The Irony of the Atlanta Shootings

Yesterday a gunman went on a shooting spree at two metro-Atlanta massage parlors killing 8 people in which 6 of the eight victims are confirmed to be Asian women. The individual accused of the crime is a 21-year old man named Robert Aaron Long and he cited his having a sex addiction as the reason for his heinous acts.

Shortly after this occurred, the left pounced on the fact that Long was white and he killed Asians as part of his shooting spree while ignoring the lack of any link to Long’s massacre being racially motivated. Of course, the left took the time to blame Donald Trump (another white male and a Republican) too.

But the left’s immediate race-baiting campaign is a cynical attempt to try to claim the mantle of opposing hostility against Asians when the institutions they control discriminate against them and also is very ironic. They are also attempting to mask an uncomfortable truth about the left’s long toleration of an institution long outlawed: slavery.

Prior to the end of the Civil War, the state of Georgia was part of the Confederacy, had a sizeable African/Black slave population, and today the state’s capitol city is a major hub for human trafficking, especially sex slavery. The left is trying to racialize yesterday’s tragedies in order to distract from their continued support of involuntary servitude and their attempts at erasing history and dehumanizing their opponents can help them expand the scope of the practice. The other obvious example of the left’s love of slavery is their support of illegal immigration and it is no coincidence that the Confederates were all Democrats.

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