It is a curious feature of the left that they are the most fervent and the most certain when asking you to disbelieve that which you can plainly see with your eyes, and to believe that which you manifestly cannot. So it is that you are not to believe there is a violent form of Islam in the world, and likewise you must take their word for it that climate armageddon is lurking just the day after tomorrow. And it is why they ask if you would be so kind as to disregard the destruction in Hamburg, Germany that attends the G20 summit this year.

Police officers are silhouetted by fires lit by demonstrators during a protest against the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Thursday, July 6, 2017. The leaders of the group of 20 meet July 7 and 8. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)Police officers are silhouetted by fires lit by demonstrators during a protest against the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Thursday, July 6, 2017. The leaders of the group of 20 meet July 7 and 8. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

There is a violent side to leftism that they deny, as there is a violent side of the right that is also denied. In the case of the left, and especially with regard to the GXX summits, it’s practically a holiday tradition. Rioting, angry protests, roads blocked, cars set on fire, graffiti sprayed, glass broken, fa la la la la, lah la la la.

But you mustn’t say so, because the left isn’t violent or extreme. Just like you mustn’t point out that Linda Sarsour was knowing and deliberate in her word choice last week, hoping not only for the reaction that she got (anger on the right, knee-jerk defense of her from the left) but also in service of her stated goal of integrating Islamic ideals like sharia and jihad into acceptable Western norms.

You can’t talk about that. If you do, you’re a bigot. (Or maybe you hate women, or perhaps, somehow, you just don’t want to hear from African Americans and therefore reject this foreign non-black woman’s backward religious beliefs? It gets confusing.) Sarsour can’t be bad or wrong because she’s a minority victim. And Hamburg can’t be on fire, because leftists aren’t violent.

Who are you going to believe? Your liberal betters, or your lying eyes?

Here are some pictures and videos of the destruction in Hamburg. Like violence, rapes, and destruction from some among the many refugees, these fires that you can see by looking at them do not exist. They cannot. The left is kindly and hug trees. Only the right has anger.

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At least 76 police officers were injured when violent protesters clashed with police on Thursday in the streets of Hamburg, Germany, where this week’s G-20 summit is set to take place, police said.

There’s nothing to see here. This is not indicative of anything. It doesn’t speak to the left at large. Neither does the shooting at a Republican baseball practice. These are things that you must not notice, about which you must draw no conclusions. Just like ISIS isn’t Islamic and terrorism is always lone wolf isolated incidents.

They will tell you this all day today about any of these subjects. Because they are about as prepared to be honest about these topics as you know who fans are about you know who’s flaws.

Move along. Close the curtain. Look away.

Hamburg is on fire. But everything’s fine.