A recent video has been making the rounds. It’s of some jerk assaulting a kid wearing a “Make America Great Again.” If you haven’t seen it, take a look.
Now, this assault was fairly mild as assault goes. It’s jerkish behavior and Kino Jimenez, who is the man throwing the soda with the stolen hat in hand, has been fired from his part-time job as a bartender because of it. He was also arrested, thankfully.
Of course, a 30-year-old man who works part-time as a bartender might just have a history of making poor life choices. Just a hunch.
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Jimenez’s actions come just days after Maxine Waters extolled her followers to harass Trump administration officials. This is a similar behavior ramped up slightly because Jimenez was facing some good kids who didn’t want a confrontation.
However, what happens when that behavior gets ramped up? What form will that take? Who will it be against?
Jimenez targeted these kids because of the hat. This wasn’t careful targeting, necessarily, because he was outnumbered and potentially in a bad spot since he knew nothing about these kids. He reacted purely on emotion, on hatred.
What will the next person reacting on hatred toward their ideological opponents do? Throw a rock? Try to use a rock to bash someone’s brains in? Seriously, what form will it take?
This is violence. It’s violence in support of a political ideology. It’s violence toward people who don’t share that ideology.
Yes, this is yet another reason why I own guns.