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Offline DCPatriot

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The highly inconvenient Arapahoe High School shooter
« on: December 17, 2013, 11:16:53 AM »
The highly inconvenient Arapahoe High School shooter
By John Hayward





All of a sudden, the left-wing media doesn’t think the political views of a crazed gunman are worth discussing.  Under the media rules of engagement set forth after the Tucson shooting in 2011, we should be having a huge national conversation about the Left-Wing Climate of Hate right now, and asking how the bitter personal attacks favored by leftists – who are currently fond of asserting that anyone who disagrees with President Barack Obama is a subhuman racist monster – drove student Karl Pierson, 18, of Colorado to attack the Arapahoe High School, critically injuring a fellow student before killing himself.  Every American should be asking how Pierson’s devotion to socialism and communism led him to violence.  MSNBC hosts should be flogging themselves live on the air for their role in creating the Climate of Hate that led to this outburst of youthful violence, citing their own words from 2011 to explain why they must be held to account.

Of course, instead of putting Pierson’s outspoken political views in the headlines – as they most assuredly would, if it was even remotely possible to link him to conservative causes or the Tea Party – the media is burying this aspect of the story, and rather swiftly losing interest in talking about Pierson at all.  The Denver Post actually stealth-edited



more at:   http://www.humanevents.com/2013/12/16/the-highly-inconvenient-arapahoe-high-school-shooter/

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Re: The highly inconvenient Arapahoe High School shooter
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 11:24:19 AM »
That last fragment, about the Denver Post stealth-editing, deserves to be posted in full:

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The Denver Post actually stealth-edited their story to quietly remove the word “socialist,” changing this sentence:

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    Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with the gunman, described him as a very opinionated Socialist.

… to read as follows:

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    Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with Pierson, described him as very opinionated.

The headline to the Denver Post article declares, “Arapaho High Gunman Held Strong Political Beliefs, Classmates Said.”  Not until the end of the story do you get any idea as to what those beliefs might have been:

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    In one Facebook post, Pierson attacks the philosophies of economist Adam Smith, who through his invisible-hand theory pushed the notion that the free market was self-regulating. In another post, he describes himself as “Keynesian.”

    “I was wondering to all the neoclassicals and neoliberals, why isn’t the market correcting itself?” he wrote. “If the invisible hand is so strong, shouldn’t it be able to overpower regulations?”

Wow, that’s some scintillating, hard-hitting logic right there.  The Invisible Hand can’t “overpower regulations,” because the regulators have guns, kid.  But the Invisible Hand most certainly can play merry hell with the big plans of regulators, as anyone following the collapse of ObamaCare should understand by now.

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    Pierson also appears to mock Republicans on another Facebook post, writing “you republicans are so cute” and posting an image that reads: “The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ‘em Die, Climate Change: Let ‘em Die, Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ‘em Die, More War: Let ‘em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?”

Further down in the article is this bon mot:
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The gun angle is powerfully inconvenient for the Left, too.  The Denver Post coyly relates a student saying Pierson “had very strong beliefs about gun laws and stuff,” but doesn’t bother to inform readers of what those strong beliefs might have been.  It falls to the UK Daily Mail to tell us that he “seemingly supported gun control.”  It doesn’t seem like it would be that difficult to find out exactly where he stood on the issue, seeing as how he was so outspoken, and his stance on gun legislation was so strong.  The fact that no media outlets seem interested in clarifying the matter speaks volumes.

No wonder we aren't hearing the sort of outcry from liberals that we usually hear.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2013, 11:24:44 AM by Oceander »

Offline GourmetDan

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Re: The highly inconvenient Arapahoe High School shooter
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 11:29:23 AM »

Poor kid.  Believed the liberal lies and never got the chance to find out how the world really works and become a conservative.

May his blood be on those who lied to him...


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Re: The highly inconvenient Arapahoe High School shooter
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2013, 12:08:40 PM »
Wilkow had an interesting segment on this shooting yesterday on The Blaze, stressing how high school classmates were the one's reporting this kid bragged about bring a socialist and normally kids don't pick this term out of thin air...the media hates they cannot pin these shootings on the tea party.
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Re: The highly inconvenient Arapahoe High School shooter
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2013, 12:43:45 PM »
Wilkow had an interesting segment on this shooting yesterday on The Blaze, stressing how high school classmates were the one's reporting this kid bragged about bring a socialist and normally kids don't pick this term out of thin air...the media hates they cannot pin these shootings on the tea party.

It sounds like the kid was frustrated because he was "so much smarter and mature" than the other kids. I imagine he pushed his ideology to impress them, and got ignored or laughed at for his efforts.  He pushed his teacher too far, and she retaliated with punishment. That was the straw that broke the camel's back. After all, how could so many people be so ignorant and rude? That's when he got the gun.


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