Leftist Professor Blames Whites and “Trumpism” for Vegas Massacre
Last year, Drexel University professor George Ciccariello-Maher made the wrong kind of headlines when he tweeted, “All I want for Christmas is white genocide.”
Some eleven months later, the leftist professor seems to have gotten his wish. And shortly after a deranged gunman slayed nearly 60 people and injured more than 500 others in one of the most devastating acts of violence in our country’s history, this waste of space again took to Twitter to blame white privilege, mainstream liberals, and Donald Trump for the slaying.
“A white man,” Ciccariello-Maher first tweeted, accentuating the identity of the shooter, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock. “It’s the white supremacist patriarchy, stupid.”
Sensing that perhaps these tweets were not quite enough to get his bizarre point across, the politics professor expounded considerably.
“But liberals will drown out all discourse with a deafening chorus screeching ‘gun control,’” he wrote. “To believe that someone who would shoot down 50 people wouldn’t circumvent any gun law you pass is the height of delusion. But liberal escapism means talking about easy questions and proposing easy non-solutions rather than talking about who kills and why.
“White people and men are told that they are entitled to everything,” he continued. “This is what happens when they don’t get what they want. The narrative of white victimization has been gradually built over the past 40 years. It is the spinal column of Trumpism, and most extreme form is the white genocide myth. Yesterday was a morbid symptom of what happens when those who believe they deserve to own the world also think it is being stolen from them.”
It’s no easy feat to simultaneously be wise enough to see through the Democrats’ call for gun control and idiotic enough to believe there is some national concept of “whiteness” to blame for this mass murder, but somehow Ciccariello-Maher accomplishes the task. His rant is another window into the disturbing fringe left that is trying to wrestle control of the Democratic Party away from the “liberals” so that they can take it into an ideological dead-end: Pure, unadulterated Communism. They don’t believe in “gun control” because when they get in power, there won’t BE any guns to control.
Well, that’s the idea, anyway.
The truth is that America will never succumb to this latest, tasteless surge of Red Politics; freedom and Communism cannot co-exist. There is still too much of the former woven into the cloth of this country for the latter to ever gain a significant foothold. Especially if its messengers can barely restrain themselves from preaching openly the “evils of white men.”
Still, they walk among us, teach at our universities, and infect social media with their outlandish theories. We can’t afford to ignore them, because they are using pure propaganda to radicalize millions of young people who don’t know any better. And while we’re quite certain that freedom, democracy, and American values will win in the end, things are bound to get a little worse before they get better.