Gamechanger

By now the nation and the world are familiar with the events of this morning, June 14, where Republican senators and congressmen practicing for a friendly baseball game in Alexandria Virginia (some out with their children) were fired on by a Bernie Sanders backer who specifically asked shortly before the shooting if the guys on the field were Democrats or Republicans.  The Democrat goon fired dozens of shots and injured several people, including a Capitol Police officer who defended the congressmen and of course House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, both of whom are currently in critical condition.  The shooter, a 66 year old aging hippie from Illinois, was wounded by good guys with guns to bring the attack to a halt, and has died.  Word is that were it not for the presence of Representative Scalise, who had Capitol Police along because he is in a leadership position, the death toll could have been much higher, as of course gun control laws would not allow the congressmen to carry firearms themselves in the ball park.

I was hoping that maybe the intellectual dissonance between “OMG gun violence!” and “the Republicans are Nazi terrorists out to kill sick people and burn the whole planet!” might short-circuit the lunatic left for at least a few minutes but no, they launched into both lines of attack without flinching for a second about the blatant inconsistency of their retarded blatherings.  Some striking examples of idiocy have even expressed fear of a “backlash against Democrats” over this as many others laugh themselves silly over what they perceive as karma.  There are countless leftists out there today who are literally cheering for this.  Steve Scalise may be crippled for life or worse and that doesn’t stop the left from revivifying a long-disproven story about him having connections to David Duke and making obscene suggestions while he fights for his life.  No, Paul Ryan, right now I think Steve Scalise has bigger things to be upset over than the fact that he can’t play in the baseball game–things like the fact that he was shot and maybe he won’t ever walk again.

Christ, my guys get shot at and our leadership cracks jokes.  God help us.

The dinosaur media is of course referring to this as a “mass shooting” and while technically speaking that term does apply, this was not a mass shooting in the common parlance sense.  This was not some random nutjob like Jared Loughner (registered independent who leaned Democrat) or Adam Lanza (Democrat) or James Holmes (Dem again) going out, finding a soft target, and just hurting a whole bunch of people because he was crazy and evil and knew they couldn’t fight back.  Nor was it some Islamic terrorist screaming “Allahu Akbar” and proceeding to mow down infidels again more or less at random.  This was an attempted assassination and to treat it as a random act of violence is dangerously dishonest.  The shooter was NOT crazy any more than millions of hyper-indoctrinated useful leftist idiots are crazy (which they are, don’t misunderstand me).  He was a politically active loud-mouthed Bernie-backing Whatshisname-loving Trump-hating Russian-collusion-believing socialism-pushing tax-the-rich terminate-the-Republicans far left extremist.  He is not alone.  He was not random–he traveled all the way from Illinois to eastern Virginia and specifically confirmed that he was in the right place to waste some Republicans before he opened fire.

In other words, this was not a random act of crazy.  Are we getting this, people? Are we understanding that one of the lunatic left, NOT a random nutjob but one of MILLIONS of these indoctrinated useful idiots out there, OPENED FIRE ON US?  Coming from the side that has been wailing for months about “attacks on our democratic system” based on nothing more than they didn’t win an election they cheated hard for, we have an actual honest-to-goodness attack on our system of government and the people we have elected to represent us–and the left’s response is to make excuses or outright cheer.  One of these little bastards decided he was going to go out and punch some Nazis and the rest of them are not saying they were wrong to tell their demented followers that the GOP is out to kill everyone, they’re trying to claim on one hand that they actually give a care that this happened while on the other they are literally saying “well, I can certainly understand resorting to violence individually but you’re going to have to organize if it’s going to be effective…”  I wish to God above I was making that up.

It was not enough for them to plan to bomb the Deploraball and poison outspoken Donald Trump supporters.  It was not enough to burn Berkeley and hurl bricks and explosives at a free speech rally.  It was not enough for them to bash people in the head with bike locks and set women’s hair on fire.  I said a while ago, these freaks will escalate.  They mean it.  We have been involved in a “cold” civil war with these people for decades now, and now that they have finally lost the political argument they are getting desperate.  We are sitting on a powder keg people.  Do not dismiss this as a random act by a lunatic, because the left has bred legions of lunatics and they’re evidently getting more deranged by the day.

You know the sickest thing about the morons who are out cheering on this monster like he’s some kind of folk hero?  They don’t give a rip that he made them all look even worse.  He discredited everything he believed in (not that any of it was worth an iota of credit to start with) and they don’t care.  They’re still cheering.  They’re actually out there justifying if not praising his actions on social media and telling like-minded fools “hey, that was pretty good, but if you REALLY want results you have to organize!”  And by “results” they mean “violent revolution and dead Republicans.”

Meanwhile there are people like me watching this with a feeling of nauseating dread.  We don’t want to interrupt our regularly scheduled lives to fight a civil war, in large part because although we have all the necessary military advantages (strength, intelligence, no irrational fear of guns), we have two tremendous weaknesses.  One, we built the world that would be brought to ruin overnight if such a collapse were to happen, we’re invested in it and want to preserve it and have already gone to great lengths just to keep the peace.  Tragically, like negotiating with terrorists or giving in to screaming toddlers, our great forbearance has only emboldened these animals to the point where they cheer for a gunman shooting congressmen.  And two, we really don’t like hurting people.  We don’t.  Contrary to the Democrats’ “edgy” remarks, we in fact DO “give a s**t.”  While they fantasize about lining old white Christian men up and carving swastikas into their foreheads with rusty knives while their families watch, we don’t even want to think about what the consequences would be of finally being forced to fight back.   To paraphrase Stefan Molyneux, we desperately want to use words rather than swords.

The left has lost the war of ideas and is finally being pushed back.  But the left departed the battlefield of ideas a long time ago.  I believe it was Thomas Paine who said that attempting to use reason and logic on someone who has abandoned them is like administering medicine to the dead.  It seems that the left’s endgame has been in order to ensure that the hearts and minds of their devotees can never be won by facts and reality, that they must simply excise their hearts and minds entirely.  So they taught them not to think, and they taught them not to care–oh sure, they taught them to believe that giving away things that don’t belong to them is “caring,” they taught them that punishing people who have more than other people is “caring,” they taught them that useless virtue signalling and not being offensive are “caring,” and in the process they taught them that all of that “caring” is or ought to be the responsibility of the government.  You cannot win the hearts and minds of those who have neither.  The heartless, idiotic praise and happiness from these barbarians all over social media in the wake of this assassination attempt demonstrate that they have neither.  Now they are reacting like rabid animals after losing their last great bet and going all in on the last election, and watching everything they have tried to do in the United States for the past quarter century undone (and their work over the past hundred years even threatened).

I hope, pray, and deep down I believe that it is not too late to push this back peacefully.  But in order to push this back, we have to keep pushing.  Part of that is to call this what it is, an attempt to assassinate the people’s elected officials and strike a spark into the powder keg.  What happens after today will determine whether we can turn the tide through the political process, forge onward and refuse to let these monsters intimidate us, or whether in the hopes of just forestalling confrontation a few years more, we let them keep right on playing with fire as the sparks keep landing closer and closer to the gunpowder.

So it begins.

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