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Commenter Twinkie calls our attention to this characteristic anecdote from 2016, as recounted in the Washington Post article entitled “Inside the Hate-Filled Mind of a Mass Murderer:”

Carter, who was among several patrons Mateen held hostage after they’d tried to take refuge in a club bathroom, told a news conference Tuesday that Mateen asked if there were any African Americans in the bathroom. When one man answered yes, “the gunman responded back to him saying, ‘You know, I don’t have a problem with black people. This is about my country.* You guys have suffered enough.'”

Twinkie comments: “Oh, wow, even mass murdering fanatics/self-loathing homosexuals want to make sure they don’t come off as racists… in the middle of the rampage!”

By the way, you’ll notice that poor Latinos remain completely out of the running in the Oppressed Minority sweepstakes. Here’s Omar taking time out while slaughtering dozens of Latinos to express sympathy for the plight of African-Americans. As a New York Times subscriber, I blame straight white Christian men for Omar’s lack of awareness of how much Latinos have been discriminated against. (By the way, should I also subscribe to the Washington Post for the duration of the election campaign? I sense that the Post is ferociously dedicated to outdoing the Times in 2016 in generating iSteve-worthy content. On the the other hand, while I feel quite calm, I’m not sure if even my good-natured sanity could withstand five months of the WaPo’s mania.)

*As we all know, Omar Mateen was an AMERICAN CITIZEN, born right down the street from Donald Trump. Omar’s reference to Afghanistan as “my country” must have been due to evil Trump brainwaves from the future affecting him via a time portal.

Omar’s massacre couldn’t possibly have anything to do with the inherent tensions in our elites’ grand strategy of Invade the World & Invite the World, because Invade the World & Invite the World is not a thing. It’s just not. Why are you even thinking about it when you haven’t been told to think about it? Before answering, remember that anything you might say goes on your Permanent Record. So it’s probably best for all concerned if you just Shut Up.

 
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  1. Twinkie is one of your most perspicacious commenters, Steve.

    • Agree: res
    • Replies: @Twinkie

    Twinkie is one of your most perspicacious commenters, Steve.
     
    Thank you for the kind remark.
  2. Intersectionality!

  3. Last sentence doesn’t grok…
    “Why are you even thinking about it when you haven’t told you can think about it?”

  4. I’m not sure that witness is reliable.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I don't know, but a whole load of those gay patrons of The Pulse seem to have that same long face, sad eyes and 'top knot' hairstyle, regardless of ethnicity.
    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    Virtue signalling is often divorced from reality; for example, all those SJW Harvard professors who just by happenstance live in a near lily-white suburb of Boston.
    , @Ed
    One of the first stories to emerge was about a black guy cowering in a bathroom stall texting his mom. He texts up to the moment he dies. Presumably he was shot at relatively close range so the killer knew he was black and killed him nonetheless.
    , @Perplexed
    Gilroy, the security guard who quit to get away from Mateen's stalking, said Mateen hated blacks and wanted them killed.
  5. Why am I reminded of the scene in Blazing Saddles, whe the indians had the black family’s Conestoga Wagon surrounded, and Mel Brooks as the Chief says something to the effect of “Oy vey, Schwarzers! You are darker than us. Los Gehen!” and lets the ride on.

  6. That was indeed, a great catch by Twinkie. The whole Post article really has to be read to be believed. The Pulitzer-Prize winning “reporter” (aptly named A. Nutt) begins by asking “what can science tell us” about Mateen’s motivations…she then interviews a “social psychologist” (God help us all) who delivers herself of the profound insight that “hate of other people is really displaced hate of oneself.” From this it follows that when Donald Trump says mean things about Muslims, it adds to their self-hatred, which then turns into hatred of others, leading to terrorist killing sprees. Or something like that. SCIENCE! Where would we be without it?

  7. Close, but no cigar. THIS is the most 2016 thing of 2016 — ladies and gentlemen, I bring you Omar Mateen as Brock Turner:

    https://newrepublic.com/article/134270/hypermasculine-violence-omar-mateen-brock-turner

    • Replies: @vinteuil
    Absolutely mind-boggling.

    It absolutely. Boggles. The mind.
    , @Dieter Kief
    Congrats: This one is untoppeble!

    If it wasn't so horrible, I'd laugh out loud - (well - I laughed out loud - many times already, I have to admit - - shame on me - - -
    , @another fred

    The problem is men’s investment in masculinity itself. It offers rewards only because at least some people agree that it makes a person better than someone else.
     
