Peak Guardian approaches

Jeremy Christian, an avowed white supremacist with a violent past, is the alleged killer of Rick Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, but Donald Trump is not blameless for their deaths.

The proof?

But if Christian’s act is a nightmare, Trump’s presidency is the daymare, a horror show made all the worse as it’s experienced while being wide awake. Under increasing pressure to issue a condemnation of the act, Trump finally tweeted a message concerning this heinous crime. “The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable,” the tweet read. “The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are w/ them.”

This may sound presidential, until you look into it a bit. First, we can note that the tweet came not from Trump’s personal account, where we have (unfortunately) become accustomed to hearing the (unfortunate) thoughts of Mr Trump, but from @POTUS, which is chiefly run by his staff.

Incidentally, it’s easy to tell the difference between @POTUS and @realDonaldTrump by the former’s lack of spelling errors, cheap insults and exclamation points!

Understanding that this message of condemnation was tweeted from @POTUS and not @realDonaldTrump is crucial because Trump’s far-right followers will see an @POTUS tweet more as an exhibition of the exigencies of presidential performance than as an expression of Trump’s principles. They won’t be wrong.

Yep, which account the tweet came from is proof that Donald Trump is not blameless for those deaths.

No, really.

21 comments on “Peak Guardian approaches

  1. “…because Trump’s far-right followers will see an @POTUS tweet…”

    This, from someone criticising Trump’s spelling…

  2. What about Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein (Green)? Are they partly to blame, too? After all, the “avowed white supremacist with a violent past” killer was a political supporter of them.

  3. We still don’t have a reliable account of what happened.

    It took time for the socialist lie-free truth to emerge in both the Martin and Brown cases.

    Maybe he stabbed 3 blokes for verbally admonishing him. Or maybe the first two at least decided it was “Punch a Nazi” time.

    As for Trumps involvement. Really? From the same scum who tell you that all RoP killers are poor lone nutters.

  4. and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche

    He was just minding his own business on the commute back to Middle Earth 🙁

  5. In fact, deadly violence due to what you wear on your head is the very specific nightmare of every Muslim woman who wears a hijab in the US today.

    If only there were some way to avoid that deadly violence, like not wearing the hijab.

  6. Unfortunately, not wearing a hijab can lead to violence from other directions. Punched if you do, punched if you don’t, as it were.

  7. Insofar as we accept that Islamic preachers of hate influence their followers to commit terrorist acts, we have to accept that the same logic applies to celebrity Presidents. But there’s no evidence that Trump preaches hate. There’s a vast difference between “let’s stop more coming here” and “let’s abuse the ones already here”.

  8. Interested,
    No, muslim women keep telling us that they wear the hijab out of their own free will, not because they fear beatings from within their own community (or even their own family).

  9. The Guardian article is by Moustafa Bayoumi, who exclusively writes about how the USA is a nightmarishly bigoted and evil place against poor innocent Moslems, who keep moving there for some reason. (Taqiya intensifies)

    Take another gander at alleged stabby nutcase Jeremy Christian though – would you get into an altercation with a guy who looks like the personification of psycho roid rage? It defies common sense.

    Seems the loony wasn’t actually doing anything except run his mouth, until some fey-looking blokes unwisely decided to confront all his 200-odd pounds of muscle.

    So, was… television to blame for this murder? Did those guys have a narrative playing in their minds whereby the courageous stick-insect-physiqued liberals overcome the evil white male racist, and all the M’ladies and grateful minorities on the train stand up and applaud? Had they never actually been in a fight before?

  10. @Amdrew M

    ‘Interested,
    No, muslim women keep telling us that they wear the hijab out of their own free will, not because they fear beatings from within their own community (or even their own family).’

    Not sure it you’re being sarcastic here, or I should take you literally, but if the latter then, yes, some muslim women keep telling us that, others keep telling us they don’t want to go out dressed in a sack, either by not doing so, or by casting them off as soon as they get chance, see former ISIS areas.

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/03/the-right-to-ban-the-veil-is-good-news-for-everybody-including-muslims/#

  11. Interested,
    Sarcasm, yes. It’s very much the Guardian’s viewpoint that the hijab is an expression of feminism, not oppression. I’ve even heard that it’s a form of teenage rebellion; though the logic of it escapes me.

  12. Mr Namkai-Meche apparently thought it would be a good idea to thrust his video recording iPhone into the face (figuratively) of a lunatic spouting racist bollox.
    Basically a variation of the Suicide by cop meme. Suicide by nutter. Stupid but effective.
    (The only positive is that some of the SJW ‘citizen journalists’ will stop playing with their toys in public.)

  13. Hold on, hold on.

    “Jeremy Christian, an avowed white supremacist with a violent past, is the alleged killer of Rick Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, but Donald Trump is not blameless for their deaths.”

    If you are going to throw in weasel words like “alleged”, you can’t definitely link the Trumpster at the same time.

  14. “Take another gander at alleged stabby nutcase Jeremy Christian though – would you get into an altercation with a guy who looks like the personification of psycho roid rage?”

    Which reminds me, did y’all see Tiger Wood’s mugshot?

  15. Poor Tiger. He’s not been the same since he stopped cheating. It’s as though banging slappers was what gave him his edge.

    He even inspired a rock song.

    “If you wanna be like Tiger Woods
    Poking all the holes in the neighbourhood
    Tell your wife how it’s gonna be
    Your driver is community property”

  16. I always said Tiger would come off the boil once he got married and had kids, thinking he’d be a good dad and not have time to practice as deligently.

    Right result, wrong reason. Still a sad decline though. I watched him on a practice day at Carnoustie, when it get to professionalism he was miles ahead of the rest.

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