Yesterday I wrote that the media would assuredly turn the shooter of Rep. Scalise into the victim.
Chris Matthews says in this video that we don’t know what sadness the shooter had to deal with in his life, thereby adding some justification to his heinous act.
It wasn’t an hour after I wrote that gun control would surface that Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe launched into a tirade about too many guns on the street. He claimed 93 million people a day died from gun violence. Someone corrected him, but the ignorance of that statement is overwhelming. In less than a week our total population would be gone if that were true!
And then there’s this man on MSNBC:
This is MSNBC counter-terrorism analyst Malcolm Nance, who called for ISIS to bomb Trump Tower Istanbul on an earlier occasion.
Now they have moved on to justifying violence.
Huffington Post writer Jesse Benn tweeted: “For violent resistance to work it’d need to be organized. Individual acts can be understandable, but likely counterproductive/ineffective.”
Earlier he wrote:
Violent resistance matters. Riots can lead to major change (*note the irony of that hyperlink going to a Vox article). It’s not liberal politicians or masses that historians identify as the spark underlying the modern movement for LGBTQ equality. Nor was it a think piece from some smarmy liberal writer. It was the people who took to the streets during the Stonewall Uprising. It was the Watts Rebellion, not the Watts Battle of Ideas, that exposed the enduring systemic neglect, poverty, inequality, and racism faced by that community. Similarly, it was the LA Uprising, not the LA Protests, that led to significant changes in the Los Angeles Police Department. More recently, the Ferguson and Baltimore Uprisings both helped prompt the Justice Department to investigate their corrupt police forces. And since we’re talking about fascism, it’s worth remembering that it wasn’t the election of a moderate centrist (hello, Hillary) or a sanguine protest that stopped its ascent in Europe. It was, primarily, the Russian military, and to a lesser extent the US military; neither of which practiced nonviolence if memory serves.
That’s where we are now. Thanks media!