On Sunday, the lone star state experienced the “deadliest mass shooting in state history” according to Governor Greg Abbott. 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire inside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Tx killing at least 26 people at last count and injuring more than 20 other people. 23 people were found deceased inside the church, two others were found outside the church, and one died after being taken to the hospital according to CBS News.
CBS News reports:
Kelley served in the U.S. Air Force from 2010 to 2014. Records confirm he served at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico until his discharge for bad conduct in 2014, Air Force spokesperson Ann Stefanek said in a statement. Stefanek said prior to his discharge, Kelley was court-martialed in 2012 for two counts of assault on his spouse and their child.
Authorities stated that Kelley, dressed in all black and wearing tactical gear including a ballistic vest, exited his vehicle at a gas station across the street from the church and began firing an “AR-15 style weapon” at the church. Officials say he then entered the house of worship and continued his barrage of bullets.
In response to the latest mass shooting committed by a White American, Donald Trump said that it was a “mental health problem at the highest level”. Trump went so far as to call Kelley “deranged” without providing any insight as to how he knew the mental state of suspect. Donald Trump however declined to chalk up the latest mass shooting by a White male to terrorism.
On October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock allegedly opened fire on concert-goers in Las Vegas killing 58 people. It was called the largest mass murder in modern American history. At initial glance, Paddock didn’t raise any red flags that would indicate he would be an unfit gun owner. He had money. He had freedom. He had the complexion for the protection. All things considered, Paddock was a normal well-adjusted red-blooded American.
When asked about gun control after the Las Vegas shooting, Donald Trump advised that Congress would be taking up the matter as “time goes by.” When asked about calling the largest mass murder in modern American history a terrorist act, Trump promptly declined.
On October 3, President Donald Trump was asked about the impact of the shooting on current gun laws — and possible future gun control measures. He said that his administration and Congress would “be talking about gun laws as time goes by.” Trump was also asked whether the shooting was an act of domestic terrorism. He declined to answer.
On October 4, in Las Vegas, Trump was again asked about possible legislative action on guns. “We’re not going to talk about that today,” he responded. “We won’t talk about that.”
Back in July 2016, when Trump was just a presidential candidate, John Russell Houser shot up a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theatre. He killed two people and injured nine others. Then-candidate Trump pushed back on gun control measures and instead placed the onus on Houser’s mental state.
“These are sick people,” Mr. Trump said of the shooter. “This has nothing to do with guns. This has to do with the mentality of these people.”
Again Trump declined to label it terrorism.
On Halloween, a Uzbek man drove a Home Depot rental truck up a bike path in New York City killing eight people and injuring countless others. Within hours of the incident POTUS tweeted, “”In NYC, looks like another attack by a very sick and deranged person. Law enforcement is following this closely. NOT IN THE U.S.A.!”
He followed up that tweet with, “We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere. Enough!”
On November 1st, Trump brought out the terrorist label tweeting, “The terrorist came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit based.” He adds in a subsequent tweet: “We are fighting hard for Merit Based immigration, no more Democrat Lottery Systems. We must get MUCH tougher (and smarter). @foxandfriends”
Trump and friends continue to ignore the acts of terror committed by the ones who look like them instead choosing to manipulate the minds of Americans into believing that foreigners are jeopardizing their freedoms. Numbers don’t lie and the numbers show that White males are the majority when it comes to mass shootings in the United States. Listening to the Trump administration would have you ignoring the numbers and strictly acting off of emotion. It is not the Muslims, the Mexicans, the Haitians, the Blacks, or any other demographic more of a threat to American stability than red-blooded Americans themselves. If you review the FBI’s list of potential threats to the American Social Order, constitutionalists make the list. People who abide by the very document that “founded” America are a threat to the establishment.
It’s not America vs. the world as they would have you to believe. Despite America’s many transgressions around the world, despite the well-deserved hate that America has earned policing the globe, the real threat to the American Social Order is the independent thinker.