It is now official: the official blog of POS hipsters everywhere has crossed a line. Gawker blogger Max Read has said, in response to the video of Fox News comedian Steven Crowder being punched in the face by a union thug:
Steven, stop whining, take your licks, and accept that getting hit in the face is a hazard of inserting yourself in the middle of an argument between billionaire-funded know-nothing ideologues and people whose livelihoods and stability are being threatened by the insatiable greed of the super-rich and the blind extremism of their wooden-headed political allies. In exchange, liberals will buy you a band-aid for the cut on your forehead and re-iterate that Punching Is Bad. Sound good? Send your answer on Twitter.
So let me get this straight, Max—because Steven was on the other side, promoting free markets and the right for individuals to choose whether to join a union or not, he should have expected to get punched in the face?
Okay, then, Max. Going by your logic, because you’re on the other side, promoting union thugs forcing people to join their union and pay union dues—you know, kidnapping, stealing, extortion, that sort of thing—you should expect to be punched in the face.
In fact, I say we make this happen. I want to see this Max come out to a protest and get decked in the face. I want to see a meaty fist smash into his precious little nose and see how he likes it. And if he ever bitches about it, he agrees to pay $50 per word in his blog post to United Liberty, and an additional $100 per word to Steven Crowder.
But I bet he won’t. I bet $50 he will never go to an actual protest. He will never “insert himself” into this debate, between unions who want to use force against honest individuals, and those who want to give individuals a choice.
Max Read believes it is perfectly fine to punch your opponents until they go away. He believes in using violence to force his opponents off the field. In that regard, he is absolutely no different than George W. Bush and Dick Cheney using the power of the American military to invade another country and kill everybody. He is no different from Barack Obama using drones to shoot little children in Pakistan.
Max Read implicitly advocates violence by condoning it. By extension, that means Gawker also advocates violence. So, dear Gawker: Are you comfortable advocating union violence against unarmed people?