The Bullying of America
By Bob Weir

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Bob Weir is a veteran of 20 years with the New York Police Dept. (NYPD), ten of which were performed in plainclothes undercover assignments. Bob began a writing career about 16 years ago and had his first book published in 1999. He also became a syndicated columnist under the title “Weir Only Human.” Photo by and courtesy of Netsky Rodriguez.

FLOWER MOUND, TX — May 16, 2022 — When are Conservatives going to fight back against the violence of the Left? It’s glaringly obvious that the radicals in the Democrat Party are using tactics that put many people in fear of physical assault or damage to their property. This became very clear during the Trump presidency when proud Americans were beaten up in public for wearing hats supporting him. Viral videos of hats being snatched from the heads of people in restaurants, shopping malls, or just walking along a street, became common behavior. Did we ever think the time would come when people wearing caps that read “Make America Great Again” would be subjected to vicious attacks? Contrarily, those who displayed support for Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, even Fidel Castro, would have no fear of reprisal for wearing political apparel. 

A few years ago, while attending a family reunion on Long Island, I was reminded of the potential for danger if I wore my red “MAGA” hat. We were gathered at a family member’s home in East Hampton, a well-known enclave of wealthy leftists. The family member, a conservative, was an anomaly in that ultra-liberal community. One afternoon, when we were preparing to take a walk along the well-manicured sidewalks of the exclusive shopping area of town, I asked if it would be out of place to wear my cap. Although it was unlikely that I’d be risking my life, I was cautioned about the looks I’d receive from the local gentry. Moreover, I was told that there was always a chance that someone would do more than glance disapprovingly at my dauntlessness.  

Just as I was about to abandon the idea in order to avoid controversy during such a happy, fun-filled weekend, two of my nephews spoke up. “Uncle Bob, if you want to wear the hat, just do it because we’ll be walking alongside of you.” Allen and Louie, 2 of the biggest, toughest, most muscular guys you’d ever want on your side in a fight, were telling me they’d handle any nattering nabobs of negativism that might imperil my innocuous shopping spree. With a couple of black belt Karate achievers flanking me, I proudly strode through the center of town wearing a message seldom seen in that radical Left stronghold. 

Nevertheless, some of the startled looks fired at me were indicative of the level of shock one would encounter if a UFO landed in the middle of the street. I couldn’t have gotten more contemptuous expressions in that citadel of aristocracy if I had been wearing a sandwich board that read: “Greasy Joe’s Diner opening soon.” The point of this story is that our country is no longer the bastion of free speech it was founded upon. You are literally risking serious injury or death because of opinions which, during a saner time in our history, you could freely express. On social media we’re being constantly warned against criticism of radical causes. Say the wrong thing, according to the Leftist censors, and you will be punished with a suspension of your Constitution-guaranteed free speech. 

Even the Supreme Court cannot escape the bullying tactics of the virulent Left. When a draft of their opinion on Roe v Wade was recently leaked to the public, it didn’t take long before protesters showed up at the homes of those who allegedly voted (in the draft) to overturn the 1973 decision. This is happening despite the fact that it’s against the law. Federal U.S. Code 1507 states that any individual who “pickets or parades with the intent of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice, or with the intent of influencing any judge, juror, witness, or court officer near a U.S. court or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer will be fined, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”

However, as we can readily observe, the crazy Left is unconcerned about laws. Furthermore, the Biden Administration is not likely to enforce the law, inasmuch as their political base is largely made up of these lawbreakers. Add to that the fact that many Republicans are reluctant to pound the lectern in favor of incarcerating those who give the middle finger to the Constitution, and we are staring chaos in the face. How much bullying from the nihilist Left will we take before we fight back? The only action that prevents bullying is the intestinal fortitude and strength of character to take a stand against it. My nephews, walking alongside me, was an excellent example of how to short-circuit any risk of personal injury. Yet, when Supreme Court Justices can be intimidated with impunity, how long can average Americans feel safe? 

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Bob Weir is a veteran of 20 years with the New York Police Dept. (NYPD), ten of which were performed in plainclothes undercover assignments. Bob began a writing career about 16 years ago and had his first book published in 1999. He also became a syndicated columnist under the title “Weir Only Human.”

  

   

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  1. Hey Bob – I hate to tell you this my neighbor, but I wore my new Ultra-MAGA t-shirt to campaign in Carrollton last week for a friend of mine and the leftists called the civilian patrol on us, because we were having so much fun out talking to our fellow Ultra-MAGAs who were at the polls to vote. Not to mention the looks I got at the grocery store here in Flower Mound. You might not be as safe in Texas as you think showing any kind of support for President Trump. LGB!

  2. Professional Victim Bob, spending his NYPD retirement pontificating and pearl clutching because Hampton residents won’t kiss his feet and throw rose petals on the ground when he wears his MAGA hat. Engaging in this ridiculous mental exercise, only for nothing to happen to you. You people want to be persecuted against so bad, it’s hilarious. If you’re so proud in what you believe in and find it to be righteous, you wouldn’t care. However, the deliberative mental gymnastics you engage in to rationalize your behavior is a reflection of your innate understanding that what you believe in is wrong, and that it is a toxic ideology replete with hatred.

    Speaking of real persecution, any word on the 10 people which were brutally murdered by a white supremacist terrorist in a supermarket? By an 18 year-old who subscribed to the conspiratorial “replacement theory” nonsense espoused by Tucker Carlson and that Weir here regularly alludes to in his column? It’s clear that according to Bob, the only real victims are people like him who make up their own enemies in their own heads.

