On Tuesday night, Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief of The Atlantic, went a bridge too far, comparing the uber-left group Antifa to the intrepid soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day in World War II:
Goldberg, in using the term “alt-left,” was likely referring to President Trump’s use of the term on Tuesday at a press conference discussing the violent events in Charlottesville on Saturday. Questioned about the violence from the “alt-right,” Trump referred to the Antifa counter protesters, saying:
What about the “alt-left” that came charging at, as you say, the “alt-right?” Let me ask you this: What about the fact they came charging — that they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do.
Goldberg was anticipated in his idiocy by this tweet from columnist Scott Gilmore:
Goldberg and Gilmore’s claims are especially ludicrous considering the reports from New York Times reporters Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Hawes Spencer, who detailed leftists’ use of clubs in their violence on Saturday.
The men in Normandy who gave their lives to fight the Nazi menace also respected the rule of law, an attitude that has nothing to do with the leftists who have vandalized property and harmed other citizens as they riot across the country, from Berkeley to Sacramento to Charlottesville.
Leftists who celebrate those who reject civilized behavior and endorse violence should be rejected from the civil discourse that must take place if the country is to regain its balance as the leader of the Free World.