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White Nationalist Does Massacre. Now the Gaslighting Begins

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/08/05/white-nationalist-does-massacre-now-gaslighting-begins

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This call for “civil war” goes back many including the time Of Reagan and “Government is the enemy”. I heard guys calling in to Rush Limbaugh on late night talk shows vowing to get a gun to deal with the “libtards”.

This is what drove Rush Limbaughs ratings so high and why his show was heavily promoted by the media.

These guys never went away, they just crawled under rocks to hide away from the sun for the past few decades. They have been there since the nation founded, through the expansion of the USA into the West with all its wars against the First nations peoples , from the wars against Mexico to the days of Jim crow laws and lynchings and the invasion of the Philippines. They were there beating heads in at Selma.

Every decade or so they get a new champion to speak for them and they crawl out from under those rocks. Their current champion is Donald Trump.

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Careful about Selma. Previous protest marches had protectors in place to allow peaceful protest by citizens. The protectors were very well armed. The KKK guys were deputies and carried side arms.
This particular incident may fall in place because of an LBJ and MLK phone conversation a couple weeks before.
LBJ needed violence on everyones TV screen to pass civil rights legislation.
Selma march did that.

Killer Clown’s right.

The corpress created him, ceaselessly promoted him while professing a feckless distaste, and now normalize his viciousness in the face of the undeniable impact of it.

“Enemy of the people”, indeed …

At some point we’re going to have to put a stop to these fools who incite violence with their words, like it is illegal to yell “fire!” in a theater. These people, including the Idiot-In-Chief, are responsible for these deaths and they need to be held accountable.

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"You could argue that the civil war is already underway, and it’s looking pretty one-sided at the moment, "

I guess one could call one sided, it’s just that right wing nuts go for soft targets, do more damage and get more publicity.
James Hodgkinson, Willem Van Spronsen,

Maybe it’s time we stop bashing white men and start considering why they are killing themselves in record numbers, dying of “diseases of despair” in record numbers and the overwhelming perpetrators of mass shootings. Maybe it’s time to consider why radical Hispanic groups talk about “La Reconquista” of the Southwestern United States. Maybe it’s time consider why one group called “La Voz de Aztlan” was so virulently anti-Semitic and anti-white? And of course let’s remember that the perpetrator of the largest mass school shooting in US history was actually a Korean. And let’s remember that there are huge numbers of shootings in poor black and latino neighborhoods. Let’s remember that Mexico has some of the strictest gun laws in North America and has been described as a slow motion hot war with shootings and assassinations and Canada with some of the most lax gun laws has some of the lowest gun violence in North America…
a lot to think about.

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Thank you 1EdBen for the great gaslighting example.

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No there’s nothing there that you said that’s worth thinking about.
I won’t let you light my gas. So, lets’ stick to frying the big, real fish.