I wrote earlier today about The Resistance™’s campaign to starve outgoing DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen out of a job in the private sector. Their rationale is Nielsen’s participation in the so-called “child-separation” southern border immigration policy.
In that piece, I noted that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) in particular was using her Twitter bullhorn to encourage her over-1 million followers to treat Nielsen as a “pariah” in her private life:
In stealing 1000s of children, deporting their parents,& refusing to provide info for reunification, Sec. Nielsen oversaw one of the largest-scale human rights violations in recent history.
Awarding her a lucrative deal or prestigious post is to legitimize+celebrate that abuse. https://t.co/f2cgDXI48B
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 9, 2019
Left wing columnists, activists, and academics have also piled on this week, suggesting that Nielsen and other Trump administration officials should be “shunned from public life.”
Well, the flames have been sufficiently fanned and now the even more uhinged among them are weighing in, too. One in particular is Luke O’Neil, a freelance writer based in Massachusetts.
In today’s Boston Globe, O’Neil gave his .02 on the issue, starting off with some regrets from his days as a waiter (bolded emphasis added):
One of the biggest regrets of my life is not pissing in Bill Kristol’s salmon. I was waiting on the disgraced neoconservative pundit and chief Iraq War cheerleader about 10 years ago at a restaurant in Cambridge and to my eternal dismay, some combination of professionalism and pusillanimity prevented me from appropriately seasoning his entree. A ramekin of blood on the side might have been the better option, come to think of it. He always did seem really thirsty for the stuff.
Sounds charming, doesn’t he? Unfortunately, it gets worse.
In the last paragraph, after whining about Nielsen’s tenure as DHS Secretary, agreeing she should be shouted out of restaurants, and basically calling her a murderer, he posted this suggestion to wait staffs across America, to do what he hadn’t done all those years ago when he had the chance (bolded emphasis added):
As for the waiters out there, I’m not saying you should tamper with anyone’s food, as that could get you into trouble. You might lose your serving job. But you’d be serving America. And you won’t have any regrets years later.
Here’s the screen capture, because if the Boston Globe hears it from their readers (as they should), that column should come down:
This is not just shouting down another human being. This is a crime.
It’s an understatement to describe this as despicable and reprehensible. What kind of person says and does these types of things who is not 50 shades of cray cray?
Luke O’Neil, the same guy who thinks Fox News destroys families. The same guy who wishes death on his political opposition (click neontaster’s screencaps):
Oh hey, it's this guy again. pic.twitter.com/IJitT0Br8o
— neontaster (@neontaster) April 10, 2019
Also, why would the Boston Globe publish this garbage? Don’t they know that not only is O’Neil clearly unhinged but that what he’s advocating is a criminal offense? Someone could actually die if a waiter or waitress did something like this. Hello?!
Since Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5) and other Democrats are on the “blame Republicans for harassment/death threats against us” kick, do we get to blame Democrats like AOC and everyone else on the left in the event Nielsen is harmed over their targeted vilification of her?
Surely Democrats and the media will be equal-opportunity condemners, right? /sarc
To contact the Boston Globe to give them your opinion on O’Neil’s column, click here or write a tweet to editor Brian McGrory. It was highly irresponsible for them to publish this column. O’Neil obviously doesn’t know any better, but you can bet the Globe does – yet they did it anyway. Unacceptable.
UPDATED on 4/11 to include the correct contact information.
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