President Trump has accused the media of "stoking great anger" on Twitter, and the Media is not happy:
Trump accuses media of stoking ‘great anger’ in US, by Mark Moore, New York Post, October 29, 2018
Despite calls for him to cool his overheated rhetoric after the deadly synagogue shooting and pipe bomb mailings, President Trump on Monday continued his assault on the news media by once again branding them as the “Enemy of the People” and accusing them of stoking rage.
“There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news. The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly,” he wrote to his more than 55 million Twitter followers. .
“That will do much to put out the flame of Anger and Outrage and we will then be able to bring all sides together in Peace and Harmony. Fake News Must End!,” the president posted, just two days after 11 people were gunned down by a man yelling “all Jews must die” at a Pittsburgh synagogue. [More]
Trump is right. VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow, who for some reason still has a subscription to the New York Review of Books, pointed to this Christopher Browning piece comparing today's America to Hitler's Germany in 1933, and of course, comparing Trump to Hitler.
(Browning, apparently a historian, has also written It Can Happen Here and Lessons from Hitler's Rise on the same Trump=Hitler theme for NYRB.) The danger of this is that it clearly implies that Trump should be violently resisted and even assassinated.
This is, of course, the same magazine that at the height of black and anti-Vietnam War rioting in the Sixties published a diagram showing how to make a Molotov Cocktail, which for our younger readers is a gasoline-based firebomb:
At the time, NYRB was definitely backing the rioters:
Beneath the text on the left-wing broadsheet, taking up half the cover, was a labeled line-drawing of a Molotov cocktail. More than just an image, it was a schematic, basically a set of directions for how to make one of the incendiary DIY devices. One-third of a glass bottle should contain “dirt & small amount of soap powder,” two-thirds filled with “gasoline (from pump),” and the neck stopped up with a bit of “gas-soaked rag” into which is stuck a “fuse (clothesline).”
The gesture proved as divisive and combustible as the object it depicted, not least because [Tom] Hayden’s piece on the Newark riots registered as a statement in support of violence. In it, Hayden describes how “two Molotov cocktails exploded high on the western wall of the precinct” and “the people, now numbering at least 500 on the street, let out a gasp of excitement.” The piece includes observations that during the rebellion, people felt they were “creating a community of their own” and that against both liberal and conservative views that rioting is “less-than-civilized behavior,” a third view must be considered, that “a riot represents people making history.”
One of America’s smartest magazines published a Molotov cocktail how-to in 1967, by Nina Renata Aron, Timeline News, September 23, 2017
The problem with calling Trump Hitler is that most people think that the proper response to Hitler taking over your country is to kill him, and if you can't do that, to resist him violently, like the German anti-Nazi White Rose Society, or the French Resistance. They're actually calling it the #Resistance, and it's to the elected President of the United States.
And there's been a lot of Trump assassination fantasy by the Left. New York's Shakespeare in the Park did a production of Julius Caesar with Trump as Caesar getting stabbed at the end, and the New York Times didn't see anything wrong.
This famous photo of minor celebrity Kathy Griffin posing with a mockup of the decapitated head of Trump inspired a Secret Service investigation, and cost her some jobs:
Like I said, there's a lot of this—see 15 Freakish Celebrities Who've Threatened Violence Against Trump...And You.
Violence against Trump, Trump-supporters, and the police is under-reported, under-punished, and justified by the media. They've been driven mad by actual democracy electing a President who says what Americans think, and doesn't care what the New York Times thinks.