Free speech is rapidly becoming a casualty of mob rule, prompted by a propaganda campaign waged by Democrats and the anti-Trump media against the president.
Following the horrific mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Democrats and their media allies are escalating their campaign to brand the president as a racist and white supremacist.
In a new twist, the racist and white supremacist negative attribute assigned to President Donald Trump is increasingly used to justify intimidation of his supporters, including the president’s financial backers and media outlets that dare to resist the Democrats' agenda.
Central to this strategy is holding the president responsible for the Texas shooting because the suspect held deep anti-immigrant, racist feelings that Democrats incorrectly claim match the president’s views. The strategy conveniently links racism and violence to the immigration debate, putting the suspect, the president, and his supporters on the same evil playing field.
Putting the line of attack in moral terms gives license to aggressively challenge anyone who is associated with or supports the president, because they are considered an evil racist and must be shamed and intimidated—with consequential threats to person, property, and free speech.
Disturbingly, the “Trump is a racist” propaganda carpet-bombing by the anti-Trump media is having an effect on public opinion, giving license to Democrats to go on the attack.
Now empowered, the anti-Trump mob is declaring open season on supporters of the president and any media outlet that refuses to join the "President Trump is a racist and white supremacist" party.
Castro’s tweet stated, “Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders.’”
Despite his denial, Castro appears to have sought to name and shame people for exercising their lawful right to exercise political speech, with the understanding that these individuals and businesses would be a potential focus for the anti-Trump mob.
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough also criticized businesses that financially support the president.
Obviously, business owners and corporations don’t want to be called enablers of a white supremacist because of the potential of public controversy and brand damage.
Castro and Scarborough are doing their best to limit contributions to the president’s reelection campaign by introducing a big downside risk for small-business owners and corporations. That’s an intimidation tactic and an assault on political speech.
Fox News, the home of commentator programs that back the president, is under attack.
Democrats and their allies are willing to go to extreme lengths, including torching free speech, to prevent the reelection of President Trump.