A US Senate candidate from Maine uses a guillotine for campaign logo

When most people think of a guillotine, they think of rivers of blood flowing during the French Revolution and during Hitler's ascendancy in Germany (when he guillotined around 16,500 people).  Civilized countries do not decapitate people to gain political power.  Nevertheless, Bre Kidman, an attorney who is challenging Senator Susan Collins for her Senate seat in Maine, has decided that a stylized image of a guillotine is the perfect logo for its campaign.

(Kidman claims not to be either male or female and adopts the pronouns "they or them."  This is consistent with Progressive demands that individuals who call themselves non-binary should be accorded plural pronouns.  That, however, is a grammatical bridge too far. The English language has a perfectly good singular pronoun for things — and people — that are neither male nor female: "it.")

Of course, Kidman contends that the guillotine is merely symbolic.  It's not a call for actual blood; it's just a suggestion that, if Kidman and the Left generally do not get the change they demand, there might be blood:

"The guillotine is an image which calls to mind what people have done for revolution before," said Kidman, an attorney who's running for the seat held by Republican Sen. Susan Collins. "If we can find a better path to revolution than that we owe it to ourselves and our country."

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"We're not going to start a guillotine in Monument Square (in Portland) and start beheading people," Kidman said. "It's a symbol of the work we have to do to overcome flaws in our system — flaws that have become deeply evident in the last few weeks."

The guillotine will decorate the "merch" that Kidman plans to hand out to supporters:

 

 

While Kidman may think it's cute and edgy to co-opt an instrument of mass murder for its Senate campaign, the reality is that Leftists are already bringing their thuggery to the streets.  Once on the streets, what's just a stylized t-shirt in Maine is Bernie Bro James Hodgkinson trying to murder 24 Republican congressmen in 2017.  It's a crazed man intentionally driving a van into a tent where Republican voters were being registered.  And it's Antifa thugs, hundreds of Antifa thugs, acting out all over America:

We already know from James O'Keefe's undercover videos that American leftists, echoing leftists in revolutionary France and National Socialist Germany, like violence, see it as the ultimate political weapon, and are toying with the idea of a guillotine.  The fact that Kidman dresses this up with cutesy emojis ranging from the rainbow flag to the American flag to a pretty rose does not change the threat inherent in that guillotine logo.

These threats should not be ignored.  Despite losing the White House in 2016, the left is, in some ways, more organized than ever.  Karin McQuillan argues compellingly that, thanks to Obama's efforts, including shaking down banks and handing their money over to activist groups, today's Marxists are "well-funded and highly trained."  The only way to tamp them down without full-scale war is to administer such a drubbing to them in November that they slink away, much as they did in 1968.

When most people think of a guillotine, they think of rivers of blood flowing during the French Revolution and during Hitler's ascendancy in Germany (when he guillotined around 16,500 people).  Civilized countries do not decapitate people to gain political power.  Nevertheless, Bre Kidman, an attorney who is challenging Senator Susan Collins for her Senate seat in Maine, has decided that a stylized image of a guillotine is the perfect logo for its campaign.

(Kidman claims not to be either male or female and adopts the pronouns "they or them."  This is consistent with Progressive demands that individuals who call themselves non-binary should be accorded plural pronouns.  That, however, is a grammatical bridge too far. The English language has a perfectly good singular pronoun for things — and people — that are neither male nor female: "it.")

Of course, Kidman contends that the guillotine is merely symbolic.  It's not a call for actual blood; it's just a suggestion that, if Kidman and the Left generally do not get the change they demand, there might be blood:

"The guillotine is an image which calls to mind what people have done for revolution before," said Kidman, an attorney who's running for the seat held by Republican Sen. Susan Collins. "If we can find a better path to revolution than that we owe it to ourselves and our country."

[snip]

"We're not going to start a guillotine in Monument Square (in Portland) and start beheading people," Kidman said. "It's a symbol of the work we have to do to overcome flaws in our system — flaws that have become deeply evident in the last few weeks."

The guillotine will decorate the "merch" that Kidman plans to hand out to supporters:

 

 

While Kidman may think it's cute and edgy to co-opt an instrument of mass murder for its Senate campaign, the reality is that Leftists are already bringing their thuggery to the streets.  Once on the streets, what's just a stylized t-shirt in Maine is Bernie Bro James Hodgkinson trying to murder 24 Republican congressmen in 2017.  It's a crazed man intentionally driving a van into a tent where Republican voters were being registered.  And it's Antifa thugs, hundreds of Antifa thugs, acting out all over America:

We already know from James O'Keefe's undercover videos that American leftists, echoing leftists in revolutionary France and National Socialist Germany, like violence, see it as the ultimate political weapon, and are toying with the idea of a guillotine.  The fact that Kidman dresses this up with cutesy emojis ranging from the rainbow flag to the American flag to a pretty rose does not change the threat inherent in that guillotine logo.

These threats should not be ignored.  Despite losing the White House in 2016, the left is, in some ways, more organized than ever.  Karin McQuillan argues compellingly that, thanks to Obama's efforts, including shaking down banks and handing their money over to activist groups, today's Marxists are "well-funded and highly trained."  The only way to tamp them down without full-scale war is to administer such a drubbing to them in November that they slink away, much as they did in 1968.