Rush Limbaugh: Was New Zealand Shooter a Leftist Trying to Smear Conservatives?… “The Left Is This Insane”
Guest post by Joe Hoft
Rush Limbaugh commented on Friday that the New Zealand killer may have been a far-left nut who committed his murders to frame conservatives!
Rush posed the question.
From the Rush Limbaugh website:
Mr. Snerdley, correct me if I’m wrong about this — there’s an ongoing theory that the shooter himself may in fact be a leftist who writes the manifesto and then goes out and performs the deed purposely to smear his political enemies, knowing he’s gonna get shot in the process. You can’t immediately discount this.
The left is this insane. They are this crazy. And if that’s exactly what the guy’s trying to do now then he’s hit a home run because right there on Fox News: “The shooter is an admitted white nationalist who hates immigrants.” You try to absorb all of this to try to keep some sort of an even keel about it. And then from the manifesto again itself, the shooter says he’s not a conservative, not a Christian and that he identifies as an eco-fascist, which would make him a supporter of the Green New Deal. He adds that he disagrees with Trump on politics. And here’s more from the manifesto. This is a little section of it.
Quote: “I chose firearms for the effect it would have on social discourse, the extra media coverage they would provide and the effect it could have on the politics of United States and thereby the political situation of the world.
“The U.S. is torn into many factions by its second amendment, along state, social, cultural and, most importantly, racial lines. With enough pressure the left wing within the United states will seek to abolish the Second Amendment, and the right wing within the U.S. will see this as an attack on their very freedom and liberty.
“This attempted abolishment of rights by the left will result in a dramatic polarization of the people in the United States and eventually a fracturing of the U.S. along cultural and racial lines.”
Now, if we’re to take this at face value, the guy’s objective here — and it probably is multifaceted, but one of his objectives is to continue to roil American society because he understands the leadership role America takes in the world, both culturally, economically, and politically.
But at its base here you have a nut who shot up 49 people in a mosque. And from the moment it happened, you have politicization of the event with activists all over the place attempting to co-opt it or hijack it to advance their particular political point of view.
Get ready. You can be sure the far left mob will not allow him to get away with this.
On his radio show on Friday, Limbaugh proposed the following about the New Zealand killer:
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Friday there’s a theory that the New Zealand shooting massacre was actually a false flag attack conducted to boost the political left and the gun control movement.
Speaking on his show, Limbaugh said the accused shooter in the terror attack — which left 49 people dead at two mosques in Christchurch — could have been a gun control advocate rather than the anti-immigrant, white supremacist he claimed to be.
“There’s an ongoing theory that the shooter himself may in fact be a leftist who writes the manifesto and then goes out and performs the deed purposely to smear his political enemies, knowing he’s gonna get shot in the process,” Limbaugh said. “You can’t immediately discount this.”
After reading portions of the accused shooter’s manifesto that referenced U.S. politics, Limbaugh added, “Now, if we’re to take this at face value, the guy’s objective here — and it probably is multifaceted — but one of his objectives is to continue to roil American society because he understands the leadership role America takes in the world, both culturally, economically, and politically.”
Limbaugh Floats "False Flag" Theory NZ Shooter Is "Leftist" Who Staged Attack To Frame Conservatives | Zero Hedge https://t.co/aajwRLHZDo
— Joe Hoft (@joehoft) March 16, 2019
Others on Twitter stated that the New Zealand mass murdered may have had the “goal of exacerbating political division in the US.” He cited conservatives in his writings “to discredit conservatives, for whom he professes hatred.”
His comments appear to be a fusion of trolling and ardent self-described fascistic ideology. So it's important to parse with care. He's not citing Candace as a real inspiration (Breivik is his inspiration). He's citing her to discredit conservatives, for whom he professes hatred.
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) March 15, 2019
Regardless of motive the killer’s attempt to discredit conservatives and stoke the fires in the far-left mainstream media was accomplished.