Skip to comments.Blame Everybody: Double Standards and a False Narrative
Posted on 08/09/2019 1:18:32 AM PDT by Kaslin
This past Saturday a mentally unhinged gunman walked into a Wal-Mart in El Paso, TX and brutally murdered 22 innocent people. The gunman, who for decencys sake shall remain nameless, was a deranged white nationalist. The mainstream media and Democrat politicians alike, never ones to let an opportunity to smear Donald Trump go by, even (or especially) in times of national mourning, quickly tried to tie President Trump to the shooter.
Unlike previous false narratives about the president, this one is especially disgusting. Unlike the Russia Collusion false narrative which became almost comical towards its eventual evaporation with the Mueller Report, this false narrative of some mythical Trumpian racism is disturbing in the exuberance with which the Democrats drive it. Yet it underlines exactly how desperate and hypocritical the Left has become. If Democrats would like to tie President Trump to a crazed individual who possessed, at best, a peripheral view of illegal immigration as he, should we not tie each and every Democratic politician and media elite to each and every disturbed criminal that espouses the same views as they?
Less than one day after the horrors in El Paso, a mentally unstable man walked into a nightclub in Dayton, Ohio and slaughtered nine innocent people. On this occasion, the deranged killer espoused a socialist ideology, an admiration for Elizabeth Warren and a sympathy for the domestic terror network Antifa. Is Elizabeth Warren to blame for this incident? Are the Antifa apologists within the Democratic ranks and media equally as culpable as the shooter?
On June 16th, Alexandria Cortez likened legal and safe ICE detention facilities to Nazi concentration camps. A short time thereafter an Antifa terrorist firebombed an ICE facility citing AOC in his manifesto. Is Congresswoman Cortez responsible for the cowardly act? Will she change her stance on the dissolution of ICE? Of course, she should she change her stance based on facts and the reality of our immigration crisis, but should the actions of this rogue bomber really be her catalyst for catharsis?
On June 14, 2017 a left-wing activist and strong supporter of Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders opened fire on a group of Republican lawmakers practicing for a softball game. Where was the medias condemnation of Sanders? Where was the outrage at Democratic Socialism?
Ever since the horrific attacks in El Paso, and really since he came onto the political stage, Democrats and the media have tried to paint Donald Trump as a racist. They have demonized him with the most vitriolic slurs. MSNBC host Nicole Wallace stated, on air, President Trump is talking about exterminating Latinos. A statement so outlandish, even by MSNBC standards, the host had to subsequently walk it back. Joe Biden, while ignoring his own past, stated, absent any substantive support, that President Trump has, fanned the flames of white supremacy in this nation. Even soon to be also ran Cory Booker went as far as to say, I want to say with more moral clarity that Donald Trump is responsible for this. By this standard, can we fairly blame every criminal act in Bookers native Newark, NJ on Booker himself?
It is both wrong and illogical to blame the acts of the mentally disturbed on the politicians that espouse similar views. This standard is well maintained when it comes to liberal politicians. But not when it comes to Donald Trump. When it comes to Donald Trump, all principles of decency and journalistic integrity go out the window because it fits the Lefts false narrative of President Trump as a maniacal fear mongering racist.
There is an illegal immigration crisis in this country. Both sides have recognized this, however reluctantly for some. The mere fact that the El Paso shooter went on a racist, misinformed, and wholly inhuman rampage does not equate to the president being in any way aligned with his actions or ideology. If such were the case, then all of the aforementioned Democrats could be held accountable for the actions of their supporters or anyone taking up violence to advance similar, yet distorted, beliefs.
The media and Democratic politicians employ this double standard for two simple reasons. It furthers their perpetual false narrative of Donald Trump as a racist white supremacist while furthering their own political agendas. If youre going to blame President Trump for the actions of the El Paso shooter and somehow assimilate their views, then you must apply the same standard across the board. Would the Left be okay with that?
If the Left didn’t have double standards, they’d have no standards at all.
The media wing of the Democrat party’s chronic abuse of the power of suggestion is meant to be provocative. It’s one of their available means of producing the results they require, and when they say “by any means necessary”, it means exactly what it says.
You said it.
I am a white nationalist, I think every American should be a nationalist due to the history of the world. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt America is the best country in the world due to its submission to the o obviously superior principals of Christianity.
I am proud to live by those principles and welcome anybody in the world to come live by those principles along side me in this country as a citizen.
And I invite anybody in this still free America who does not like it or its principles espoused in our founding to pick a country the relate to better to pick up their baggage and move there immediately.
If you are not an American nationalist, you need to leave.
Why wasn’t some Texan packing?
There has been some reporting that this shooter was motivated by environmentalism, of the variety that dictates the elimination of the human species is necessary to save the earth. He also felt that the illegal invasion is damaging our environment, which is a logical conclusion if one sees that they are setting up shantytowns and generally third world conditions like those they left. White nationalism has nothing to do with this; other than his linking illegal aliens with environmental degradation, he is a pretty typical radical leftist.
I am disappointed that Town Hall would fall for this particular lie.
“was a deranged white nationalist”?
Well, he is certainly deranged:
“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 isnt 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.”
Why have we seen absolutely nothing about this shooter except for “his manifest”? No social media. No interviews with friends, relatives or acquaintances. No school records or job history. Nothing.
I don’t believe for a second that this animal was a nationalist. If he truly was, they’d be shoving the proof in our faces every minute of every day. Instead, all we have is the left’s interpretation of a suspect “manifest”.
Another cypher, like the Las Vegas shooter. Also, stop noticing. The media has.
Does he really expect any of these people he just denigrated to vote for him after throwing his own hate at them?
Joe Biden was never a very sharp guy.
"Stand up, Chuck. Stand up!"
For decency's sake? Isn't that why doctors were once forbidden to dissect dead bodies, and why women were discouraged from seeking ob/gyn care? What's decent about swaddling adults in ignorance?
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