    That whole article, and the social meme that feeds it are based on denial of this basic reality.

    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
     
    If Western men were not the way we are we would have fallen to the Mongols, Muslims, or Turks (to be redundant), who are worse, but feminists cannot be bothered with that truth.
    , @Patrick in SC

    The problem is men’s investment in masculinity itself.
     
    This is the endgame for these people: Get rid of men. Or at least medicate them to such a degree that they just sit quietly in the corner drooling, or perhaps want to turn themselves into women, either through surgery or, tangentially, by becoming homosexual (no more rape of females).
    , @Olorin
    We have, alas, a winner.
  8. Omar’s reference to Afghanistan as “my country” must have been due to evil Trump brainwaves from the future affecting him via a time portal.

    Yeah, right! And where is the American Government, fighting those obviously dangerous time portals?! I can feel the shivers going out of those things even over here in Europe! This is my call for action.

    (Incredible detail, by the way – will feed soziopsychologists by the dozen – in the – – future (shivering again – I can feel it coming / if it’s not already here (Rilke))).

  9. Latinos remain completely out of the running in the Oppressed Minority

    On the other hand, Latinos will soon not be a minority at all! I think it was last year that they became the largest racial group in California, passing non-hispanic whites by 0.1%, soon to be by a much larger margin. They are already a large majority of California under 18 population.

    Oh well, spending my old age in North Mexico sounds better than in Euro-Somalia.

  10. The ultimate irony is that as far as I can tell the vast bulk of the victims appear to be distinctly dusky and non-white Hispanic types.

    • Replies: @Perplexed
    23 of the 49 dead were Puerto Rican.
  11. @Dave Pinsen
    I'm not sure that witness is reliable.

    https://twitter.com/nbcnews/status/742884402506665984

    I don’t know, but a whole load of those gay patrons of The Pulse seem to have that same long face, sad eyes and ‘top knot’ hairstyle, regardless of ethnicity.

  12. @MQ
    Close, but no cigar. THIS is the most 2016 thing of 2016 -- ladies and gentlemen, I bring you Omar Mateen as Brock Turner:

    https://newrepublic.com/article/134270/hypermasculine-violence-omar-mateen-brock-turner

    Absolutely mind-boggling.

    It absolutely. Boggles. The mind.

  13. @MQ
    Close, but no cigar. THIS is the most 2016 thing of 2016 -- ladies and gentlemen, I bring you Omar Mateen as Brock Turner:

    https://newrepublic.com/article/134270/hypermasculine-violence-omar-mateen-brock-turner

    Congrats: This one is untoppeble!

    If it wasn’t so horrible, I’d laugh out loud – (well – I laughed out loud – many times already, I have to admit – – shame on me – – –

  14. Has any thought been given to the idea that the Orlando gay club mass shooting was a protest of the high ticket prices to see the smash musical “Hamilton,” which was written by a Latino and features many Latino actors? Those prices are outrageous.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Speaking of which,

    https://twitter.com/christineburr/status/742113649544699904
    , @The Last Real Calvinist

    Has any thought been given to the idea that the Orlando gay club mass shooting was a protest of the high ticket prices to see the smash musical “Hamilton,” which was written by a Latino and features many Latino actors? Those prices are outrageous.

     

    Excellent thread-meshing!
  15. @MQ
    Close, but no cigar. THIS is the most 2016 thing of 2016 -- ladies and gentlemen, I bring you Omar Mateen as Brock Turner:

    https://newrepublic.com/article/134270/hypermasculine-violence-omar-mateen-brock-turner

    The problem is men’s investment in masculinity itself. It offers rewards only because at least some people agree that it makes a person better than someone else.

    That whole article, and the social meme that feeds it are based on denial of this basic reality.

    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

    If Western men were not the way we are we would have fallen to the Mongols, Muslims, or Turks (to be redundant), who are worse, but feminists cannot be bothered with that truth.

  16. “hate of other people is really displaced hate of oneself.” And hate of oneself; where does that come from?

    • Replies: @Lurker

    And hate of oneself; where does that come from?
     
    White, Christian conservative men of course. Jeez.
    , @EdwardM
    Repressed guilt at oneself for hating others?
    , @Ragno
    I dunno, but there's a U-PARVE stamp on the side; maybe that's significant somehow....?
  17. @MQ
    Close, but no cigar. THIS is the most 2016 thing of 2016 -- ladies and gentlemen, I bring you Omar Mateen as Brock Turner:

    https://newrepublic.com/article/134270/hypermasculine-violence-omar-mateen-brock-turner

    The problem is men’s investment in masculinity itself.

