UPDATE: Gab has been booted from its host because of this. Torba has until Monday to find a new host and says that Gab will likely be down for weeks.
I’m finally back home and able to respond to this.
We slept over at a friend’s house last night. When I woke up this morning, the first thing I heard about was the shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburgh:
“PITTSBURGH — Armed with an AR-15-style assault rifle and at least three handguns, a man shouting anti-Semitic slurs opened fire inside a crowded Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday morning, killing at least 11 congregants and wounding four police officers and two others, the authorities said.
In a rampage described as among the deadliest against the Jewish community in the United States, the assailant stormed into the Tree of Life Congregation, where worshipers had gathered in separate rooms to celebrate their faith, and shot indiscriminately into the crowd, shattering what had otherwise been a peaceful morning.
The assailant, identified by law enforcement officials as Robert D. Bowers, fired for several minutes and was leaving the synagogue when officers, dressed in tactical gear and armed with rifles, met him at the door. According to the police, Mr. Bowers exchanged gunfire with officers before retreating back inside and barricading himself inside a third-floor room. He eventually surrendered. …”
“Some Jews have been shot in Pittsburgh.”
I grabbed a cup of coffee and sat down to scroll through Twitter and absorb the news. It later came out that the shooter had a Gab account. I thought to myself here we go again. He shot and killed a bunch of Jews and we all know what that means. This will be Dylann Roof all over again.
Do you know what happened in Pittsburgh won’t be? It won’t be another Antioch, which is to say, a mass shooting that trends on Twitter for an hour or so before it is quickly sandboxed and is only remembered as a local story. That’s what happened when the Sudanese refugee Emanuel Samson shot up a bunch of White people in the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ. I remember how I angry I was that weekend. It was Dylann Roof in reverse and no one cared. I vowed to do something about it.
In fact, it was exactly a year ago this weekend that the Nationalist Front held the White Lives Matter rally in Shelbyville, Tennessee. We went to Shelbyville to protest a church shooting that was a very similar story to the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, but which the national media didn’t give shit about because the victims were White people and the perpetrator was a Sudanese refugee. On the contrary, the story in the national media was that we were angry about it and were evil for protesting it.
Oh … and the opticscucks. A year ago, those people who are supposedly on our side attacked us worse than the national media for protesting the church shooting in Antioch. Now, they are blaming the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh on Gab being a free speech platform.
Note: BTW, the Daily Stormer was celebrating the rape and murder of a White woman in South Africa yesterday. That’s probably their biggest theme these days. They seem to get excited whenever a White woman is raped and murdered. Contrast with what they wrote today.