From Right Wing Watch:
…The international edition of The New York Times published an editorial cartoon that depicted Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a seeing-eye dog, which many right-wing figures linked to the Chabad of Poway shooting in bad faith. (The Times has since apologized for publishing the cartoon.) Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas criticized the cartoon, claiming that “the left has normalized anti-Semitism under the guise of criticizing US-Israel foreign policy” and that it “is radicalizing people.” Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas posted no response to the Poway synagogue attack this weekend but took to Twitter the next day to criticize the “anti-Semitic Left,” of which he included Rep. Ilhan Omar and The New York Times. “Responsible Dems need to say Enough is Enough,” Cruz wrote.
Turning Point USA president and founder Charlie Kirk wrote that if “any center-right outlet published an anti-Jewish cartoon like that they would be blamed for inciting hate crimes and violence.” Pizzagate proliferator, Jack Posobiec, attempted to link the New York Times cartoon with the shooting more explicitly.
The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra, who once called for the crusades to “come back” after a terror attack in London, also criticized the New York Times cartoon in the context of the attack. Evidently experiencing some form of ego death, Saavedra went on to write a piece for Ben Shapiro’s The Daily Wire that criticized Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for “instantly politicizing” the Chabad of Poway attack.
Mike Cernovich ran interference after the attack by sharing links to articles about bad behavior by leftists, and arguing the media outlets incite violence. Hours after the attack, far-right YouTuber Stefan Molyneux wrote that members of the press were “encouraging far right violence” by “ignoring far-left violence.” Molyneux followed up by tweeting that the “most certain way to create radical nationalists is to viciously abuse anyone who even questions the value of mass immigration.”
Alan Dershowitz acknowledged via Twitter that anti-Semitism “from the hard right is also inexcusable,” but added a caveat that “the center right generally condemns it.” However, he continued, “the center left too often gives hard left Antisemitism a pass, especially if it is disguised as anti-Zionism.”
One of the right’s main lessons is to take responsibility for your actions whether they’re successes and failures. The latter seems to be their main focus. Now, I’m not objecting the concept. After all, if you make a mistake, you should have the maturity to own up to it and correct it any way you can. It’s a life lesson no matter what political affiliation you belong to, and conservatives are expected to live by it, or at least they did at one time.
It doesn’t seem like many of them value personal responsibility as much as they talk about it to others. And with all this violence reported to have been caused by right wing extremism, they’ve dropped the lesson for a tactic: scapegoating the left.
The left wing isn’t an innocent spectrum of the political prism, and I’m no historian, but I’ve yet to hear someone commit an atrocity that turns out to be sparked by left wing politics and blame it on the right or conservatives. At least not in this era, and I’m more than happy to be corrected.
Yet, today’s right wing followers refuse to take responsibility for any form of violence influenced by their fears and hate. Instead, they pin the left as the real problem without being held accountable, even in the slightest.
The right is in no position to preach about a life lesson that they, or at least most of them, refuse to learn for themselves. As I’ve seen, some of them are deluded enough to think they’ve perpetually innocent of any and all wrong doings, especially the kind dealt with in their name.