An Intolerable Publication

Sorry, folks. But today I stand with President Trump, and after you’ve read through this blog post I would hope that you’ll all do the same.

So, what has led me to this unusually supportive attitude towards a man who once bragged about grabbing women by the p***? Well, the answer is pretty straightforward: There IS such a thing as crossing the line when it comes to lambasting the president.

Village, a well-known political and cultural magazine based in Ireland, just released a new cover story that has the President of the United States in the crosshairs. And I mean that literally. The magazine has published a picture of the president with crosshairs placed over his left temple, accompanied by the following headline: WHY NOT. The article reads: “We have one of the worst men in the most powerful position, one where he can do damage to millions, to billions, to the planet. … So perhaps the solution is tyrannicide. As he might say himself – ‘take him out.”

This story is sure to cause a great deal of controversy. And for good reason. To suggest that assassinating the president would be an OK thing to do is not only disgraceful and deplorable, but also an enormous mistake on the part of the magazine’s editorial team.

The publication is sure to be met with immediate backlash over the piece, and it will be well-deserved. You can never win a political argument by wishing death on your opponent. It undermines your credibility and your ideas could permanently be cast aside. I expect the magazine’s editors to come out and give some sort of reasonable explanation as to why they decided to go ahead with the publication of this unfortunate cover story. Sadly, whatever their statement reads, it will be pointless. The damage has been done.

The only thing that this story will accomplish is to strengthen Trump’s voter base and their support for the president, which will cripple progressive efforts and their struggle to defeat the president’s extremist agenda.

Liberals and progressives must put aside name-calling and petty attacks on President Trump, and focus on developing new ideas that appeal to a larger population. Only then we’ll stand a greater chance of vanquishing this administration.

I’m hopeful that Village will issue an apology sooner rather than later so we can all move on from this unfortunate incident and engage in the only battle that counts: The battle of ideas.