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    Saturday Night Card Game (Analysis: Colorado shooter likely not wingnut because didn’t target gays, Muslims or foreigners)

    Saturday Night Card Game (Analysis: Colorado shooter likely not wingnut because didn’t target gays, Muslims or foreigners)

    We’re making progress, of sorts.  Not everyone jumped in with Brian Ross and ABC News in trying to link Colorado shooter James Holmes to the Tea Party.

    One left-wing blogger quickly wrote that he did not suspect a Tea Party connection because, in his view, a real wingnut would have targeted a more artsy film or one related to gays or Muslims.  Another left-wing blogger, the father of right-wing eliminationist theory, also left open the possibility that this could be the exception to the usual rule of right-wing nativist psychopathy.

    Like I said, progress “of sorts.”

    I know I shouldn’t take the bait, like I did before.  But anyway, here goes on the “real wingnut” theory:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this gun fan [“Jim Holmes”]  is the Aurora tea party guy, but I bet it’s not our shooter. The age is just wrong.

    This won’t turn out to be motivated by right-wing politics. A wingnut shooter would shoot up an indie film or a Sean Penn film or a film with Susan Sarandon or Rosie O’Donnell in it. Or something gay-themed or maybe sympathetic to Muslims.

    This is going to turn out to be just plain old American apolitical weapon-loving craziness. That’s my guess.

    The eliminationist theorist-in-chief, who keeps looking for “the Next Timothy McVeigh” at right-wing rallies, did not dismiss the possibility of a Tea Party / right-wing connection.  No, he kept an open mind in the absence of proof since so many violent psychopaths are, at heart, nativist Tea Partiers:

    But that does not mean that there is never an ideological component when a psychopath perpetrates some horrendous tragedy, either. Indeed, certain right-wing movements are highly prone to attracting psychopaths and mentally ill, unstable personalities, because their rhetoric and appeals so closely replicate the discontents of these people’s interior lives….

    The rhetoric of the Minutemen and their related nativist organizations – including, nowadays, the Tea Party – appealed to psychopaths ….

    We’ll have to wait and see what motivated James Holmes to open fire on a theater full of innocent moviegoers. But if he turns out to be a psychopath with an unholy attachment to some right-wing ideology, it will not really be surprising. Indeed, it will be all too familiar, all too predictable.

    All too predictable?  Indeed.


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    BannedbytheGuardian | July 21, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I took a peek at Cnn & Fox whilst dogsitting & this thing 55/24 /7.

    Is this a media driven thing or are people really shocked ?

    As someone who has thought Hollywood has been tipping over into the dark side for some time , I just think it is unsurprising someone did what the Joker has been doing in the most recent films.

    It is said by those that knew him here that Heath Ledger may have himself gone past just imagination. That conjuring that persona really did affect him.

    But then again I never liked to watch scary & evil films. Its a longtime since Batman was fun.

    quiksilverz24 | July 21, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Morgan Freeman played the race card nicely by apologizing to Obama in the form of a $1M donation to his Super PAC. I wonder if Morgan, star of this new Batman flick, will be donating to the victims and their families of this tragedy?

    I’m sure you can already guess the answer…

    jasond | July 21, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    The left will never admit it leads the league in eliminationist rhetoric and criminal activity. Hell, they even reward it. Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn come to mind. Let’s not forget Sandy Berger sacrificed his career for Bill Clinton by stealing and destroying damning evidence of Clinton’s failures relating to BinLaden. The list is long.
    Plus this bonus link to Occupy criminality –

    Aggie95 | July 21, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Ya know I get tired of these mouth breathing metro sexual uber sensitive idiots. The Tea Party had at least 2 gatherings numbering in the hundreds of thousands and God knows how many in the tens of thousands and forget the numbers below that and the biggest ones were pretty much policed by an single asthmatic meter maid in a lawn chair. We left the venues cleaner than we found them ….cut the grass and edged the sidewalks as well. Then you have the liberal occupy turd float …rapes …robberies …. murder……looting ……burning …… and somehow we’re the bad guys. Lord I wish I had absolute power in this country ….I would banish all the liberal/progressive/democrats and their Flying Monkeys in the press to East of the Mississippi and blow up all the bridges and then build a wall to keep the riff raft out as their society crashes around them

      Unless sane people begin governing this nation, and have the fortitude to purge PBS, NPR and our schools of leftist loons indoctrinating our children, I believe this kind of separation is coming. This is precedent for it.

    Valerie | July 22, 2012 at 1:26 am

    People who will bust a gut to find a way to slander others really do not belong in our public dialog. Perhaps that’s why FOX is whipping MSNBC and CNN. FOX sometimes transmits mistaken information, but they don’t sit around a table as a group to figure out how to lie about a story. I sometimes think their management makes their reporters repeat their slogans “Fair and Balanced” and “We report, you decide” as a reminder to the reporters as well as advertising to the viewers.

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