February 11, 2022

An Inconvenient Assailant

Why is it that certain acts of political violence don’t seem to attract the attention of the mainstream media?

Today marks the one-week anniversary of a vicious and nearly deadly act of political violence — an act that the mainstream media seems utterly uninterested in covering.

David Alexander Zegarac, 42, of Headingley, Manitoba, Canada, was arrested last Friday for having plowed his vehicle, a white Jeep Patriot, through a group of “Freedom Convoy” supporters in Winnipeg, Canada. Zegarac sped off from the scene, leaving four men injured. He ran multiple lights and resisted arrest when police caught up to him around 40 minutes later. As the Daily Mail reports, he now faces four counts of assault with a weapon, two counts of dangerous operation of a conveyance causing bodily harm, one count of dangerous operation of a conveyance, two counts of failure to stop after an accident, and two counts of failure to stop at the scene of an accident.

That’s all well and good, but where are the charges for attempted murder? Recent history tells us that when a guy rams an SUV into a crowd of people, the results can be horrific. That they weren’t in this case shouldn’t excuse the assailant, who’s clearly a menace to society.

What we know about this menace, this David Zegarac, is that he’s an antifa member with a long history of far-left militancy. He was the frontman of an antifa punk band Brat Attack until the record label dropped the group because of multiple accusations of sexual assault against, yes, Zegarac in 2015. One of the accusers said she was only 13 when he groomed her and raped her.

So why aren’t we hearing anything more about this unprovoked assault on peaceful demonstrators? Where’s the Canadian media coverage? Why hasn’t Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denounced this reprobate and this act of political violence? It’s as if they just can’t bring themselves to call additional attention to bad behavior when it comes from the Left. As columnist Conor Vasile writes:

It seems as if once again large news corporations want to sweep the incident under the rug, much like they did with the Waukesha Christmas parade hit-and-run hate crime that killed seven and injured more. Notice that legacy media isn’t talking about that anymore?

Commentators on the left never waste an opportunity to bring up the Charlottesville, Virginia, car attack, a horrible assault that killed one and injured 35 others. It seems as if whenever freedom-loving patriots congregate, leftist media eagerly reminds the world of the dangers of supposed emerging fascism and alt-right conspiracy theorists, while dodging the true issues at hand. Here, those issues are the right to bodily autonomy and the Covid-19 response’s gross abuses of governmental authority.

Imagine the uproar and the outrage if this vehicle had been driven into a crowd of Black Lives Matter supporters instead of a crowd of peaceful, law-abiding, liberty-loving citizens.

When it comes to political violence, the double standard is becoming ever more obvious. In addition to the examples cited above, we’d add the name of James Hodgkinson, the deranged leftist and Bernie Sanders campaign volunteer who opened fire on a group of congressional Republicans who were practicing for their annual Congressional Baseball Game. The assailant kept firing until he was ultimately engaged and killed by two Capitol cops. Today, how many people remember Hodgkinson’s name, or even recall his act of attempted mass murder? Even the FBI got into the whitewashing act, calling it a case not of political violence but of attempted “death by cop.”

Hodgkinson’s act was one of domestic terrorism, pure and simple. So was last Friday’s crime in Canada. That the media won’t call it as much is to its eternal shame.

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

The Patriot Post and Patriot Foundation Trust, in keeping with our Military Mission of Service to our uniformed service members and veterans, are proud to support and promote the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, both the Honoring the Sacrifice and Warrior Freedom Service Dogs aiding wounded veterans, the National Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, the Folds of Honor outreach, and Officer Christian Fellowship, the Air University Foundation, and Naval War College Foundation, and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. "Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for his friends." (John 15:13)


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

Please join us in prayer for our nation — that righteous leaders would rise and prevail and we would be united as Americans. Pray also for the protection of our Military Patriots, Veterans, First Responders, and their families. Please lift up your Patriot team and our mission to support and defend our Republic's Founding Principle of Liberty, that the fires of freedom would be ignited in the hearts and minds of our countrymen.

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2024 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.