As I write this, there is only a small handful of facts, or alleged facts, that all of the talking heads in Big Media seem to agree upon regarding "the largest mass shooting in American history."
First, 64 year-old Stephen Paddock, a white man and resident of Nevada, appears to have acted alone when he opened fire upon over 22,000 country music concert attendees in Las Vegas.
Second, Paddock had a lot of weaponry, guns of various sorts, in the hotel room that he used as a sniper's nest.
Third, Paddock is a relatively wealthy man who enjoyed gambling and may have accrued quite a bit of debt as a consequence of his sinful pleasure.
Fourth, the shooter has a girlfriend, Marilou Danley, an Asian woman who, at the present moment, is in Tokyo. Initially, police cleared her of any wrongdoing. According to the latest update, however, they still plan on interrogating her when she returns to the states.
Fifth, nearly 60 people are now dead and over 500 people have been hospitalized.
Finally, according to his own brother, Paddock had no political or religious affiliation.
As things always go with these sorts of matters, what we think we know now will inevitably change and, in some respects, undoubtedly change dramatically as more information comes to light. So far, though, this is essentially the extent of the propositions on which the Big Media insiders agree.
Admittedly, I don't know anything more at the moment. However, I'm shocked (though not particularly surprised) that no one—namely, no "conservative" commentator—has so much as suggested even the possibility that this historically unprecedented massacre just may be the event in which the violent hatred to which suspected Deplorables have been routinely subjected for over a year-and-a-half has reached its bloody climax.
From even before President Trump received his party's nomination, leftist agitators, mostly fans of Bernie Sanders, began making it a habit to crash Trump's rallies and assault his supporters. Since this time, literally hundreds of Trump supporters, men, women, and young teenagers—the folks who Hillary Clinton infamously characterized as "deplorables"—have had their person and property abused by leftists of different sorts. Antifa ("Anti-fascists"), BLM (Black Lives Matter), and BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) are some of the more militant leftist organizations that came to be counted upon to attack indiscriminately, and with a range of weaponry, Trump supporters—i.e. veterans, flag-waving patriots, Republicans, Christians, and anyone and everyone else who is deemed "fascist."
Pepper spray and bear mace; sticks of dynamite and Molotov cocktails; bats, pipes, clubs, and flagpoles; stones, flamethrowers, and bottles; feces and urine—these are among the weapons that have been used against those who have declared their support for "free speech," Trump, and the American flag.
Some far left members of "The Resistance" have indeed shown up to some events armed with guns, although no one, to my knowledge, has yet used these guns on Trump supporters.
Of course, as recently as June, a Bernie Sanders admirer and avid MSNBC viewer, James Hodgkinson, in an effort to slaughter as many Republican members of Congress as possible, shot several, including and most notably, Steve Scalise (And shortly before this event, another zealous Sanders fan and Trump opponent, Jeremy Christian, who the media tried ((absurdly)) to depict as a "white supremacist terrorist," stabbed three men on a Portland, Oregon train, killing two of them).
In other words, the last nearly two years have established two things:
(a)Violence against anyone and everyone who is suspected of having contributed to the election of President Trump (and the GOP) has been normalized;
(b)This political violence has been normalized by those on the far left.