We realize we’ve hit our readers with a lot of blue-check writers going off the deep end today, either fantasizing over Neil Gorsuch’s death or calling for more administration officials to be harassed in public.
David Klion describes himself in his bio as unemployed and a mediocre prose writer, but he does have a blue check and some of his short prose works are getting noticed on Twitter today, such as his call for action against the right-wing junta running the country.
A junta … isn’t that a military group that rules a country after taking power by force? When did that happen?
This country is run by a right-wing junta that has no democratic legitimacy and violated every conceivable norm to secure its unchecked power. Any tactic that reduces that power in any way is morally legitimate and urgently necessary.
— David Klion ? (@DavidKlion) June 26, 2018
Any media outlet that isn't relentlessly challenging this junta is collaborating. And so are you if you're not doing whatever you can to hold it accountable.
— David Klion ? (@DavidKlion) June 26, 2018
Hmm … “any tactic” that reduces the junta’s power is morally legitimate? Interesting. We’d like to subscribe to your newsletter.
Oh you’re serious? ?
— H-town Conservative ? (@HTX_Con) June 26, 2018
There are an awful lot of blue checks saying "by ANY message necessary".
Is this REALLY what you want? https://t.co/LFUpQoAOf5
— Chip (@cyamas) June 26, 2018
Just another blue-check advocating for violence against the right. Nothing to see here, move along https://t.co/r5RlLifOWu
— #IStandWithHateSpeech #DougRight (@trumpocrat) June 26, 2018
Notice how "norms" are what have been violated, since they can't say laws have been…since our democratic institutions have so far upheld that "unchecked power." https://t.co/uKuyHy5CJ5
— Matthew DesOrmeaux ⚜ (@authoridad) June 26, 2018
"Junta"? "no democratic legitimacy"? "unchecked power"? What are you referring to, the president who, as a result of a free and fair election, was chosen by people fed up with tribalist identity politics and the lunatic fringes of the hysterical left represented by guys like you? https://t.co/ox88sZWPSP
— Alexander (@Zoobahtov) June 26, 2018
Translation: Donald Trump, an unlikable person, won an election, fair and square against another far more unlikeable person who put the fix in so she'd win the nomination. https://t.co/mTzAamMCIw
— Shamásh Aran ⚥ (@DarkShamashAran) June 26, 2018
I despise Trump, but winning the election under the agreed upon rules that we've been using for 200+ years is, in fact, "democratic legitimacy".
— Manzell B (@ManzellBeezy) June 27, 2018
The vote was 304 – 227 https://t.co/UqkBB1VwhV
— ParatrooperJJ (@ParatrooperJJ) June 26, 2018
Gee, if only there had been all this moralistic pearl-clutching when that unchecked power was being cemented into place over the course of the past 8 years… ? https://t.co/5qC9aDMKSg
— Chritopherr ? (@vmWareWolf) June 26, 2018
What if: the over the top nonsense like this statement is actually scaring away moderate voters and makes trumpism look more sane than you?
— Mike Oxhard (@h8f8kes) June 26, 2018
Please keep this up. At least through the next few election cycles. #Trump2020
— SmokeNMirrors71 (@SmokeNMirrors71) June 26, 2018
Totally off the deep end now. https://t.co/vTkrFTUBLr
— Inc.Monocle (@IncMonocle) June 26, 2018
— Rick (@bigentrails) June 26, 2018
You seem totally stable, I can't imagine why you're unemployed. https://t.co/TQU844Bnu1
— Ordy's Summer Lovin' (@OrdyPackard) June 26, 2018
This is how Alexandria happened. https://t.co/YNyaaiIQHY
— Will (@Oil_Guns_Merica) June 26, 2018
Umm… ANY tactic? Let's dial that back just a tad. Shooting Steve Scalise was not morally justified.
— takethepith (@takethepith) June 26, 2018
Aaaaand that’s how you get stereotypical violent radicals folks. Nice job, keep up the work. I’m sure this won’t have any social consequences whatsoever.
— Life & Liberty (@JuvenilePatriot) June 27, 2018
This tweet lays out a justification and proclaims a moral imperative for armed, violent, revolution. As in, "march on DC with all the guns and ammo we can carry" type stuff. As in "James Hodgkinson was right" type stuff. https://t.co/PAROG176Or
— Sholom Nemanow (@SholomN) June 26, 2018
God bless freedom of speech but in the UK this tweet would get you sent to the pokey. https://t.co/s3zlqgessS
— Susan ? (@shoshido) June 26, 2018
Now that the mainstream media has managed to turn Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ Red Hen incident into a news cycle about resisting by any means necessary, people are beginning to get a little antsy.
If you believe that, bring it. https://t.co/c3Vp1zfB8B
— GOP Pouncer (@Mellecon) June 27, 2018
Yet…there you are, still in that chair. https://t.co/0uJB1gjdhI
— Dead Agent (@Recursion_Agent) June 26, 2018
Well get off Twitter and go man the barricades, son. What are you waiting for? https://t.co/pJGKNeoPq6
— Ben Hayes (@hayesy316) June 26, 2018
Stomp that pedal harder, let's get this failed leftist insurrection over with already. https://t.co/rzdqFF8KRS
— Electric Pence (@realelectricpen) June 26, 2018
By all means, please start an armed revolution. If it's really that bad, as a junta, any silence short of an armed revolution is compliance.
Come on, son. Walk the talk. https://t.co/zgOzoDB6rv
— Mr Maitra (@MrMaitra) June 26, 2018
Another keyboard warrior calling for violence. A blue check-marked Internet Revolutionary emulating his mass murdering heroes of the 20th century.
— Prime Minister SJW (@Nuktubian) June 26, 2018
This is a perfect example 3 things; not understanding who you are picking a fight with, never being in a fight in your life, & expecting other people to fight for you.
The only thing illegitimate is your press credentials soy boy.
— Stable Genius (@nabby60) June 26, 2018
FYI there’s zero difference between this guy and Milo Yiannapolis.
They’re both cowards who want other people to do their dirty work. https://t.co/NpB83XhjtD
— RBe (@RBPundit) June 26, 2018
Hey Twitter, you might want to have a look at some of your verified users if you’re serious about cleaning up hate speech on the platform.
'EDGY'! Actress Justine Bateman hopes protesters will drive Jeff Sessions out of L.A. restaurants https://t.co/E3xxPB4Qaz
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 26, 2018