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Allow me to coin the phrase, โ€œArmchair Dirty Harryโ€ to describe the naive fantasy of the โ€œgood guy with a gun.โ€

In his fantasy, #ArmchairDirtyHarry strolls calmly into a hail of bullets, sending the bad guys sprawling from the force of his high-powered firearm.
In an *actual* firefight, #ArmchairDirtyHarryโ€™s fantasy meets reality. Our wannabe hero knows walking into a hail of bullets is suicide.

Heroism in situations like #ElPaso rarely, if ever, involves the gun-toting citizen. The armchair hero believes GOP propaganda, not his eyes.
#HeroesOfElPaso saved lives.

They didnโ€™t walk into a hail of bullets, they risked their lives getting customers and employees out of Walmart. And then they continued helping where they could.

So where was #ArmchairDirtyHarry?

latimes.com/world-nation/sโ€ฆ
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Trump - Less than 3 weeks ago:

REPORTER: Does it concern you that many people saw that tweet as racist + that white nationalist groups are finding common cause with you on that point?

TRUMP: "It doesn't concern me because many people agree with me."
Trump: "I will do whatever is necessary to stop an invasion of our country. That's what it is."
(April 2019)

via @atrupar
Trump
March 2019

After the Christchurch NZ massacre - asked if he thinks white nationalism is a rising threat

Trump: "I don't, really. I think it's a small group of people that have very, very serious problems."
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Ohio mass shooter Connor Betts is a self-described "leftist" and "atheist" who praised Antifa, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and wrote "Kill every fascist" on his Twitter media page. informationliberation.com/?id=60569
Ohio shooter Connor Betts shared praised for ICE-attacking terrorist Will Van Spronsen on Twitter. #DomesticWhiteTerrorism
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What I've learned on Twitter over the last 48 hours:

We're no longer free to do what comes naturally in the wake of a tragedy - to collectively mourn the loss of the victims, and the unspeakable pain visited upon their loved ones. We can't offer our sincere condolences - our...
...thoughts and prayers - or any form of emotional support to those dealing with the tragedy.

The reason we're no longer free to exercise our natural humanity is that our overriding instinct in the wake of tragedies is to assign blame to someone or something other...
...than the demented creature who committed murder. The time gap between the shooting and a definitive understanding of the motivation of the shooter - the one we're in now - has become a dark version of a post-debate spin room, when both sides race to fill the void with their...
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El Paso Congresswoman believes the shooter chose the location for a specific reason.

Based on the manifesto widely published, I would agree (if itโ€™s not a FF).

What is missing here, is the ROOT cause, of this shooting, and others.
Anyone who kills out of hate, does so usually based off of false beliefs. Those beliefs form from what they hear, and what they are taught.

Hear = Media
Taught = Schools / Home

Have we lost honest media reporting? Have we lost honest history / sociology instruction?
Hate also stems from a distorted view of oneโ€™s self!

- Have we taught our children to have a proper self-view of themselves?

- Are they really all โ€œwinners?โ€

- Have we taught them people are different and have different strengths / weaknesses?

Think about that ...
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Saturday my account was locked by Twitter for only the 2nd time in my nearly 10yrs on here. I was locked for a tweet to Marco Rubio responding to his attack on Ilhan Omar. In my tweet I posted an article on domestic terrorism bolstering her claims about white male perpetrators.
My tweet, posted on July 25, had gone viral, with several thousand likes and RTs. Why was I locked for this tweet more than a week later?
Because it was mass reported by anti-Omar, pro-nationalist accounts. Twitter deemed my tweet "hateful conduct." But it was an MSM news story.
I took a screenshot of the report to me, but I fear putting it up because it might trigger another lock. But the term I used --the one deemed "hateful conduct"-- is trending today: #WhiteSupremacistTerrorism. So is #WhiteNationalistTerrorism.
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If you were POTUS what would you do to immediately stop gun violence in America?

By Executive Order I'd set up a bi-partisan Federal Agency tasked w/ Gun Safety & Reform
Every employee would be vetted & banned from interactions w/ gun lobbyists
The agency would be tasked with...
A bipartisan agency would draft gun reform legislation to go to Congress/Senate or to be passed by Executive Order.

They'd also set up/maintain Federal data bases tracking gun sales & monitoring gun owners for Mental health &/or hate speech issues (working with law enforcement)
Law enforcement can help input how the laws need to be changed to ensure they can address the National Emergency of #WhiteSupremacistTerrorism

Constitutional Lawyers can help w/ the delicate balance between gun reform & still protecting free speech & the 2nd Amendment
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One who is so blind and gullible to actually believe that these shooters are #TrumpsTerrorists IS part of the problem. Wake tf up, open your eyes and look at the party of the left. That is what #DomesticTerrorism looks like.
#QAnon #KAG2020 #Trump2020LandslideVictory
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A thread on white supremacy + what's happening now in the US. #WhiteSupremacistTerrorism
I've been studying white supremacist rhetoric in the US + globally for about 30 years now. These ideas + policies go back to the very foundation of our country.
Yet, the presence and visibility of *EXTREMISTS* - groups or individuals willing to march, dress up, get tattoos, commit violence - ebbs and flows over time.
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10 tips for covering white supremacy and far-right extremists journalistsresource.org/tip-sheets/whiโ€ฆ #WhiteSupremacistTerrorism
1. Be aware that journalists play a role in helping white supremacists and right-wing extremists spread their message.
2. Investigate the funding sources of white supremacy and right-wing extremist groups.
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#ElPasoShooting UPDATE: #ElPaso police confirm
โ€”Multiple fatalities
โ€”Multiple people transported to hospital
โ€”One suspect in custody
โ€”NO active shooter
โ€”Police are investigating several crime scene areas, Walmart and Cielo Vista Mall, Texas
via @MSNBC
#ElPasoSHOOTING: 19 DEAD, 40 WOUNDED

I canโ€™t help thinking abt families shopping at Walmart for school supplies being slaughtered like animals. El Paso like Gilroy has a large Latino population. Trumpโ€™s dehumanization & conflation of immigrants & criminals put targets on them.
โ€œItโ€™s about taking down immigrants. Thereโ€™s a body count associated with these websites (8chan, 4chan) nowโ€โ€”Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) on #ElPasoShooting. 21yo shooter posted a white supremacist screed/manifesto citing neo-Nazi killers Brevik, New Zealand mosque massacreโ€ฆ
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๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ: ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—บ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฎ ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜† | ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต

๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—บ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ

theguardian.com/commentisfree/โ€ฆ
๐—ช๐—ต๐˜† ๐—œโ€™๐—บ ๐—ป๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ

theguardian.com/world/2017/mayโ€ฆ
๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†'๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ-๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜๐—ต๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜

theguardian.com/commentisfree/โ€ฆ
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