUfG
— Purple Dalmation (@purpledalmation) June 25, 2018
— Nikki BAEley?️ (@libertarianQN) June 25, 2018
Him: "A well-designed political system would have a built-in feedback system to ensure that those making the decisions are also subject to the consequences of those decisions." ?
Me: Elections? ? https://t.co/FNYZ16Bogi
— Blame Big Government (@BlameBigGovt) June 25, 2018
You mean like, an election? You are a very silly writer. pic.twitter.com/YWOuef2joB
— James Bond (@ZABLACKWOLF) June 25, 2018
We know we know, communists are violent pieces of doo doo. https://t.co/mTacOBo71f
— Just Sham ?? (@itsShamsFault) June 25, 2018
— instajail (@instajail) June 25, 2018
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) June 25, 2018
This from Nolan sure sounds like a call for violence: “The U.S. had thousands of domestic bombings per year in the early 1970s. This is what happens when citizens decide en masse that their political system is corrupt, racist, and unresponsive. The people out of power have only just begun to flex their dissatisfaction. The day will come, sooner than you all think, when Trump administration officials will look back fondly on the time when all they had to worry about was getting hollered at at a Mexican restaurant.”
So as a news org. you’ve decided to threaten almost half the country? Has it crossed your minds that you might be wrong on these issues or that we might fight back? At some point you are going to get someone hurt or start something that you have zero chance of winning. #MAGA
— Rebel Front (@Rebel_Front) June 25, 2018
I’ve been preaching this for days. They’re not listening.
— Casey Campbell (@caseman601225) June 25, 2018
Is this the dude who wrote this article? LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOO?????? pic.twitter.com/luSo2JH1tK
— Jay Trollstein II (@JayTrollsteinII) June 25, 2018
Cool. Let's party. https://t.co/WJFObJ0QsM
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) June 25, 2018
Modern Family exec producer doesn't want to be civil to 'racist, traitorous, child stealing pig-f*ckers' https://t.co/5vRpo7H5qP
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 25, 2018