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Monday, March 18, 2019

Lazy & Malicious: Journalists on Christchurch Massacre

We, the great unwashed public, do not yet have all the facts in the horrific Christchurch massacre of worshippers in two mosques. All we really know (I think) is that an Australian citizen shot up the mosques killing at least fifty people and, apparently, injuring another equivalent number. We also know that the cops reacted quickly and bravely, and captured the alleged shooter (I will not state his name), who now faces, most likely, two or three decades in the slammer. We know those facts, or think we do, oh, and that he "issued" a "manifesto" seeking to explain/justify his act of mass murder.

I usually do not pay attention to drivel from mass shooters or other criminals, e.g, the Unabomber, but in this case, I read his "manifesto." Why? My BS detector pinged loudly as I took in media accounts of the shootings, and their description of the shooter and his motives. I found striking the overt attempt by much American media, and some foreign, e.g., the Daily Mail, to blame President Trump for the action of a disturbed Australian in New Zealand, and label him a "right-wing Trump supporter." That, of course, proves the sort of typical lefty nonsense we see as progs seek to shape a narrative to support their socio-political goals.

Before turning to the "manifesto," let's briefly raise a few other matters that the press has not covered well, if at all, or insists on misreporting in that special way that they do.

First, do the words of the President of the USA have such power that people all over the world do his alleged bidding? If the answer is, "Yes," then "Wow!" Have we got power or what? Seems odd, however, that this power only appears when a Republican, especially Trump, holds office. I heard no journalists blame Obama's words or actions for the Norway mass shooting in 2011, or for the multiple massacres carried out by ISIS and other Jihadis in the USA and around the world during the Obama presidency. Do the words of CAIR, or Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, or those of renowned anti-semite  Linda Sarsour, provoke Jihadis into a murderous frenzy? Just a thought. Might be worth a "national conversation."

Second, guns in New Zealand. Turns out our Kiwi cousins have a lot of them. Almost 300, 000 people (out of an age-eligible population of under 3.9 million) legally own firearms. An estimated 1.1 to 1.5 million firearms, legal and illegal, rest in private hands; getting a gun license seems relatively easy with over 99% of applications approved by the police. Must be a murderous hell, no? Well, no. NZ has a homicide rate of not quite 1 per 100, 000, about the same as Australia with its much tighter gun laws. Not clear, therefore, that restricting gun rights really does much. Despite their fearsome military and rugby reputations, Kiwis don't kill each other much, either with guns or anything else, and crime remains low compared to most other countries in the world. A pretty safe place, even with/because of those guns. Oh, and let us not forget that this alleged mass killer was a foreigner.

Third, the guns used in this case. What weapons did the unmentioned one use? Some journalists have written about a "lever action" rifle, various shotguns, and "military-style semi-auto rifles." In the wake of the murders, we hear the usual cacophony of outraged voices demanding tighter gun laws, and lots of garbled accounts of the weapons purchased by killer-boy. I went to the website of the gun store in NZ that, per the press, sold guns to this alleged shooter, whether the ones used in the massacre or others is not clear; I don't see any exotic or modern military-style weapons for sale--certainly nothing automatic. They seem to have a nice selection of standard hunting rifles and a pretty good choice of European and American handguns--not bad prices, actually.  My advice, totally worth the price paid, to Kiwi gun grabbers: figure out the issues before you start seizing guns from law-abiding citizens and writing new laws. No? Guess not. Facts don't matter when it comes to gun hysteria, here or there.

Fourth, while, of course, we should condemn and discuss the NZ horror, we should not forget the ongoing massacre of thousands of Christians in Nigeria by Muslim Jihadis--a story about which we hear little from the MSM. Will the Muslim world condemn that atrocity in the same way that all of us condemn the one in Christchurch? I kinda doubt it . . . in addition, I notice that the same media so unable to find the motives for Jihadi murderers have no trouble attributing them to this guy.

Fifth, the name of the city where this massacre at the mosques happened: Christchurch. Yes, Christchurch. Does that tell you anything about the sort of demographic changes we see even in remote New Zealand? A possible tip-off about social stresses? Ask Aussie Senator Anning what happens when you state this obvious truth: the outrage mob comes after you. He wrote a perfectly valid letter on the issue--a letter now hard to find--and, wham, the lynch mob comes for him. His note reads like some past Diplomad post (and here).




