From the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal:
Partisans are already using the massacre to leap to broader political conclusions, as they always do. There’s no doubt that a racist subculture exists in America and is spread on social media. Politicians and media figures have an obligation to condemn it and such conspiratorial notions as “white replacement theory.” But mass shooters have had many motivations in recent years, and mental illness seems to be the most significant common denominator, to the extent there is one.
The full editorial is behind a paywall.
mass shooters have had many motivations in recent years, and mental
illness seems to be the most significant common denominator, to the
extent there is one.
I’d think the ready availability of guns which are quick and easy enough to use that they will mow down a roomful of people in a few minutes and powerful enough to shred small children into pieces is probably also a factor.
You knew all this white bullshit during the Charlottesville tiki-torch march.
You heard all the chants back then about their ‘Replacement’ crap.\now 6 years later you suddenly wake up to the enemies in the heart of society.
What are you?
I supervise expectant parents…. They tell me how expensive it is to even have a baby in the United States now…. People can’t afford $10,000 just to have a healthy baby. Nobody can afford that.
Those who want to adopt a child have it even worse. It can run tens of thousands.
Is it really a matter of skin color that these people are worried about? Or is it a decline in some sort of idealized culture?
Because if it’s a matter of religious ideology, they’re missing the fact that immigrants from Central America and Mexico are giving the Catholic population in the US a boost, according to a number of studies.
“Partisans are already using the massacre to leap to broader political conclusions, as they always do.”
This attempt at deflection by the WSJ editorial board should be taken as an indication that those connecting the dots between the massacre and the right’s adoption of white nationalism are absolutely correct.
What was unspoken in the last half of the 20th Century (but those with ears to hear knew was there) is now, horribly making itself known.
We really have a horrific group of racists whom Trump emboldened. Fighting them is just as important today as it was after Dred Scott.