Twenty one years ago i had survived a divorce, had a daughter, my little sister was killed in a car/bicycle collision, my best friend was flooded out of his home and then Timothy McVeigh detonated a truck bomb at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
Timothy McVeigh=Cliven Bundy=Ted Nugent.
Timothy McVeigh was 27, Eric Robert Rudolph, part of the Christian Identity movement, was 30, Eric Harris was 18 and Dylan Klebold, 17, Seung-Hui Cho was 23, Nidal Hasan was 39, Jared Loughner, 22. Average age--25 years.
All seven men were victims of bullying, isolation, and ostracism. All seven had histories of extensive video game exposure and easy access to firearms. Distrust of government was a factor in most, if not all of these episodes. Ted Kaczinski, likely master of the minds in all these events, punctuates this post since he resided in Montana, a red state when, at 36, his activism morphed. His case changes the average age to 26.5.
Bruce Edwards Ivins, the 55 year-old Zionist and anti-abortion anthrax weaponizer, deserves dyshonorable mention maybe because Maryland is a solidly blue state.
Eric Frein was 31: his right wing views led him to assassinate a state trooper and the attempted murder of another.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston bombings, subscribed to right-wing American publications that espouse white supremacy and government conspiracy theories.
Bombs, wildfires, and mass shootings are just some of the tools of terror. It's likely that the FBI is stretched too thin to get ahead of the curve and it is hiding the scope of its findings to mask the extent of the hatred.
The sovereigns are overwhelmingly white christians using a maladapted interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment to rationalize its commitment to a pending race war using links to the federal storming of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas and culminating in the Oklahoma City bombing. Many are either convicted felons no longer able to vote or have been marginalized by those who believe that the democratic process is ineffective especially since a person of color is President of the United States.
The American Left poses no violent threat to the United States while the hate-filled right wing of the Republican Party always will.
Late 1994: we wrote AG Reno and warned about the "mixture of armed groups and those who hate” http://t.co/5d5l2BZhZD pic.twitter.com/rO6FTmzLw4
— SPLC (@splcenter) April 19, 2015
19 years ago today, domestic terrorists murdered 168 people. Visit the OK city National Memorial & Museum online: http://t.co/bBVF3CYth0
— Terrorism & Security (@CTSS_Research) April 19, 2014
Dan Lederman, Frank Gaffney, Tom Trento, Joel Arends https://t.co/OhdpFaprr9 #aipac #sdsen #sdleg #RWNJ
— interested party (@larry_kurtz) April 18, 2014
U.S. history in one sentence. #NativeProblems pic.twitter.com/RvBeUE68YW
— Native Life™ (@_Native_Life) April 9, 2014
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— Becki L (@MAlib4eva) April 18, 2014