The manifesto? Well, best read it yourselves. I doubt that most of the journalists writing about this matter have gone through it. You will find it hardly "right-wing." It comes off as a solidly leftist document by an intelligent, half-educated, sociopath. The writing style is, at times, disjointed and definitely narcissistic. He clearly thinks this action will gain him fame, just like that of his idol the Norwegian mass killer of 2011. All or most of his knowledge (will discuss further below) seems to come from the internet and some limited traveling, much of it, it apparently, to Muslim countries using money from some bit coin scam/transaction. He, overwhelmingly, uses ludicrous fascist/communist language with a heavy dose of classic authoritarian "ecofascism" of the sort promoted by the US Democrat party in the "Green New Deal."

Yes, killer-boy is an environmentalist.

He declares himself an "ecofascist," and hankers back to a mythical time of green pastures; he hates corporations and urban sprawl. He's all yours, Greenies and Reds. You broke him; you bought him; you own him! As stated in the manifesto, he is,
Eco-fascist by nature. The nation with the closest political and social values to my own is the People’s Republic of China.
Oh, so RIGHT WING, eh? A white supremacist environmentalist who loves non-white Red China, eh?

He also goes on to express administration for long-dead, and pretty much forgotten, British fascist Sir Oswald Mosley, who held hardly right-wing views on the economy and social structure.

What does manifesto-boy say about President Trump?
a supporter of Donald Trump? As a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose? Sure. As a policy maker and leader? Dear god no.
That's it. That's all he says about Trump. Nice ringing endorsement, eh?

It's absurd to claim he is a supporter of Trump or inspired by anything Trump said--BTW, Trump supports large-scale legal migration, hardly a "racist" stance, and hardly in line with manifesto-boy's main concern (see below).

He can't hide his hatred for America, except for a weird fascination with the US Marine Corps. He wants the United States destroyed and "balkanized" into racially warring components. He hopes that his actions will provoke a destruction of Second Amendment rights in the USA, and an effort by the government to seize arms from the citizens, hence, provoking a cataclysmic civil war.
The US is torn into many factions by its second amendment, along state, social, cultural and, most importantly, racial lines. With enough pressure the left wing within the United states will seek to abolish the second amendment, and the right wing within the US will see this as an attack on their very freedom and liberty. This attempted abolishment of rights by the left will result in a dramatic polarization of the people in the United States and eventually a fracturing to create conflict between the two ideologies within the United States on the ownership of firearms in order to further the social, cultural, political and racial divide within the United states. This conflict over the 2nd amendment and the attempted removal of firearms rights will ultimately result in a civil war that will eventually balkanize the US along political, cultural and, most importantly, racial lines. This balkanization of the US will not only result in the racial separation of the people within the United States ensuring the future of the White race on the North American continent, but also ensuring the death of the “melting pot” pipe dream. Furthermore this balkanization will also reduce the USA’s ability to project power globally, and thereby ensure that never again can such a situation as the US involvement in Kosovo ever occur again(where US/NATO forces fought beside muslims and slaughtered Christian Europeans attempting to remove these Islamic occupiers from Europe).
Thanks for the good wishes, jackass.

His main issue, of course, is immigration into the West from non-European lands. With the attack on the mosques, he vows to
show the invaders that our lands will never be their lands, our homelands are our own and that, as long as a white man still lives, they will NEVER conquer our lands and they will never replace our people. To take revenge on the invaders for the hundreds of thousands of deaths caused by foreign invaders in European lands throughout history. To take revenge for the enslavement of millions of Europeans taken from their lands by the Islamic slavers. To take revenge for the thousands of European lives lost to terror attacks throughout European lands. To take revenge for Ebba Akerlund. To directly reduce immigration rates to European lands by intimidating and physically removing the invaders themselves. To agitate the political enemies of my people into action, to cause them to overextend their own hand and experience the eventual and inevitable backlash as a result.

To incite violence, retaliation and further divide between the European people and the invaders currently occupying European soil. To avenge those European men and women lost in the constant and never ending wars of European history who died for their lands, died for their people only to have their lands given away to any foreign scum that bother to show up. To agitate the political enemies of my people into action, to over extend their own hand and experience the eventual backlash. To show the effect of direct action, lighting a path forward for those that wish to follow.A path for those that wish to free their ancestors lands from the invaders grasp and to be a beacon for those that wish to create a lasting culture, to tell them they are not alone. To create an atmosphere of fear and change in which drastic,powerful and revolutionary action can occur. To add momentum to the pendulum swings of history, further destabilizing and polarizing Western society in order to eventually destroy the current nihilistic, hedonistic, individualistic insanity that has taken control of Western thought. To drive a wedge between the nations of NATO that are European and the Turks that also make a part of the NATO forces, thereby turning NATO once more into a united European army . . .
OK. I think you got it.