    1. Dear white liberal please enjoy the fruits of your labor this summer because you’ve certainly earned it and remember just because you don’t hate them it doesn’t mean that they don’t hate you! Men like Bob and I can and will defend ourselves and our families but you can’t and won’t. This country doesn’t have a white or black supremacist problem it has a media problem that encourages lunatics like the 18 year old white kid in buffalo and the 60 year old black guy in Brooklyn or the younger black “gangsta” who ran over 65 people killing 6. You’re just a troll who adheres to ideology over reality! Where was Biden after whites were attacked by self described black supremacists?

      1. Can you get a new catchphrase… please? It’s obviously the same commenter telling liberals to “enjoy the fruits of your labor” on almost every post on this site. Just switch up the wording a bit and maybe it’ll still help you relieve the undeniable pent up faux frustration you have.

        1. Dear white liberal please enjoy the fruits of your labor this summer because you’ve certainly earned it and remember just because you don’t hate them it doesn’t mean that they don’t hate you! Men like Bob and I can and will defend ourselves and our families but you can’t and won’t!

    2. Since you like cherry-picking, what’s the latest on the black supremacist Frank James the Brooklyn subway shooter since he was captured other than him befriending R Kelly in lockup? After investigators scoured his social media, and the hate he spewed towards white people, and how he has been wronged by white people, the media predictably went dark on this tragedy within hours after his capture. Frank James intent was pretty clear that day. He attacked people at 8:00 am that were going to work…..Frank James was oppressed though, and racism can only be one way……Nothing to see and move along to the next story……Another mass tragedy that happened not too long ago you fail to mention when you bring to light the Buffalo “white supremacist” shooter was the Christmas parade attack in Wisconsin this past November. Remember Darrell Brooks? For the cnn viewers he was not identified to well after the fact. The suspect that promoted violence against white people, and hate towards the police through his numerous social media videos prior to driving his vehicle into a parade attended by predominantly white kids, and elderly white people. You seem like the type that agreed with the woke Milwaukee DA’s decision of letting Darrell Brooks out on 1,000 bail for punching the mother of his child, and then running her over with his vehicle two weeks prior to the parade tragedy. That is despite the many felonies he racked up in the 20+ years prior. So i can kind of understand your ire with the “white supremacist”shooter in Buffalo after seeing who the perpetrators have been the last couple of mass tragedies. This was a big one for your scorecard. So the real question is, how much were you “really” hoping that the perpetrator in the Buffalo tragedy was a “white male” to fit your one way delusional narrative before he was publicly identified?

  3. Your article speaks to the need for thoughtful dialogues and respect for dissenting views.

    More safe spaces should be created for this. Everyone should be entitled to voice their opinion or “wear whatever cap” they choose.

    Hope we can see Podcasts or Round-Table live programs with mature, respectful political rivals bringing back civility to our conversations. Maybe one day…

  4. So, you wore the hat and absolutely nothing happened to you but a few looks… sounds a little snowflakey.
    Oh no, reproductive rights protestors were out, how scary! I guess you only like the kind of protestors that jab police officers with flagpoles and threaten to hang the Vice President.
    Your use of lazy, trite generalizations to rationalize your constant stories of “things ain’t what they used to be” are somehow still published, while your echo chamber friends cheer you on to write some more woe so you can all commiserate one more time.

    1. Amazing how the leftists suddenly care about police officers if they’re capital “cops” protecting Nancy Pelosi’s podium from the weirdo in the fur outfit and horns. There’s not a single remotely normal Republican or Conservative party member who supported those idiots in their bizarre white trash invasion. However giggling girl Camel-a Harris was bailing out violent ANTIFA/BLM members that killed and maimed numerous innocent people and caused billions in damage throughout the summer of 2020! The only person killed on January 6th was an unarmed white woman killed by a 1/2 whit black capital “cop!” If you’ve ever been to the capital you know that they’re little more than armed tour guides who were woefully unprepared especially since Pelosi turned down Trump’s offer of supplying the National Guard and they ignored warnings from the FBI and NYPD Intelligence Division. I’m saying this as a retired NYPD detective with 35 years experience and two masters degrees. You simply can’t have your own facts and opinions. I was never a Trump fan until he knocked all of his Republican competition out during the primary debates. The bug eyed look on Jeb Bush’s face was priceless. The last thing I wanted was a 1990’s repeat of the Clinton/Bush Royal dynasties. When I was confronted by liberals as to why I voted for Trump I just turned the tables with “why did you vote for Hillary?” The stunned looks were priceless! I followed up with “why do I have to justify who I voted for but you don’t? The difference between me and you is that I know and love Hillary voters, you don’t know anyone who doesn’t agree with you! I voted for Trump because he’s a narcissistic sociopathic pathological liar, it sucks if you’re in business with him but he’s exactly what we need to deal with communists and Islamists. It doesn’t matter what you or even I think of Trump it matters what they think of him.” I then try to engage good liberals with their knowledge or more likely their lack of in reference to the difference between Sunni Saudi “House of Fraud” Gulf Arabs versus Shiite Armageddon theology Iranian Persian mullahs and get the usual blank stares. As we argue about 52 genders with a clearly cognitively impaired president and his drunken pill head Vice President the aforementioned animals see nothing but wokeness and weakness in the White House which is why Putin invaded Ukrainian and we are very possibly in WW3 now!

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