In the aftermath of Wednesday’s shocking live-on-tv murder of two innocent victims, everyone is asking WHY.Of course, the left is blaming guns. And, inexplicably, some are even finding justification for one black man’s murder of two white people, because the victims “may have been racist” — or that it’s our COUNTRY’s fault for not doing more to address the “frustrated people” who go on “killing sprees.” Seriously???
Of course, as we learn more, we find out about shooter Vester Lee Flanagan’s troubled past, including his own self-described anger “that has been building steadily.” As Flanagan wrote in his manifesto faxed to ABC News just hours after the shooting, he continues: “I’ve been a human powder keg for a while … just waiting to go BOOM!!!!” Flanagan says he would “bring on the race war” in response to the shooting in Charleston.How about, in addition to the perpetrator’s own potential mental illness, looking at the anger — and bald hatred — being increasingly stoked by the left and groups like #blacklivesmatter, who perpetuate a narrative of black oppression and victimhood? As Dinesh D’Souza eloquently writes, Flanagan’s “hatred of whites was marinated in years of progressive propaganda that told him how he was a victim of societal racism.”
How much of Flanagan’s anger — which indeed went BOOM and cost two innocent souls their lives — was fueled by such progressive propaganda? How much was this violence condoned — even encouraged — by overt calls to violence against whites, such as US Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s latest call for black Americans to “rise up” and “kill those who kill us” — issued just a few weeks ago?
Now, we learn of an even more shocking call to violence against whites that was issued JUST HOURS before Wednesday’s on-air murder of two whites by this troubled black man. In it, black activists call for the lynching and hanging of white people and cops. They suggest this could help fuel a “race war” — as Vester Lee Flanagan himself said the next day he wanted to do.Has anyone considered how this type of hate rhetoric — actually, more than rhetoric, it’s a direct call to arms — might have played into Vester Lee Flanagan’s actions the next day?
Warning: the language and concepts are quite graphic and, frankly, just sickening.
As Breitbart reports:Members of the #FYF911 or #FukYoFlag and #BlackLivesMatter movements called for the lynching and hanging of white people and cops. They encouraged others on a radio show Tuesday night to “turn the tide” and kill white people and cops to send a message about the killing of black people in America.
Note: The radio show aired at 10:00pm Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, August 25th. Vester Lee Flanagan’s powder keg of anger exploded and he gunned down Alison Parker and Adam Ward at 6:46am on Wednesday, August 26th — mere hours after this radio show aired.
Breitbart continues:One of the F***YoFlag organizers is called “Sunshine.” She has a radio blog show called, “Sunshine’s F***ing Opinion Radio Show.”
A snapshot of her #FYF911 @LOLatWhiteFear Twitter page at 9:53 p.m. shows that she was urging supporters to “Call now!! #fyf911 tonight we continue to dismantle the illustion of white…”
The radio show aired at 10:00 p.m. eastern standard time.
During the show, callers clearly call for “lynching” and “killing” of white people.
A 2:39 minute clip from the radio show can be heard here. It was provided to Breitbart Texas by someone who would like to be referred to as “Hannibal.” He has already received death threats as a result of interrupting #FYF911 conference calls.
Listen for yourself:
An unidentified black man said “when those mother f**kers are by themselves, that’s when when we should start f***ing them up. Like they do us, when a bunch of them ni**ers takin’ one of us out, that’s how we should roll up.” He said, “Cause we already roll up in gangs anyway. There should be six or seven black mother f**ckers, see that white person, and then lynch their ass. Let’s turn the tables.”
They conspired that if “cops started losing people,” then “there will be a state of emergency.”
He speculated that one of two things would happen, “a big-ass [R’s?????] war,” or “ni**ers, they are going to start backin’ up.”
Notice that the caller on the radio show also seems to be referencing a “race war” — like Flanagan did in his suicide note/manifesto faxed to ABC News the next day.
He said, “We need to turn the tables on them. Our kids are getting shot out here. Somebody needs to become a sacrifice on their side.
“Find a mother f**ker that is alone. Snap his ass, and then f***in hang him from a damn tree. Take a picture of it and then send it to the mother f**kers.”
We “just need one example,” and “then people will start watchin’.” This will turn the tables on s**t, he said. He said this will start “a trickle-down effect.” He said that when one white person is hung and then they are just “flat-hanging,” that will start the “trickle-down effect.” He continued, “Black people are good at starting trends.”
Another black man spoke up saying they needed to kill “cops that are killing us. The first black male said, “That will be the best method right there.”
Can you imagine if this had been a group of whites talking about doing the same to blacks what kind of swift reaction they would have gotten? What could be more clearly hate speech and an incitation of violence? Yet, relatively few people are even talking about this, much less drawing any potential connection to hateful, violent actions like Flanagan’s — much less doing anything to stop it. Where is the White House? Where is the Department of Justice? Perhaps President Obama thinks if he had a son, he would sound just like the radio show caller who says, “Find a mother f**ker that is alone. Snap his ass, and then f***in hang him from a damn tree.
You may argue (and rightly so) that it’s a long shot Vester Lee Flanagan actually listened to this particular hateful broadcast the night before he gunned down two whites in what appears to be a race-based act. But the point is, this type of rhetoric, made more pervasive thanks to groups like #blacklivesmatter, is only stoking more hate, fear — and yes, racism — the very things it purports to fight against.
How is this helping anyone, of any color? We say we want to move beyond this, but this type of unmasked vitriol only pulls us backward.