RUSH: Washington Post: Quote, “At one point, while about two dozen hostages were in the bathrooms inside Pulse, Carter said the gunman asked if there were any black people in the room. When one man said yes, the shooter said, ‘”You know I don’t have a problem with black people,”‘ Carter recalled during a news conference. She said he added: “‘This is about my country. You guys suffered enough.”‘”
He’s looking at black people. He’s obviously been taught that he’s got something in common with black people. They’ve both been discriminated against. He loves America. Now, what’s the Post doing here? They’re trying to humanize this guy. They’re trying to say, “You know what? This guy’s not nearly as bad as Christians or conservatives! Why, he didn’t want to kill any blacks. He’s a great guy! He might be misunderstood.”
They are trying to humanize a mass murderer in the Drive-By Media. Here’s the next line in the Washington Post article: “These comments further add to the uncertainty regarding what may have inspired the gunman.” You know, maybe since he was willing — he tried — to spare African-Americans, maybe he had a more justifiable purpose than we originally thought he was trying to spare a minority! He only wanted to hit the white gays.
The implication is clear.
So the guy’s less of a monster now, because he had sympathy for blacks and hoped that none of them had been caught in his fire. And this incident has been completely ignored by the rest of the Drive-Bys, even though it was said at a news conference. The Drive-Bys didn’t want to move off their original narrative, that Omar was not only a homophobe; he was a racist. But the Post says (paraphrased), “Wait a minute! Maybe he wasn’t. Maybe he wasn’t a racist. Maybe he’s not nearly as bad as we thought at first.”
They’re still conflicted. It’s bad enough he wanted to kill gays, but it’s mitigated by the fact that he didn’t want to kill blacks. You see how convoluted…? Not even the Washington Post understands humanity. They’re trying to humanize this guy based on this silly notion that we are different because of our skin color. It’s sick. And who writes for the Washington Post? Where did they come from? Who educated them?
They come out of the Howard Zinn School of America Sucks from the Days it Was Founded? That’s what… Every institution that people have grown up relying on, thinking you can trust… I doesn’t care what it is, some government bureaucracy, some institution of the media, wherever. There are people have grown up with implicit trust. Law enforcement, you name it. It’s all gone. There’s doubt about everything now. And this is not accidental.
RUSH: If Obama, if the president of the United States is serious about using the law to stop acts of terror, such as what happened in the gay bar in Orlando, then he had better try to change Sharia law, because that’s the only law those people listen to. They don’t care about US law. And no criminal does.
Let me go through it one more time. It’s not complicated. By definition, the law is not going to stop people who intend to violate it. You can write any law you want, and all it is, is a piece of paper. Without respect for the law, the rule of law, and a common understanding of the glue that keeps civil society together, laws are meaningless, except in how they define a society. Same thing with morality. Morality is how a society defines itself, defines what’s right and wrong.
The law is a coequal player in this.
The law also metes out what we do to people who break the law that we — as a society, via our elective representatives — agree with and agree to. The law might deter some, but it doesn’t deter everybody, by definition. There’s crime every day. People are violating the law every day. There is not a single law that could have been written in the United States Congress signed by the president would have stopped Mateen.
By definition, he was gonna get a gun or whatever else he needed wherever he had to. If there were no guns available in the United States, he would have still been able to get one, because there’s always gonna be a black market for everything that’s proscribed as illegal, be it a product or a service, a product or a behavior. You can pass laws banning everything. You can pass laws prohibiting this or that. People are gonna break the law every day and they’re gonna find a way to do it.
President Obama wants us to believe that the reason this happened is that there are guns and the Second Amendment, and the Republicans have not been strict enough in passing more meaningful gun control. Irrelevant. It has nothing to do with that. It would not have meant one iota in stopping this, by definition. The law does not stop criminals. The law does not stop people who break it. The law is not a magic wand.
RUSH: Here’s the next Obama bite, if you can stomach it…
OBAMA: This debate needs to change. It’s outgrown the old political stalemates. The notion that the answer to this tragedy would be to make sure that more people in a nightclub are similarly armed to the killer defies common sense. Why is that we think our liberty requires these repeated tragedies? That’s not the meaning of liberty. If we don’t act, we will keep seeing more massacres like this, because we’ll be choosing to allow them to happen.
RUSH: Your administration allowed them to happen. You run it all! You run the FBI. You run the investigatory agencies. You run the policing agency. You let it happen. You, sir, are preventing any intelligence gathering or investigation of the group of people responsible for Islamic terrorism. And I’m damn well telling you if somebody in that nightclub had had a gun, a lot fewer people would have died. THAT is the common sense. Let’s not forget the starting point.
Mateen was not innocent.
Mateen swore, committed to breaking the law.
So whatever law you have is irrelevant. You can have every law and laws that you haven’t even dreamed of written up and signed into law, and it’s not gonna affect anybody who swears or intends to break them. The stupidity or the ignorance is not understanding that. There isn’t a gun control law that you could write that would stop Mateen from doing what he did. If you banned every gun from inside the continental United States, you would not stop Mateen from doing what he did, ’cause there’s always gonna be a black market of them.
There’s always going to be a criminal element that is going to have what the law says you can’t have. There’s always gonna be a criminal element doing what the law says you can’t do. And if somebody like Mateen, committed as he was, wants to blow up a nightclub filled with homosexuals, he’s going to find a way to do it no matter what law you have there. It is extremely illogical to think that a piece of paper — which is what a law is, at its base element.
It’s a piece of paper, and you think a piece of paper is gonna stop somebody like this? You’re a fool. This says why we talk about the meaning of the rule of law and the respect for it and what it is, the glue that holds societies together, and it’s not people like Mateen — or the people he idolizes. It is foolish, it is shortsighted, and it’s dangerously incompetent to think that you can come up with a law or a ban that is going to stop these kinds of things. By definition, law does not apply to these kinds of people. Any criminal.
RUSH: You know, but people think it’s the opposite. People think the FBI — and, look, it’s not a specific thing. People have… There used to be a justifiable trust in the FBI. The United States government has endless resources. The FBI is on the case. People used to rely on the fact that the FBI was on the job. Not that they ever made mistakes, but that they were there, that somebody knew what was going on — even if they never announced it — that we were safe because the FBI. This is the former head of the New York office of the FBI admitting they can’t do anything.
Now, to me, folks, we report this as, “Okay, here’s the news today, folks. What do you think of this?” This is big. This whole CVE thing is huge. It is almost tantamount to securing defeat. It’s almost tantamount to making sure is that these acts of terror do happen. And then when they do, what do we hear? “It’s the fault of the NRA! There are too many guns out there because of the Republican Party.” We’ve got a bunch of Nimrod low-information people start shouting: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah! You people, you’re just stupid. It’s all over social media.