When we look back at this period of American history, we’ll be forced to face a reckoning for the sort of behavior that we’ve exhibited toward one another, and what sort of consequences we should face for allowing ourselves to be antagonized by a revenue-hungry mainstream media.
This radicalization of the US political spectrum has been turbocharged by the infotainment industry, no doubt, as our intra-national conflicts make prime fodder for primetime pontificating. We have to be angry or otherwise perturbed to stick around through a commercial break, and there’s no better way of extracting our emotional value than through making us hate one another.
There is a limit to what we can endure, however, before something snaps. Take the latest headlines out of the New York Governor’s race, for example.
Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., was attacked during a gubernatorial campaign stop in Perinton, New York on Thursday night where an individual allegedly pulled out a sharp object.
Zeldin was at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post event giving a speech about bail reform when a man allegedly got on stage and “wrestled with him a bit, and pulled a blade out,” according to a witness who spoke with Rochester First.Trending:
The individual who allegedly tried to attack Zeldin was taken down by AMVETS national Director Joe Chenelly, according to the report.
The man appeared to be brandishing a self-defense weapon of some kind.
— New York Post (@nypost) July 22, 2022
No one was injured in the incident.