Hot Take: Washington Post Suddenly Says There’s No Such Thing As Lone Wolves

Yes, yes, I haven’t blogged anything on the two shootings, one in El Paso and one in Dayton, Ohio, as there’s too much information, too much Narrative, and too much coming out. And too little time in my day. But, this one written by Juliette Kayyem, who is a “former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and faculty chair of the homeland security program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government,” caught my eye based on things written on Twitter and other sites yesterday. Not mentioned is that she is very much a Democrat

There are no lone wolves

There are no lone wolves. A mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso on Saturday was allegedly perpetrated by a young, white male, according to police, who appears to have posted a racist, anti-immigrant manifesto online minutes before the attack, declaring the need to fight the “Hispanic invasion of Texas.” Such white-supremacist hatred isn’t just a poisonous belief held by isolated individuals. It is a group phenomenon that is, according to the FBI, the greatest terrorist threat to America. The El Paso shooting, which left 20 dead and more than two dozen wounded, was followed hours later by a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, that killed nine. The shooter also died, and on Sunday, police were still unsure of his motive.

If the El Paso massacre turns out to have been the hate crime that police suspect, it will be one more example why viewing what is happening in America today as anything short of an ideological conflict — with one side heavily armed, the other side shopping for school supplies at a Walmart — is to disengage each individual incident from the terrorist rhetoric that breeds it.

White-supremacist terror is rooted in a pack, a community. And its violent strand today is being fed by three distinct, but complementary, creeds. The community has essentially found a mission, kinship and acceptance.

Now, she goes on to describe the three creeds, and she isn’t necessarily wrong. But, what’s interesting is that Islamist terrorists are painted as lone wolves, that even big attacks by Islamist groups are painted as isolated incidents. Because they not only do not want to blame the whole of Islam (nor do most counter jihad folks, which is why we use the word Islamist), they do not even want to say it has anything to do with Islam at all, and work hard to divorce the root cause from Islam, the Koran, and Muhammed.

She talks about the 3 creeds being The Mission, The Kinship, and The Acceptance. Read the article for the details, but, this could be applied exactly to radicalized Muslims. And you can bet that everyone in the media will be throwing out the phrase “lone wolf” the next time there’s an Islamist attack

What Ms. Kayyem is attempting to do is shift focus to all white people, much like AOC and others, and to Trump and Republicans. That’s the real point

The similarities between Trump’s language about Hispanics, immigrants and African Americans marks them as the “other” and is mimicked by white supremacists. He fails to shame them. His rhetoric winks and nods, curries favor, embraces both sides and, while not promoting violence specifically, certainly does not condemn it (until after it occurs).

Public speech that may incite violence, even without that specific intent, has been given a name: stochastic terrorism, for a pattern that can’t be predicted precisely but can be analyzed statistically. It is the demonization of groups through mass media and other propaganda that can result in a violent act because listeners interpret it as promoting targeted violence — terrorism. And the language is vague enough that it leaves room for plausible deniability and outraged, how-could-you-say-that attacks on critics of the rhetoric.

Yup, it’s Blame Trump. But, um, did she, or the person who edited her opinion piece, read the Washington Post?

(Breitbart) The Washington Post reported Sunday: “Authorities believe … [the shooter] wrote the document, though they are still gathering evidence.” It also noted that the author “stresses that he has maintained his white supremacist ideology for many years, predating President Trump and his 2016 campaign, which he says did not influence his reasons for carrying out the attack.”

CNN added: “The writer wrote that their opinions on immigration predate President Trump, and the writer appears to have held these beliefs for years.

Huh. Further, what of the Dayton shooter? Notice that Ms. Kayyem never mentions him reported: “Connor Betts, the Dayton, Ohio mass shooter, was a self-described ‘leftist,’ who wrote that he would happily vote for Democrat Elizabeth Warren, praised Satan, was upset about the 2016 presidential election results, and added, ‘I want socialism, and i’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding.’”

