Your daily does of leftist stupidity, courtesy of the Washington Post opinions page:
Imagine if African American men and boys were committing mass shootings month after month, year after year. Articles and interviews would flood the media, and we’d have political debates demanding that African Americans be “held accountable.” Then, if an atrocity such as the Newtown, Conn., shootings took place and African American male leaders held a news conference to offer solutions, their credibility would be questionable. The public would tell these leaders that they need to focus on problems in their own culture and communities.
Um, for starters, that is going on. It’s just in ones and twos. Even Juan Williams was talking about this a couple days ago (his solution was half-addressing the societal problems, but he still took the leftist idea of banning tools, too). People who discuss crime rates in the black community (as well as other ethnic communities – including poor whites) look at demographics of violence and do try to address them.
Obama’s adopted hometown of Chicago is rife with violence (despite banning guns for good citizens). Every week is another series of murders. There is no “imagine if” – it really is the case.
But when the criminals and leaders are white men, race and gender become the elephant in the room.
Not really. Maybe to a racist.
Here’s the pitch for stupid…
Nearly all of the mass shootings in this country in recent years — not just Newtown, Aurora, Fort Hood, Tucson and Columbine — have been committed by white men and boys. Yet when the National Rifle Association (NRA), led by white men, held a news conference after the Newtown massacre to advise Americans on how to reduce gun violence, its leaders’ opinions were widely discussed.
…and it’s a high fly ball out to deep left field!
Let’s look at those mentioned. Newtown, Aurora, Tuscon and Columbine were done by white kids and guys with varying mental problems. “Not just Newtown, Aurora, Fort Hood, Tucson and Columbine have been committed by white men and boys”…
…and it’s in the stands!
The Fort Hood shooter, was a psychiatrist named Nidal Malik Hasan, fully cognizant of what he was doing – committing jihad, yelling “Allahu Akbar!” as he gunned down the soldiers that he, as a “Soldier of Allah” wished dead. And he wasn’t a white guy. (Unless the authors are truly archaic racists/racialists who divide people only by caucasoid, negroid & mongoloid… which actually wouldn’t surprise me from the left.)
Meanwhile, the murders at Virginia Tech, the most prolific mass shooting murder in US history, were committed by an Asian kid of Korean descent.
And maniac cop Chris Dorner, who wrote a manifesto and started his killing spree by killing an Asian gal and her black fiance and was the subject of news coverage for days until he burned to death in a cabin in Big Bear, CA, was also a black man mass shooter murderer.
Unlike other groups, white men are not used to being singled out. So we expect that many of them will protest it is unfair if we talk about them. But our nation must correctly define their contribution to our problem of gun violence if it is to be solved.
No, actually white guys are used to being singled out by the left. The last several decades of leftist rewriting of history have been an attempt not to recognize accomplishments of all ethnicities, but to drag down the accomplishments of the white man in an effort to make the world “fair” at best, and at worst as an attempt at subversion of the good done in large part by white men in America’s past. It insults the achievements of men and women of all races. It makes both the heroes and villains of history less colorful in all ways when not seen through an objective lens, but through one that demands “social justice” against the white man. Diminishing one man diminishes them all – especially by contrast. Of course, the left’s hate for “dead white men” has become parody by now, so I’m not going to belabor the point.
When white men try to divert attention from gun control by talking about mental health issues, many people buy into the idea that the United States has a national mental health problem, or flawed systems with which to address those problems, and they think that is what produces mass shootings.
Just to prove a point, I’m going to go to rifle manufacturer John Noveske’s last facebook post before he died (under odd circumstances) – you’ll probably get the point pretty quick and scroll on down, though:
Eric Harris age 17 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 (Columbine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado), killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold’s medical records have never been made available to the public.
Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac (three times the average starting dose for adults!) when he shot his grandfather, his grandfather’s girlfriend and many fellow students at Red Lake, Minnesota. He then shot himself. 10 dead, 12 wounded.
Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke (Washington state) High School, was on Paxil (which caused him to have hallucinations) when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage. He has no memory of the event.
Chris Fetters, age 13, killed his favorite aunt while taking Prozac.
Christopher Pittman, age 12, murdered both his grandparents while taking Zoloft.
Mathew Miller, age 13, hung himself in his bedroom closet after taking Zoloft for 6 days.
Kip Kinkel, age 15, (on Prozac and Ritalin) shot his parents while they slept then went to school and opened fire killing 2 classmates and injuring 22 shortly after beginning Prozac treatment.
Luke Woodham, age 16 (Prozac) killed his mother and then killed two students, wounding six others.
A boy in Pocatello, ID (Zoloft) in 1998 had a Zoloft-induced seizure that caused an armed stand off at his school.
Michael Carneal (Ritalin), age 14, opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky. Three teenagers were killed, five others were wounded..
A young man in Huntsville, Alabama (Ritalin) went psychotic chopping up his parents with an ax and also killing one sibling and almost murdering another.
