August 03, 2019, a gunman armed with a WASR-10-AK 47 walked into a Walmart store in El Paso Texas, fatally wounding twenty-two and injuring twenty-four. The shooter, Patrick Crusius had previously published an online manifesto explaining his reasons for the shooting, in which he clearly stated that the attack was in response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas, and warned that foreign invaders would replace the white European race, two talking points echoed by the president and Fox News commentators long before the shooting.
From Laura Ingraham, August 07, 2018:
“In some parts of the country, it does seem like the America that we know and love doesn’t exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people, and they are changes that none of us never voted for and most of us don’t want.”
Fox And Friends, Nov./02/2018:
“When you see a lot of young men carrying the flag of their country, to your country to break it’s laws, it looks a lot more like an invasion than anything else.”
Jeanine Pirro, in response to Todd Starnes on Fox Nation, Aug. 30, 2019:
“Well, they hate Donald Trump. He’s the one they want to get rid of, because people like you and me who put him into office – their plan and their plot is to remake America and bring in the illegals, to change the way the voting occurs in this country, to give them licenses. They get to vote maybe once, maybe twice, maybe three times, and you know you’ve got motor- voter registration on the day of the election. You’ve got people with – we’ve got voter rolls that haven’t been purged of dead people in years where the Democrats have resisted that.
“Think about that. It’s a plot to remake America – to replace American citizens with illegals who will vote for the Democrats.”
In September, 2019, Jeanine Pirro appeared on CSPAN’s Washington Journal to plug her laughable book, The Left’s Plot To Remake America, where she was called out by a caller for her racist rhetoric.
“I refuse to accept your recitation of the facts,” she responded with self righteous anger. “You are dead wrong. The problem in this country is not the color of anyone, and don’t you dare accuse me of any kind of issue related to color.’
From Laura Ingraham, 10.16.2018:
“Of this my friends you can be sure. Your views on immigration will have zero impact and zero influence on a House dominated by Democrats who want to replace you, the American voters, with newly amnestied citizens and an ever increasing number of chain migrants…”
In response to an article in National Geographic, on a March 2018 segment of his show, Tucker Carlson said:
“In the year 2000, Hazelton’s population was 2 percent Hispanic. Just sixteen years later, Hazelton is majority Hispanic. That’s a lot of change.
“People who grew up in Hazelton found out that they can’t communicate with the people who now live there. And that’s bewildering for people.
“That’s happening all over the country. No nation, no society has ever changed this much this fast.
“Now before you start calling anybody bigoted, consider and be honest, how would you feel if this happened in your neighborhood?
“It doesn’t matter how nice these immigrants are. They probably are nice. Most are nice. That’s not the point. This is more change than human beings are designed to digest.
“This pace of change makes societies volatile, really volatile, just as ours has become volatile.”
Mark Steyn during an appearance on Tucker Carlson:
“When Kamala Harris says people are not starting from the same point, uh, slavery was abolished a century and a half ago. Nobody alive today has a grandparent who was a slave. And in that sense you reach a point where, you know, you need to move on.”
In a 2015 appearance again with Tucker Carlson, Steyn said:
“The idea that the Republicans can have the Confederate hung around their necks is ridiculous, it’s a Democratic flag. The states that seceded during the civil war were all Democratic states. That’s their flag.”
Today they’re Republican states, and Republicans are typically the ones who defend the flag and other Confederate symbols. It wasn’t a coincidence that the neo Nazis who marched in Charlottesville were Republicans. So, it’s not so ridiculous. What is ridiculous is calling it a symbol of the Democratic party.
During the same appearance:
“Chris Cuomo went on to say that the real problem is white supremacists in America, they are the real monsters, not these nice, hard working illegal immigrants. That may be well and true. I mean, for the purposes of argument let’s just say he’s right. It’s irrelevant. The white supremacists are American citizens. The illegal immigrants are people who shouldn’t be here…”
It’s not irrelevant. White supremacists are indeed monsters, and some of them have proven that they’re monsters by murdering innocent people, and Putz’s like Mark Steyn and Tucker Carlson are no better. They are a plague on American society.
Anyone who watches Fox News, and is honest, will admit that most, if not all, of it’s opinion commentators have fomented hatred and demonization of undocumented immigrants for years, assuring their viewers that brown skinned immigrants from south of the border are to blame for their problems, who are coming here to take their jobs, commit crimes, and in general, make America poorer and dirtier. But don’t you dare suggest that racism has anything to do with it. And don’t you presume to know why they’re coming here. U.S. foreign policy has absolutely nothing to do with it. Fleeing from violence has nothing to do with it. Fleeing from poverty has nothing to do with it. The real reason they’re coming here is not only to steal your job, and commit crime, but that they – according to Jeanine Pirro – heard through the Grape Vine that Democrats need millions of illegal voters to help them win elections and replace white conservative Christian Americans with dirty and diseased illegals so they can remake America into a new Third World.
