Two men arrested in shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis
Is anyone surprised?
After a year or more of right-wingers vilifying the Black Lives Matter movement, calling it "anti-white," "anti-cop," "pro-cop-murder," etc. Is anyone surprised that a couple of scumbag white supremacists opened fire on #BLM protestors in Minnesota?
I mean, look at this shit:
How much of this kind of shit can you feed to people who are already paranoid, full of misguided anger and heavily armed before you can expect some of them to go out and commit this kind of terrorism. And yes, this was terrorism. Absolutely. This wasn't intended only to kill and/or wound certain particular people at this particular site. This was also intended to frighten (ie, terrify) other #BLM activists into standing down. That's pretty much the definition of terrorism, although no one in the media will call it that. Because the shooters didn't shout "Allahu Akbar!" before firing.
You know, when they first started this anti-BLM, "war on cops" rhetoric, I thought "oh, shit, they're going to get someone killed." And it's only sheer dumb luck and bad aim that prevented deaths at the Minnesota protest. And they don't care. There is zero chance that any of these FOXies will tone down their rhetoric, or choose their words more carefully or stop spewing race-baiting bullshit. They didn't change a damn thing after O'Reilly inspired one of his followers to murder Dr. George Tiller. They didn't change anything after one of Glenn Beck's disciples was arrested on his way to shoot up the Tides Foundation. Even after he said he was inspired by Beck. Or when some asshole shot up a Unitarioan Church and said he was inspired by Bernie Gioldberg's book about "people who are screwing up America" and wanted to kill as many liberals as he could.
So, no, they won't take any responsibility or blame. Hell, in private they may even take credit.But they will keep stirring up the loonies. And then step back and watch the violence they've inspired. And not feel a twinge of guilt. Because they're sociopaths.