Oh, American liberals, your hatred for white people is showing again.
The left in this country has been in a rhetorical war against white people for several years now, but it really reached a fever pitch with the campaign and election of Donald Trump. Now it’s an all-out assault on “whiteness.” White privilege, white supremacy, white this, white that. At a time when sensible Democrats (what few there are left) are BEGGING the party to stop turning off the majority of voters in this country, so many leftists simply can’t help themselves. Even if they never win an election again, they are going to make sure you know just how much they HATE white people.
They decided, of course, that the Las Vegas mass shooting was a perfect time to bring it up again. Without any obvious motives on display as of Monday, the left took what they knew about the shooter – basically, that he was white – and decided to make it all about that.
Charles Clymer, a frequent GQ contributor, tweeted: “It matters to say Stephen Paddock was white and that he was a terrorist. This was a terrorist attack by a white male. We are more likely to be killed by white men w/ guns in this country than foreign terrorists who claim to be Muslim. Why is there no ban on them?”
You’re right, Mr. Clymer, let’s ban white men. That’s very helpful.
Jamelle Bouie of Slate hopped on the bandwagon with: “Essentially, by the definition currently in common currency, a white person cannot be a terrorist.”
Ridiculous. Is anyone seriously arguing that Timothy McVeigh was not a terrorist with specific, anti-government views that inspired his Oklahoma City attack? Were there not plenty of people, including lots of white conservatives, referring to the Charlottesville murderer as a domestic terrorist? The problem isn’t that “white people” are exempt from the term, the problem is that if we just start calling every mass shooter a “terrorist,” the word loses any helpful meaning. We’ll just need another word for actual terrorism.
But taking the cake is New York Daily News racial instigator Shaun King, who told us in his column that only white people can enjoy the “privilege” of lone wolf status:
What we are witnessing is the blatant fact that white privilege protects even Stephen Paddock, an alleged mass murderer, not just from being called a terrorist, but from the anger, rage, hellfire, and fury that would surely rain down if he were almost anyone other than a white man. His skin protects him. It also prevents our nation from having an honest conversation about why so many white men do what he did, and why this nation seems absolutely determined to do next to nothing about it.
I spoke to two people this morning, one black and the other Muslim. Both of them said that, when they heard about this awful shooting in Las Vegas, they immediately began hoping that the shooter was not black or a Muslim. Why? Because they knew that the blowback on all African-Americans or Muslims would be fierce if the shooter hailed from one of those communities.
Well, since King has spoken to two whole people, can certainly can’t argue with his conclusions. But we’ll just say this: No, a black shooter or a Muslim shooter would not automatically bring blowback on those communities. King is being purposefully deceptive, just like all the rest of the racial instigators who came out of the woodwork this week. Fact is, the blowback occurs because the motivations are revealed. Anti-cop motivations that sound like Black Lives Matter rhetoric. Islamist motivations straight out of the ISIS playbook. These people are called terrorists because they ARE terrorists. And if we find out that Paddock is a neo-Nazi, do you really think it will be any different?
We can’t stand this because it preys on people’s ignorance while ignoring the actual facts. And readers are all too willing to ignore the truth just to get their digs in at conservative white America.