The repellent pickup artist and wannabe philosopher Roosh Valizadeh startled even those of us who have been paying close attention to his ongoing terribleness by declaring in a blog post last August that it was “just a matter of time” before one of his fans loses it and goes on a murderous shooting rampage.
His plan to deal with this horrific possibility, which he regards as pretty much an eventuality? An “emergency protocol” that he and his supporters could follow, not to try to stop such a rampage before it happens, but to make sure that such a shooting wouldn’t make Roosh look too bad. Among other things, he suggested that his fans refrain from posting too many jokey animated gifs after a mass shooting by one of their number because “the world will be watching us.”
Now Roosh is recommending a similar “emergency action plan for when a Trump supporter murders a leftist.”
And yes, those are his exact words. Roosh continues:
It’s probably going to happen that a Trump supporter is threatened with his life by a mob of leftists and acts in legal self-defense. Even though he will be legally excused for the killing, the media will go crazy and start up with the “Trump has started a holocaust” rhetoric.
Oh, sorry, not violence. “Self defense.”
Trump must immediately denounce the violence and re-frame the issue as a man using force to defend his life or family, adding that this is why the Second Amendment is so important for all Americans.
And what if the murder weren’t an act of self-defense by someone who feared for their life?
If the use of violence by a Trump supporter is in no way justifiable from a legal self-defense standpoint and is possibly even a false flag attack, Trump should condemn the act and make a visible monetary donation to the health care costs of the victim, stating how as President he will heal the nation and prevent such attacks from even occurring.
Apparently Trump has some sort of magical power to make all murders cease with a wave of the hand and a shpritz of the Aqua Net.
In addition to providing this “emergency action plan” in case of murder, Roosh helpfully provides Trump and his campaign staff with some “talking points” they can use if the violence doesn’t lead to death.
“We have high energy while the left has criminal energy. They are trying to use violence to stop us from making America great again. Their leading candidate has the most criminal energy of all!”
Uh, that “low energy” thing worked on Jeb Bush because he walked around like a sad Charlie Brown; it was clear that he’d rather be anywhere than on the campaign trail. Is “criminal energy’ even a thing?
“Why are Hillary supporters so ready to use violence? Where did they get that criminal energy from? We can only wonder!”
Again with the “criminal energy.” Not going to work, dude.
“If you are confronted by an unstable liberal, extract yourself to safety. De-escalate the situation. Chicago has shown they do not want to have a logical debate on how to make America great again.”
You know, I’m going to set aside the fact that Roosh is talking about liberals as if they were rabid beavers. And the bit about liberals not wanting to have a “logical debate.” Because that “de-escalate the situation” is good. Very good.
Use this one, Mr. Trump. Tell your supporters to de-escalate, instead of fantasizing about punching protesters in the face yourself. Tell them to de-escalate, instead of telling them you’ll “pay for the legal fees, I promise” if they “knock the crap out of” any protesters in their reach.
Trump is really the only one who has sway with these people, the only one who could actually, through his words, help to reign in the wave of violence he has unleashed. But instead of telling his followers to “de-escalate,” he keeps escalating his own rhetoric. Now he’s “predicting” — that is, threatening — riots if he’s not the Republican nominee.
Will a Trump supporter end up killing a leftist? I don’t know. But I do know that if Trump keeps excusing, enabling, and at times directly inciting violence, more people are going to get hurt.