Roy Green: Paddock’s victims were your neighbours, your family and they were you
A Drexel University professor tweeted “the narrative of white victimization” is to blame for the Las Vegas massacre accounting for 59 dead and more than 500 wounded and injured. The same professor last Christmas Eve tweeted “all I want for Christmas is white Genocide.”
MSNBC’s Rachel Madow speculated mass murderer Stephen Paddock had “created more victims (with guns) than if he had crashed a fully loaded 747,” is not only completely incorrect but given contemporary U.S. history, also utterly vicious.
A former CBS vice president and senior counsel posted to Facebook she was “not even sympathetic” to Paddock’s victims because “country music fans often are Republican.” For that Hayley Geftman-Gold was fired.
Neither the unnamed professor, nor Madow faced any disciplinary response from their employers, although Drexel University issued a meaningless statement of objection. Again.
The left of the political spectrum is so furious at what they perceive to be a white underclass bearing responsibility for electing U.S. President Donald Trump that even the single-most violent mass murder in U.S. history isn’t immune from cruel sniping from some in their ranks.
For the record, there were repeated displays of personal heroism as the bullets crashed indiscriminately into concert-goers. Strangers willing to literally give up their lives to protect the wounded and those frozen by sheer terror.
There are innocents, many, whose being has forever been altered by unfettered brutality. A loved one will never return. Or will return crushed in body and perhaps in spirit.
Paddock’s victims were the victims of 9/11. They were your neighbours. They were your family. They were you.
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