Submitted by ziq in Anarchism (edited )

Cops gave a statement saying he was inspired by a 'violent ideology' but wouldn't say more. CNN is saying his twitter feed liked tweets about antifa, ACAB, and his bio said he was a leftist.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/05/us/connor-betts-dayton-shooting-profile/index.html

This is a person who kept a list of women he wanted to rape and kill for turning down his advances. The only ideology that should be applicable here is inceldom.

In the past 24 hours, the narrative on CNN went from "white supremacists are a clear and present danger" to "violent ideologies are a clear and present danger". "Centrist" CNN is jumping at the opportunity to group both the far left and far right together as terrorist ideologies.

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Raxalor wrote

How does someone consider themselves a "leftist", of any type, while simultaneously having an incel outlook on social interactions? I can't wrap my mind around that.

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thebigoof wrote

If you ask me this was a well calculated move to smear the name of leftists. I wouldn't be surprised to find out this kid only 'became a leftist,' because he knew what he was going to do later.

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shanc wrote (edited )

Not sure about that, comrade. I think it's safe to say that nearly half of all violence in the US is from men who'd say 'I am on the left' (i.e. vote Democrat). The problem is how it's being framed: unlike the El Paso shooting, the incel obvs wasn't inspired to kill by his politics ('antifa' etc)

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thebigoof wrote

I underatand what you're saying, and agree, but with as much effort as the far-right puts into false flags and disinformation I find this really strange. They do it all the time in LGBT spaces in an attempt to sow discord and distrust.

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ziq OP wrote

I guess he was one of those leftists that only care about worker issues. A brocialist.

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mofongo wrote

Wouldn't surprise me. I've found incel communists on Reddit and... well... It's a full circus.

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n_n wrote (edited )

He also supported Elizabeth Warren, who was praised by the CNN as "running a brilliant campaign". By their own logic the CNN is a terrorist organization. American politics are weird, I can't wrap my head in how Warren can be considered leftist and socialist.

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turtles wrote

This is great. The N American incel right wingers are being disowned by their own. No statue, no songs, only betrayal, disavowed, accussed of being the deepstate, invader, Jew they've been brainwashed to act against. Use this to help them destroy themselves. lol

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CaptainACAB wrote

In the past 24 hours, the narrative on CNN went from "white supremacists are a clear and present danger" to "violent ideologies are a clear and present danger". "Centrist" CNN is jumping at the opportunity to group both the far left and far right together as terrorist ideologies.

"Nuance? What's that?"

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turtles wrote

Watch the vid Almost everyone is black Highly likely he was another Nazi

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abbycadabra wrote

WTF is incel? Why do you people use such weird words? Just say what you mean. You sound like you were all raised in a cult.

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ziq OP wrote

that word is very much in the mainstream thanks to the last incel mass shooting.

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shanc wrote

Am I really so out of touch? No. It's them who are wrong.

BBC News front page used to word incel. Try to keep up.

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