#VirginiaShooting: Time to Ban the Rainbow Flag [Darleen Click] UPDATED – how Identity First! poisons everything
Because I’m sure it had something to do with the heinous, racist murders of Alison Parker and Adam Ward
The Telegraph has obtained exclusive pictures and video footage from inside the apartment of Vester Lee Flanagan, revealing details of the gunman’s life in the days before he murdered Alison Palmer and Adam Ward. […]
Flanagan prepared for the murder by dumping personal “documents” into several waste bins around the area, the source told the Telegraph.
But he left behind an apartment filled with his personal effects, including photographs of himself during his days as a television journalist and posters that appear to be of male pin-ups.
In a raid on the apartment on Wednesday, police reportedly confiscated a gay pride flag. They also found “many” sex toys, which may have “human material” on them, the source told this newspaper.
In all seriousness, the Balkanization of our nation into numerous, aggrieved identity groups, all rushing to be the most oppressed and victimized in order to lay claim to Government-imposed privileges, isn’t just about cynical politics but has real world consequences in the lives of people who, already mentally compromised, seize the demagoguery masquerading as utopianism.
While the LGBT advocates claim their work is not done and pursue specific protected class status, people like Flanagan find a place to excuse their own personal failings and a community full of people who will nurture their anger towards those they blame.
*Claim victim status
Dicentra makes a valid point that should not be ignored.
When a paranoid schizophrenic with a history of violence goes off his meds, you know it: he starts breathing out threats and behaving irrationally. He’ll have that Charlie Manson look in his eye that indicates that it’s gonna end in death and mayhem one way or another.
So when that happens, I’m reliably advised, you can “say something” or maybe just be a better neighbor and tell others to watch out for him. Also, I may have heard of concealed-carry.
Such advice is NOT—I repeat not—analogous to advising a solo hiker to take his cell phone with him into the wilderness area so he can use the GPS or call 911. Pointing out that there’s “no cell coverage out there” (whatever that means) is defeatism. Maybe you can’t get every call to go through but you can get some, and that’s better than nothing.
We are dealing with several issues here, including when initiate to intervention on the part of the mentally ill.
But such intervention is made harder because, when dealing with today’s litigious society combined with protected classes, it is not only harder to fire someone from a protected class but harder to get the real story from previous employers when contemplating hiring them. Previous employers not only won’t comment, some will pretend there was no issue at all.
Dan Dennison described Flanagan, who shot and killed a reporter and a cameraman on live television Wednesday, as a “professional victim” during his time at the station before being fired in 2013. […]
Dennison said the station had no idea of his shortcomings before he was hired there and he had received positive recommendations.
Flanagan’s hair-trigger temper became evident at least 15 years ago at WTWC-TV in Tallahassee, Fla., said Don Shafer, who hired him there in 1999. Shafer recalled Flanagan as a good reporter and a “clever, funny guy” — but said he also had conflicts with co-workers “to the point where he was threatening people.”
“Had some physical confrontations with a couple of people, and at one point became such a distraction that we finally had to terminate him,” said Shafer, now news director with XETV in San Diego.
After stints in California, Florida and North Carolina, Flanagan’s last television job was at WDBJ in Roanoke.
Others who ran across Flanagan after he lost his job at WDBJ described a man increasingly irked by slights more often imagined than real.
Flanagan turned into a nightmare employee, one that WDBJ tried to get him help for his anger and mental health issues.
Innocuous phrases Alison Parker used every day to describe her job may have led to her death, simply because Vester Lee Flanagan thought they were racist.
The 24-year-old TV reporter who was shot and killed by the disgruntled ex-employee on Wednesday somehow angered him by using terms like ‘swinging’ by an address or going out into the ‘field’ while she was an intern at WDBJ. […]
Ryan Fuqua, a video editor at WDBJ, told The Post: ‘That’s how that guy’s mind worked. Just crazy, left-field assumptions like that.’
‘He was unstable. One time, after one of our live shots failed, he threw all his stuff down and ran into the woods for like 20 minutes.’
