November 3, 2013
The Paul Ciancia story is custom-made for the likes of the SPLC, Raw Story, and the rest of government-loving cheerleaders who are constantly on the lookout for “right-wing” predators to pin their hysterical false left-right paradigm theories on.
On Saturday, the Southern Poverty Law Center put it all into focus for us. The LAX shooter “was carrying a one-page ‘manifesto’ that included references to the ‘New World Order,’ the Federal Reserve and ‘fiat currency,’ according to a knowledgeable source with ranking law enforcement contacts,” writes Mark Potok.
Potok and the SPLC insinuate that Ciancia is a “patriot” ideologically connected to the those of us who believe the TSA is an unconstitutional Gestapo-like manifestation of an out of control police state. It will be more difficult to criticize the TSA now that one of their own has been gunned down by somebody who supposedly carried the banner of the patriot movement.
Raw Story naturally jumped on the bandwagon. It linked “New World Order” to a “conspiracy-minded right” and, more specifically, media figures Alex Jones and Glenn Beck. It stopped this short of directly blaming Jones and Beck for inciting a murder ostensibly committed by a mentally disturbed individual who threatened to commit suicide not long ago.
It was a sensible move by the rest of the liberal press to pass on this sort of fear-mongering for the moment, although a fair share of bloggers blamed Jones directly for Ciancia’s insanity.