So, is Betts a lone wolf, or did the public speech and creeds of Leftists incite him? Do we blame Elizabeth Warren? Hardcore socialism? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her concentration camp comments?

I wouldn’t. But, based on the Narrative, everyone should Blame them.

But, because Betts is a hardcore socialist, was a registered Democrat, his crime is being slowly downplayed, and the whole thing will soon move to gun grabbing.

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17 Responses to “Hot Take: Washington Post Suddenly Says There’s No Such Thing As Lone Wolves”

  1. Odysseus says:

    This view will last for them for exactly as long as it takes for someone to kill someone in the US in the name of Allah.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    No one was blaming all white people for the violent actions of white supremacist terrorists.

    • Bill589 says:

      The threat of “White Nationalism” is like the threat of “Global Warming”.
      Both are ruses to advance Leftism.

  3. Professor Hale says:

    Despite the comfort one gets from making fast correlations between unrelated elements, the simple fact is, in a country of 350 million people, there are plenty of outliers in society who regularly go violent. Most of them we never hear about because their body count isn’t high enough to make the news. Yes, most of these people are leftist/Democrat party/socialist. Refer to my first point. Whatever element you think is the determining factor (Video game player, ADHD drug use, etc) the simple fact is that even in those groups, the number who become mass murderers is still an insignificant statistical blip on the radar. Using such events to base public policy would be an astronomical absurdity.

    But there I go again, being logical. Too many people make their living by breaking eggs to give it up just because no one really wants omelettes.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      While mass murders ARE a statistical blip in relation to the yearly homicides in America, these terrorist attacks exact a heavy price on society. For example, over 2.5 million Americans die every year! That’s about 7000 every day! So do you believe the 3000 murdered on 9/11 were just a statistical blip!

      The point is that mass murders ARE different from the day to day deaths seen in the US as a result of heart disease (1800/day), cancer (1600/day), other disease (1600/day), accidents (500/day), suicide (130/day), homicide (45/day). Mass murder impacts society differently from day to day homicides. Humans experience a loss of control, a loss of security and heightened anxiety when they think they might die at any minute. That’s the point of terrorism.

      • Professor Hale says:

        I have no interest in anything you have to say on any subject. If you were honest, you would also admit you really don’t care what I, Kye, or the others have to say either. You really have no idea how boring it is to listen to the same talking points over and over for 20 years, then watch you pitch them here as if you just found out something new no one else has ever thought of before.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:


          The truth is like that. You’re the one making light of mass murder.

          You’re the one lying: “most of these people (murderers) are leftist/Democrat party/socialist.”

          Policy to reduce mass murders “is an astronomical absurdity”? So should we no have policies to prevent Islamic terrorist attacks?

          “… being logical.” LOL. Keep patting yourself on the back.

          • Professor Hale says:

            What part of “I have no interest in anything you have to say on any subject” is so hard for you?

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            You’re not obligated to respond when I call out one of your falsehoods or inconsistencies.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Why do conservatives wish to downplay the tragedy of mass murders in the US?

      Most Americans seem to think it’s a serious issue.

      Do you think it’s impossible to keep crazies from murdering dozens of Americans at a time in schools, restaurants, malls, theaters, concerts etc?

      But the truth is this. A lunatic walked into a grade school in Newtown CT and slaughtered twenty 6 and 7 yr old children. As a nation we did nothing in response. Some lunatics claimed it never happened and are still harassing the families whose children were murdered. As a society we’ve decided that random mass murders are the price we pay for every American’s “freedom” to have unfettered access to firearms. The parents of the dead children of Sandy Hook likely don’t share that opinion.

      • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

        Why do conservatives wish to downplay the tragedy of mass murders in the US?

        Deranged little sissybitch making up shit again.

        Lolgf loser.

      • formwiz says:

        The only one downplaying El Paso and Dayton is you, but what interests me is that you ignore the mass murder in Chiraq.

        I can understand why you want to ignore the fact both shooters were Left wing nuts, but what is trial about 7 black people murdered?