Unlike the false prog media nonsense re Muslim radicalization on the internet, in this case radicalization did take place on the internet. Throughout his manifesto, we see Martel-boy citing Wikipedia and other stuff he picked up online. He obviously spent a lot of time playing video games, and cruising the political and social commentary on the net. I have run into a fair number of young men similar to this fellow. In their mid-to-late twenties or even thirties, frustrated and despairing of ever achieving much, they see no future other than living with their parents or room mates, and, at best, working dead-end jobs. As white males, they feel alienated, insulted, and basically spat upon by the bien pensants. Academia, the media, politics, much of the modern work force, even popular entertainment is increasingly anti-white male--the malignant "toxic white male." 

Don't believe me?

Read the stuff on diversity and inclusiveness put out by major corporations. Read the stuff by the Democrat party or any other leftist party in the Western world. Watch just about any TV show or movie and see the depiction of the white male. The good jobs, these white guys feel, are lost to women and favored ethnic groups, to the politically and socially well-connected, and to the unceasing waves of immigrants who get preferences and public support unlike what they get, to wit, lectures on white male privilege. They retreat to a delusional overwhelmingly male world of video games--and even there the feminazis make inroads and give them no respite--and to secretive and conspiratorial chat rooms where all sorts of fact and fiction get blended into a dangerous mix.

We will see more of these drifting manifesto-boys if the relentless war on men and on traditional Western culture and values does not cease.

35 comments:

  1. I'll just leave this here.

    https://archive.fo/KtDKx

    Comb through it carefully. A perhaps wonder why it has been mysteriously scrubbed from the original web site.

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    1. Yes, I have seen this. Sen Anning has posted a similar article on his Facebook page.

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  2. A New Form of Atrocity.
    A New Threat.

    https://quodverum.com/2019/03/75/a-new-form-of-atrocity-.html

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    1. He's got some valid points, but . . .

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    2. Wictor's take seems correct to me. We are now paying the price for our society's abandonment and rejection of true faith; in its place we have nihilism, immorality and decadence. This murderer has no values, he's simply playing, and he cares nothing for the people he gunned down. It really is nothing but a big joke to him.

      The video that the murderer took, which I have seen, is exactly like a first person shooter video game; it shows many shots into huddled groups of people, who don't move. He goes through corridors into rooms where he repeatedly shoots those he finds. There isn't any visible blood or gore. It's worth watching if you can find it, just to see what happens to those who follow the government's advice to hide and cower: that only gets you killed ignominiously. Better in my mind to at least try to fight back!

      The saddest thing to my mind is that the media is rushing to do exactly what the shooter wanted them to do, and so are various governments; the real losers are the NZ people. They have no rights as we understand them; they have no freedom of speech nor a right to keep and bear arms, and they'll have even fewer rights very soon. Already one young man has been imprisoned for re-posting the Facebook posts, and the authorities have made it clear that no one there has any right to see the video, read the manifesto or comment on what has happened. Anyone who tries faces prison.

      I am glad that it is still (barely!) possible for us in the USA to discuss these events, and that we still have our Bill of Rights. I am sad for the subjects there that do not have, or understand, these dangerous freedoms.


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    3. That's all quite true, but those rights are pretty loose. We have the right to keep the government from censoring us, but we don't have the right to force others not to discriminate against us based upon political views.
      The work is in motion, similar to the BDS crap against Israel. It's burgeoning and has started to affect gun manufacturers, who are having more difficulty accessing capital. There was an airline not long ago that canceled its affiliation with the NRA under extensive liberal pressure.
      The federal reserve and the SEC play kingmaker in the games of big money, and those they anoint are not going to be willing to go up against Big Left for much longer. A few 'organized protests' (ie, riots) targeting headquarters goes a long ways towards intimidation.
      It may not stop there... success could build upon success, whereby only liberal-stamped credit cards will be allowed to make purchases at local grocery stores. Perfectly legal, but completely immoral.
      The underlying problem is that people no longer agree that we enshrine things in law because they are good, and instead believe that things enshrined in law are 'only legally required'. Free speech used to be a righteous cause, but is now described by the left regularly as "legally required". 2nd amendment used to be a celebrated uniqueness, but again now is considered to be "no easy constitutional way around it".
      With enough of the population viewing the Constitution as a lodestone, rather than an inspired document, it will eventually give way.

      Can't blame the people really.... our culture has encouraged empty, broken relationships, leading to a vast expansion in divorce, and finally, the annulment of marriage itself for the larger part of society. Most kids don't grow up right without two loving parents. Not all, but most. Western culture can only blame western culture for its suicide.

