When it comes to political violence, America has been cursed with a bountiful harvest.
The radicalization of politics, spurred by the incessant division of the mainstream media, has turned quite ugly here in the United States – a place once considered a melting pot of cultures and ideologies. We are being told that we have only two options, (right or left), and that we should remain locked into these two camps in perpetuity.
If you can stomach turning on the “news” these days, even for an hour, there will be no mention of a healing process or a unification of the nation. Only vitriol and political hate seem to have a place there.
So, naturally, this leads to violence. Over the weeekend in Portland, Oregon, this violence turned downright terrifying.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and the city’s police force have come under criticism after an attack on a conservative writer at dueling protests on Saturday.
Andy Ngo, a right-leaning provocateur with online news and opinion outlet Quillette, which identifies Ngo as an editor and photojournalist, went to the left-wing demonstration around noon on Saturday. Around 1:30 p.m., Ngo was attacked by a group of masked individuals who kicked, punched and threw milkshakes at him. He quickly left the scene and was admitted to a local hospital, he said on Twitter.
Video of the attack was disturbing, to say the least.
In these trying times, we must remember the old adage, “united we stand, divided we fall”.
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