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As the 2022 election season heats up, violent Leftist will be back in full force

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My friend Carolyn resided in Florida and then Illinois before migrating to North Carolina. She speaks well, and is a committed Republican. In everyday life, Carolyn avoids squabbles with liberals, unless of course they cross the line, and then she gently but succinctly refutes their erroneous notions.

During the 2020 campaign season, she volunteered at voting precincts throughout the town of Cary North Carolina, at the Republican desk, handing out a card with the slate of GOP candidates. Cary, like parts of Raleigh, tends to be über-liberal, although there are some strong pockets of conservatives.

Belligerence on Cue

Following her stint on one Friday, I asked her “How did it go?” In her customary cheery tone, she told me it was fine. I asked her if there had been any rabble-rousers among those who do not favor the GOP. She reported that a few individuals made mild mocking gestures and glances, another two declared that they had no interest in literature from any GOP organization, and one man said, “F___ Trump.”

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Her experiences on that day were typical: A smattering of those who disagree with everything Republican, and then one or two who mouth off, unprovoked. Republican campaign workers, we can presume, are used to it.

As an intellectual exercise, let’s reverse this scenario. Suppose that you’re volunteering at the Democrat desk, handing out literature and information on the slate of Democrat candidates. Whether your stint is two to four hours or more, will anyone walk by and give you grief because indeed you’re working for Democrats? Will anyone make off-handed comments? It’s possible, but less likely.

A Breed Apart

Does anyone on the right verbally contend with a Democrat campaign worker. If not, why not? Do those who vote for conservatives have greater manners? Are they more reserved? In general, are they more respectful? Likely, yes, but it’s hard to point to statistical evidence.

What is at the root of liberal incivility? Is it a universal phenomenon? For example, are liberals in France or Germany or Italy more prone to mouth off against the opposition than vice versa? Ann Coulter explains in her book, Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America, that liberals “exhibit all the psychological characteristics of a mob.”

Disrespect Each Day

Given liberals’ propensity to disrespect cultural heritage, customs, institutions, and, potentially, anything that came before them, they have a proclivity for chiding anyone with whom they disagree. After all, when you “know that you are right,” and you “know that the other party is completely wrong,” why would you deign to remain civil with them?

Why would you engage in healthy debate? Why would you spare any words defending your views? When you have demonized the opposition party and its members, you give yourself permission to disrespect them and to verbally attack them, and perhaps physically attack them.

The violent protesters, the looters, and the outright criminals roaming the streets, in largely Democratic cities, are on the political Left. You’ll nary find a conservative in the bunch, unless they are present to counteract the misdeeds of those on the Left. This phenomenon is not exclusive to America.

One Step Away

The same scenarios play out over and over around the world. The Left is predisposed to forming mobs and exhibiting mob mentality. As the 2022 election season heats up, they will be back out in full force.

Each time that Carolyn volunteered last November, the one or two individuals who were verbally abusive were, perhaps, but a step away from joining others of a similar mentality, and forming their own little mob. From there, who knows of what they are capable? However, we can all guess.

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