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Orlando Tweets Two

[ by Charles Cameron — on a variety of other perspectives ]

Once again, my point is that there’s a whole lot of going on going on, and it’s worth getting a wide-angle view.. which means multiple perspectives, including those not your own:



Joshua Green, Trump seems to regard Omar Mateen as “Afghan” in the same way Judge Curiel was “Mexican”: foreign/un-American, even though both born in US
Charlene Deveraturda, The Atlantic’s ISIS Expert Graeme Wood Slams Trump For “Hurt[ing] The Fight Against ISIS” With Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Both Al-Jazeera‘s and Joshua Green‘s tweets offer us examples of DoubleQuotes thinking.



Program on extremism, ‘Orlando Shooter Legally Bought Guns Despite Previous Flags by FBI’
Rob Crilly, Orlando shows arc again. Hate-filled young man with access to guns picks his victims and then selects poisonous ideology to add “meaning”
Bill Maher, #Orlando Conservatives:”Don’t say it has anything to do with guns!” Liberals:”Don’t say it has anything to do with Islam!”
Maajid Nawaz, Saying this has nothing to do with Islam (libs) is as ignorant as saying this has nothing to do with guns (cons).Both need reform
Piers Morgan, Obama’s about to make the same speech he’s made about guns 20 times in his presidency. Just more pointless rhetoric, sadly.
Steven Crowder, Orlando timeline: Anti-Gay Muslim commits mass terrorism. American gun-owners condemn it. Liberals try to take their guns


Islamic responses:

Shadi Hamid, Muslim organizations in the United States unequivocally condemned the Orlando assault
Usama Hasan, Does #Islam condemn #gays to death?

and in ISIS perspective:

Cole Bunzel, ISIS’s A’maq news agency claims Florida attack was “carried out by a soldier of the Islamic State”
Will McCants, ISIS uses term “fighter” for Orlando attacker rather than “soldier” (Paris/Brussels) or “supporter” (San Bernardino) for whatever it’s worth


And finally, barely mentioned in the welter of opinions about Orlando — the other shoe:

JM Berger, We may have narrowly escaped having two very similar massacres on the same day, apparently unconnected
JM Berger, The fact that one was prevented and one was not is largely a trick of fate. We need robust reporting on LA incident as well

2 Responses to “Orlando Tweets Two”

  1. Ken Hoop Says:

    There indeed are multiple perspectives encouraging wide angle viewing apace but is there much of it which falls outside the “invade the world, invite the world” imperative of Anglo-Zionist empire: “make ’em there and here accept and hopefully love global capitalism, legitimatized gay lifestyle and Israel. Even if it kills us?”

  2. david ronfeldt Says:

    The NRA and its Republican cohorts claim their policies toward guns are conservative. But when I look at the cognitive underpinnings, their policies are not conservative — they’re libertine.
    Conservatism is fundamentally oriented toward boundaries (in contrast, liberalism is oriented toward horizons). Conservatives constantly define their policies and principles in terms of clear differences – i.e., boundaries – between sexes, races, religions, nations, as well as between government and society, life and death, etc. If a policy or principle is not based on some sense of boundaries, it is questionably conservative.
    There are only a few areas where conservative Republicans favor unbounded policies. Guns is a key area, where it’s alignment with the NRA is said to fully conservative. But is it? In being so unbounded, it contradicts true conservativism. It is not even liberal in the old-fashion sense. Rather, It is libertine.
    Indeed, the “free love” for guns espoused by the NRA and its conservative Republican cohorts is a functional equivalent to the libertine “free love” for sex espoused by hippies in the 1960s. Not really good for American culture.
    There is a boundary that the NRA and its Republican cohorts have generated in keeping with conservative principles. It’s a tribal boundary — between us and them — that keeps their members in line, and outsiders on edge. Hey, I am happy with the Second Amendment and with owning some guns. But when policies become so unbounded and so taken over by tribalists who aim to tribalize, something is deeply amiss at both cognitive and philosophical levels.

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