There has been another shooting in America, this time in Texas. The shooter was shot dead at the scene.
I’m fine with that. He was caught in the act and was actively shooting people so I have no problem with police shooting him (at this time it is not clear whether police shot him or he shot himself, but either way works).
If he survived, some cash-hungry lawyer would try to get him off and even if he did go to jail, the bleeding hearts would demand he serve only half his sentence and then he’d sue for hurt feelings while in jail. It saves a lot of time and money just to shoot the bugger while he still has his gun in his hand.
Twitter is alive with Lefties shouting ‘It’s a white supremacist attack! All white people are to blame!’ The same people who say ‘You can’t blame all Muslims just because Muslims are killing people all over the world, you racist-Nazi-bigots’. I used to imagine Orwell’s Doublethink was something he made up but it’s clearly a very real thing. This level of disassociative reasoning is surely grounds for medical intervention.
There is no description of the gunman as yet, beyond he was ‘dressed in combat gear’. You know, the thing about combat gear is that there are sizes available for most people and it does not evaporate in contact with a skin that isn’t white. Anyone can wear it. There is as yet no reliable information as to the gunman’s suntan level.
Police have said that as far as their information goes, this was not a terrorist attack, it was someone with a grudge against either the town or the church. Given that the town in question has around 400 people, it is a very unlikely target for any terrorist group. They tend to go for big cities – not least because you have a better chance of vanishing in the crowds rather than getting caught. Also because that’s where the news groups concentrate their efforts.
Further, most of those shot were white and Republican. Does that sound like a target for white supremacists? Is someone even now getting roundly slapped about at KKK headquarters for choosing this target? Somehow I feel this is unlikely.
No motive is known. The identity of the lunatic is unknown. His race, religion and political affiliation are all unknown. And yet all white people are to blame, especially Republicans. Does that include the ones he killed, maimed or injured, Lefties?
This is a small town. 27 deaths in a population of 400 is going to affect every family in that town. It is not a time for making political noises and shouting down Whitey.
But then, that’s all the Progressive Left ever do, isn’t it?
What will they do if it turns out not to be a white guy at all… or a member of the loony-tunes mob Antifa enraged at the utterly risible attempt at ‘revolution’ yesterday?
Time will tell.