You’re not helping
That is what I’d say to the New Zealand shooter. You’re not helping. You think you are, but you’re not. This bullshit is just going to make everything much worse.
I have a LOT to say, so if you’re interested, grab a drink, settle down and hold on. This one’s gonna be long.
Thoughts and Prayers
An odd way to start out, but I just want to get this out of the way. I was monitoring Twitter when this story broke, and, of course, predictably, the left trashed anyone that dared to offer “thoughts and prayers.” That’s become their go-to talking point whenever a mass shooting occurs – mock anyone offering “thoughts and prayers.”
So, just exactly, what are people supposed to do, then? Would you rather they ignore it? Why are you focusing on other people’s reaction to the tragedy in the first place? Isn’t that just as pointless as offering thoughts and prayers?
Oh, wait, I know! We’re supposed to surrender all our guns at the nearest police station and register as Democrats, right?
Face it – there isn’t much you can do when stuff like this happens. All any of us can really do is offer our condolences and petition our representatives for whatever we think are solutions to the problem. That’s it. I personally think trashing people for offering “thoughts and prayers” is even more pointless than offering “thoughts and prayers” in the first place. How fucking petty do you have to be to focus on a bunch of people with good intentions after such a tragedy? Bitching at people for offering their condolences isn’t going to bring anyone back. It isn’t going to heal their wounds. It isn’t going to stop some future nutjob from carrying out an attack somewhere else. Bitching at people over “thoughts and prayers” does precisely jack shit and you know it. It’s nothing more than another form of virtue signaling.
The Innocence of Muslims, and the Guilt of Straight White Christians
Also known as the whataboutism section of this essay. I will not lie – my first reaction was, “oh, am I supposed to feel sorry for these people?” Harsh, bitchy, bigoted – call it whatever you want. I’m just being honest here.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been paying extra attention to the YA community, and I’ve noticed that yet another “Muslims are being persecuted by the US government” novel is due to be published on March 19. That, and I’ve been thinking about A Place for Wolves and waiting patiently for Jesse Singal to finish reading his copy and offer a review already.
The media has basically gone nuts over this tragedy. It reminds me of that song, “Dirty Laundry ” by Don Henley:
“We got the bubble headed
Comes on at five
She can tell you ’bout the plane crash
With a gleam in her eye
It’s interesting when people die
Give us dirty laundry
Can we film the operation
Is the head dead yet
You know the boys in the newsroom
Got a running bet
Get the widow on the set
We need dirty laundry”
I could have copied and pasted all the verses from that song, and they’d all be relevant, but I chose those because they’re the most relevant. We know that the media is overwhelmingly biased to the left. Anything that serves their narrative – Muslims are innocent people persecuted by evil straight white Christians – will get promoted and reported on.
And we see that here. The people breathlessly condemning all straight white Christians probably have some sympathy for the victims, but they’re all delighted that they’ve got something they can use as evidence that their narrative is truth.
And then we get stupid bullshit like the above tweet. I won’t debate whether or not this guy’s info is accurate. It probably isn’t, but that isn’t the point. The point is that this person claims there’s a pattern of behavior. Okay, let’s run with that premise. There’s indeed a pattern of behavior.
I’ve noticed another pattern of behavior. Here, I’ll dump a few examples below:
The scale of the street grooming crisis in the UK almost defies belief. Hundreds of girls and young women were raped in the city of Rotherham, and hundreds by similar exploitation rings in Rochdale, Peterborough, Newcastle, Oxford, and Bristol. Now, up to a thousand girls are thought to have been
Grooming gangs abused more than 700 women and girls around Newcastle with “arrogant persistence” after police appeared to punish victims while letting the perpetrators walk free, a case review has found. The report into the response by authorities to child sexual exploitation found that before a large-scale police operation was launched in 2014, officers’ actions were sending an “unhelpful” message to perpetrators.
Date 1980s-2013 Location Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England Coordinates 53°25′48″N 1°21′25″W / 53.430°N 1.357°W Coordinates: 53°25′48″N 1°21′25″W / 53.430°N 1.357°W Events Child sexual abuse of an estimated 1,400 (1997-2013, according to the Jay report) aged approximately 11-16 Reporter Andrew Norfolk of The Times , with information from Jayne Senior, youth worker Inquiries Home Affairs Committee (2013-2014) Jay inquiry (2014) Casey inquiry (2015) Trials Sheffield Crown Court, 2010, 2016-2017, convictions for rape, conspiracy to rape, aiding and abetting rape, sexual intercourse with a girl under 13, indecent assault, false imprisonment, procurement.
