It didn’t take long for Democrats to exploit the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, again sound their clarion call for more gun restrictions and blame it all on President Trump.
THE 2020 BLAME GAME
The bodies in El Paso were barely cold when Beto O’Rourke started blaming President Trump. “He is a racist, and he stokes racism in this country…. We have a president with white nationalist views in the United States today,” the failing Democratic presidential candidate told CNN all Saturday night and Sunday.
— New York Post, 8/4/19
Sen. Cory Booker placed blame on President Donald Trump and his racist rhetoric for a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, that left at least 20 people dead.
— BuzzFeed News, 8/4/19
Many, including actress Mia Farrow, took to Twitter to blame the rise of white supremacist violence on Mr Trump.
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said confronting white nationalist terrorism would be embarrassing for a president who “helped stoke many of these feelings in this country to begin with. At best, he’s condoning and encouraging white nationalism,” Mr Buttigieg said.
Senator Kamala Harris of California also found blame in Mr Trump’s use of language, which she said had “incredible consequence. We have a president of the United States who has chosen to use his words in a way that have been about selling hate and division among us,” she told reporters before attending services at a black church in Las Vegas.
Senator Bernie Sanders opened a town-hall meeting with a moment of silence and by calling for universal background checks for firearms purchases and more restrictions on assault weapons.
— News.com Australia, 8/4/19
Gun violence is a problem that always becomes partisan when convenient for the left and they now almost always pin the blame on President Trump, Republicans and their supposed-beholding to the NRA. Of course, whenever we have evolving news events, there’s bound to be some confusion.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, mistakenly referred to the shootings as “the tragic events in Houston today and also in Michigan the day before,” but later corrected himself, according to a pool report. Biden seemingly confused Houston for El Paso and Michigan for Ohio when speaking to donors about the shootings.
— Washington Examiner, 8/5/19
But there are also intellectually honest problems with their arguments that legislation has been stalled by insensitive right wingers. In fact, almost every ill in America is laid at the feet of Republicans: illegal immigration, health care, student loan debt, the budget; but there’s a dirty little secret NONE of the Democrats and their media ever mention when addressing those ills.
Democrats had a chance to address and implement almost everything they wanted and punted.
Barack Obama is the first president-elect in 32 years to receive a Congress under the firm control of his party, a powerful political gift that bodes well for the enactment of an expansive Democratic agenda.
— The Guardian, 11/6/08
For two long years, President Obama enjoyed a Democrat House and Senate and could have passed most of the liberal laundry list. Gun control, free college, the public option, easing the ramifications of illegal immigration including their voting rights, EVERYTHING could’ve been on the table and enacted but they did almost none of it. And now they have the nerve to demand Republicans fix what they couldn’t be bothered to lift a finger and address.
SHOOTINGS OF NO NATIONAL IMPORTANCE
Another Democrat consistency is their opportunistic demand for gun restrictions only after a mass shooting happens that involves white people. We very seldom, if at all, hear them offer their condolences and prayers when shootings occur weekly in metropolitan districts they control.
Districts comprised mostly with “people of color”.
Baltimore City Police are investigating after more than a dozen people were shot in the city. From 1am Friday, until 3am Monday, 13 people including a 12-year-old boy were shot in the city. Six have died.
— WBFF, 7/29/19
Shootings across the city of Chicago this past weekend have left seven people dead and another 46 people wounded.
— ABC7 Chicago 5, 8/5/19
This is not an anomaly but you’d think so if you only consumed the words of Democrat politicians and their national media. Capitol Hill Democrats who represent these areas say nothing about the weekly carnage in their hometowns because the victims are usually black or brown and are thus of little interest. But when we have an Orlando or Aurora or Newtown or Las Vegas, the media will plaster the names and faces of white victims; it’s time for yet another national discussion, assault on the NRA and any Republican who took a dollar from them.
Those who bring this up are, for some strange reason, ignored.
The carnage wrought in that bedroom community by a single gunman wielding an assault rifle with military-style ammunition clips took the lives of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Before those awful 10 minutes, murder was a rare occurrence in Newtown.
Even so, last month’s massacre there got far more attention from the news media and politicians in this nation’s capital than the 260 schoolchildren who were killed in Chicago over a recent three-year period.
