The hatred of American President Donald Trump among the arts crowd is palpable. These people view his assassination as a worthwhile goal. Democracy be damned. The Deplorables, that great mass of the stupid unwashed, must be lead by a progressive, not a Nazi.
And so the assassination of the president will take place on stage again tonight in spite of the attempted mass murder of Republicans by a leftist fan boy who loved Rachel Maddow and CNN.
A modern production of “Julius Caesar” — with an actor made up as Donald Trump getting offed onstage — will continue to play in Central Park as scheduled, the theater company said.
The production — part of the annual Shakespeare in the Park series — has been ripped by the White House since it was mounted Sunday.
Donald Trump Jr. even retweeted a comment Wednesday that it may have spurred on the shooting at a practice for a congressional baseball team.
The Public Theater stressed the current production — scheduled to play until Sunday — was never meant to promote violence.
“Our production of Julius Caesar in no way advocates violence towards anyone. Shakespeare’s play, and our production, make the opposite point: those who attempt to defend democracy by undemocratic means pay a terrible price and destroy the very thing they are fighting to save,” it said in a statement.
Delta Airlines and Bank of America pulled their sponsorship of the play Sunday.
American Express also distanced itself from the political fall-out by removing an ad from The Public Theater’s website.
Meanwhile, I checked Kathy Griffin’s Twitter feed and found no call to tone down the political rhetoric of violence coming from the left.
With the left giving its implicit (and sometimes explicit) approval of political assassination, the choice now for conservatives is how to push back. If it boils down to a modern Gunfight at the OK Corral, liberals are going to lose because they don’t have the firepower that conservatives have.