From Laura Ingraham:
“Forget persuasion. Democrats have decided to demonize and just altogether just write off a huge swath of the population as just a bunch of Yahoo’s and racists.
“This is a campaign of intimidation and I’m telling you it’s going to end up getting more people hurt. Now let me show you where all this leads. Once mainstream Democrats start branding all Trump supporters as deplorable racists, they all become targets in their own way.
“A despicable group worthy not only of marginalization, but elimination by any means necessary.
“There is a lot of racist hate out there, and the Democrats strategy is to, I don’t know, feed it?
“They are throwing kerosene on this fire, and the end game is to drive those who disagree with them underground. To silence them with fear tactics, scare tactics and then turn them into targets.”
So, you see, it’s not conservatives like Laura Ingraham who are racist, it’s the Democrats, who are just making everything up, falsely accusing Republicans of hating undocumented immigrants, when the real hate is coming from the Democrats and the real victims of racism are the MAGA lovers.
You Can’t Criticize Trump
Just days after the El Paso shooting, president Trump’s secretary, Hogan Squidley, appeared on Outnumbered Overtime to bitch about how disgusting it was to hold him accountable for his anti immigration rhetoric.
“It’s disgusting to watch so many on the left come before cameras within five hours of this tragedy to lie about this president and have pathetic comments about the state of this country, and where this president stands.
“The president stands with all these Americans who suffer through these tragedies and those who want to fix these problems. And these Democrats have played politics from the word go.”
The president referred to neo Nazis in Charlottesville as fine people. The mainstream conservative media have routinely dehumanized undocumented immigrants as rapists and criminals, using words like invasion and infestation when describing south American refugees coming to the States for a better shot at living. Some of these opinion hosts believe that a white genocide theory – that illegal immigration is being pushed by Democrats as a way to replace white Americans – is a fact and not a theory, and have promoted it on their broadcasts. These opinion hosts have been pushing their racist anti immigrant views for years.
Then, surprise, we had a white supremacist shooter, who posted the manifesto, pictured above. Anyone who reads it can see that it mirrors the exact same mainstream conservative anti immigrant talking points and the Great Replacement conspiracy theory that motivated this attack. But we’re not supposed to mention that fact. It’s all just Democrats falsely accusing conservatives and the president of racism, who are playing politics.
We’re supposed to believe that Trump wants to do something about it. He has no interest in fixing anything. He has openly embraced the NRA, who resists any gun reform, and he knows that white nationalists make up a good percentage of his base, and will do and has done absolutely nothing about gun violence in general. The ones who are playing politics are the conservative pundits who are convincing their viewers that undocumented immigrants are the cause of their problems.
Host Melissa Francis wanted to know if he believed the President’s language played a role in the shooting, and Guidley replied claiming that it was Democrats that trafficked in double standards that Republicans would never think of doing.
“That is absolutely ridiculous, Melissa. We do not blame, not do we even dream of blaming Elizabeth Warren for the shooter in Ohio who wanted to vote for her. The supporter of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez who carried out a terrorist attack trying to blow up a DHS, ICE facility, using her language of concentration camps. The Bernie Sanders supporter who shot conservatives on a baseball field – and we don’t blame Barack Obama for the deaths of Dallas police officers. That is ridiculous. We wouldn’t dream of doing it and you cannot apply that standard to us and ignore it on the Democrats side.”
As a matter of fact, mainstream conservative media did blame Elizabeth Warren, AOC, and Bernie Sanders. But the difference between these referenced events and right wing shootings, is that Warren, AOC, and Sanders have never used racist and bigoted rhetoric when referring to anyone, least of all their political opponents. Conservatives on the other hand, have used racist and bigoted language not only in reference to undocumented immigrants, but some have even expressed a desire to shoot them. SpongeTed Squishy Pants not only wanted to shoot illegal immigrants but Democratic opponents. They hate non white immigrants. If they didn’t hate them, they would not refer to their coming here as an invasion, and an infestation, they would not be referring to them as ‘criminals and rapists, they would not be referring to them as a tool of Democrats to replace Americans in a white genocide plot. They don’t treat immigrants from white European countries the same way. I wonder why.