    This is the endgame for these people: Get rid of men. Or at least medicate them to such a degree that they just sit quietly in the corner drooling, or perhaps want to turn themselves into women, either through surgery or, tangentially, by becoming homosexual (no more rape of females).

    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
    Bingo! You are absolutely correct.
  18. Dahlia says:

    “As a New York Times subscriber, I blame straight white Christian men for Omar’s lack of awareness of how much Latinos have been discriminated against. (By the way, should I also subscribe to the Washington Post for the duration of the election campaign? I sense that the Post is ferociously dedicated to outdoing the Times in 2016 in generating iSteve-worthy content. On the the other hand, while I feel quite calm, I’m not sure if even my good-natured sanity could withstand five months of the WaPo’s mania.)”

    My gosh, Steve, they’ve all flipped their gourd; you may be right about the WaPo, though. Two things that told me we were in uncharted territory with the press: 1. stating baldly that Trump is wrong about subjective matters and 2. a WaPo and a New Yorker writer* mocking and making light of the victims at the San Jose Trump rally as it was just starting to become known how bad they had been, as if they didn’t want it known.

    I made up my mind yesterday to actively seek out more of the Old School/Populist/Paleo Lefties to balance out my news because they Center Left (and Center Right) have lost their grip on the reality of what Americans want (and whose reporting only tells me more about *them*) and are too upset and angry to be straight with the people anyway.

    *Both writers had been involved in Journolist and when I saw this, being familiar with tactics at least one of them (!) discussed to suppress Jeremiah Wright, I knew exactly what they were trying to do. Pretty sick and worse than J.W… Out of it, Steve, out of it!

  19. I don’t believe it. The former coworker of Mateen who reported him for his unhinged rants said that Mateen said he wanted to “kill every black person.” That guy is more reliable, given all the drugs, alcohol, and stress Mateen’s victims had clouding their perceptions.

    • Replies: @Ragno
    I began to doubt that young dyke's recollection of Mateen's mid-massacre virtue signalling when she paused to read a frickin' poem into the public record.

    Then I saw a photo of her in all of her resplendent African-Americanosity, and it all fell into place like a sherilla leading a simian war party at Dartmouth and screaming "F*ck yo' white tears!" at stray humans caught unawares in the bush.
  20. @Dave Pinsen
    I'm not sure that witness is reliable.

    https://twitter.com/nbcnews/status/742884402506665984

    Virtue signalling is often divorced from reality; for example, all those SJW Harvard professors who just by happenstance live in a near lily-white suburb of Boston.

  21. @Dave Pinsen
    I'm not sure that witness is reliable.

    https://twitter.com/nbcnews/status/742884402506665984

    One of the first stories to emerge was about a black guy cowering in a bathroom stall texting his mom. He texts up to the moment he dies. Presumably he was shot at relatively close range so the killer knew he was black and killed him nonetheless.

    • Replies: @Jeff
    So Omar was selectively racist. Shocking!
    , @Hacienda
    Judge, jury, and executioner. Mostly executioner.
    , @5371
    Perhaps it was dark!
  22. @Dave Pinsen
    I'm not sure that witness is reliable.

    https://twitter.com/nbcnews/status/742884402506665984

    Gilroy, the security guard who quit to get away from Mateen’s stalking, said Mateen hated blacks and wanted them killed.

  23. @Anonymous
    The ultimate irony is that as far as I can tell the vast bulk of the victims appear to be distinctly dusky and non-white Hispanic types.

    23 of the 49 dead were Puerto Rican.

  24. @Ed
    One of the first stories to emerge was about a black guy cowering in a bathroom stall texting his mom. He texts up to the moment he dies. Presumably he was shot at relatively close range so the killer knew he was black and killed him nonetheless.

    So Omar was selectively racist. Shocking!

  25. @Ed
    One of the first stories to emerge was about a black guy cowering in a bathroom stall texting his mom. He texts up to the moment he dies. Presumably he was shot at relatively close range so the killer knew he was black and killed him nonetheless.

    Judge, jury, and executioner. Mostly executioner.

  26. @tbraton
    Has any thought been given to the idea that the Orlando gay club mass shooting was a protest of the high ticket prices to see the smash musical "Hamilton," which was written by a Latino and features many Latino actors? Those prices are outrageous.

    Speaking of which,

    • Replies: @another fred
    Like Stalin airbrushing history.