      I'm hopeful for the conservatives remaining... that something will come out of the ashes. But I greatly fear that it's too late for America itself. No longer a nation seeking God's heart, no longer a nation blessed from sea to shining sea.

      I hope I'm wrong.

      - reader #1482

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  3. Lewis, you pretty much summed up exactly how the media reacted, and how the writer of that manifesto expected them to react. He wrote that document to mislead the media intentionally by throwing in bits that he knew they would be all over, like a puppy on a chew toy. The part where he lionizes Candace Owens. He knew that the media would tear into her, even though you can plainly see he is trolling. So, add stupid, to your title of the media is lazy and malicious. He knew the media would ignore anything he wrote that walked outside the narrative. Out of all these crazy mass murderers, this one told us flat out why he did it, and what drove him to do it. Even his full confession will be spun to fit into the narrative. The media simply will not report anything that contradicts their positions.

    It makes you wonder if perhaps the Las Vegas shooter had these same goals in mind but decided against publishing what his motivations were. Mainly to put the media to feeding frenzy on gun restrictions and cause a civil war.

    The saddest fact of the whole tragedy is that most people, will not read for themselves, and just let the media tell them what happened, like having a toilet flushed into your eyes, being told is smells good and repeating what you have been told.
    Oh, and the last post was quite good, I just focused on one little aspect of your whole essay.

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    1. Thanks. Good points. One thing I should have probably emphasized was that when you read the "manifesto" it is quite clear he intends to be taken alive. He will continue trolling the world from prison. It, apparently, gives his otherwise vapid life some meaning.

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    2. He has fired his lawyer and plans to "defend" himself. I'm trying to remember if Ted Kazynski did the same. The " Chicago Seven "are another model for him.

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    3. Re: the Las Vegas shooter guy and mind, I'm simply hypothesizing. For damn sure there's been a dearth of much reliable information from the media.

      What's known is the guy had a Filipino girlfriend, live-in mate, whatever. And the guy spent extensive time in the Philippines - not so much speculation on specifically, where he spent the larger portion of his time and, where exactly, did that girlfriend experience her upbringing?

      Having some lived experience with the place, the Marcos era and some few years post Ferdi and Imelda, I've found myself wondering about such things - underline .. Speculating. But in the absence of such information being provided by reliable sources.

      Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG):
      aim(s): establish an Islamic State in the Philippines' Mindanao Island and the Sulu Archipelago, and ultimately, an Islamic caliphate across Southeast Asia
      area(s) of operation: southern Philippines in Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago region (April 2018)

      Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS) network in Philippines:
      aim(s): replace the Philippine Government with an Islamic state and implement ISIS's strict interpretation of sharia
      area(s) of operation: Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago region (April 2018)

      Jemaah Islamiyah (JI):
      aim(s): enhance its networks in the Philippines and, ultimately, overthrow the Philippine Government and establish a pan-Islamic state across Southeast Asia
      area(s) of operation: maintains an operational and recruitment presence, especially in the south (April 2018)

      https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/rp.html

      Apologies Mr. Amselem for going afield but everytime I see that Las Vegas guy being brought up ...

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  4. "Welcome to our live broadcast where we've got our professional psychologists on staff to psychoanalyze him post-humously, and we'll continue with this until we find his 'Inner Trump'."

    - read #1482

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    1. oh.. they caught the guy alive? I dunno... shouldn't the police have shot him dead? I don't know what purpose it serves to take such a villain alive.

      - reader #1482

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  5. That was a surreal manifesto, but it will stir up a lot of the people he wanted stirred up with it. Already, the PM of New Zealand is deciding to punish the innocent gun owners.

    Here in the US, people are blaming Mr. Trump. Because the press didn't bother to read or relate the entire paragraph. Etc, etc, etc.

    The evil person played his tune, and the Left are dancing to it. How odd, yet expected.

    Why can't people realise that there is a certain percentage of the population that is capable of acts of great evil, and they will do so, no matter what, and punishing everyone else, so you can say that you, "Did Something ", accomplishes nothing, and just makes things worse. People who are guilt free of something don't like being accused of doing it anyway. No wonder our culture is so stressed.

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    1. The PM of NZ is already running around bowing her head in her dimmdi apologizing profusely.
      Hey lady, "spit, don't swallow"

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  6. Add to that, his "interesting" links to Serb ultra-nationalism, he being of Serb extraction. His "manifesto" is a grab-bag of copy and past stuff; Churchillian prose it AIN'T.

    I summed him up as in the mould of Charles Manson. This of course raises the spectre of "the family", the latter-day Squeaky Fromme, etc.: Come on DOWN!!

