The values of the American self professed liberal left are surely a sight to be hold. Salon magazine has published an incredible article. It demands the overthrow of the legitimately elected president of America because of the violence in Charlottesville at the weekend.
The argument (if I may grant it the honorific) runs along the following lines. Donald Trump used "dog whistle" racism to get elected; he is therefore responsible for the existence of racism and all its manifestations; and so the march at the weekend is proof that Trump must be deposed. If something strikes you as odd about the author's ideas of logic and evidence - I can only assume that you are not a self professed American liberal leftist.
There is not just something odd about the evidence and logic: it is utterly bonkers. Let's start with the dog whistle. Why does the author claim Trump used dog whistle racism? The answer is simple. It is because the author cannot produce any evidence of Trump being racist and Trump using racism. So Bob (that's the author's name) resorts to invisible, inaudible evidence. This is technically known as just making stuff up.
The next link in this chain of illogic is because Trump has allegedly benefited from imaginary racism, he is therefore responsible for all racism. Even if we allow ourselves to "hear" these dog whistles, it does not follow that Trump is responsible for any alleged actions of others. There is such a thing as incitement to violence. But that's not what Bob is accusing Trump of. No, Bob is embarrassed to be an American by Trump and that's the crime. How dare Trump win the election? So for Bob, Trump's "between the lines" (again with the it may be invisible but it's there, believe me, approach to evidence) fascism is the cause of the violence and the racism.
Perhaps, aware of the poverty of this argument, Bob resorts to President Trump's condemnation of the violence at Charlottesville. Bob, apparently believes that this proves that Trump must be removed from office because it was meek - obviously Bob is no follower of Jesus, who reportedly had a rather high opinion of meekness.
And just for good measure Bob rounds off his alleged argument by making it perfectly clear the American liberal left, whether in the guise of Black Lives Matter, Antifa, or any other manifestation never engage in any violence, and certainly not political violence, aka terrorism.
So, according to Bob, President Trump should be removed from office. After all, why would one bother about little things like, democracy, freedom of speech, the right to assemble, elections, the constitution. Bob finds Trump obnoxious, surely that should be enough for everyone.
One really does have to wonder in awe at the mindless, illogic, evidence-free, morality-is-my-exclusive-property world view of the American self professed liberal left.