Golly, we seem to be doing a lot of this we-interrupt-this broadcast type of posts lately. Perhaps that ‘climate of violence’ business we’ve been hearing from the media is real after all.
Again, since I’d hate to be accused of being mean to people who think differently than I do, and the maniac Hodgkinson sure does think differently than I do, so I’ll let you talk about it.
One word of advice, and a couple of links to other people’s thoughts. Beware the So’s Yer Old Man Fallacy. It would be particularly embarrassing to commit today.
WP: “As people offered prayers for the victims, a profile began to emerge of Hodgkinson, a onetime home inspector. A Facebook page believed to be his includes pictures of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and rhetoric against President Trump, including a post that reads: ‘Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.'”
From 26 April (ahem): Leftists Ramping Up the Violence: How Long Until They Kill Somebody?
The tolerant left. Imagine my shock. pic.twitter.com/d4yuczpiPJ
— Orwell & Goode (@OrwellNGoode) June 14, 2017
I have a feeling we're going to be told this is another act of violence we're not allowed to politicize, except for the gun of course
— Scott Greer (@ScottMGreer) June 14, 2017
Based on analysis of the shooter's FB page, I'd say no more than 5% of blue checkmark Twitter is a mass murder risk, OK 10% tops
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) June 14, 2017
There’s nothing special about this last one, except that it’s typical.
— Stephen Herreid (@StephenHerreid) June 14, 2017
Question o’ the day. Can a nation have a civil war when it is not (wholly) divided by geography? And the answer is: España.