What happened to liberals being peace-loving, granola-crunching, tree-hugging hippies?

I seem to remember pictures of these flower children sticking flowers into the barrels of national guardsmen’s rifles as they were supposed to be the party of peace and love.

They were against the war in Vietnam…

They were against the draft…

But something changed and changed fundamentally.

The left has become violent…

Extremely violent, and it seems like they’re ramping up their attacks — which the general public wouldn’t know or understand because it’s not covered by the mainstream media.

It makes me nervous that they won’t start paying attention until somebody dies — and mark my words — if things keep moving in the direction they’re headed now…

Unfortunately, that event will happen much sooner than later.

It’s scary.

If you know where to look — it’s easy to find.

Sometimes, the attacks are verbal…

Sometimes, they take the next step and turn physical.

Take the Bryton Turner case that just happened in New England…

Turner entered one of his favorite Mexican restaurants in the area and took a seat at the bar. He ordered food and was minding his own business when 41-year- old Brazilian immigrant, Rosaine Santos, began cussing at him and ripped his Make America Great Again hat off his head.

The good news is: She was arrested.

However, the report goes on to say that she called and gave her side of the story, in which she claimed she was bullied — and it was just one of the many discriminations she’s experienced at the hands of white America.

Luckily for Turner, the Hispanic bartender who was serving him corroborated his story when asked if Turner provoked Santos in any way, saying, “No, no… he just walked in and ordered food.”

Can you imagine the coverage this story would have gotten if the roles were reversed?

However, what Turner experienced was tame compared to what conservative activist, Hayden Williams had to endure.

Did you see the Williams report on Sean Hannity’s show? You’d probably remember if you did, because Williams was sporting a pretty fresh-looking black eye.

If you didn’t catch the story, let me fill you in…

Williams was at UC Berkeley campus, working a recruiting table for Turning Point USA — a conservative student organization — when he was approached by two men who were obviously agitated.

They approached the table acting crazy and cussing — they were mad about Williams’ sign which read, “Hate Crime Hoaxes Hurt Real Victims” — a sign created in response to the racist and homophobic attack that Jussie Smollett staged in order to gain sympathy (and a raise) from the producers of his TV show, Empire.

Williams told Hannity, “This person said we were promoting violence on campus and proceeded to take his aggression out on us.”

Luckily for Williams, this was all caught on camera…

In the video itself, you can hear the attacker shout at Williams, “Mother f**ker. You racist little inbred b***h. C**t!”

And then… WHAM!

The yet-to-be identified attacker punched Williams right in the face — giving him the aforementioned shiner he was wearing on Hannity’s show.

There couldn’t be anything worse than a physical attack over political views, right?

Well, you’d be wrong…

Because to me, worse than the attack (that was captured on multiple cell phones) was the indifference of the other students standing around, allowing the attack to happen.

In a follow-up interview with Campus Reform, Williams went on to voice his concern over this fact…

“Some students nearby the table were laughing. One guy was smiling while I was being attacked and trying to hand me his flyer as a joke.”

Yeah — the party of peace, love, and equality, huh?

No, they’ve become the party of violent thugs that only attack when in a group — afraid to confront a conservative one-on-one.

This is a disturbing trend on the campuses and streets of America, and I’m truly afraid that people don’t understand the consequences of these hateful actions.

Now, we’re not talking about expulsion or even jail time…

I’m talking something much bigger.

Of the world’s biggest empires, none of them were felled from the attacks of some foreign invader or attacker…

No, every great empire — from the Greeks, to the Romans, to the British — was destroyed from within, by the nations own citizens.

Each attack is a drop in a small bucket…

The next attack could be the one that starts the overflow that will wash away everything America was built on and created for.

Which is the simplest idea ever: freedom.

America is the last bastion of true freedom left on the planet…

But each and every day, the left is ready to erode these freedoms for some virtue-signaling reason or another.

Each request for stricter gun control or hate speech laws is the dirty rat eating away at the beams that hold our country together…

God forbid if they ever get their way.

We need to hold onto our freedoms like somebody lost at sea clings to a life raft…

The moment these liberties are snatched away, they’ll be gone forever.

Even worse, we’ll deserve it…

Ben Franklin was absolutely correct when he said, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

And it’s time we, as a nation, took this to heart…

But if we’re going to be completely honest, the left needs to stop calling themselves tolerant.

They’re not civil in debates or confrontations.

We can only hope that their next target is as calm and cool as Williams and Turner were in the face of their hate.

No, the left is NOT tolerant… at all.

They’re the opposite…

And it’s time to acknowledge that.

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” – Benjamin Franklin