March 11, 2016

WHICH IS THE OPPOSITE OF CULTURE:

Trump's Strongman Shtick Is Attracting Bullies and Faux Tough Guys (DAVID FRENCH, March 10, 2016, National Review)

A culture of thuggish cowardice is infecting the Trump campaign. His rallies now regularly feature vigilante action against protesters. Pushing and shoving is turning into punching, and now not even the press is immune from physical attacks. This violence is stoked and incited from the top of the campaign. Trump himself has cheered supporters who've attacked left-wing protesters, declaring in one instance that "maybe he deserved to get roughed up" and five days ago, he pledged to supporters that he'd "defend you in court" if they hurt a protester.  [...]

The Washington Post's Ben Terris corroborated Fields's account, reporting that Lewandowski "grabbed her arm and yanked her out of the way" and that "finger-shaped bruises appeared on her arm." (Fields has since tweeted a picture of the bruises.) Shortly after the incident, the Daily Beast's Lloyd Grove reported that Lewandowski "acknowledged" the incident to Breitbart's Matthew Boyle, saying that he didn't recognize Fields and instead thought she was an "adversarial member of the mainstream media." (A bizarre defense -- attacking a member of the mainstream media would be equally unacceptable.)



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