Leftists are calling attention to because Ted Kascinsky types could be reading those lists too. Vigilante justice is unfortunately a thing. But instead of fear, they respond with pride. The left didnt make the watchlist. Causation matters. Also, my college decided today to put the flag back up, after having rounds of discussions with students and staff, just as they said they would. Still, I am impressed that they made this administrative decision at all.
That makes this related is there is a complicated mix of emotions running around, some are fueled by incidents (that in this case was an internal decision at the college that ended up getting far more press than necessary) I was disappointed to see Mike Rowe get involved – I like Mike Rowe a lot – but he’s got his cause to promote, so I suppose this is as good an opportunity as any.
It might have been though. “You darn kids gonna keep burning our expensive flag? Well then, NOBODY gets it.”