        Why doesn’t the Left want to address that? They only want to ignore the fact that the two shooters were Commies just like you, albeit a bit crazier, but not by much.

        And, yes, as long as you keep it up, I will ram the facts of this, where the white nationalists really come from, how much all the other Lefties enjoy trying to make political hay out of such incidents, and how little they value life.

        It’s gonna be a long summer for you guys.

      • david7134 says:

        I don’t know about your thoughts on the subject, but I find that Jeff’s comments are getting more derranged. He has made numerous references to doing harm to the president and his family and boast of his large arsenal of weapons. As we know who he is, do you think it wise to refer him to the FBI?

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:


          By all means contact the FBI and Secret Service and tell them your story. Have I threatened to harm trump and my family, you lying sack of shit?

          You’ve become one sick son of a bitch.

        • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

          Nah, David, the neurotic little sissybitch just wants a little attention as she types away at her little keyboard. She’s too much of a coward to cause any real harm except maybe to the grandson.

  4. david7134 says:

    I refer everyone to the you tube videos of all Joseph Watson. He has an excellent break down of the shootings.

  5. Doom and Gloom says:

    We are now fully in the throes of a COLD CIVIL WAR. This is not my analysis but rather the paper just published by an Ivy League Professor.

    Here is how you can sum it up.

    The left and the right have engaged in a campaign to smear each other. Nothing new there, however it has now escalated to the point where people on both sides are truly hateful of the other side. Not just disagreeing but hateful and there appears to be no going back.

    Leftist twitter feeds are filled with radical leftist declaring they must ARM themselves, Train and prepare for the coming civil war. ARM themselves. From the ANTI-GUN left.

    Twitter ignores their calls for violence. A dozen more conservatives are pulled from social meida for pushing back against EVERY person who ever voted for or intends to vote for TRUMP is a racist. EX-CNN host declares we should rub out every conservative. Hes still happily tweeting away despite numerous complaints. A conservative says It is not Donald Trumps fault that some whack job kills 20 in El Paso is promptly pulled off the air.

    The battle has begun. Social Media is filled with snow flakes who are becoming more and more angry, which is leading to the total meltdown of the left.

    I pointed out yesterday that Ilan Omar said that circumstances are what cause terrorism and that the other side forces people into making those choices. Today we are seeing direct evidence that she might very well be correct. A whack job hate mongering looney kills 20 in El Paso in what can only be described as a targeted killing of Hispanics since he drove 6 hours from Dallas to An El Paso mall filled with Hispanics. That was followed up several hours later by a sick Whack job from the far left who armed himself with an assault rifle, body armor and a drum magazine holding 100 rounds and went after random people for no apparent political reason other than they were human beings.

    Circumstances. The proud boys became a thing in response to Antifa. Anger begits anger. Evil begits evil. The left and right are pushing each others buttons and neither side is condemning this. I am a racist who is next in line to rub out a mall. That is what the left is saying. Not me. Because I am White and voted for Trump I am evil. Circumstances are forcing both sides into a corner. When that happens you usually come out swinging. IN the last two years after the left lost 2016 they have come out swinging.

    The civil war has started. Do I think it will be 30 states against 20? NO because there are lefties and righties in all those states. Just look at a map of California. Its nearly all red except for the Urban areas which house millions vs the rest of the state which is red. The Map of America is conservative, minus the sardine cans called large cities.

    Now what I think will happen is insurgency. We are going to become a third world country. We are going to see the left burning down Chic-fil-a’s and stuff like that. Im guessing here. We are going to see more and more of the Dayton thing. The right will respond.

    CRAZIES on both sides failing to realize America is a beautiful nation with its fair share of problems that could be resolved IF both sides were willing to actually work together to compromise on solutions.

    The Civil War is here. Now even the left is arming themselves as they call for disarming of the right. This is not my analysis but rather the analysis of several prominent high profile people including Ivy League leftist professors.

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