And here is a selection from the Wikipedia entry above:
“The failure to address the abuse was attributed to a combination of factors revolving around race, class and gender—contemptuous and sexist attitudes toward the mostly working-class victims; fear that the perpetrators’ ethnicity would trigger allegations of racism and damage community relations; the Labour council’s reluctance to challenge a Labour-voting ethnic minority; lack of a child-centered focus; a desire to protect the town’s reputation; and lack of training and resources.”
Hmmm, very interesting. It is especially interesting if you’ve read through the shooter’s manifesto like I have.
It is also interesting how it’s okay to point out one pattern of behavior, but that it is verboten to point out another pattern of behavior.
I’ve been noticing a pattern of behavior for nearly twenty years now. I keep seeing Muslims doing terrible things, and I keep seeing leftists brushing those things under the rugs. I keep seeing leftists shriek “bigot” at anyone who dares to notice those patterns. I keep noticing a pattern of leftists shrieking “whataboutism” any time someone points out that Muslims, on average, are far more violent and totalitarian than Christians.
If this were a video game, the criminals responsible for the crimes in the tweet above would still languish at the bottom of the leaderboards, and various Muslim terrorists would occupy the top fifty spots.
But, noticing such patterns is racist, even though Islam is a religion, not a race.
So I’ve read through the manifesto, and to be frank, it’s a rambling mess. The shooter is Australian, is 28 years old and basically decided to carry out this attack after seeing what a dumpster fire France has become. I want to tackle his manifesto in a separate post, as there’s a lot to go through.
The guy’s main problem is mass immigration and the replacement of white people in what he calls European nations. Granted, New Zealand and Australia are hardly in Europe (duh) but their cultures are obviously derived from Europe, and both nations are part of the Commonwealth, so yeah.
He is not a white supremacist but does come across as a white nationalist and yes, those are two different things. I say he is not a white supremacist because he claims he does not hate non-whites or bear them ill-will, but wants them to remain in their own countries. He describes himself as racist too, but in the sense that he wants their societies separate from that of whites.
The mainstream media and the leftist cunts on Twitter are trying to blame white people, Christians, Republicans, conservatives, PewDiePie, Candace Owens, President Trump and the NRA for what happened in Christchurch. The shooter describes freaking China as his ideal nation – hardly a bastion of right-wing thought. He blasts conservatives as being corporatists and also points out that they haven’t even conserved anything. The guy even calls himself an eco-fascist. ECO-FASCIST! Yeah, how many right-wingers describe themselves as fascist? Try none.
The shooter does not fit into a neat political box. That’s why I think everyone should read the manifesto for themselves. I will link it here . It’s long, and since it was posted at Pastebin, the formatting is wonky. I will try to find the original.
Parts of the document also come across as pure trolling, especially the part about the videogames he was supposedly inspired by.
The Politicization of Tragedies
I can hear it now. Leftists all across the world whining “why are you making it about you? Why can’t you just offer condolences? Reeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!”
Well, first of all, you shit all over people offering condolences, so fuck you. That’s the first thing. Secondly, this isn’t about me. This shouldn’t be about PewDiePie or Candace Owens or Trump, BUT YOU MADE IT ABOUT THEM!
If you really believe that anything Candace Owens said could possibly inspire someone to violence, then you’re either ignorant or stupid. She’s very centrist…she leans a little to the right, but she’s nowhere an extremist. Remember…you have to READ the manifesto. Blaming Candace Owens for anything is playing directly into his hands. THAT IS WHAT HE WANTS, you fucking idiots.
The same goes for PewDiePie – he said “subscribe to PewDiePie” to get the media to freak out and be even more divisive, and what do you know, the media played right into his hands. Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie’s real name) is not responsible for what happened and has already disavowed the attack.
Do you remember the shooting of that Congressional baseball game? Here, let me refresh your memory:
On June 14, 2017, during a practice session for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity in Alexandria, Virginia, James Hodgkinson shot U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, U.S. Capitol police officer Crystal Griner, congressional aide Zack Barth, and lobbyist Matt Mika.
Now, if I or any prominent conservative pundit had blamed the vicious rhetoric from Democrats and the media for that shooting, leftists everywhere would have pitched a nuclear conniption fit and shrieked, “not all Democrats! We had nothing to do with that! WE’RE INNNNNNOCCCCEEEEEENNNNNTTTT!!!!”
Oh, but this one shooting by one guy whose views might be kinda-sorta similar to some other right-wingers means that all whites, Christians, straights, Repubicans and any combination thereof are definitely responsible for what happened and therefore must be punished. Or pilloried on Twitter at least.
I am, therefore, holding every Democrat on Earth responsible for the 2017 Congressional baseball shooting. You bitches have blood on your hands too.
See how ridiculous that is? Now, kindly, go fuck yourselves.
That’s all for now. My birthday is tomorrow, and I am not really looking forward to digging through the guy’s manifesto on my birthday, but I’ll do it anyway. Not that anyone cares, but whatever.