By Dr. Eowyn
As if we still need more evidence that liberals/Democrats/Progressives are not the tolerant, open-minded, pro-diversity, and just all-round bleeding-heart fuzz-balls they tout themselves to be.
As reported by CBS13 Sacramento, Tim Hildebrand is a Trump supporter, a Republican, and a farmer from Galt, California.
He grew up listening to the punk rock band Social Distortion, and was excited to attend the band’s concert in Sacramento on July 17, 2018. Instead, he was assaulted by the band’s lead singer, 56-year-old Mike Ness, because he took issue with Ness’ anti-Trump political statements. The assault left Hildebrand bloody and bruised.
Hildebrand says that during the concert, Ness started badmouthing President Trump and America. Hildebrand said he stood in silent protest “with my middle finger up for the next two songs. I pretty much said I paid for your music, not your politics.”
Ness didn’t like that. In a cellphone video of the incident (click here to watch), you can see Ness motion Hildebrand to the stage, then spit in Hildebrand’s face. The two men yelled at each other, then Ness lunged at Hildebrand.
Hildebrand says Ness “takes his guitar off, jumps off the stage and proceeds to punch me multiple times in the head. I wasn’t able to defend myself because people in the crowd were holding me back.”
Hildebrand says Ness gave him two black eyes, a busted lip, a concussion and almost knocked out one of his teeth. He was then dragged out of the venue by security.
James Mauldin, who was at the concert and witnessed the assault, said “It was a little bit excessive,” but that while Ness acted unprofessionally, music fans should understand controversy is part of the punk rock culture: “If you’re that into politics, don’t put yourself in a situation where it could become a problem for you.”
Hildebrand filed a police report with officers who were standing outside the concert venue. He plans to press charges because “Someone that has the status that he [Ness] does shouldn’t get away with assaulting someone. If he wants to have a talk someday, man to man, I would love that but he would have to not be a child about it.”
Sacramento Police say they are aware of the incident and that it is under investigation. CBS13 reached out to the band’s manager who said the band has no comment.
Republished with permission Fellowship of the Minds
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