Film director Paul Schrader has openly called for “violence” to stop Donald Trump in an angry Facebook post that illustrates the level of vitriol many on the left have resorted to since Trump’s victory.
Schrader, who was involved with hit films Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and The Last Temptation of Christ, responded to Trump’s election with an alarming rant on his official Facebook page.
“I have spent the last five days meditating on Trump’s election. Upon consideration, I believe this is a call to violence. I felt the call to violence in the 60’s and I feel it now again,” wrote Schrader.
“This attack on liberty and tolerance will not be solved by appeasement. Obama tried that for eight years. We should finance those who support violence resistance. We should be willing to take arms. Like Old John Brown, I am willing to battle with my children. Alt right nut jobs swagger violence. It’s time to actualize that violence, Like by Civil War Michigan predecessors I choose to stand with the black, the brown and the oppressed,” he concluded.
This is by no means the first time someone the public eye has encouraged violence against Trump.
Just last week, Guardian columnist Monisha Rajesh tweeted, “It’s about time for a presidential assassination,” in response to Trump’s victory.
CEO Matt Harrigan also went on an unhinged tirade, posting that he was “going to kill the president elect” using a “sniper rifle”.
As we reported before the election, other journalists also dreamed up scenarios of seeing Trump assassinated and made jokes about it.
Despite an anti-Trump hate crime wave sweeping the country, the media has completely ignored innumerable cases of Trump supporters being abused and beaten nationwide, with CBS’ Lesley Stahl instead choosing to ask Trump about the Muslims and Latinos who are supposedly being ‘harassed’ by his supporters.
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