On June 30, 2019 an article by Thomas Lifson entitled, "Just days after Eric Trump spat upon by waitress, WaPo publishes op-ed justifying harassment of restaurant customers over politics," saying:
"The Washington Post is all-in on stoking the fire of public harassment of Trump supporters, denying them public accommodations. So much for civility and mutual respect."The article went on to say:
"That’s the only conclusion to draw from this op-ed (non-paywall version here) published by the largest newspaper in our nation’s capital, written by Stephanie Wilkinson, the owner of the Red Hen Restaurant that kicked out Sarah Sanders and her family while dining there. The paper proudly tweeted out its contribution to the loss of civility." (Editor's Note: That non-paywall version didn't work for me. RK)The left is constantly spewing out clabber about how conservatives need to be more civil, but in reality, it's the left that lacks civility. The last thing the left wants is for conservatives to treat them the way they treat conservatives.
Furthermore, they not only lack civility, they lack consistency of thought.
Sarah Sanders, at the Red Hen restaurant, was asked to leave because the owner didn't like President Trump. The owner claims she has no regrets for asking Sanders to leave, after all, it's her business and she can refuse to serve anyone she pleases, for any reason she pleases.
What if Sanders was black, and the owner didn't want to serve blacks? Wasn't that resolved as a civil rights issue with the government forcing businesses to accept blacks, and fining them out of business if they didn't comply? But that's different. That supports leftist narratives.
If either of these restaurants were in the South and this was done to a black patron by a white wait person, the federal government would have been all over them, and the media would be frothing at the mouth, including the Washington Post.
The upside to this? Once more we see the left for who they are versus who they say they are. Eric Trump refused to press charges against this snotty little creep, but that was a mistake. Not only should he have prosecuted her, he should have sued her.
Many years ago Cleveland had a journalist by the name of Dorothy Fuldheim, who was nationally recognized and who all the women thought was spectacular.
I thought she was a loon.
Even though I really didn't like her, there was one occasion, while she was in her 80's and speaking publicly, a young man threw a pie in her face. I thought that was absolutely one of the most outrageous things I'd seen in my life, at least up until that point in my life. That had to have been in the 70's. Outrageous behavior is now becoming the norm, not the exception.
I just couldn't imagine anyone throwing a pie in the face of a woman in her 80's! My reaction? I thought he should have been taken out, tied to a tree and whipped. The fact I didn't think well of Dorothy Fuldheim is immaterial. Some things are just wrong.
When Robbie Alomar spit in the face of that umpire, he should have been suspended for at least two seasons, and starting with those playoff games. Alomar claimed the umpire called him some name, and truthfully, I think he did, because the incident was an ongoing provocation by Alomar, which pushed the whole thing beyond professional boundaries.
As a side bar, while in Cleveland Robbie wasn't like his brother who everyone liked and respected. According to newspaper reports (after he left), he was poison in the locker room. But, it was amazing to me how everyone wanted to make nice over that. Personally, I would have suspended him for life. If he'd been on a real job, he would have been fired....for life!
Spitting in someone's face is a disgusting act, and this person who spit in Eric Trump's face needed to be taught a lesson, a lesson the rest of these creeps need to learn. There has to be negative consequences for negative actions, because some things just aren't right!
Then we have Mad Maxine Waters who thinks it's just fine and dandy for "anti-Trump fanatics to continue protests of administration officials — even when they are engaged in non-governmental activities", saying:
“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”But that's the difference between leftists and conservatives. The left has no absolute moral foundation. Nothing is right, nothing is wrong, only the narrative counts.
And that always has to be based on the latest philosophical flavor of the day.
To be a leftist is to be irrational, misanthropic and morally defective. The pillars of leftism are not, "liberty, equality, fraternity". They are hate, jealously, greed and violence, and there are no boundaries to any of that on the left.
That's history, and that history is incontestable.