If government tells you something, distrust but verify. And then, usually, distrust some more.
If the media tells you something – at least, anything about an event that is especially socially fractious – distrust, and verify even harder. And, as always, usually wind up distrusting even more.
If any of Big Left’s social hangers on declares some thing with immense servitude? Distrust, verify, and, well, you know the drill.
Last week was the fifth anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting.
“Perish the thought, it couldn’t possibly have been a deranged man tied to and eliminationist sect of Islamism“, Big Media media assured us. “It was an anti-LGBTQ hate crime, nothing more, nothing less“.
Which is how the media and Biden administration have been treating it, over this past weekend
The shooter, Mateen, called 911 and imediately told the operator his name and that he pledged allegiance to Islamic State. He kept saying that, and that the killing was a response to US bombing in Syria.
The shooter said this over and over and over, never mentioning gay people or homosexuality.
So creepy AG Lynch tried to blame the killing on homophobia until the release of the 911 transcripts. Then she shut up.
But gosh the dems were sure upset about Trump’s “lies.”
MO, it is not a lie if you believe it to be true. Fake but accurate – ring a bell?
Similarly, we’re hearing about mass shootings and gun violence, but no mention of the gang violence behind most of these (my SWAG would be about 80% of the shootings are described in the articles as stemming from a “dispute between two groups”).
There was a meme a few years back, wish I could find it. A Social Justice Warrior was explaining to a Muslim Terrorist why he committed atrocities. Something like this only a lot funnier:
It’s not your fault, you grew up poor.
No, I came from a good family.
You didn’t mean to hurt anybody.
Yes, I really did.
Bush lied and made you do it.
Look, what do I need to do to get a little respect? I killed them, okay?
JD, I remember an online discussion back in the wake of 9/11 where I went through the same-ish thing regarding the 9/11 attackers. If you recall, the leader was from a well-to-do Egyptian family and was himself a degreed engineer. The leftist excuse-maker stopped arguing.
It was an act of gun violence committed by a gun of unknown necessity.
It is very difficult to turn speculation about a person’s motives into truth. Even confession doesn’t help much. People are notoriously unreliable when they report their own motivations, biographies are more reliable than autobiographies.
But nevertheless, there is prima facie evidence that Mateen considered himself a soldier of the Islamic State and he committed the murders as an act of vengeance against Americans for killing Muslims in Syria.
To ignore that evidence, and insist, As Lynch did for days, that the motive was “homophobia” is kafkaesque. The leading law enforcement agent of the United States wanted to see a crime driven by homophobia, so she simply ignored the glaring evidence that killer’s motive was anti-American hatred.
We can expect the same reality-warp from the Biden JD.
Read the Huffpo story Mitch links to, then read the AP story about Biden naming the Pulse Nightclub a memorial to the victims of homophobia and gun violence — without mentioning that the killer was an Islamist terrorist, and that the people there were not killed because they were queer.