The national silence at the well-planned, well-executed Christmas Morning RV bombing in Nashville, Tennessee, is striking. The entire incident and the complexity of the act itself, has faded away with 2020 like a bad memory as if it never happened.
But the reality is that it did happen. (Anthony Quinn Warner, a white male, did rig a vehicle with explosives, and he did detonate it in a major metropolis, allegedly killing himself in the process. That ought to drive terror into the hearts of the nation, but it hasn’t, because Anthony Quinn Warner just happen to be a white male.
Stop just for a minute and think about the media feeding frenzy that would be in high gear today, had the bomber being identified as Jamal Muhammed?
Forget about the gullible corporate media for a second and imagine the language that would be coming out of the House and Senate, Republicans and Democrats alike.
Many politicians would be calling for bombings, and in all likelihood, war plans would have been on the table for airstrikes on the Nation to which the bomber may have had some ties, no evidence needed.
Think this statement is hyperbolic? Please explain the rationale for the attack on Iraq?
So how does a nation manage this bi-polar response to actions that amount to the same thing? Sources familiar with the Nashville bomb investigation told the media that authorities are looking into evidence that Anthony Quinn Warner was interested in various conspiracy theories, including some involving “lizard people.” Authorities believe Warner also spent time hunting for alien life forms in a nearby state park.
So there you have it, folks, the poor guy is just a paranoid whack-job with mental issues, that ought to put everything to rest, right?
Have you noticed that for the most part, whenever these white terrorists exact harm on the nation using violence, they all seem to have three names? Just a thought!
More shocking than the fact that there is silence from the White House to the little house on Main street, is the sad reality that these acts are not even seen as acts of terror.
Many in the Republican Party, including William Barr, Michael Flynn, and others, wanted Demonstrators peaceably demonstrating against police violence to be charged with Sedition against the United States. For these same clowns, the complex premeditated act of building and detonating an explosive device in a major American City does not rise to sedition.
If Republicans believe that Anthony Quinn Warner is an American terrorist, we are yet to hear it from them.
In fairness, the Democrats are just as silent as their Republican and Media contemporaries.
Mike Beckles is a former Police Detective, businessman, freelance writer, a black achiever honoree, and publisher of the blog mikebeckles.com.
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