The claim that they didn’t blame Obama for the Dallas police shootings, is also not only false, it’s laughable. For two terms Barack Obama lived rent free in the heads of right wingers due to the constant propaganda pushed by mainstream conservative media in general. They portrayed him as a radical extremist communist, Marxist, Muslim Manchurian candidate loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood. In reality he was a neo liberal Democrat loyal to his Walls Street donors. His middle east policies were no more radical than George Bush’s. He expanded the surveillance state, as well drone activity in the middle east. He inherited two wars initiated by his predecessor and got us involved in several other conflicts. He failed to close Guantanamo Bay. He presided over the capture and death of Bin Laden. But no matter how many times he went after al Qaeda, conservatives were convinced he was disloyal to the Constitution and wanted him tried, convicted, and hanged for treason because of his failure to say radical Islamic terrorism, three words that would have had every Obama hating Republican creaming themselves in sexual ecstasy over.
So too conservative media, led by Fox News pundits, created a fictitious narrative that began with the arrest of Harvard law professor Henry Louis Gates. From then on they portrayed Obama as a law enforcement hating radical for simply stating that the cop who arrested him hadn’t ascertained all the facts before arresting him. Not only did they hold Obama accountable for deaths of the police officers, they also blamed Black Lives Matter, creating another fictitious narrative that they hated cops and wanted them dead, and that Obama, for supporting the movement and inviting certain leaders to the White, should be interpreted as an endorsement of violence against law enforcement.
“We’ve had four months of propaganda, starting with the president, that everyone should hate the police,” Rudy Giuliani said on Fox News.”
Giuliani made it up. There was no such propaganda against law enforcement, least of all from the president of the United States. The real propaganda was coming from Fox News pundits claiming that he was “creating an atmosphere of hate” by being critical of law enforcement. The real propaganda was coming from racist mouth pieces of NRA TV, like Grant Stenchfield, and Chuck Holton, claiming that Black Lives Matter were stoking racial hatred and a race war against white people in both South Africa and the United States.
From Media Matters:
Grant Stenchfield: “Our race relations are strained here in America after eight years of Barack Obama, but nowhere is it near as bad as it is in South Africa where white families are being tortured almost every day in racist violence. It’s a warning for the United States that you will never hear from the mainstream media in this country. Veteran Army Ranger and Frontlines correspondent Chuck Holton joins me with more on this. Chuck, I know you’ve been looking into this, particularly doing some research and really the things that we’re starting to learn and I guess it’s not shocking that the mainstream media is not talking about this.”
Chuck Holton: “Right. You know the parallels between what’s happing in South Africa and the blatant racism and violence we’re seeing from people like the Black Lives Matter crowd, from people like Louis Farrakan and his minions, is happening in spades in South Africa. The violence against farmers is being called for by government officials, it’s being celebrated by politicians, and the scary thing is, it’s kind of a warning for what could happen in the United States if we continue to let this get out of control, to go down this path of this racial tension, this racial hatred that is being forced on the American culture by the Black Lives Matter crowd. This has to stop, and if you want to see why this has to stop you look at South Africa. Over – between three and four thousand white South Africans have been killed in the most horrific ways, brutalized, raped, tortured, drug behind cars, had drills taken to them. Some really horrific things.”
After the El Pas shooting Democrats and progressives rightly criticized Trump and conservative media for it’s constant dehumanization of South American immigrants and asylum seekers. This greatly triggered conservatives. According to them, it was not only wrong to criticize the president, but disgusting.
After the shooting, Grant Stenchfield said his heart ached for the victims, a claim I find questionable, coming from someone who has on many occasions stoked fear and hatred of non white immigrants and Black Lives Matter. He also accused the news media and Democrats of unfairly blaming Mr. Trump for a crime committed by a disgusting, and deranged human being.
“Evil has existed since the beginning of time,” Stenchy said. “To blame the president or any other conservative on the actions of a deranged lunatic, is insane and flat out disgusting. The problem with liberals today, is they do not want to take responsibility for anything. They will blame everyone but the shooter.”
Stenchy didn’t think it was insane and disgusting to blame Obama, Holder, and Black Lives Matter for the shooting when the Dallas police officers were ambushed during a BLM protest. Because the shooter in this instance was a black man, it had to be the fault of Black Lives Matter, Al Sharpton, and Barack Obama. Apparently the rules of hypocrisy don’t apply to conservatives. They, and they alone, are allowed to lay blame where there is no blame, and deny it where it actually applies – usually with mainstream conservatives, the NRA, and Trump. They actually do blame everyone and everything but the shooter when a gun is involved.