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#Charlottesville: The Left Unexpectedly Falls in Love With the Word ‘Terrorism’

Posted on | August 13, 2017 | 2 Comments

Did a cartoon frog inspire a terrorist attack?

When Micah Johnson assassinated five police officers in Dallas last year, the Left was eager to evade the most obvious explanation: This was a terrorist act inspired by a hate movement called Black Lives Matter.

Fast-forward 13 months, and a white guy named James Fields is accused of plowing his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of anti-Nazi counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Now, the Left has decided that the word “terrorism” must be applied to this act of criminal violence, and that the chain of causation goes all the way to the White House.

The “Democrats with bylines” in the media are exploiting this atrocity to advance their partisan political narrative: Republicans are racists, and the only way that white people can disavow their blood guilt is to vote Democrat. (This is also, not coincidentally, the only way to avoid blame for homophobia, “rape culture” and global warming.) Nobody on the Left wants to mention the parallels between the July 2016 terrorist act in Dallas and the August 2017 terrorist act in Charlottesville, or to examine the discrepancies in how these events were reported by the major media, because to do so would expose the crudeness of the partisan propaganda that nowadays passes for “journalism.” Let anyone examine the media’s coverage of the Dallas shooting and see if they were as diligent in documenting Micah Johnson’s background as they have been in the case of James Fields and the atrocity in Charlottesville.

Because the media knew that Black Lives Matter was a Democrat Party propaganda operation, they went out of their way to suggest that the Dallas shooting was an aberration — the deed of a lone madman — whereas in Charlottesville, it is being suggested, James Fields was basically a drone, programmed by Republicans to kill black people. The more obvious conclusion is that James Fields was a dimwit loser:

Samantha Bloom, Mr. Fields’ mother, told a Blade reporter her son texted her Friday to say he had dropped his cat off at her Monclova Township apartment so he could go to an “alt-right” rally in Virginia.
“I told him to be careful,” Ms. Bloom said. “[And] if they’re going to rally to make sure he’s doing it peacefully.”
It didn’t appear that happened, she said tearfully.
She had returned from dinner Saturday evening unaware that her son was involved and had not yet been contacted by authorities.
He had told her about the rally last week, but didn’t offer details about its extremist nature.
“I thought it had something to do with Trump,” she said.
“I try to stay out of his political views,” she said. “I don’t get too involved.”
She said he had moved out of her apartment “five or six months ago” to his own Maumee apartment, but she declined to give the address. Ms. Bloom said they moved to northwest Ohio from Florence, Kentucky, about a year ago for her job.

As I pointed out Saturday night, it seems that James Field enlisted in the Army in 2015 and flunked out of basic training. Why is it that the appeal of “white supremacy” is always irresistible to inferior white people?

Whatever the political fallout from this story, I think we may safely conclude that James Fields was not the sharpest tool in the shed. The appropriate conservative response to such an incident is to remain calm and resist being drawn into the media’s blame-game narrative.

 

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