— USA Today, 12/31/12
There has to reasons for the uptick in mass violence in our country. Many of today’s media acts like this is how things have always been and it’s up to politicians to finally put an end to it. However, that’s narcissistic thinking coming from younger pundits who believe the world only existed during their time of awareness.
When many of us older Americans went to school, there were a lot of guns available and there were no mass shootings there or anywhere for that matter. This IS a fairly recent phenomenon and there’s a lot of possible inconvenient blame to go around.
“And no religion, too”
Only a liberal could find The Ten Commandments offensive. But there’s another aspect of religion that’s sorely missing in the heads of today’s young people moving up the ranks in education: that there’s something greater than themselves. Concern about a possible comeuppance down the road makes a lot of people stop and think about the ramifications of their actions. But when you’re living in today’s it’s-all-about-me society and you’re also told no one has the right to judge you and your actions, anything goes.
As written earlier, there were no mass shootings for the most part when most of us were children.
There was also another element seemingly missing from society in those days: a cottage industry built on “mental illness”. We have doctors who’ll quickly write prescriptions for a child who we knew as “hyper”. This child will be given a cocktail of drugs that’ll make him or her manageable for lazy, uninspired teachers and parents. We even have a recent addition to school staff: social workers who can (based on their vast medical experience and knowledge) make devastating life decisions for children, recommending them to see physicians who’ll mandate psychotropic drugs be dispensed to students as a condition to remaining in school.
The results can be horrific and are documented.
Eric Harris age 17 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 (Colombine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado), killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold’s medical records have never been made available to the public.
Steven Kazmierczak, age 27, shot and killed five people and wounded 21 others before killing himself in a Northern Illinois University auditorium. According to his girlfriend, he had recently been taking Prozac, Xanax and Ambien. Toxicology results showed that he still had trace amounts of Xanax in his system.
Misperceptions happen when we’re forced to rely on the media to keep us informed.
How many times have we had a speculation storm after a mass killer’s name is released, his or her social media accounts are quickly removed leaving the general public at the mercy of the reckless speculation (and/or agendas) of the media.
— Social Media Accounts of Mass Killers Should Remain Public, Not Scrubbed
We’re already hearing the left call out “white supremacist” after the El Paso shootings, based on what’s been released to the public but when killers are one of their politically correct-protected, motivations are hidden as much as possible from the public. Let’s not forget how the media also went out of their way to link President Trump to the mass shooter in New Zealand; a link that turned out not only to be false but never corrected after the smear was distributed.
Maybe that’s why the media instructed the public not to read Brenton Tarrant’s manifesto and just take their word for it….
However, a couple of contextual sentences were intentionally omitted by the media.
The intentional mislabeling, thus masking of a murderous progressive is something we’ve come to expect and the same appears to be happening when it comes to the possible motivation of El Paso shooter and “white supremacist” Patrick Crusius.
“The American lifestyle affords our citizens an incredible quality of life. However, our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country. The decimation of the environment is creating a massive burden for future generations,” the El Paso shooter wrote.
— Frontpage Mag, 8/4/19
So humans are a threat to the planet and Crusius lashed out accordingly. Who preaches this to young people…?
TAKE THE MEDIA’S WORD FOR IT?
We hear this mentioned all the time, but with the recent call-out of Representative Elijah Cummings from President Trump on the obvious neglect of districts like Baltimore, the left responded with any criticism of a black politician, on any topic, is racism. That sentiment can, and most likely will, extend to women, other minorities and progressive special interests and we can only imagine what imaginative penalties they could come up with for enforcement.
When anyone can successfully scrub their own social media accounts of embarrassing posts, they can present themselves as someone they are not. As Democrats have been relatively successful in distancing themselves from their murderous legacy of racism, they are now emboldened on dictating the terms of speech and can smear others with impunity.
Common Dreams: At Least 29 Dead After Shootings In Texas and Ohio, With Police Probing Alleged White Supremacist Views of El Paso Gunman
Heavy: Patrick Crusius: Suspect’s Twitter Page Shows Trump Support
NewsOne: El Paso Shooter Identified Online As Trump Supporter Who Didn’t Like ‘Race Mixing’
Slate: El Paso Suspect Reportedly a Trump Supporter Who Wrote Racist, Anti-Immigrant Manifesto
Washington Monthly: Trump Still Refuses to Condemn Violent White Supremacy
When gang members kill innocent people on the street, are they labeled by race and speculation of their motives reported? Initially, great care is given not to inflame the masses against a “minority” group. When Muslims kill innocent people in a mall, jumping to conclusions is quite taboo because Islamophobia is a big no-no. When we hear of men sexually abusing boys, gays are NEVER pointed to as a group that can be scrutinized because homophobia is a really big no-no. When women sexually assault their male students or commit other violent acts, they’re seldom sentenced as would be the case if the sexes were reversed because these poor women would be victims of the toxic patriarchy, etc.
On the other hand, progressive Democrats CAN be racist and survive politically and professionally. You don’t have to go back decades or more. Just ask Virginia governor Ralph Northam. They will loudly condemn any violence they can link solely to Republicans and Crusius appears to know our media well.
My opinions on automation, immigration, and the rest predate Trump and his campaign for president. I putting this here because some people will blame the President or certain presidential candidates for the attack. This is not the case. I know that the media will probably call me a white supremacist anyway and blame Trump’s rhetoric. The media is infamous for fake news. Their reaction to this attack will likely just confirm that.
— Patrick Crusius manifesto
He was right in the media’s attempt to portray him solely as a violent white supremacist while they look the other way on the consistently destructive/violent Antifa, even going so far as to ignorantly and/or intentionally mislabel them a black group.
There’s more information you’re probably not likely to see reported on CNN, MSNBC, in the New York Times, Washington Post, on NPR, or PBS because they wouldn’t want to upset the narrative that the shooters were pro-Trump, MAGA hat-wearing white supremacists….
Connor Betts: Twitter Posts on Being a Leftist, Guns
Ohio Shooter Connor Betts Was A Leftist Antifa Supporter, Praised Bernie Sanders & Elizabeth Warren
Ohio gunman described himself as pro-Satan ‘leftist’ who supported Elizabeth Warren
A progressive can shoot a Republican congressman and others on an Alexandria, Virginia baseball field and the media is still very reluctant in labeling him the Bernie Sanders supporter he was. But liberals will quickly lump any and all white people who support President Trump as white supremacist racists, blacks who support him as part of the “blackground”, and everyone else a misguided sellout because they can. Opportunistic Republicans and conservatives, desperate for air time, will join in on condemning the president and his supporters for actions they don’t do.
We’re now being inundated by totally absurd conclusions coming from the usual sources.
Monday, August 5, marks the 217th day of 2019. The Gun Violence Archive has reported that there have been 255 reported and verified mass shootings in the United States this year. The number of shootings outweighs the number of days by 38.
— Detroit Free Press, 8/5/19
While those numbers look horrific, the “255” number cited include incidents where zero were killed and three were injured. Should that really constitute a “mass shooting” for political purposes? We know the answer to that.
When you substitute the word “terrorism” with “mass shooting” and we look at events outside of the United States, you’ll find that we have a long way to go before we really have to avoid those soft target areas. So far, 1,108 people have died in terror attacks around the world (utilizing a variety of lethal weaponry) and those are just the incidents involving “100+ deaths”. In 2019 alone, there were 287 terror incidents in January, 239 in February, 204 in March, 196 in April, 270 in May, 110 in June, 18 in July, and two so far in August. Terrorists must be on that summer vacation with the family.
Of the 86 countries where we have identified mass public shootings, the US ranks 56th per capita in its rate of attacks and 61st in mass public shooting murder rate. Norway, Finland, Switzerland and Russia all have at least 45 percent higher rates of murder from mass public shootings than the United States.
— John Lott and Michael Weisser, 8/30/18
If you take the time to look up killings involving drug cartels, domestic conflicts, and religious persecution, the number must be quite ominous in comparison to what we have in the United States.
As long as the left continues to #Resist the results of a presidential election more than three years after the fact, sow hate and division in our classrooms, via their entertainment industry, justify the denial of entry of Republicans into restaurants or inhibiting their freedom of movement, they’ve created an atmosphere of tumult and angst, inspiring people to lash out in varying degrees.
Liberals grant themselves immunity from the toxicity they create via their political agendas, television and movie productions, video games and “music” but as long as bad things only happen to those of us referred to as “ordinary people” in an El Paso or Dayton, politicians and the protected elite could care less.