A killer blatantly states that nine Americans were killed for their skin color, and America is still in denial
There have been two shootings at predominantly black churches in the past two days. One was in Memphis,Tennessee, and the other in Charleston, South Carolina. The shooting in Charleston was at the Emanuel First AME church and resulted in nine casualties, all black Christians.
The media is exploding with propaganda about everything from religious freedom, more guns as a means of prevention, a war on Christians, and the shooter, Dylan Storm Roof is mentally ill. Anything but racism.
For the Emmanuel First AME church, this is only one racist incident in the churches 200 year history. “This historic congregation, the oldest of its kind in the South, had already seen more than its fair share of tumult and hate. It was founded by worshipers fleeing racism and burned to the ground for its connection with a thwarted slave revolt. For years, its meetings were conducted in secret to evade laws that banned all-black services. It was jolted by an earthquake in 1886. Civil rights luminaries spoke from its pulpit and led marches from its steps. For nearly 200 years it had been the site of struggle, resistance and change,” according to the Washington Post. It should be noted that South Carolina is where the Civil War started.
When Dylan Storm Roof was found, he was taken into custody without incident, and is still alive despite having a criminal record, an excuse used in many police brutality situations with blacks. A friend of Roof’s admitted that this attack had been planned for six months and that he wanted to start a civil war. Why this friend never said anything to anyone before is a mystery.
According to Roof’s uncle, he was given a gun by his father for is 21st birthday. However, he had been arrested twice in the last few months and is awaiting trial on felony for possession. Yet he still had a gun. The same gun his father gave him. In other words, murder by proxy.
If not for a loophole in the gun laws in South Carolina, Roof and his father would not have been able to obtain a gun with felony charges pending. Federally licensed gun stores would have seen the pending charges and denied the sale. However, in South Carolina, there are no background checks required for private gun sales. Gun control activists call this the “private sale” loophole. In South Carolina, you don’t have to do a background check, so private citizens can freely exchange guns. This loophole exists in 40 states.
Dylan Storm Roof may be a loner but he is not alone in his goal. His statement before shooting was loud, clear and blatantly racist:
“I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.
Systemic racism has reared its ugly head with a vengeance within the Christian Terrorist Movement. The amount of white supremacist hate groups have doubled in the last six years and paranoia has reached critical mass.
In November, 2014, Larry McQuilliams opened fire in the downtown area of Austin, Texas. The only casualty was McQuilliams himself but the damage could have been so much worse. According to the Austin police chief, McQuilliams had several rounds of ammunition and a map of 34 other targets – including several churches.
According to the Associated Press, police officers found a copy of “Vigilantes of Christendom” a book connected to white supremacist movement that clams Christian inspiration and opposes interracial intercourse, integration, homosexuality and abortion. Other members of this movement are notoriously violent, and some members have been convicted of several violent crimes including blowing up government buildings and abortion clinics. Terrorism enacted in the name of Christ. Sounds familiar.
Violence carried out in the name of Christianity is nothing new. For over a century, the Ku Klux Klan has been known for gruesome crimes against Blacks, Catholics, Jews all while referring to what they say is Christian theology. Several splinter groups of the KKK have started their own groups and are home grown but still organized.
News pundits say this was a hate crime and that he is a lone wolf. The religious right wing refuses to call this an act of terrorism or hate. No mention of race even though Facebook pages have been created to help with the criminal defense of Roof. We’ve yet to find anything on Facebook under the victim’s names. Typical of Americans to rally around a racist terrorist massacring attendees of a Bible study. A Bible study he sat through for one hour before opening fire.
To add salt to the wound, the Confederate flag is still flying at the South Carolina statehouse.
So to the NRA supporters and leadership, are you happy now? The enemy is you. How many lives need to be lost before your organization’s blood thirst is quenched? Arming every man, woman and child so they can shoot at one another.
The Second Amendment was intended to allow well regulated militias to go and capture escaped slaves who were property of the wealthy. The biggest lie the NRA tells is that it is about “protecting freedom” when the opposite is true.
