Emerging facts about the couple responsible for the Las Vegas shooting spree not only confirm the reality of domestic terrorism, but the fact that there is a large network of money and media enablers behind it.
Despite the Alex Jones’ propaganda machine’s wild claims that this is another false flag, facts show that right wing nut jobs who listen to Jones (along with Fox, Limbaugh and the standard right wing propaganda sources) were responsible for the Las Vegas shooting spree that left two police officers and an innocent bystander dead. Perhaps most interesting as we enter the propaganda phase of whose to blame for this week’s mass shooting, lies in the fact that a fellow right winger, Richard Mack, destroy’s Jones’ conspiracy theory. The combination of facts include Facebook posts, rants at right wing websites like Info wars and Breitbart.com years before the Millers went on their shooting spree. The Raw Story published screen shots of those posts.
The Millers’ stated their support for Cliven Bundy (who “conservatives” branded as their folk hero before he told America what he “knows” about black people”) on Facebook. Gawker got the screenshots of Miller’s expressed support for Cliven Bundy on April 9, 2014.
The Millers spent years of frequenting right wing websites, posting support for right wing terrorists and spouting right wing propaganda. They were white supremacists and bought everything else the Tea Party is putting out there. They also spouted the propaganda to neighbors in the apartment complex they lived in, according to the Las Vegas Sun. Richard Mack, another right wing nut job who shares Cliven Bundy’s denial of U.S. legitimacy, confirmed that the Millers were Bundy supporters. MSNBC reports that Bundy’s son acknowledged that the Millers were at the ranch but, for reasons he didn’t state, were asked to leave.
According to Hatewatch, here is Mack’s reaction to the news about the Miller’s involvement in the Las Vegas shooting spree. “Oh, no,” he said. “I was afraid that he might have been at the Bundy ranch. As soon as I heard about it, I was afraid of that.” There is video of Jerad Miller repeating the same rhetoric that Teabagger politicians use on a daily basis. Once again, aside from the anti-government sentiments, the Millers believed in white supremacist ideology and, in tribute to it, put swastikas on the dead police officers’ bodies. This was confirmed by law enforcement at a briefing. Though, there are also reports that the murderers draped the police officers bodies in the Teabagger “Don’t Tread on Me” flags.
Law enforcement also pointed out that the Millers were anti-police. After shooting the police officers execution style, Jerad and Amanda Miller did exactly as they said they would do. They fantasized about suicide by cop. They hated everyone and everything the right wing propaganda branch of the Republican Party told them to.
As a direct result, 41-year-old Alyn Beck and 31 year old Igor Soldo were killed execution style by a couple of right wing fruit loops. Jerad Miller shot Soldo in the back of the head. When Beck reacted, the couple shot him dead. At the risk of sounding redundant, a witness said the two good guys with guns (not to mention the training that goes with being police officers) “didn’t stand a chance” against the bad couple with guns. It doesn’t take rocket science to recognize who is responsible the violence caused by gun crazed “conservatives.”
Obviously, Jared and Amanda Miller are most directly responsible for their actions. They got a lot of help from Teabagger politicians who legitimized Teabagger ideology and called Cliven Bundy a “hero”.
Of course, the NRA and right wing media played a role in developing the twisted and deadly combination of gun culture and fascist ideology. Let’s not forget the Koch brothers and other financial supporters of the Tea Party who prey on ignorance and hatred.
In the aftermath, not one Republican or Tea Party politican has condemned this act of terror or the fascist and neo-Nazi ideologies from which it stems. As I’ve said before, we can lay blame for the increasing domestic terrorism by Tea Party “patriots” and point fingers at the Koch Brothers. But blame in and of itself won’t solve the problem. It means cleaning our House of fascists and those unable or unwilling to stand up to them.
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