Did Targeting the 1% by Occupy Wall Street Movement Lead to NY Shootings?
Ever since the Oklahoma City bombings, liberals have been claiming that right-wing rhetoric leads some to aggressive and sometimes violent action against people. Talk radio and anti-homosexual and anti-abortion messages have been blamed for the shooting of Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords, abortion doctors, and bullying of homosexuals.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated a number of conservative organizations like the Family Research Council as “hate groups.” Did the “hate group” designation of the FRC inspire Floyd Lee Corkins to punish the conservative organization for its social and political views? The media have nearly ignored this anti-Christian shooting story. It doesn’t fit their liberal talking points.
In New York City, a man shot and killed a former colleague at the company where he was fired and wounded a number of bystanders. Was he following the directives of the Occupy Wall Street worldview that was endorsed by a number of big-name liberals? Was a shooting in New York City a way at attacking Mayor Michael Bloomberg for standing up for the banks and Wall Street? Here’s what Bloomberg said about the Occupy Movement:
“Everyone’s got a thing they want to protest, some of which is not realistic. And if you focus for example on driving the banks out of New York City, you know those are our jobs. . . . You can’t have it both ways: If you want jobs you have to assist companies and give them confidence to go and hire people.”
The shooter was denied a job by a New York company. Did he feel justified in killing someone from a company that makes enough money to be considered a one-percenter?
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Let’s not forget what’s going on in Chicago, the city led by Mayor Rahm Emanuel who served as the White House Chief of Staff to President Obama. It’s now the murder capital of the world. But since the victims and perpetrators don’t fit the liberal, anti-conservative narrative, the liberal media can’t and won’t make an issue of the city’s violence.
While murders anywhere are horrible, and the story of the New York shootings is certainly newsworthy, where are the national news reports about the 38 homicides that have taken place in Chicago in the month of August . . . so far? The Chicago Tribune reports that “Nineteen people were shot across the South and West sides from Thursday evening through early Friday morning” of this week.
These types of shootings don’t make the front page of most national newspapers because conservatives can’t be blamed for them. Since the New York shootings took place in broad daylight, the liberal media had to report the story.
All of these shooters are responsible for their own crimes. Liberals don’t believe in such nonsense. There must be someone else or some other thing to blame for why people behave the way they do. Blame the gun . . . blame the bullets . . . blame what people say. This is the great sin of Liberalism and what drives them to believe that if government has enough money and the authority to pass laws, they can fix everything. While Liberals don’t believe in sin, they do believe in political messiahs.