Republicans Are Guilty of Inciting Gun Violence Against the Government in Las Vegas Shooting


Causality, or causation, is the relation between some event (the cause) and a second, subsequent event (the effect), where the second event is a direct consequence of the first. It is not necessary for the second event to be an immediate consequence of the first, and in many cases it may take time for the cause to build momentum to produce the desired effect. Over the past five years, Republicans, teabaggers, 2nd Amendment advocates, and disaffected conservatives have slowly and methodically built their cause’s momentum that finally produced its first desired effect on Sunday.

The second mass shooting within a span of a few days was a product of the National Rifle Association’s drive to arm every citizen in America, and it is certain they will spin the good guys with guns were murdered by bad guys with guns to their advantage regardless the shooting claimed the lives of two Las Vegas police officers and a careless good guy with a gun on Sunday. The NRA never met a mass shooting they could not spin to put more guns in the hands of anti-government malcontents, but there are many, many more players responsible for causing two revolution-minded white supremacists to give the anti-government conservatives the desired effect they have sought for five years.

Call the shooting the start of a revolution, “taking our country back,” watering the tree of liberty, 2nd Amendment remedies, armed and dangerous, or any number of the GOP’s favorite Obama-era slogans from the right-wing propaganda machine, but call it what it really is; a product of Republican and teabagger anti-government white supremacist rhetoric. Now, it is likely Fox News, the NRA, Republicans, and teabaggers will claim the two shooters were crazed maniacs, but that is precisely who those conservative groups have spent five years pandering to and inciting to violence against government authorities; even if they were local Las Vegas authorities.

It is no small coincidence the shooters shouted “This is a revolution” or that they put the Tea Party banner, the Gadsden flag, on the body of one of the slain police officers. Leading up to, and during, the Bundy standoff with federal officers the clarion call to armed militias was “this is the second revolution” as the seditionists waved Gadsden flags. In fact, the idea of a revolution has been the theme of the likes of Larry Klayman, 2nd Amendment fanatics, and the so-called American Spring organizers also proudly flying the “Don’t Tread on Me” teabagger flag. There has been no small amount of reporting that the two shooters were white supremacists, but it is important to remember that the police officers were both white. However, that does not mean the white supremacists were not incited to act as a result of five years of Republican white supremacist angst and propaganda inciting hatred toward not only President Obama, but the idea that there “aren’t enough angry white guys” to keep Republicans in power over the long haul.

From the beginning of the 2012 Republican presidential primary campaign through the general election, there was a constant drumbeat against African Americans that Paul Ryan continued a few months ago and its only purpose is to cause white rage against people of color. It is part and parcel of the conservative movement’s “take our country back” to a “white only nation” crusade that fit handily with the gun fanatic cult’s contention that the 2nd Amendment exists to rebel against tyranny they claim is an African American President. Their efforts finally paid off and it is highly unlikely it is the last gun violence against government authority that the Bureau of Land Management avoided during the Cliven Bundy sedition.

One of the cheerleaders of the Bundy sedition, so-called oath keeper and gun fanatic, Richard Mack said, “Oh, no, I was afraid that he might have been at the Bundy ranch. As soon as I heard about it, I was afraid of that.” What was Mack really afraid of? Was it that the public would learn the Las Vegas shooters were encouraged by calls of “this is a revolution,” or that they murdered “white” law enforcement officers, or that Mack was instrumental in garnering support from likely white supremacist militias to take up arms against government authority? If nothing else, Mack should have been pleased that his, Bundy’s, Larry Klayman, Republicans, teabaggers, and their ilk’s calls for 2nd Amendment rights to “water the tree of liberty” through armed revolution finally bore fruit.

It is impossible to segregate the racism, anti-government rhetoric, gun proliferation, and calls for revolution from conservatives that are one in the same. Republicans are as guilty of inciting gun violence against government authority as “revolution-minded traitors because not once have they condemned gun maniacs for fighting for their precious 2nd Amendment rights to, as they claim, fight government tyranny. In fact, Republicans rallied behind the Bundy seditionists despite they advertised it was the start of the second revolution over what they claimed was government tyranny. Apparently, Cliven Bundy’s son claimed they asked the Las Vegas shooters to leave the “battlefield” after a couple of days because the couple were “very radical,” but that claim is suspect because a member of the Oath Keepers admitted passing out boxes of ammunition to “mentally imbalanced” individuals.

Regardless the shooters utilized the teabaggers’ icon the Gadsden flag, shouted “this is a revolution,” placed Nazi Swastikas on the slain officers, or used firearms to kill representatives of government authority, they were acting on what the right-wing echo chamber has been advocating for five years. Armed violence against government authority. It is true the Las Vegas couple meted out justice to themselves, but there is plenty of blame, and justice yet to be served on the entire conservative movement including the Republican Party.

The Las Vegas shooting spree, and shouts that “the revolution’s begun” are symptoms of a sick and twisted American conservative movement since a Black man was elected President. It is also the direct result of Fox News, teabaggers, the NRA, and mainstream Republicans decrying non-existent government tyranny, inciting opposition, even armed opposition against government authority, and calling for a revolution that two gun-wielding maniacs took to heart and attempted to incite.