    Speaking of "family; the alleged "others" in this caper seem to have evaporated of are being studiously ignored.

    The phrase, "Wind-up toy" springs to mind.

    There are some other peculiarly prescient articles that were published in worthy journals in the last few weeks. Given the time it usually takes between submission and publishing of small-circulation journals, it is interesting that several people seem to have been contemplating that just such an event might occur.

    Or, is it a "pseudo-event"; the sort of thing Boorstin was writing about half a century ago?

    Note also that less than forty-eight hours after the events in Kiwi-land, the "usual suspects" were at it again in Europe.

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  7. "Turns out our Kiwi cousins have a lot of them". How can that be - American gun nuts all over the internet assure me daily that all other wimpy developed countries have banned guns completely. You seem to be implying that such people are ignorant and stupid.

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    1. We'll see how long NZ remains one of the exceptions. The gun grabbers are now hard at in Kiwiland.

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    2. Governments use these events as an opportunity to go after guns. This is their "solution".

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    3. I hereby propose a Gun Law for NZ.

      Neither Americans nor Australians in NZ shall be allowed possession or use of guns. The End.

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    4. and commensurately for foreigners in the US... that is a law that makes perfect sense... of course... illegal immigrants won't care...

      - reader #1482

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    5. and Brits access to knives and acid, I guess.

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    6. Well "effective news" on that front Dip:

      https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-crime-asda/britains-asda-supermarkets-to-stop-selling-single-kitchen-knives-idUSKBN1QQ08J

      Of course that is a Reuters sourced article and as we've recently seen, 'when its preferred release date comes to hand' ...

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    7. @dearieme- Venezuela banned guns, took 'em away from everyone but the gov't thugs; how's that working out for the citizenry there?

      One of the sayings I'm fond of is, "God made men, Sam Colt made them equal, and John Browning made them civilized."

      Tyrants and criminals don't like free armed people, it makes it a lot harder to murder and oppress them, as anyone with even a passing knowledge of history should know. It's also nice for a 98 pound woman, with her own handgun, to be able to defend herself against a 250 pound rapist; at least I think so!

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  8. Been having trouble posting to your page,Google was blocking my post.
    Anyhow,I wanted to say that I always enjoy reading your blog.
    I check for updates daily.
    Keep up the good work

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  9. Using the media: https://amgreatness.com/2019/03/18/how-the-christchurch-shooter-seduced-the-media-with-his-evil/

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  10. I find it astounding that a legal framework to ban semi-autos can be ready in 48 hours but no capital punishment law is even being proposed? I think a public hanging in the Christchurch town square would be a suitable punishment for such a terrible atrocity. Great blog Dip!

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  11. We had an idiot show up in baen's bar immediately after this happened. The troll actually 'accused' the bar of being what made these nutjobs kill people. Yes, he said that toxic freedoms are the problem and that we should be shut down as a hate site.
    Can you believe this shit?

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  12. Yes, I can.
    Everyone that is armed is doing me a favor.

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  13. New Zealand reacts wrongly. “Whitcoulls, a major New Zealand bookstore with 50 shops nationwide, has removed Dr. Jordan Peterson’s best selling self-help book 12 Rules for Life from their shelves in the wake of the deadliest terrorist attack in the country’s history.” WHY?

    Also, bans on certain guns with ‘turn ins’ required and prosecution for those who don’t.
    Let’s see, ban books, begin confiscation of guns…sounds a bit familiar.

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  14. will confirm, quodverum has the goods on this. Thanks D. I was trying to post the same link on a cell phone and struggling. Fat fingers.

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  15. Unknown=sidvic. I would also like to thank the progressives for giving us this guy. I believe he's an inevitable result of the insane policies that have been forced upon us.

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  16. Unknown=sidvic while I'm at it I'd also thank the progressives for giving us this guy. I believe he's an inevitably result of the insane policies that have been forced upon us

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  17. I didn't read the entire manifesto, but far enough in to learn it was his trip to France that seemed to trigger him.

    Both the Islamization of France and the election of Macron. Funny the media isn't blaming Macron, or the people of France for this atrocity

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  18. Mr Mad, don't disparage the UK's and other European powers' gun laws! Haven't you observed that even people like the IRA and jihadis respect them! sarc

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  19. Set video recorders to Save For History the primetime stuff on MSNBC and CNN - Come six months from now all that crap will come in very handy. (Providing of course y'all enjoy ProgBooHooing as much as I do.)

    Be interesting to see to which heights 'Pathfinder Adam Schiff' can possibly reach, standing on his highest tippy-toes!

    JK

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