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[Markets] After McAfee Mulls Mass Shootings, Paul Joseph Watson Opines On Virtue Signaling And Society's Failings

Yesterday we highlighted comments by cybersecurity pioneer John McAfee on last weekend's mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton - which occurred just one week a gunman opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California. 

"Immediately people jump on their soapboxes...first its gun control...then immigration...then race issues...this was racially motivated, psychologically motivated...before we even know what happened we are jumping on our soapboxes," said McAfee, asking "Is this a coincidence?" (while admitting he's not a fan of coincidences)

Second, McAfee asks just what in the hell is wrong with society? 

"That's the question, people. We need to answer that first.

Offering his observations on both the reaction to the shooting and possible causes is journalist Paul Joseph Watson of Summit News

Watson first notes that last weekends's two shootings were carried out by right-wing extremist and left-wing extremists - which the media and Democratic presidential candidates selectively jumped on in their clamor to condemn conservatives. 

"If you're going to hold Trump responsible for the El Paso mass shooting, you're going to have to hold Elizabeth Warren responsible for the Dayton mass shooting," notes Watson, "because the Ohio shooter supported Elizabeth Warren and said he was going to vote for her." 

"He also described himself as a leftist who wanted socialism. He expressed brazen sympathy for the Antifa terrorist who attempted to firebomb an ICE facility - calling him a martyr. He invoked Alexandria Ocasio-Corterz's concentration camp rhetoric. He tweeted "Vote blue for god's sake," retweeting Bernie Sanders numerous times, retweeting Antifa accounts numerous times, retweeting Right Wing Watch's Jared Holt, and tweeted "kill every fascist." 

"He was a left-wing extremist," said Watson. 

Watson then opines on what's wrong with American culture - McAfee's very question.

"The cause isn't Trump," says the Summit News founder, adding "Is this really going to really going to resolve by passing the right gun control laws? Or is there something far deeper wrong with American society?

Young men are growing up in a culture that has lost faith in itself and offers nothing but meaningless nihilism. A Neo-liberal dystopia that indoctrinates people to shun authenticity, community and family in pursuit of vapid consumerism and fleeting fame. A culture that informs narcissism-prone young people that anyone can gain instant notoriety by generating controversy. A society that has normalized and accelerated the evisceration of the family unit and faith. A culture that celebrates serial killers. A news media that gives mass shooters the ghastly fame they crave. What else could this society produce but atomized desperate losers - whose only recourse in a life of relentless mediocrity is to lash out in violence? We also have a generation of young white men who are being told by society and the culture that they're to blame for all the world's historical and contemporary evils. 

(Partial transcript below)

Young men are growing up in a culture that has lost faith in itself and offers nothing but meaningless nihilism. A Neo-liberal dystopia that indoctrinates people to shun authenticity, community and family in pursuit of vapid consumerism and fleeting fame. A culture that informs narcissism-prone young people that anyone can gain instant notoriety by generating controversy. A society that has normalized and accelerated the evisceration of the family unit and faith. A culture that celebrates serial killers. A news media that gives mass shooters the ghastly fame they crave. What else could this society produce but atomized desperate losers - whose only recourse in a life of relentless mediocrity is to lash out in violence? We also have a generation of young white men who are being told by society and the culture that they're to blame for all the world's historical and contemporary evils. 

Is that message going to decrease or increase the likelihood of these young white men being lulled into resentful extremist ideologies. If you completely disenfranchise young white men and basically tell them they're a cancer on society, some people on the fringe are going to respond to that with violence.

Is deplatforming and censorship the solution? We've had a solid year of deplatforming and censorship in the name of stopping hate and violence. 

Did it stop hate and violence? Or did driving such ideologies underground where they can't be challenged or red flagged actually make hate and violence worse? 

The El Paso gunman was driven by his concern over the demographic replacement of white people. Why is it OK to talk about the demographic replacement of white people so long as you're celebrating it? Then if you express any concerns that it might have some negative consequences - suddenly you're in league with mass shooters. Is it better to have that debate out in the open, or drive it underground where extremists who become radicalized by it can't be monitored. 

Is it really a good idea for the culture to celebrate an entire race of people dying off, or is that racist and bigoted? And is it fanning the flames of extremism? White supremacism is a scourge. Anti-white racism is a scourge. Both feed and sustain each other. Both have to be challenged. Left-wing extremism is a scourge. Right-wing extremism is a scourge. Both feed and sustain each other. Both have to be challenged. 

Violence has to be vehemently disavowed by all sides, and never legitimized under any circumstances

Published:8/6/2019 5:29:27 PM
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