Trevor Fair, a 33-year-old cameraman at WDBJ, told the newspaper the words Parker used are commonplace but that they would routinely anger Flanagan. […]
‘We would say stuff like, “The reporter’s out in the field.” And he would look at us and say, “What are you saying, cotton fields? That’s racist”.’
‘We’d be like, “What?’ We all know what that means, but he took it as cotton fields, and therefore we’re all racists.’
Since we have come to the point where perception is reality and the intent of the speaker or author is to be discounted, it has become harder to distinguish the use of political correctness to intimidate others and mental issues.
It appears even his own family, while being accepting of his homosexuality, knew nothing of his mental problems.
How we negotiate between Liberty and when it is necessary for authorities to step in when someone is mentally ill will have to be a long, and well considered, discussion. Abuses of the psychiatry in service of authorities, large and small, has a long sordid history.
However, we can start with rejecting the whole concept of protected classes in the law.
The government should be concerned only with the individual citizen. All of them.
UPDATE: When members of a protected class react
was mentally unstable AND appears to acted out of sense of victimization i have no reason to believe not justified https://t.co/XPbtw36AM7
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) August 27, 2015
Moving swiftly through the streets, a grey mist swirls around her, her cloak a match of color, darksilver threaded to blind the leader’s watchers to her passage. She dips into her pouch, dropping another folded crane along her way.
She knows they watch, raging anger at her actions of defiance, their fear at their failed attempts to stop her. Yet she doesn’t do this for the sheep in restless sleep behind bolted doors.
This is hers, a declaration.
The pouch empty, she leaves the town; turning, stretching out her hands, feeling the shift within.
1,000 cranes burst into flame.
Now, your turn.
WDBJ-TV journalists, Alison Parker and Adam Ward, murdered on-air by an evil — and now dead — man [Darleen Click]
It wasn’t “guns” or “NRA” or any other Leftist meme being trotted out in order to make political points while Parker and Ward‘s bodies are still warm; no, this was a possibly mentally ill person who supped long at the well of victimhood, sustained by the Race-baiting Industrial Complex
In the 23-page document faxed to ABC News, the writer says “MY NAME IS BRYCE WILLIAMS” and his legal name is Vester Lee Flanagan II.” He writes what triggered today’s carnage was his reaction to the racism of the Charleston church shooting:
“Why did I do it? I put down a deposit for a gun on 6/19/15. The Church shooting in Charleston happened on 6/17/15…”
“What sent me over the top was the church shooting. And my hollow point bullets have the victims’ initials on them.”
It is unclear whose initials he is referring to. He continues, “As for Dylann Roof? You (deleted)! You want a race war (deleted)? BRING IT THEN YOU WHITE …(deleted)!!!” He said Jehovah spoke to him, telling him to act.
Later in the manifesto, the writer quotes the Virginia Tech mass killer, Seung Hui Cho, calls him “his boy,” and expresses admiration for the Columbine High School killers. “Also, I was influenced by Seung–Hui Cho. That’s my boy right there. He got NEARLY double the amount that Eric Harris and Dylann Klebold got…just sayin.'”
In an often rambling letter to the authorities, and family and friends, he writes of a long list of grievances. In one part of the document, Williams calls it a “Suicide Note for Friends and Family.”
He says has suffered racial discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying at work
He says he has been attacked by black men and white females
He talks about how he was attacked for being a gay, black man
“Yes, it will sound like I am angry…I am. And I have every right to be. But when I leave this Earth, the only emotion I want to feel is peace….”
“The church shooting was the tipping point…but my anger has been building steadily…I’ve been a human powder keg for a while…just waiting to go BOOM!!!!”
So a hearty FUCK YOU to all the assholes who immediately started shouting “GUN VIOLENCE!!” (looking at you, Gov. Terry McAuliffe). This has little to do with guns and everything to do with the sickness, racism and unbounded self-pity in the shriveled soul of Flanagan/Williams.
I’m glad he’s dead. I hope his body is cremated and his ashes disposed of in a septic tank.
Not only Moonbeam, mind you, but most of the socialist Democrats in the California state legislature who use the fanatical Green religion as an excuse to strip people of their means of independent transportation and single family homes.
