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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Another Mass Murderer From a Broken Home

Here we go again. It's not guns. It's not racism. It's not psychotic drugs. Easily the most common elements among American mass murderers are broken homes and sexual deviancy. Although there is not yet evidence that Dylann Roof was sexually troubled, his parents divorced several years prior to his birth.

Additionally, from the time he was about four, Roof and his sister were raised by Roof's father, Bennett Roof, and their stepmother, Paige Hastings. In 2008, when Roof was 14, Bennett and Paige went through a bitter divorce. According to the Washington Post, "Hastings, accused her husband of being controlling and physically abusing her, according to court records." Around the same time, young Dylann dropped out of school.

According to the UK Daily Mail, "Dylann, who was then 15, began to skip classes, did not finish high school and became unemployed - living ‘on and off’ with his father while he spent his days taking drugs and playing video games." Of course, as usual, in spite of this, the left insists that Roof killing nine Christian worshipers inside their church is the fault of conservatives.

The former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Democrat James Clyburn, told NBC's Chuck Todd, "I have been saying for some time now that my friends in the Congressional Black Caucus will tell you, I've been saying to them that there's this rightward drift in the country that I think is going too far. And people get emboldened by all of this."

As I've said recently and more than once,

How ironic and backwards is it that the politics of those who tell us that children in the womb aren't really human, humans with a penis and the Y-chromosome aren't really men, white is black, the criminals are the good guys and the police the bad guys, marriage is not the union of one man and one woman, student loans don't have to be repaid, blizzards are evidence for global warming, and who has given us funding for blasphemous art, the removal of school prayer, the removal of the Ten Commandments, and constitutional rights for pornography, now tells us it's the right’s fault when a deranged young man goes on a killing spree? I submit to you that the evil deeds of Mr. Roof are much more a product of progressive values and influences than conservative ones.
And instead of guns, the most common elements of the worst among us are broken homes and sexual deviancy. One reason liberals can’t stand to hear such information is that it defies a government solution. The left would much rather rant against firearms and seek legislation to restrict them. 
Additionally, liberals in the United States have been complicit in the breakdown of the family and the spread of sexual immorality. Whether divorce, fornication, marriage, prostitution, pornography, homosexuality, and so on, for decades now, in the name of “sexual freedom,” liberals have called what is evil good, and what is good evil. They have preached, promoted, and even passed legislation in defense of these "values."
What's more, as noted by a few in the conservative media, the ten most violent cities in the U.S. are all led by democrats. As most would deduce by the use of common sense, (but I’ll provide you with the data anyway) large U.S. cities in general are significantly more violent that rural areas. According to CDC data, nearly 60% of gun homicides in the U.S. occur in the 62 cities of the country’s 50 largest metro areas. 
Of course, the political machine in most every large U.S. city is dominated by democrats and each of the 12 largest U.S. cities are led by democrats.
It is really uncanny. Never allowing a crisis to go to waste, virtually every time one of these sin-sick killers goes on a spree, liberals just can't seem to help themselves when it comes to blaming conservatives and holding themselves up as having the political answers that the country needs. Yet almost always the murderers are the product of liberal "values."

Copyright 2015, Trevor Grant Thomas
At the Intersection of Politics, Science, Faith, and Reason.
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  1. Personally, I think there's plenty of blame to go around. Conservatives and liberals both share blame, because they are part of the social community that failed to divert Dylann Roof toward proper guidance and better role models.

    By the way, James Clyburn does not speak for all liberals, so put away your broad brush.

    According to your citation, Dylann was "living ‘on and off’ with his father while he spent his days taking drugs and playing video games."

    It is worth investigating where Dylan spent his time when he was not with his father. It is also worth investigating what kind of video games Roof was playing. My opinion is there's a link between violent video games and violent personal behavior.

    For instance, Adam Lanza -the kid that massacred dozens of children at Sandy Hook Elementary school, and James Holmes, the young man who shot up a theater in Colorado, killing 12, and the Columbine shooters Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris -who massacred 12 students and injured 21 more, -ALL OF THEM played violent video games and were given to acting out that violence in the real world.

    What we shouldn't be doing right now is twisting this tragic story into a discussion of the legitimacy of the confederate battle flag. The fact that some misguided punk and coward who targeted and killed a bunch of innocent people in a church featured the confederate flag on his racist web page is no basis for having the flag discussion now. There's plenty of valid reasons to have that discussion, but linking the discussion to the violent acts committed by Dylann Roof is a MISTAKE.

    This linkage could lead more crazy fringe people to believe all they need to do is feature an item or agenda on their web page just before killing a bunch of people, -and they too will be remembered like Roof for causing the subsequent national discussion of that item or agenda featured in their web page (instead of proper discussion of the crime they committed).

    Tying Dylann Roof's massacre of people in that church to banning the confederate battle flag is almost like banning the Beatles because Charles Manson indicated he got the idea from their song Helter Skelter. It's a propaganda crime targeting the lowest common denominators of our society in pursuit of a corrupt political agenda. The long and short of it is both political parties are afraid of losing black support over this issue. That's why both republicans and democrats are issuing the same statements over the flag.

    It baffles me that so many Americans want to become the next Anders Breivik. He killed 92 people in bombing and shooting attacks in Norway in 2011, including 85 children he methodically stalked and shot on Utoya Island. It seems like every third person you meet is working on their political, social, or religious manifesto to be mailed off to the NYT just before they go postal.

    Breivik's writings remind me a lot of Dick Cheney. Cheney claims in hindsight he would have invaded Iraq anyway even if he had known there were no weapons of mass destruction (this is something I believe he did know at the time). That statement reveals a certain personal admission that the war was his decision. Half a million innocent people died. In other words Cheney did it because he could, and he postulates that by his decision he has changed America and the world in an irreversible manner. Breivik says the same thing. Both believe they are on the side of virtue and their actions were just. I thank God that at least one of these people is in prison for his crimes.

  2. I've always been disturbed by, and suspicious of, the video gaming that these killers participate in. Also, I agree with you on the Confederate battle flag. My take on it is on American Thinker today: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/06/the_confederate_battle_flag_and_the_liberal_mob.html

    I'll post it here shortly.