    The more things change the more they stay the same.
    , @Gato de la Biblioteca
    You didn't know that The Revolution was won based strictly on our superior battle rapping?
    , @tbraton
    "Muskets"? We didn't need any stinking muskets to defeat the Brits. I thought it was well known that our Puerto Rican Founding Fathers preferred to fight with knives. I seem to recall that from West Side Story. Wasn't that a precursor of "Hamilton"?
  27. @dearieme
    “hate of other people is really displaced hate of oneself.” And hate of oneself; where does that come from?

    And hate of oneself; where does that come from?

    White, Christian conservative men of course. Jeez.

  28. @Dave Pinsen
    Speaking of which,

    https://twitter.com/christineburr/status/742113649544699904

    Like Stalin airbrushing history.

    The more things change the more they stay the same.

  29. @dearieme
    “hate of other people is really displaced hate of oneself.” And hate of oneself; where does that come from?

    Repressed guilt at oneself for hating others?

  30. @Patrick in SC

    The problem is men’s investment in masculinity itself.
     
    This is the endgame for these people: Get rid of men. Or at least medicate them to such a degree that they just sit quietly in the corner drooling, or perhaps want to turn themselves into women, either through surgery or, tangentially, by becoming homosexual (no more rape of females).

    Bingo! You are absolutely correct.

  31. Lyov Myshkin [AKA "Nicholas White"] says:

    http://faculty.csbsju.edu/uspp/crimpsych/cpsg-4.htm

    More from the anti-racist mass murderer file:

    He [Dahmer] also wanted to set the record straight that he was not a racist. He says that the reason for the majority of his victims being a minority was simple location. Where he lived there was high concentration of Black and Hispanic people. He stresses that is was a simple location thing, and that he hopes “I hope that can get cleared up.”

    • Replies: @anonymous-antimarxist
    Dahmer's first murder victim as a teenager was a young well built white fellow teen who while intoxicated put up a fight.

    For a decade Dahmer was first drugging then raping mostly white gay men in bars and sex clubs throughout Wisconsin and Illinois.

    Only after being banned from the gay bars did Dahmer turn his apartment into a horror show and begin victimizing his asian and black neighbors.

    So yes Dahmer was basically simply telling the truth.
    , @Jefferson
    "He [Dahmer] also wanted to set the record straight that he was not a racist."

    Because being an anti-Black racist is a trillion times worst than being a serial killer and a cannibal.

    That would explain why Blacks are way more afraid of finding nooses on college campuses than they are of urban inner city violence.

  32. Well, Big brouhaha about gender specific bathrooms and in this case everyone is cowering in one bathroom and all hell breaks loose. Might be a message in there someplace.

    • Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca
    Might be a message in there someplace.

    God, I hope not....
  33. @Lyov Myshkin
    http://faculty.csbsju.edu/uspp/crimpsych/cpsg-4.htm

    More from the anti-racist mass murderer file:

    He [Dahmer] also wanted to set the record straight that he was not a racist. He says that the reason for the majority of his victims being a minority was simple location. Where he lived there was high concentration of Black and Hispanic people. He stresses that is was a simple location thing, and that he hopes “I hope that can get cleared up.”
     

    Dahmer’s first murder victim as a teenager was a young well built white fellow teen who while intoxicated put up a fight.

    For a decade Dahmer was first drugging then raping mostly white gay men in bars and sex clubs throughout Wisconsin and Illinois.

    Only after being banned from the gay bars did Dahmer turn his apartment into a horror show and begin victimizing his asian and black neighbors.

    So yes Dahmer was basically simply telling the truth.

  34. @tbraton
    Has any thought been given to the idea that the Orlando gay club mass shooting was a protest of the high ticket prices to see the smash musical "Hamilton," which was written by a Latino and features many Latino actors? Those prices are outrageous.

    Has any thought been given to the idea that the Orlando gay club mass shooting was a protest of the high ticket prices to see the smash musical “Hamilton,” which was written by a Latino and features many Latino actors? Those prices are outrageous.

    Excellent thread-meshing!

  35. @Buffalo Joe
    Well, Big brouhaha about gender specific bathrooms and in this case everyone is cowering in one bathroom and all hell breaks loose. Might be a message in there someplace.

    Might be a message in there someplace.

    God, I hope not….

  36. @Dave Pinsen
    Speaking of which,

    https://twitter.com/christineburr/status/742113649544699904

    You didn’t know that The Revolution was won based strictly on our superior battle rapping?

    • Replies: @Olorin
    Nah, it was the jazz-hands.
  37. @Ed
    One of the first stories to emerge was about a black guy cowering in a bathroom stall texting his mom. He texts up to the moment he dies. Presumably he was shot at relatively close range so the killer knew he was black and killed him nonetheless.

    Perhaps it was dark!

  38. @dearieme
    “hate of other people is really displaced hate of oneself.” And hate of oneself; where does that come from?

    I dunno, but there’s a U-PARVE stamp on the side; maybe that’s significant somehow….?

  39. @Space Ghost
    I don't believe it. The former coworker of Mateen who reported him for his unhinged rants said that Mateen said he wanted to "kill every black person." That guy is more reliable, given all the drugs, alcohol, and stress Mateen's victims had clouding their perceptions.

    I began to doubt that young dyke’s recollection of Mateen’s mid-massacre virtue signalling when she paused to read a frickin’ poem into the public record.

    Then I saw a photo of her in all of her resplendent African-Americanosity, and it all fell into place like a sherilla leading a simian war party at Dartmouth and screaming “F*ck yo’ white tears!” at stray humans caught unawares in the bush.

  40. @Dave Pinsen
    Speaking of which,

    https://twitter.com/christineburr/status/742113649544699904

    “Muskets”? We didn’t need any stinking muskets to defeat the Brits. I thought it was well known that our Puerto Rican Founding Fathers preferred to fight with knives. I seem to recall that from West Side Story. Wasn’t that a precursor of “Hamilton”?

  41. @MQ
    Close, but no cigar. THIS is the most 2016 thing of 2016 -- ladies and gentlemen, I bring you Omar Mateen as Brock Turner:

    https://newrepublic.com/article/134270/hypermasculine-violence-omar-mateen-brock-turner

    We have, alas, a winner.

  42. @Gato de la Biblioteca
    You didn't know that The Revolution was won based strictly on our superior battle rapping?

    Nah, it was the jazz-hands.

  43. By the way, should I also subscribe to the Washington Post for the duration of the election campaign? I sense that the Post is ferociously dedicated to outdoing the Times in 2016 in generating iSteve-worthy content.

    Thank you for highlighting my comment, Mr. Sailer. And, yes, I would encourage you to get a WaPo subscription, so that you can get delightful news items such as this: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/06/16/meet-the-house-candidate-who-came-out-as-hiv-positive-just-days-before-orlando-hes-running-in-orlando/

    Meet the House candidate who came out as HIV-positive just days before Orlando. He’s running in Orlando.

    Candidate 1: Well, I am gay, so that makes me superior!

    Candidate 2: Oh, yeah? Well, I am gay, too. AND I have HIV! That makes me an even greater victim of oppressive white Christian patriarchy-cum-heterosexuality, so it makes me more equal than you!

    Only in the depraved and warped society that is today’s America, is being a degenerate, worse being an irresponsible degenerate, a bonus point for running for public office. Mr. Derbyshire is right. We are doomed.

  44. @AnonymousCoward
    Twinkie is one of your most perspicacious commenters, Steve.

    Twinkie is one of your most perspicacious commenters, Steve.

    Thank you for the kind remark.

  45. @Lyov Myshkin
    http://faculty.csbsju.edu/uspp/crimpsych/cpsg-4.htm

    More from the anti-racist mass murderer file:

    He [Dahmer] also wanted to set the record straight that he was not a racist. He says that the reason for the majority of his victims being a minority was simple location. Where he lived there was high concentration of Black and Hispanic people. He stresses that is was a simple location thing, and that he hopes “I hope that can get cleared up.”
     

    “He [Dahmer] also wanted to set the record straight that he was not a racist.”

    Because being an anti-Black racist is a trillion times worst than being a serial killer and a cannibal.

    That would explain why Blacks are way more afraid of finding nooses on college campuses than they are of urban inner city violence.

  46. “As we all know, Omar Mateen was an AMERICAN CITIZEN, born right down the street from Donald Trump. Omar’s reference to Afghanistan as “my country” must have been due to evil Trump brainwaves from the future affecting him via a time portal.”

    If you get into a political debate with Left Wingers who deny that Omar Mateen was an Afghan, ask them where do Omar Mateen’s ancestors come from? Ask them if Omar’s ancestors were Native Americans?

    Also ask them if Omar Mateen has no ancestral ties to the Middle East and is as American as apple pie, how did you get his Arabic first and last name? How come he did not have a generic WASP name first and last name?

    The Left is trying to paint Omar Mateen as someone who’s ancestors have been in America for hundreds of years. Omar Mateen was as American as Abraham Lincoln in their eyes.

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