Senate Bill 350, now pending in the Assembly, sets 2020 goals of a 50 percent reduction in petroleum use, having 50 percent of electric power coming from renewable sources, and increasing energy efficiency of buildings by 50 percent.
Senate Bill 32 sets even more ambitious California carbon reduction goals for 2050.
This is serious business.
While Brown and his co-religionists declare that it’s a moral imperative to become a global leader in battling climate change via carbon reduction, the goals they set forth will obviously require massive lifestyle changes and have immense economic effects.
The problem is that we don’t know what those changes and those effects will be.
The oil industry and other opponents of the legislation, mostly in the business community, have issued dire warnings about what could happen, one of which is that California would have to impose rationing on gasoline to meet the 50 percent reduction goal.
[Nancy McFadden, a top aide to Gov. Jerry Brown,] says that’s “ridiculous,” and it may be. But her response implies that she knows something the rest of us don’t know about what steps will be taken to reach the two measures’ goals — what adjustments Californians would have to make in their lives.
They are not in the measures themselves, nor are they in the various documents being distributed to support the proposed policies.
The materials being published by the California Air Resources Board, including a “Climate Change Scoping Plan,” Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, author of SB 350, and billionaire Tom Steyer’s supportive organization are full of lofty hopes but bereft of real-life detail.
Who will pay for the millions of electric vehicles they envision replacing conventional cars and energy-efficiency measures?
How will reducing oil-based fuel affect California families, who are already paying some of the nation’s highest gas prices? Will our electric power rates, already among the nation’s highest, increase even more? How will carbon-reduction costs affect the nearly 25 percent of Californians who are poverty-stricken? Most importantly, would being a carbon-reduction leader hurt or help the California economy and its 18 million workers?
While Bernie Sanders is out demonizing the Koch brothers, no one ever seems to hear about people like Tom Steyer — a person who is using his billions to help make the hoi polloi fully dependent on Big Nanny Government.
For our own good, of course.
“You black people, my black people, you are the fucking most violent mother*****rs I have ever seen in my life.” [Darleen Click]
Cue the Left attacks to destroy this woman in 3 … 2 … 1 ….
Yes, black lives matter, but don’t all lives matter? That seems to be the subject of some political dispute.
When asked which statement is closest to their own views, 78% of Likely U.S. Voters say all lives matter. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 11% say black lives matter. Nine percent (9%) say neither statement reflects their point of view. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Thirty-one percent (31%) of black voters say black lives matter is closest to their own views, but just nine percent (9%) of whites and 10% of other minority voters agree. Eighty-one percent (81%) of whites and 76% of other minority voters opt instead for all lives matter, and 64% of blacks agree.
Carly Fiorina pushes back at Chuck Todd’s attempt to tie “Climate Change” to California’s drought [Darleen Click]
And note that Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown is a lying, nasty, demented old weasel who tapes a string of school yard insults and never addresses the issue.
French train Muslim jihadist denies being part of terrorist cell. Claims he found AK-47 “under a bush.” [Darleen Click]
Stuff you can’t make up …
Reports are surfacing that the gunman was linked to a jihadist group that planned to attack police before they were shot dead in an anti-terrorism raid in January. Two suspects were killed and a third arrested, close to the border with Germany.
France’s La Voix du Nord newspaper is reporting: “According to our sources, he was part of the same jihadist group which attacked on Belgian anti-terrorist police in a violent fire-fight in January 2015, in Verviers, near Liege.
“It appears that he had been identified as a potential security threat by the Spanish authorities who had alerted French authorities and had asked them for further information about him.”
The newspaper reports Ayoub El-Kahzzani or Qahzzani denies being part of any cell, and simply found the AK-47 under a bush.
A French official close to the investigation says police have positively identified the train gunman as 26-year-old Moroccan Ayoub El-Khazzani, according to AP. Bernard Cazeneuve, the French interior minister, said earlier on Saturday that Spanish authorities had alerted French intelligence to him in February 2014 because he “belonged to the radical Islamist movement,” and the French put him on a security watch list. El-Khazzani was identified through his fingerprints, according to the official, who insisted on not being identified by name because of the ongoing probe.
Spencer Stone released from hospital: