The official media narrative is that Patrick Crusius murdered 20 people in cold blood because he was a “white nationalist” inspired by President Donald Trump’s rhetoric.
That fits their never-Trump agenda a lot better than acknowledging that, as noted by the Heritage Foundation, there is a “strong connection between acts of violence — including mass public shootings — and untreated mental illness.” It also is terribly misleading.
White nationalism is a lot different from White supremacy. Nationalists are proud of their country, in a positive way. America is better than the rest of the world, but once you legally become an American, you’re one of us.
People who are patriotic these days seem to be mostly white. We can’t help our DNA. Anyone singling out “white” nationalists for criticism is the racist.
Any true “nationalist” would be quick to condemn “supremacy” ideology as ignorant and outdated. That goes for Black Panthers, Antifa, and the Aztlán movement as well as good old fashioned neo-Nazi’s.
Infamously progressive CNN reports that “the man suspected of killing 20 people and injuring 26 others in El Paso on Saturday may face hate crime and capital murder charges, officials said.” Crusius surrendered “without incident” after the rampage.
According to Greg Allen, El Paso’s Chief of Police, “right now, we have a manifesto from this individual that indicates to some degree he has a nexus to a potential hate crime.”
What nobody in the mainstream media is mentioning, is that Crusius is likely mentally incompetent and unable to stand trial.
The particular “trigger” that clashed with his ideology isn’t as important as the fact that he’s obviously been unstable for a long time, without getting any help for his underlying mental illness.
As explained in a report sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, as many as two-thirds of all “mass public killers,” suffered from serious mental illness. They typically show “clear signs of delusional thinking, paranoia, or irrational feelings of oppression associated with conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar-related psychosis.”
Referring to famous incidents like Parkland and Virginia Tech, the report notes, “Unfortunately, hardly any of these individuals were receiving psychiatric treatment at the time of their attacks.”
Opponents of the Second Amendment aren’t happy to hear that the report says guns aren’t the issue. “Even without access to firearms, individuals with untreated serious mental illness can and do find ways to commit mass public killings.”
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Bottom line, the report says, the real problem is “the prevalence of untreated serious mental illness that causes some individuals to become violent in catastrophic ways.”
President Donald Trump released a statement condemning the “act of cowardice.” There “are no reasons or excuses,” he tweeted, “that will ever justify killing people.”
The president noted he and the First Lady sent “heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the great people of Texas.”
The FBI, local and state law enforcement are working together in El Paso and in Dayton, Ohio. Information is rapidly being accumulated in Dayton. Much has already be learned in El Paso. Law enforcement was very rapid in both instances. Updates will be given throughout the day!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2019