Andrew Golden, age 11, (Ritalin) and Mitchell Johnson, aged 14, (Ritalin) shot 15 people, killing four students, one teacher, and wounding 10 others.
TJ Solomon, age 15, (Ritalin) high school student in Conyers, Georgia opened fire on and wounded six of his class mates.
Rod Mathews, age 14, (Ritalin) beat a classmate to death with a bat.
James Wilson, age 19, (various psychiatric drugs) from Breenwood, South Carolina, took a .22 caliber revolver into an elementary school killing two young girls, and wounding seven other children and two teachers.
Elizabeth Bush, age 13, (Paxil) was responsible for a school shooting in Pennsylvania
Jason Hoffman (Effexor and Celexa) – school shooting in El Cajon, California
Jarred Viktor, age 15, (Paxil), after five days on Paxil he stabbed his grandmother 61 times.
Chris Shanahan, age 15 (Paxil) in Rigby, ID who out of the blue killed a woman.
Jeff Franklin (Prozac and Ritalin), Huntsville, AL, killed his parents as they came home from work using a sledge hammer, hatchet, butcher knife and mechanic’s file, then attacked his younger brothers and sister.
Neal Furrow (Prozac) in LA Jewish school shooting reported to have been court-ordered to be on Prozac along with several other medications.
Kevin Rider, age 14, was withdrawing from Prozac when he died from a gunshot wound to his head. Initially it was ruled a suicide, but two years later, the investigation into his death was opened as a possible homicide. The prime suspect, also age 14, had been taking Zoloft and other SSRI antidepressants.
Alex Kim, age 13, hung himself shortly after his Lexapro prescription had been doubled.
Diane Routhier was prescribed Welbutrin for gallstone problems. Six days later, after suffering many adverse effects of the drug, she shot herself.
Billy Willkomm, an accomplished wrestler and a University of Florida student, was prescribed Prozac at the age of 17. His family found him dead of suicide – hanging from a tall ladder at the family’s Gulf Shore Boulevard home in July 2002.
Kara Jaye Anne Fuller-Otter, age 12, was on Paxil when she hung herself from a hook in her closet. Kara’s parents said “…. the damn doctor wouldn’t take her off it and I asked him to when we went in on the second visit. I told him I thought she was having some sort of reaction to Paxil…”)
Gareth Christian, Vancouver, age 18, was on Paxil when he committed suicide in 2002,
(Gareth’s father could not accept his son’s death and killed himself.)
Julie Woodward, age 17, was on Zoloft when she hung herself in her family’s detached garage.
Matthew Miller was 13 when he saw a psychiatrist because he was having difficulty at school. The psychiatrist gave him samples of Zoloft. Seven days later his mother found him dead, hanging by a belt from a laundry hook in his closet.
Kurt Danysh, age 18, and on Prozac, killed his father with a shotgun. He is now behind prison bars, and writes letters, trying to warn the world that SSRI drugs can kill.
Woody ____, age 37, committed suicide while in his 5th week of taking Zoloft. Shortly before his death his physician suggested doubling the dose of the drug. He had seen his physician only for insomnia. He had never been depressed, nor did he have any history of any mental illness symptoms.
A boy from Houston, age 10, shot and killed his father after his Prozac dosage was increased.
Hammad Memon, age 15, shot and killed a fellow middle school student. He had been diagnosed with ADHD and depression and was taking Zoloft and “other drugs for the conditions.”
Matti Saari, a 22-year-old culinary student, shot and killed 9 students and a teacher, and wounded another student, before killing himself. Saari was taking an SSRI and a benzodiazapine.
Steven Kazmierczak, age 27, shot and killed five people and wounded 21 others before killing himself in a Northern Illinois University auditorium. According to his girlfriend, he had recently been taking Prozac, Xanax and Ambien. Toxicology results showed that he still had trace amounts of Xanax in his system.
Finnish gunman Pekka-Eric Auvinen, age 18, had been taking antidepressants before he killed eight people and wounded a dozen more at Jokela High School – then he committed suicide.
Asa Coon from Cleveland, age 14, shot and wounded four before taking his own life. Court records show Coon was on Trazodone.
Jon Romano, age 16, on medication for depression, fired a shotgun at a teacher in his
New York high school.
Missing from list… 3 of 4 known to have taken these same meds….
What drugs was Jared Lee Loughner on, age 21…… killed 6 people and injuring 14 others in Tuscon, Az
What drugs was James Eagan Holmes on, age 24….. killed 12 people and injuring 59 others in Aurora Colorado
What drugs was Jacob Tyler Roberts on, age 22, killed 2 injured 1, Clackamas Or
What drugs was Adam Peter Lanza on, age 20, Killed 26 and wounded 2 in Newtown Ct
Roberts is the only one that I haven’t heard about being on drugs of some kind.
John Noveske, at this point, has sadly become one of those “dead white men” of history, but I think that pretty well blows the “mental health isn’t an issue – it’s the white man!” argument all to hell.