“If they can ban one, they can ban them all!” That’s what Wayne La Pierre said last April at the NRA Convention. Gun culture is literally a tenet of faith in red states. Rick Santorum claims the Charleston shooting is Christian persecution. Mike Huckabee’s book isn’t called God, Guns, Grits and Gravy for nothing.
Huckabee’s message has been clear. Beyonce lyrics are why society is falling apart. Let’s not address economic inequality and injustice threatening to rip our society apart, everything will be fine if all of us are armed. Everyone white that is. Arming those black thugs and rioters is not what the NRA wants at all.
Their hypocritical stance is plain in its obvious racism. Christian hack and pro gun activist, Bryan Fischer, sent out a Tweet that says, “Misguided bans on guns in houses of worship turned this black church in South Carolina into a shooting gallery. Nobody could shoot back.”
There are no sanctuaries left in America. The shock and outrage will dissipate and we’ll move onto the next act of violence at the hands of someone who should have never been allowed to be near a firearm. Shootings in schools. Shootings on military bases. Now, shootings in churches.
Every time Americans fail to challenge gun lobbies, who could not be more clearly evil if they tried, gun violence gets stepped up another notch. We did nothing when our children got shot to death. Now we’ll do nothing while racist monsters kill church goers. And the NRA gets richer. In the meantime, blame Beyonce and pass the gravy.
Gun lobbies think America is full of the stupid and the weak. And we keep on proving them right.
“Al-Qaeda, ISIS, all those guys? They’re not shit compared to the damage we can do to ourselves.” ~ Jon Stewart
Don, I’m just dropping a note to say I stand with Michelle’s subversive progressive throat-rammers. We’re coming to getcha, watch the polls and the media and the arts and the rising bile of disgust at the split hairs and semantic silliness of your pals. We are not armed with guns, but with a passionate dogged burn to make it right.
doncline you stupid
Uh, excuse me, Michelle Simmons, but has it occurred to you — or do you care? — that a background check in the absence of a warrant based on probable cause of criminal conduct is a violation of our 4th Amendment? That conducting an illegal interrogation with criminal penalties for lying, and conducting a search of records, as a precondition to issuing (or denying) permission to exercise a right is a violation of our right to due process protected by our Fifth Amendment? That the whole process is a violation of our 10th Amendment right to be secure from the federal exercise of undelegated authority and the State exercise of authority prohibited to the States? That the whole process violates our fundamental right to be secure from being compelled to waive a right, or having a right taken from us under color of law, as a precondition to being allowed to exercise a right? That no level of government has the authority to issue or deny permission to exercise a RIGHT?
Before you advocate the destruction of our entire Rule of Law as represented by the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, perhaps you should consider what life was like for people like you in other nations governed by the Rule of Man, i.e., based on the arbitrary whim of kings and princes and neighborhood warlords. Or, as a subversive progressive, would you prefer everyone have to satisfy a Marxist Political Officer in whatever way he chooses for you to satisfy him, before you are allowed to purchase or own property of any kind where you want to own property, or work at a job of your choice?
That is what your Progressive Socialism leads to, Ms Simmons; and you cannot ram it down our throats until you get us disarmed — and guess what? It ain’t going to happen peacefully, so I recommend you rethink your political ideology and perhaps consider the value of the principles of liberty our nation was founded to preserve and protect for the first time in forever.
BTW, I live in Austin, near downtown and am a combat Vet. I heard automatic weapons fire at the time of the McQuillions incident and reported it to the Austin American Statesman newspaper. They said there were other reports but no official confirmation. I never heard anything more about it. It concerns me if a domestic terrorist was using an automatic weapon and that fact is not being made known to the American people.
as long as tea party conservatives keep inciting their evil brethren with their endless talk of racial hate and guns these atrocities will continue and continue! I also blame NRA as well!
