As of Wednesday morning, nearly 100,000 people — all of them presumably left-wing Democrats, who admittedly have a history of hating conservative children — had liked a cartoon tweet about running over a 7-year-old Trump supporter.
Posted on Monday by Zack Fox, an “Internet comedian and illustrator,” the tweet depicted Benton Stevens, a 7-year-old Austin boy who rose to fame after he raised thousands of dollars for triple-amputee Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage’s “We Build the Wall” project by selling hot chocolate.
On the left side of the tweet, which can be seen below, was a photo of Stevens at his hot chocolate stand, while on the right was a cartoon illustration of a man driving his vehicle straight toward Stevens’ stand.
— Zachary Fox (@zackfox) June 3, 2019
Besides liking and retweeting Fox’s post, hundreds of additional leftists rushed to their keyboards to type approving messages:
This guy wins the internet today folks ??
— Kale MC ™ (@iamkalemc) June 4, 2019
— Nate (@Sting11Steel) June 4, 2019
— T-Desh ? (@ToneDESH) June 4, 2019
— Jeff (@Dhood_99) June 4, 2019
And that’s technically fine. For the sake of intellectual honesty and consistency (which the left tends to lack), it’s technically fine (more on this later).
Why? Because while shocking, especially given that Fox’s target was a child, his tweet wasn’t necessarily that much more “offensive” than some of the memes that President Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr. have posted over the years.
Remember when Trump Jr. retweeted a meme two years ago that showed his father as a “Top Gun” fighter pilot blowing up a jet tagged as CNN?
Or how about the president’s tweet that depicted him on a WWE stage body-slamming someone tagged with a CNN logo?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
There are a couple notable differences, though, starting with the reaction.
When the president posted the tweet above in 2017, the entire left — from Democrat politicians to liberal mainstream media pundits — went into overdrive to smear him and his supporters as violent monsters, as well as accuse them of inciting violence.
“CNN immediately derided the tweet as ‘juvenile behavior far below the dignity of his office’ and an incitement to violence against members of the press. If true, that would violate Twitter’s terms of service, which specifically prohibit direct or indirect threats of violence,” Fortune magazine reported at the time.
“Democratic politicians have, not surprisingly, been equally critical of the President’s online outburst, with California Representative Ted Lieu calling it ‘beyond disturbing.’ But there are already criticisms on the right, as well, with Republican CNN and ABC commentator Ana Navarro also calling the tweet “an incitement to violence.”
To be clear, Navarro is as much of a Republican as far-left MSNBC pundit Joe Scarborough.
As for CNN, it went so far as to track down the original creator of the meme — who, unlike Fox, was not a publicly known figure — and essentially blackmail him into apologizing for producing the tweet:
CNN statement on the HanAssholeSolo story pic.twitter.com/mf2tilu9UB
— Steven Perlberg (@perlberg) July 5, 2017
— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) July 4, 2017
Yet as of Wednesday, not a single Democrat politician or left-wing media pundit had spoken out about Fox’s tweet. Hmm. How odd. Nor had they spoken out about actress Bette Midler sharing a fake Trump quote or a “liberal provocateur” sharing a doctored video of the president’s state visit to England.
It’s almost as if they only speak out when the memes, fake quotes and doctored videos affect their side.
Just imagine how the left would react if a random conservative posted a cartoon similar to that of Fox’s cartoon but instead featuring Greta Thunberg, an underage climate change fanatic.
Second, whereas the “hatred” for CNN was meant in mockery, the left’s hatred for Stevens is very real. In fact, according to a number of leftists, the kid is a “Little Hitler” (*LANGUAGE WARNING):
Greta Job little HITLER BENTON STEVENS pic.twitter.com/CkUqYqoQAz
— CesarMemo Monroy (@CesarmemoM) June 4, 2019
He’s selling hot chocolate In Texas In fucking June for 2 bucks a drink And you’re telling me he’s gotten $22k to help build the wall… Man fuck this kid go buy a bike or something ? https://t.co/VLIcHFLQFq
— Spencer Scalise (@SpencerRScalise) June 5, 2019
What does this little nigga know about immigration and the border wall… He’s 7. does he have a permit… Imagine the uproar if we called the police, backwords ass shit fuck him and his hot chocolate https://t.co/n4WoWnvK25
— suck on my balls bitch ✊??️? (@imsprung55) June 4, 2019
I was gonna say I’d punt this kid over his fuck ass wall, but he sold $22,000 in hot chocolate? In Texas? It’s 100 degrees there & y’all bought $22K in hot chocolate? Build the wall around the kid and his dumb ass customers & let them overheat in there https://t.co/EB6hiZccXK
— IG: @iAmKatrinaC_ ?? Katrina (@iamkatrinac_) June 4, 2019
Report his ass for two reasons.
1. The stupid wall connection
2. Hot chocolate for two dollars? Fuck this kid. https://t.co/OLgAvkRu2C
— ?Goo Lagoon? (@KingOfTides) June 3, 2019
Fuck him, that wall and that hot chocolate. https://t.co/8Lgqg0ocyK
— Illzle (@CANTBENEAL) February 25, 2019
did she really just say that she doesn’t understand why people think they are teaching their son hate, sis your son is trying to raise money to build a border wall. fuck you and fuck them kids https://t.co/CSlEKMoH7H
— joon’s crabs ? (@pocmattersblm) February 20, 2019
Fuck that kid and his asshole parents ??♂️
— I’m Me & You’re You (@strixtly4myngz) June 3, 2019
— rgvResists (@sgtwheels) June 4, 2019
Lmaooo calling the brainwashed MAGA kid who was fundraising for the border wall “Little Hitler” is funny as fuck
— Jaevahn Ewing (@TheBrundo) February 21, 2019
Fuck that kid raising money for the border wall !! ??⃠
— kayla ? (@teenytinyjoon) February 20, 2019
Now just imagine how the media would react if everyday conservatives were posting remarks like this about a liberal child. Just imagine …
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