29 Replies to “Republicans Are Guilty of Inciting Gun Violence Against the Government in Las Vegas Shooting”

  1. If the government doesn’t crack down on these militia groups I fear this is just the tip of the iceberg. Backing off at Bundy ranch has just emboldened these people. They need to cut off the head of the serpent so to speak.

    The politicians and pundits for these people need to be held accountable as well. Several of the politicians were calling Bundy and Co. “patriots”, and that just whips them into a frenzy and gives them validation.

    The Alex Jones types need to be charged with inciting if at all possible. Time to look at the Justice Department trying to figure out a way to indict the NRA. I am sure there is something that can be done. If nothing else keep them in court and hurt the pocketbook.
    Perhaps do to firearms and ammunition what they did to cigarettes. Tax them out of existence. This is reaching crisis mode.

  2. I agree the government has to crack down on these right wing terrorist groups, but how? Martial law and send in active duty military? I’m not sure conventional law enforcement tactics will be enough, and the thought of martial law horrofies me.

  3. A few Republicans will come out of their basement to declare that this is not their fault, blah, blah, blah….. The commentators on Right Wing Hate Radio will blame Obama. The hate casters on cable, you know which one and which ones will hide their hands and spin it in some way to hide away their culpability while not accepting the fact that their innuendoes and wink-wink at the flaming rhetoric gives the green light for some of these yahoos to go act. You watch…they already started to agree to the talking points and everyone of them will be parroting the same “Don’t blame the conservatives” BS @ #!

  4. Hatred, bigotry, racism, sexism, hypocrisy, intolerance, paranoia, greed, violence – if these are the cornerstones of your ideology; if these are the tenets of your religious beliefs, they you have separated yourself from the current mainstream thought patterns of our ever-evolving society, and as a nation we cannot in good conscience permit you,an obvious but vocal minority, to control the direction of our evolution.

  5. This is what happens when irresponsible people
    with access to a microphone or a TV camera
    whip RWNJ’s & psychopaths into a FRENZY!
    Hannity, Limbaugh, Kelly, & the rest pushed the
    Bundy Klan in front of their cameras, repeatedly
    asking Do you think they will KILL your father?
    What will you do if they come in the darkness of
    night? OH! What will you DO? Hannity himself said
    he was on the way there to support them! These
    everything they owned and go to the Bundy Ranch.
    Had they not heard these TWISTED tales on FoX, these
    Officers & Mr. Wilcox may well have returned home
    to their families that night.

  6. I would suggest, in the beginning, very quietly deploying forensic accountants on the propagandists and inciters and on certain well-moneyed interests. Follow the money. If it leads where I think it will, then that is the time for prosecutions for offenses ranging from public corruption and RICO to incitement to riot to conspiracy to commit sedition and treason. That may be the time when martial law may need to be invoked to bring the malefactors into custody, because my heart misgives me that this is big…very big.

  7. It does not matter what a Republican refuses to call a violent act. The law is very clear. The GOP are classified as Domestic Terrorists for they have supported this type of action. It is past time to act.
    If the Military is needed that is already covered the USAF will become the National police force. But I doubt they would be needed unless you count using drones. Want to watch these GOP Terrorists run let them get a hot load of missiles from several drones. After the drones I bet these people would be more then willing to surrender to the police.

  8. O.Reilly at FOX screamed about ‘Dr Tiller the babykiller. for so long he incited the right
    to kill the doctor, FOX does not let go until people are killed, then they say it has nothing to do with them.

  9. Where it leads is the two wealthiest most well connected people on earth right now (and their compadre’s). Taking them down is a lot harder than it looks.

  10. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”
    ― George Orwell, 1984

  11. Isn’t it amazing that we Dems and Liberals can use our Jedi powers and make the right wing do these things? Because you know that everything that the right wing does that is so heinous is a “left wing liberal plot”

  12. Fox is the dreaded indoctrination that they feared years ago. It sends subliminal messages of hate and violence. Look how it riles up senior citizens. They are demented and dedicated to tearing this country down. The FCC needs to tighten their rules. Good old Rupert should go back to Australia and take his heirs with him. All these old guys with money are psychos and everyone is afraid of them. We are all their minions just like in the movies. The little minions they control. Some minions are too smart to fall for their crap and the stupid ones just follow blindly along.

  13. Fox Hates & Lies TV station and the haters and liars that work there have done their job. They have incited the weak minded to kill and wreck havoc, because a black Democrat was elected and reelected President of the United States of America by the majority of the people of America. Its time for the haters and liars at Fox Hates & Lies TV station to be held accountable for crimes against America.

  14. Not at all. The people are entitled to free speech and to express their discontent regardless of how much we might wish we could stifle them or make them go away. Making Republicans the new Charles Manson is only going to seem fanciful and self serving. It’s tempting to look for scapegoats, especially when the murderers are dead and there’s no one to punish, but it’s not realistic, and ultimately a counterproductive distraction.

  15. Maybe you should read your message. It seems that the Republicans are very reserved and polite compared to your post.

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