Shaping the narrative is important for liberals, because reality certainly doesn’t tell the story they want us to learn.
For example, we’re supposed to believe that the rise of Donald Trump is going to lead to a surge in right-wing extremism because Trump’s rhetoric has somehow enabled it. It’s a bizarre to claim to make, as it’s made while ironically-named “anti-fascists,” Black Lives Matter, black bloc, and other groups of leftist crazies are out there in the world inciting riots, assaulting Trump supporters, and setting cop cars ablaze.
So how common is right-wing terrorism in the Trump era, really? Not all that common – at least relative to left-wing terrorism.
“Since January of 2016 — the period in which the anti-Trump ‘resistance’ movement formed — Americans are fifty-one times more likely to be killed by a radical Islamic terrorist, and thirteen times more likely to be killed by a left-wing terrorist, than by a right-wing terrorist. That’s 51:1, and 13:1, respectively.”
So writes the “Cowboy Historian,” a scholar who maintains a blog and has tallied up the recent violence in a piece that lays waste to the narrative that “Trump’s election electrified racists, misogynists, and bigots, and represents no less than the return of Jim Crow America, or worse.”
In an interview with The College Fix, the historian (who asked for anonymity because he does not have tenure), said the claim that Trump inspired a wave of right-wing violence in the last 18 months is a lie.
“What I am showing is that, on the one hand, Islamic terrorism continues to be the No. 1 threat, but a growing threat is left-wing terrorism,” he said.
H/T: Free Market Central
You can read the professor’s full blog post here.
These statistics are only for the United States, and just like Islamic extremism, left-wing terrorism is rising around the globe.
If they really want love to “Trump hate,” they’re the ones who need to alter their behavior.
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