(Writer’s Note: The actual names or pictures of either the El Paso, Texas shooter or the Dayton, Ohio shooter won’t be used in this blog as MRCTV isn’t in the practice of giving mass shooters publicity.)
Everyone is hearing less about the Dayton shooter from the media, and there’s an explanation for that — the shooter allegedly had “retweeted extreme left-wing and anti-police posts, as well as tweets supporting Antifa, or anti-fascist, protesters.”
That description came from CNN of all places, but notice how one of the four contributors to this story attempted to downplay the negative connotation to the domestic terrorist group Antifa by describing them as “anti-fascist.” Looks like some at CNN are still selectively making excuses for political violence.
According to CNN:
In the hours before the Dayton shooting, the Twitter account "liked" several tweets about a shooting in El Paso that left 22 dead, including one supporting gun control and others that called the El Paso shooting suspect a "terrorist," and a "white supremacist.”
The account retweeted messages supporting Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, as well as posts against ICE agents, including one that said, "these people are monsters," and multiple posts condemning police, and supporting Antifa protesters, who often use violent tactics. There were also many tweets of selfies, photos with a friend and ordinary memes and nonpolitical content.
You can tell that four different writers contributed to the CNN story, because the passage above - which was in a different section than the opening - accurately noted that Antifa “often” uses “violent tactics.”
CNN also reported that the shooter had a list of boys he wanted to “kill” and girls he wanted to “rape.”
Whichever shooter you want to talk about, the fact remains that both were highly disturbed individuals. People grab onto these monsters political ideologies so they can further divide people and continue to blame each other for everything. Maybe people would be better served blaming the shooter, or the people or authorities who ignored the signs.
Everybody’s always looking for someone else to blame, when the shooters — who actually did the act — are there clear as day to blame.
Maybe some people just want to watch the world burn, and the blame needs to reside solely in their mentally unhinged court. The gun didn’t do it. The Republicans didn’t do it. The Democrats didn’t do it. CNN didn’t do it. Fox News didn’t do it. Heck, video games didn’t even do it. These very sick people who actually carried out the acts did it.