Socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t the only congressional Democrat to make an ass of himself/herself after a group of white supremacists opened fire Thursday across two mosques in New Zealand and killed at least 49 Muslims.
Congressman Eric Swalwell, a far-left zealot who’s called for the confiscation of all firearms and jokingly suggested he’d drop a nuclear bomb on resisters, rushed to his keyboard after the attack to condemn “right-wing” violence, never mind the lack of information regarding the killers’ beliefs.
America stands with our Kiwi friends as they mourn the #ChristchurchAttack. Extreme right-wing/race-motivated violence is on the rise across the globe. To credibly condemn it everywhere, we must lead by example and scrub it from America. #HateHasNoPlace
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) March 15, 2019
Some would argue that it’s this exact same sort of rush to judgment and rush to condemn conservatism — which is what he meant by “right-wing” — that’s spurring so much violence across the world, including here in the states, where left-wing activists have been acting out violently since President Donald Trump’s election three years ago.
Dividing is Nuke’em Swalwell’s bread and butter. It’s absolutely disgusting and #ShameOnSwalwell
— Sandy (@s_j67) March 15, 2019
Left-wing ANTIFA violence is fine, right? Just denounce all violence.
— Jim Ignatowski (@JimIgnatowski4) March 15, 2019
But the violence in America is primarily your Left-wing thugs (i.e. AntiFA) and attack against individuals wearing MAGA hats. Your Party called for the harassment and assault of Trump supporters so forgive me if I think you are being hypocritical and disingenuous.
— Grumpy ol’ Ba’r (@scwilson5804) March 15, 2019
Same with extreme left-wing, eco-fascist violence. Stop blaming everyone but the perpetrator!
— Barbtherock (@barbtherock) March 15, 2019
Right wing violence on the rise? Really? Show me right wing violence and I can answer with ten left wing violence examples. Care to play “Nuke the Right Wing” Swalwell?
— Beto O’Smirk (@BetoSmirk) March 15, 2019
But you’re fine with left wing violence
— ricci dale logan (@crazytas62) March 15, 2019
In a manifesto reportedly published by one of the killers prior to the shooting Friday, the unnamed shooter appeared to be “all over the map” ideologically speaking, as one Twitter user pointed out:
The terrorist was all over the map on his manifesto. He considered himself both left AND right wing. Stop dividing the nation. #ShameOnSwallwell pic.twitter.com/6th7WYAfkw
— AshSolesFromTheFire (@ashsoles) March 15, 2019
The shooter didn’t even claim to be right wing but of course you draw that distinction. Asked if he was left wing – “sure”, asked if he was a socialist – “depending on definition” so you’re a complete moron looking to further the divide. Just capitalizing to push the narrative pic.twitter.com/OLyYIm2crD
— Jamie Christensen (@jchristensen_32) March 15, 2019
His manifesto has as much left wing rhetoric in it as other nonsense. Don’t be a fool
— jnarcus (@jnarcus) March 15, 2019
“Don’t be a fool,” one Twitter user wrote to the congressional Democrat.
But Swalwell is indeed a fool, as are the countless left-wing media outlets that are using Friday’s events to fear-monger even further about conservatives, aka “deplorables.”
In his manifesto the shooter made it clear that he aimed to “incite violence, retaliation and further divide” between the political factions within the Western world that are warring — namely the liberal faction and the conservative faction.
His plan appears to be working. Since the shooting the media have been cherry-picking quotes from the manifesto that seemingly sound conservative in nature — such as quotes in opposition to illegal immigration — and presenting only them to the public. Never mind those quotes that reek of leftism.
For instance, in the manifesto the shooter wrote, “CONSERVATISM IS DEAD, THANK GOD.”
This quote hasn’t been shared by anyone in the media.
It’s this sort of biased reporting that gins up tension on both sides of the political aisle: among liberals who feel a growing sense of seemingly justified anger and fear toward conservatives, and among conservatives who feel a growing sense of seemingly justified resentment toward liberals.
Liberals naturally don’t want to live in constant fear, just as conservatives don’t want to be unfairly linked to evil acts in which they played no part. But the media don’t care. Nor do Democrats like Swalwell. And sadly, their lack of concern is having a demonstrable effect.
Observe the public’s reaction to the shooting and note the increased calls for censoring conservatives, expelling conservatives from Congress, etc.:
A good place to start would be the White House and purging Republicans from ALL levels of government. The Republican Party is a bonafide hate group.
— ?? #SwearHerIn #NeverBernie ?? (@Dev0ra) March 15, 2019
White supremacist violence is a global problem. The United States right-wing media machine is exporting deadly hate.
So why is @Beloit_College hosting mercenary war criminal Erik Prince, who went on Breitbart to voice support for Trump’s “shithole countries” comment?
— DSA Madison (@DSAMadison) March 15, 2019
Biggest story in America right now should be a Republican president & right wing media apparatus that inspires radical global right wing terrorism, fueled in part by tech companies who’ve looked the other way as hate infests their sites
— Adam Blickstein (@AdamBlickstein) March 15, 2019
Vile, hateful laughter is what we do expect now from those who are evil & have been given a public platform by White Supremacist Groups, The Right-Wing Media and our Government.
They have emboldened hate and promoted violence in their base, to carry out their dirty deeds.
— Liberty Jonze (@LibertyJonze) March 15, 2019
conservative media is getting people killed all around the world
— Rob Rousseau (@robrousseau) March 15, 2019
This is why i hate right wingers (of all colours/religions)
— ayza (@ayzazainal) March 15, 2019
Conservative commentator and comedian Steven Crowder does an excellent job of describing what is happening, and how the left and their media cohorts are playing into it.
It’s worth a watch below:
Just remember, hate begets hate begets even more hate …
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