Rodney Neal Powell: If you think the “tea party conservatives” are inciting racial hatred, you’d better run your brain, what there is of it, through the rinse cycle on your washing machine and dry it on the clothesline in sunlight to get rid of the bacteria infecting it. I am a member of the Tea Party and every TP group I know prayed for the victims of that horrendous murdering Adam Henry S.O.B. If you want to blame someone for what happened there, blame that idiotic anti-rights pastor of that church who prohibited anyone in his congregation from being armed in protect of themselves, their loved ones, and their community. If you want to object to “racial hate,” how about objecting to the mobs of black folks who attack innocent white folks for no reason whatever OTHER than “racial hate”? A black man commits a crime and refuses to submit to law enforcement and gets hurt or killed for being a stupid ass and there are riots in the streets and your progressive subversive president and Dept. of Justice immediately sticks their nose into it and prosecutes the white folks defending themselves and their community. But a black mob descends on a white couple and beats the hell out of them, forces the man to watch while they rape and mutilate the woman, and then they mutilate the man and set both of them on fire, and white folks have the decency to not riot against blacks for it, and the Dept. of Justice looks the other way. Don’t you DARE call us racist, you stupid S.O.B., until you advocate decency among your own thugs. (And when I say that I am not including the decent innocent people who were gunned down in that church by that maniac preying on people who don’t have the good sense to be prepared to defend themselves.)
OMG, bringing a gun to a place of worship is disrespectful to God. The church is about love, peace and fellowship. There is no place for a Gun in the house of the lord. You clearly feel you need a gun to function in this life. That’s your life you can live it as you wish, but there are people in this world who would disagree. Just because a person does not choose to carry a gun does not make them a bad person. I think the fear for me is that the guns are getting into the wrong hands. Like that individual that shot those people in the church. That is by his own words meant to create a race war. Please explain to me how his shooting 9 peaceful individual has resolve anything. I am not against the gun but those who carry one with hate in there heart because the gun by itself can’t hurt me it’s the person behind the trigger who lacks respect for life. A responsible gun owner I don’t have a problem with but that is not who shot those people.
May: You have been brainwashed into the Myth of the Church Sanctuary and the Magical Energy Field. Here’s what an erudite and tireless research of “Gun Free Zones,” Miguel, had to say about it earlier today. I quote it here because I couldn’t say it better myself:
“Attacks on churches go back to Colonial times to the point that townships passed laws ordering the faithful to be armed for services or be fined. During the wars of independence in South America, both sides had no problems using churches to either imprison towns people or even downright killing them all in a controlled environment followed by burning the building itself. During the Spanish Civil war, the Republican Reds would often purge towns of Loyalists by instituting firing squads, using the walls of churches as backstop and leaving the bodies right there to rot. Countless missionary churches were burned to the ground with people inside across Asia in the early to mid 20th Century. In 1980, archbishop Oscar Romero was shot during services in El Salvador by presumed Death Squads. Many churches are aware not only of the dangers from outside, but also from their own members who may have been going through tough times that they have instituted security teams, unknown by the rest of the parishioners and ready to act at a moment’s notice. So basically the idea that a church just because it is a church is supposed to offer some sort of perfect protection is dangerous at its very core. In fact, it is the original Gun Free Zone (as stupid as that is — DC).
Is it shocking that killers would come to the House of The Lord and slay the innocent? Yes, but it should be the same shocking as in any house, as in your house where you have the God Given right to defend yourself against an attacker. Yet, somehow we the Children of God are supposed to forego that right in His House according to misguided thoughts of what some people consider to be “peaceful.”
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.James 4:7″
May, a church is a sanctuary only if everyone is agreed that it should be. Obviously evil doesn’t agree with that premise, and because people were naïve enough to believe evil would obey the rules, a whole lot of people are grieving tonight and for a long while into the future. I would prefer that only the shooter’s family grieve for his evilness and stupidity, wouldn’t you? (And you don’t contribute anything of value by saying “I would prefer no one have to grieve”: I feel the same way, but that does not address the problem.)
You know, Don…
You seem to have the same sort of attitude as Dylan Roof!
And you should not be allowed anywhere near firearms.
Okay, I’ll be your huckleberry. Please inform the assembled multitudes which of my entries above causes you to make the idiotic statement that I have an attitude even REMOTELY like Dylan Roof. (And you have nothing to say about “allowing” or prohibiting anyone near firearms in the absence of probable cause and due process.)
The black mobs attack white folks and the DOJ looks the other way.
That’s exactly the attitude that drove Dylann Roof, Don.
You even threw in the part about raping our women!