But women and girls with mental health issues are not picking up semiautomatic weapons and shooting schoolchildren. Immigrants with mental health issues are not committing mass shootings in malls and movie theaters. Latinos with mental health issues are not continually killing groups of strangers.
I’d guess the writers mean “non-American guy” by “immigrants” since they like breaking down other ethnic groups, but in fact they’re wrong again: Sulejman Talović murdered 5 people and wounded four at Trolley Square until he was shot by a white man with a gun. Some people classify those who live in southern Europe as some kind of non-white ethnicity because they’re non-Anglo, but either way, it’s still meaningless. Lee Boyd Malvo, is a black dude from Jamaica and was one of the two DC Snipers (the other a US-born black dude).
As for Latinos… Julio Gonzalez killed 87 people in 1990 in the Bronx, NY. And there are plenty of “latinos” killing plenty of other people, but it’s mostly drug and gang related, so just like run-of-the-mill black killers listed at the beginning, they’re ignored because it’s usually in ones and twos… except when they kill dozens, but it’s okay because it’s a mile away from the US. And sometimes it’s not, but those don’t make the news.
Each of us is programmed from childhood to believe that the top group of our hierarchies — and in the U.S. culture, that’s white men — represents everyone, so it can feel awkward, even ridiculous, when we try to call attention to those people as a distinct group and hold them accountable.
No, what feels awkward is that there are people who really think there’s a “hierarchy” based on race.
For example, our schools teach American history as the history of everyone in this nation. But the stories we learn are predominantly about white men. To study the history of other groups, people have to take separate classes, such as African American history, women’s history or Native American history. And if we take “Hispanic American History,” we don’t expect to learn “Asian American History,” because a class about anyone but white men is assumed not to be inclusive of anyone else.
To the first part, that’s because there were a lot of things done by white men. And to study the history of other groups seperately is insulting to other Americans. Ignoring Crispus Attucks because you’ve shoved him into February alone is stupid, seperatist, leftist racist nonsense. To ignore Buffalo Soldiers when talking about the Old West (or that 1 in 3 cowboys were black), or ignoring Goyathlay or King Mike is absurd. They are all Americans and part of the American story. Cutting them out for a “special month” makes them seem to be aberrations, not an instrinsic part of the whole history of the nation. It’s both separate and unequal.
That’s a failure of educators and a failure of the writers of the WP piece, who think in racist terms.
If life were equitable, white male gun-rights advocates would face some serious questions to assess their degree of credibility and objectivity. We would expect them to explain:
What facets of white male culture create so many mass shootings?
The same facets that create asian mass shooters and black mass shooters and every other sub-ethnicity’s mass killers. It’s not based on relative melanin levels.
Why are so many white men and boys producing and entertaining themselves with violent video games and other media?
You realize black, red, yellow, brown, green and purple people all play video games, right?
Why do white men buy, sell and manufacture guns for profit; attend gun shows; and demonstrate for unrestricted gun access disproportionately more than people of other ethnicities or races?
Because black people were targeted for systematic disarmament by the racist Democrats of the South after the Civil War. If more black people had been NRA members – like Robert Williams was in Monroe, NC – the civil rights movement would’ve looked different, too. Oh, and because Amerind tribesmen were targeted for disarmament by racist expansionist progressives in the past. If they hadn’t been disarmed and massacred at places like Wounded Knee, the American West might be composed of states that would be represented in large part by Amerind tribes who peacefully would’ve decided to join the US. Because progressive leftist racist Democrats have managed to convince them that self-defense is racist and that they should roll over and die.
The Democrat leftist think they know what’s best, the media thinks they know what’s best, and they’re all groups that have subjugated groups “for their own good” beneath the heel of the state for decades. Democrats are anti-gun and racist, that’s why – and they’ve beaten into the people they’ve shoved into their “great society” the idea that they should be disarmed and that the wonderful state will take care of them. While limousine liberals are the ones who think they’ll be doing the “taking care” and thus they hate guns as well, as those are tools of free men, not slaves or subjugated, infantilized sheep.
Why are white male congressmen leading the fight against gun control?
White isn’t all they are, and they aren’t all white. The congressmen leading the fight against gun control can go back to that previous paragraph and see that disarmament leads to oppression. The hard-fought gains made by the Country Class – which is made up of people of all ethnicities – should not be tossed away and handed to dictatorial white male politicians like Shumer and Durbin and Lautenberg who are the same Ruling Class oppressors who targeted non-whites and whites who were of different sub-groups in the past.
The right to keep and bear arms is a color blind issue. God made men, Sam Colt made them equal.
If Americans ask the right questions on gun issues, we will get the right answers. These answers will encourage white men to examine their role in their own culture and to help other white men and boys become healthier and less violent.
The answers the clueless writers intend to get are predicated on the idea that you believe their bias to begin with. If you aren’t a racist who views society as having a race-hierarchy, you don’t see things their way – and that’s important, because America isn’t a race-based hierarchy.