Those money-makers and power-seekers who would sacrifice anybody and anything — the whole world — to their personal ends. . . hide their cynical self-centredness under a noisy lip-adherence to the dogma of the “dignity of all men” . . . while bus[il]y causing, directly or indirectly, in view of their goal, the suffering and death of any number of human beings. . . (more…)
Tag: mass shootings
In the immediate wake of 2013’s Boston Marathon bombing, writer David Sirota — a skinny dork with delusions of being a tough guy — wrote an article for Salon.com called “I Hope the Bomber is a White American.”
I hope that Sirota was disappointed to the point of lifelong fecal incontinence that the bombers turned out to be a pair of foreign-born Chechen Muslim brothers with an axe to grind against all things white and American. (more…)
It’s Time to Admit That Massage Parlors Have an Asianness Problem
If there’s anything to be learned from the shooting sprees at three Atlanta-area massage parlors on Tuesday afternoon that left eight people dead, it’s that the massage-parlor industry is disproportionately Asian to a degree that would be comical if, you know, it hadn’t led to this unacceptable tragedy.
Since the shooter is white, WHITE SUPREMACY became the immediate narrative. (more…)
Fascism & the Christchurch Massacre:
Jeff Sparrow’s Fascists Among Us
Fascists Among Us: Online Hate and the Christchurch Massacre
Brunswick, Victoria: Scribe Publications, 2019
This short book claims to be “[t]he first book since Christchurch to trace the massacre’s fascist roots and what it represents.” The author, Jeff Sparrow, links a specific ideology (viz. fascism) to the event and tries to account for this ideology’s evolution from its original form to the present day.
The recent spate of White Nationalist mass-shootings has been seized upon by the progressive media, who are hard at work recycling every one into grist to the mill of increased surveillance and repression of white men. I imagine they must feel a sense of vindication, even of accomplishment, under the protestations of outraged universal love. (more…)
Active shooter events
As it happens, I’m a mass shooting “survivor.” Got your attention? Okay, I’m not really a survivor of a mass shooting, but I was in an “active shooter” training event where the “shooter,” an off-duty law enforcement professional flanked by orange vest-wearing event coordinators, got in to my Big American Corporate Cubicle Farm and fired off a bunch of blanks while shouting F-Bombs. (more…)
In the aftermath of the Christchurch shooting on March 15, Australian Senator Fraser Anning was widely criticized by the media for saying that “the real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place.” He was right: there are virtually no examples in human history of peoples passively acquiescing to foreign invasion and demographic replacement. This is a statement of fact. Throughout history, peoples in such situations have almost always reacted violently to the encroachment of foreigners upon their territory. (more…)
The activism of the curiously well-covered David Hogg, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has resulted in exactly what he wanted: the school is taking action, and will be requiring all students to carry clear backpacks come spring.
Hogg, however, didn’t realize that this was what he’d been asking for. Now he and his fellow students are complaining that the backpacks will violate their right to privacy. (more…)
The art of politics in the modern age seems to be about holding up the worst representative of a rival group to define that group. Rather than just comparing groups, as Herrnstein and Murray do in The Bell Curve or as the American Renaissance publication The Color of Crime does, the media seems to want to play a game of tag. (more…)