Obviously, Donald Trump must be to blame for the shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, because the shooter was a White Supremacist. Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rouke, Bernie Sanders and others have all joined in on the talking points to place blame for this shooting on President Trump. Somehow a President who has never supported White Supremacy as far as we know, is to blame for some lunatic shooting up a Walmart.
But what about that manifesto that the shooter left? Surely, that ties him to Donald Trump. I mean the guy was a racist who wrote “If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can become more sustainable.” Now if I was like most in the media, I would have only showed you that quote and then told you something like “In his manifesto, the shooter echoes Donald Trump on immigration” and then proceeded to paint Trump as a White Nationalist who is stirring up hated for immigrants.
When you read what the shooter actually wrote about his ideology, “My ideology has not changed for several years. My opinions on automation, immigration, and the rest predate Trump and his campaign for President. I’m putting this here because some people will blame the president or certain presidential candidates for the attack. This is not the case.” Funny, I don’t remember seeing the media actually showing any of that.
I also don’t remember the media trying to paint Andrew Yang as the reason for the shooter doing what he did. I don’t remember the media comparing Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris or Bernie Sanders’ beliefs to that of the shooters either. That must mean that obviously they have nothing in common with this White Nationalist, because like always it’s the “right-wing extremists” who are the violent ones. Or is it that they have intentionally ignored the parts in the manifesto where the shooter talks about his support for things like UBI (Universal Basic Income)? Maybe they missed that one. Could be an honest mistake. They must have also missed things such as “achieving ambitions social projects like universal healthcare”. (It’s a good thing that no one on the left has tried to scare people and make claims such as “hundreds of thousands of people will die” under the GOP healthcare plan (Nancy Pelosi).) It must have been an honest mistake to overlook when he said “The cost of degrees has exploded as their value has plummeted. This has led to a generation of indebted, overqualified students…” (I am glad though that no one on the left has ever talked about how evil they think Walmart is. Oh wait, we hear that constantly.)
And then there’s “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 over harvesting resources” (Hmm. Where have I heard that corporations are destroying the environment before?) He goes on to say that “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. Freshwater 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 to 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 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. So the next logical step is to decrease the number of people in America using resources. If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can become more sustainable.”
So the shooter supported universal healthcare, universal basic income, student loan forgiveness, accused the big corporations of destroying the planet and owning the government….am I watching a Democrat debate? Have you heard Donald Trump rant about any of those things?
Are you sick of this nonsense yet? Are you sick of the media only focusing on the part where the shooter rants about immigration and then intentionally ignoring everything else that I just quoted from the shooters manifesto, just so they could blame Trump for this?
If we on the right were using the left’s standards, we would be comparing the shooters beliefs to someone like Bernie Sanders and claiming that his radical ideology was to blame for the mass shooting….but sane people don’t think like that. Sane people place the blame for the actions of the shooter solely on the shooter. We could even use the Left’s standards in Dayton, Ohio and accuse Elizabeth Warren of being responsible for those that were killed, considering it was a self avowed socialist and one of her supporters who shot up a bar, but again, we don’t stoop to that level, because we know that the blame is place solely on the shooter and not Elizabeth Warren. We could blame Jay Inslee or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez considering what the shooter cl claimed about the environment sounded exactly something like you would hear either of them say.
It is interesting how White Nationalism is the only thing that the left focuses on. Over the past decade they have refused to denounce the violence coming from groups such as ANTIFA and Occupy Wall Street, meanwhile they went out of their way to call the Tea Party “dangerous”, despite not a single act of violence. They have refused to denounce radical Islam despite radical Islam killing tens of thousands of people. No, White Nationalism, an insane belief that an extreme few actually believe, is the one that they decide to focus on. I’m sure it’s all about principles and can’t have anything to do with trying to fundraise off of it (Kamala Harris).
We keep hearing that Donald Trump is dividing the country and stirring up hatred with his record. I’m sure the constant claims that Conservatives are all racist, sexists, homophobic, xenophobic, bigots, every single time a Conservative says anything about any issue in the past decade, played absolutely no part in dividing the country.
We hear the left claim that Donald Trump needs to come out and publicly condemn white supremacy, and then when he did we heard from the same people that it wasn’t good enough and that he didn’t really mean it. So in other words, no matter what Trump says, the left has proven that they won’t accept anything he says, and have already decided he was a racist and that plays a part in every single decision that he makes. This is complete insanity.
This insanity needs to stop before we get more divided then we are already. Donald Trump is no more to blame for the shooting in El Paso, then Elizabeth Warren is to blame for the shooting in Dayton, Ohio, and that is absolutely zero blame. The left is so desperate to paint anyone on the right as an extremist, that they need to go out of their way, intentionally ignore everything in the manifesto except for “immigration”, to group everyone in with some lunatic, who by the way, doesn’t even have Conservative values on a single issue as far as we could tell from his manifesto. And no, White Supremacy is not a Conservative principle. White Supremacy actually has a lot more in common with hard core progressivism, considering it’s progressivism that constantly pushes identify politics. An ideology that says things like “Is Pete Buttigieg gay enough to make up for being white?”
It’s time we end this nonsense and actually get back to talking about real ideas, before we end up down a very dark road that we don’t want to be on.