June 19, 2015

Were Charleston shootings "unfathomable"?

People speculated about Dylann Roof's motive in opening fire in a Charleston church, though there wasn't much doubt about it.

Charleston terrorist reveals his motive: ‘You rape our women and you’re taking over our country—and you have to go’

Charleston terrorist acts on anti-Obama Tea Party hatred aka the Republican Party agenda. One Confederate flag-waver does what other Confederate flag-wavers only dream of.

We've seen thousands of examples of Obama called un-American, a foreigner, a tyrant, a terrorist, a Nazi, the anti-Christ, etc. Here's one such example:

Right-Wing Haters Slam Michelle Obama For Advocating Education For Girls

Michelle Obama supports "terrorists" => right-winger shoots blacks in Charleston. It doesn't get much simpler than that. Blacks are conspiring against (white) America, according to Roof, so kill the blacks.

"We'll never understand"?

Naturally, this was a hot topic of discussion on the Internets:alpha1906@gmail.com @alpha1906
That’s the talking point of the right: “We’ll never understand what’s going on in his mind.” Yes, we will. It’s racism. ‪#‎CharlestonShooting‬

Retweeted Andray @AndrayDomise
Dissonance: Charleston's mayor calling a hate-motivated shooting "unfathomable." In SC. Where the Confederate flag flies over the Capitol.

Pin Head ‏@TomAdelsbach
"Dylann Roof does not define South Carolina" - Mayor Riley

This flag flies over the SC Statehouse, so it kinda does.
Dave Zirin ‏@EdgeofSports
The past is not past when Gov. Nikki Haley can speak solemnly about the dead beneath a confederate flag. http://www.thenation.com/blog/210313/charlestons-mother-emanuel-church-has-stared-down-racist-violence-200-years …

Lincoln Michel ‏@TheLincoln
The mental gymnastics white people go through.... http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/06/18/everything-known-about-charleston-church-shooting-suspect-dylann-roof.html … #CharlestonShooting
Jeet Heer ‏@HeerJeet
He made racist jokes, wore patches with flags of racist states & is alleged to have killed 9 black people. The motive is mysterious.

Nerdy Wonka ‏@NerdyWonka
Terrorist comes to shoot black people. Media confirms he said he was there to shoot black people.

MSM: Was this really about race?


Tim Wise ‏@timjacobwise
The #CharlestonShooting was not "incomprehensible." Racism is encoded in U.S. DNA. The shooter learned the lessons this culture taught him

Clint Smith ‏@ClintSmithIII
The shooter wasn't acting alone, he had 239 years of United States history telling him he was doing the right thing. #CharlestonShooting
Plus a great comment from a friend of a Facebook friend:Just because a guy with a record of making racist remarks declares that he wants to kill black people before killing black people, does not mean he is a racist who sought to kill black people. Let's not jump to any conclusions here. We need look past the evidence.More on the subject

Here are 10 of the worst domestic terror attacks by extreme Christians and right-wing white men

Yes, America has been terrorizing brown people since 1492.

Charleston Shooting: Speaking the Unspeakable, Thinking the Unthinkable

"Unthinkable"? In a nation where people like Freddie Gray, Walter Scott, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, John Crawford, Jordan Davis, and Trayvon Martin get killed every day? I'm surprised whenever a white man doesn't kill black people for some reason.

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