Democrats are not letting a crisis go to waste with the Texas school shooting — Analysis

Even a few days after the deaths of 19 children, graves continued to be used for a pulpit

The Democrats quickly pointed the finger at Republicans after the Uvalde school shooting. As if on cue, many renewed calls for tighter gun control – and even in some cases for the abolition of the Second Amendment, which guarantees the right to bear arms.

The shooting, which saw the deaths of 19 children, even became the subject of a political stunt when on Wednesday former Texas Congressman and failed Senate and presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke stormed a press conference held by the state’s governor and assorted lawmakers.

“Gov. Abbott, I have to say something,”O’Rourke. “The time to stop the next shooting is right now and you are doing nothing.”

“You said this is not predictable. This is totally predictable,” said O’Rourke, who has remained a fervent advocate for gun control, once promising to remove all firearms from every law-abiding gun-owner in the United States.

At a Democratic primary debate during Trump’s failed presidential bid, O’Rourke said: “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”

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Republican lawmakers immediately condemned O’Rourke for his unannounced outburst at the press conference, with Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin using the strongest language.

“I can’t believe that you’re a sick son of a b***h that would come to a deal like this to make a political issue,”Mayor, his remarks were echo by others at conference.

“You’re out of line and an embarrassment,”Texas Lt. Governor. Dan Patrick.

“Sit down,” said Sen. Ted Cruz.

O’Rourke, who was ushered out of the event by police officers, continued to shout at the lawmakers. “This is on you, until you choose to do something different. It will keep happening. Somebody needs to stand up for the children of this state or they will continue to be killed, just like they were killed in Uvalde yesterday.”

“{Abbott} said he was going to do something. He didn’t do anything. In fact, the only thing he did was make it easier to carry a gun in public,” said O’Rourke, unrelenting in his politicization of the tragedy.

While O’Rourke was immediately slammed on social media for “dancing on the graves of children”Although he was not yet dead for 24 hours, his comments were in line with general Democrats’ attitudes. Many liberal gun-control activists posted on social media shortly after the incident to urge the criminalization firearms. They blame conservatives for advocating gun ownership.

Barack Obama, the former president, decided to recall his audience’s memory of George Floyd two years before he started a Twitter conversation about Uvalde condolences.

“In the aftermath of his murder, a new generation of activists rose up to channel their anguish into organized action, launching a movement to raise awareness of systemic racism and the need for criminal justice and police reform,”Obama wrote.

Former president used this conversation to praise social justice activists, and support his NGO.

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“As we grieve the children of Uvalde today, we should take time to recognize that two years have passed since the murder of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer. His killing stays with us all to this day, especially those who loved him,” wrote Obama. “Inspired by these young leaders, @MBK_Alliance launched a Reimagining Policing Pledge for mayors and cities ready to take action. If you’re wondering how you can help make things a little better today, here are some ways to get involved.”

The immediate politicization of the Texas shooting is in line with other tragedies that have occurred across the United States – and even the world – in recent years. Every tragedy is an opportunity for us to be positive, no matter how far away.

Never let a good crisis go to waste”This has long been the Democratic party’s mode of operation. They have used every mass shooting as an opportunity to criminalize and seize legal firearms, true to their motto. New York Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul used the Buffalo massacre which resulted in 10 deaths to pass an array of executive orders, gun control laws, and other legislation to limit legal firearms.

Democrats such as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer used the Buffalo shooting as an opportunity to demand action against Fox News host Tucker Carlson, blaming him for promoting the so-called ‘Great Replacement Theory’ espoused by the shooter, who identified as a white supremacist. In a similar fashion, President Joe Biden attacked conservative politicians who he claimed were responsible for the attack on. “racially motivated violent extremism” – all while calling for so-called “weapons of war” to be banned.

In 2021, eight people died at the hands of six Asian-American women in various Atlanta massage spas. Democrats started a campaign immediately to stop them. “Stop Asian Hate.”The movement was initially popularized by the AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) demographic. But it quickly died after several well-known videos showing violence directed at Asians were uploaded to social media, amid the rising violence in American cities.

It simply didn’t fit the narrative, and so it was quickly forgotten. A mass shooting occurred in Laguna Woods, California, where a Chinese-born immigrant shot and killed a group of Taiwanese churchgoers. It happened a day after Buffalo’s shooting but received just a small amount of attention. The shooter, who was not a white supremacist, didn’t check the right boxes.

For liberals to take on a particular issue, both perpetrators and victims must satisfy certain criteria

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This much is evident with the ongoing military conflict in Ukraine, which Democrats and their allies in the liberal media have pounced upon to vilify not only Russian President Vladimir Putin, but Russians in general – even going so far as to turn it into a domestic issue by calling Ukraine an extension of liberal democracy. 

Contrast the liberals’ support for Ukraine against Russia to their support for the Yazidis and Christians in Syria, or the Christians in the Central African Republic – both of which continue to be subjected to untold levels of violence by Islamist militants.

Liberals will ignore anyone who doesn’t fit their worldview and narrative, despite all their pretenses of virtue. There are some people who don’t fit the demographic.

This is the mentality that “us versus them” has turned Republicans and conservatives in general into whipping boys, who receive direct blame for the deaths of children – all while victims the world over are turned into nothing more than pawns in a political game.

Statements, opinions and views expressed in this column do not reflect those of RT.



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