The Real Tragedy of What the Northeastern Professor Said About Trump

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Let’s not waste time on whether Northeastern Professor Barry Bluestone wants to see President Donald Trump killed.

He says he doesn’t, and we believe him.

Let’s just focus on what he said, and which he hasn’t backed off from so far:

“This president that we have is really out of control … sometimes I want to just see him impeached. Other times, quite honestly — I hope there are no FBI agents here — I wouldn’t mind seeing him dead.”

When a colleague added “of natural causes,” Bluestone added, according to Campus Reform. “Of natural causes. Thank you. Thank you.”

Is this clarifier supposed to make everything O.K.?

The inhumanity of the comment – I wouldn’t mind seeing him dead – isn’t justifiable on any level.

Let’s stipulate that Bluestone can’t stand Trump and the things Trump does and says. Is it really not enough, from Bluestone’s point of view, that Trump leave office?  Must he also die?

It speaks to a venom on the Left that is not rare. We’ve seen it on Boston Common during the protest rallies this past year. We’ve seen it during the Women’s March last year and last month. We’ve seen it on college campuses.

Left and Right are unlikely to come together in this country on policy any time soon. We’re not going to agree on whether taxes should be higher or lower, or whether health care should be controlled by the government or by the free market, or whether we should have more or fewer immigrants, or whether abortion should be legal or illegal.

But the only way forward together is to be willing to live with our differences. And the operative word there is live.

Some of you reading this have dreadful opinions on freedom, prosperity, patriotism, and human life.

If you’re one of those people, you’re wrong. We hope you change your mind.

But whether you do or not, we wish you health and happiness.

Until the Left feels the same way, our country will not find healing.

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