For John, BLUF: Hiding from acknowledging the source of violence is wrong, and weak. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From PJ Media, by Mr Bruce Baker, 24 October 2018.
Here is the lede:
On October 22, about three thousand people rallied in central Paris “to denounce assaults on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and demand urgent action from the government.” Among the many recent incidents that had sparked the protest, noted Reuters, were “the beating of a gay couple by their cab driver” the previous week and the murder in August, in the Bois de Boulogne, of a “transgender sex worker.” Another report on the rally mentioned two additional, and particularly high-profile, incidents: in September, an actor named Arnaud Gagnoud was beaten up after giving his boyfriend a hug outside a theater in Paris's 20th arrondissement; on October 16, Guillaume Mélanie, founder of the gay-rights group Urgence, was gay-bashed in a Paris street.People are people. Everyone, as a human right, should be safe in their person. This situation in Europe is ugly. This brings to mind Germany in the 1930s.
Gaining social conformance by violence is just plain wrong.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff