Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Is President Trump responsible for the eco terrorist shooting in El Paso and the socialist terrorist shooting in Dayton?

by Rod Williams - Following the tragedy of the El Paso and Dayton shootings, there has been a mainstream media narrative focusing  on the white nationalist connections of mass shooters and an attempt to blame the shootings on a political climate created by President Trump. Most of the media, except for a handful of conservative outlets, have been beating this drum day after day.  MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show has gone as far as to suggest that when following the shootings, Trump ordered the flag over the Capitol to be flown at half staff until August 8th, he was sending a  secret message to white supremacist  letting them know he was one of them. You see, "H" is the eights letter of the alphabet and so 8-8 is a code for H-H, which stands for Heil Hitler. These people are nuts!

Most media did not get off into la-la land like MSNBC, but yet they made the claim or implied that the mass shootings are a result of white nationalism and Trump is responsible.

First of all, no one is responsible for the actions of another unless they were a co-conspirator or ordered the hit. No person not directly involved in the shooting is responsible for the actions of a shooter. If some nut kills a public figure I criticized in this blog, I am not going to feel any guilt.  When a mentally unstable person commits a crime, one could always look to influences and find a message or ideology or public figure that influenced the killer and is thereby responsible for the actions of the killer.

In 1969 when Charles Manson ordered the brutal grizzly murders at the Sharon Tate  home which resulted in the death of Tate  and four others, Charles Manson thought he was following directives contained in the lyrics of the Beatles' White Album. He thought “Helter Skelter,” foretold a bloody, apocalyptic race war. The murders were designed, in Manson's mind, to ignite that race war. I do not think the Beatles deserve any of the responsibility for the murders committed by the Manson family.

Another thing wrong with this view is that the facts are packaged to fit the narrative and facts that don't fit the narrative or ignored. No doubt about it,  anti-illegal immigrant views motivated the killer in El Paso. Before he went on this shooting rampage he issue a manifesto that called the massive influx of illegals an "invasion" and he said, "Hispanics will take control of the local and state government of my beloved Texas, changing policy to better suit their needs. They will turn Texas into an instrument of a political coup which will hasten the destruction of our country."

That is not all he railed against however. He also expressed anger about "the takeover of the United States government by unchecked corporations." He sounds like a liberal.

Much of his manifesto is that of an angry environmentalist:

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. Corporations are heading the destruction of our environment by shamelessly overharvesting resources. This has been a problem for decades. For example, this phenomenon is brilliantly portrayed in the decades old classic “The Lorax”. Water sheds around the country, especially in agricultural areas, are being depleted. Fresh water is being polluted from farming and oil drilling operations.
Consumer culture is creating thousands of tons of unnecessary plastic waste and electronic waste, and recycling to help slow this down is almost non-existent. Urban sprawl creates inefficient cities which unnecessarily destroys millions of acres of land. We even use god knows how many trees worth of paper towels just wipe water off our hands. Everything I have seen and heard in my short life has led me to believe that the average American isn’t willing to change their lifestyle, even if the changes only cause a slight inconvenience. The government is unwilling to tackle these issues beyond empty promises since they are owned by corporations. Corporations that also like immigration because more people means a bigger market for their products. I just want to say that I love the people of this country, but god damn most of y’all are just too stubborn to change your lifestyle.
This part of his manifesto is hardly mentioned by the mainstream media. It doesn't fit the narrative. Was the shooter influenced by Al Gore?  You could just as easily call the shooter a eco terrorist as a white nationalist terrorist. The Dayton shooter was a supporter of socialism and favored Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren and was against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (link) That has not been widely reported.

I don't know the political leanings of all of the domestic terrorist of the last dozen years or so.  Some were Islamist, some didn't seem to have an identifiable ideology, some where anti Jewish, one was anti Sikh or maybe was anti Muslim and was confused and thought Sikhs were Muslims, one was a Muslim who was anti gay, and several seem to be just mixed up sick kids. 

The media is painting the picture that most domestic terrorist are white supremacist triggered and inspired by Donald Trump. I think it is an intentional strategy to cause critics of open borders to shut up. Their narrative does not hold water. One could just as easily call the El Paso shooter an "eco terrorist" and the Dayton shooter a "socialist terrorist."

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