Within a span of less than 24 hours two terrorists coming from polar opposite political ideologies sought to terrorize the civilian population of the United States leaving 31 people dead and about 50 injured. The first terrorist to strike was a 21-year-old white supremacist named Patrick Crusius on Saturday just after 10:30 AM. He drove 10 hours from Allen, Texas to El Paso, Texas to carry out his heinous act of terrorism in Walmart where he opened fire with an AK-47 rifle killing 20 and wounding 26 more. Then in less than 24 hours after just 1 A.M. a 24-year-old Antifa supporter and self-proclaimed “leftist” named Connor Betts killed 9 people and wounded 27 others in Dayton, Ohio.
About 20 minutes before Patrick Crusius launched his terrorist attack on the Walmart in El Paso, Texas he posted his manifesto online as to why he was doing it. His reason could be summed in the following statement from his manifesto:
“This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas. They are the instigators, not me. I am simply defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion… makes no sense to keep on letting millions of illegal or legal immigrants flood into the United States, and to keep the tens of millions that are already here.”
Patrick Crusius purposefully targeted El Paso because he knew that it was 80 percent Hispanic and he wanted to make sure he killed Hispanics. As of this morning 2 more victims have died bringing the death toll to 22 people killed by this murderer.
He stated his dismay toward both Republicans and Democrats for their inaction.
In the manifesto he would later go on to say that it would be unrealistic to have all non-whites leave the United States and that instead the United States would have to eventually be broken up into different territories for the various races in order to keep unity among the various peoples.
But he was not consistent in his ideology either. He supported the concept of a universal basic income to offset people losing their jobs due to automation and he also spoke of his concerns over the destruction of the environment – both of which are leftist positions.
Heavy.com managed to scrape Connor Betts Twitter posts before Twitter took his account down. He made statements like the following:
“Kill every fascist”
“I want socialism, and i’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding”.
Betts was a Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders supporter as well.
Connor Betts agreed with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s assessment of ice detention centers as “concentration camps” and stated “Cut the fences down. Slice ICE tires. Throw bolt cutters over the fences”.
The commonality we can see in both these cases is that both these killers sought to terrorize the citizens of the United States to bring attention to their political views and causes.
Terrorism Is Never Right
After the Charlottesville in August of 2017 I wrote an article entitled “We must denounce White, Black, Antifa and Muslim Terrorism” and in that I spoke of the fact that terrorists come from many different races, religious and political backgrounds.
In that article I gave the following definition of Terrorism:
“Terrorism is when a person or group of persons attempts to bring about a desired political or social change by specifically targeting the civilian population of the region in which they hope to bring about a change. Terrorists attempt to “terrorize” the civilian population into pressuring their political leaders to make the changes they want.
It needs to be made clear that terrorism is not simply a person or group killing people in order to scare others into bowing to their demands. Terrorism also occurs in the form the threats or intimidation of the demands of certain group are not met.
So, for example – if a crowd of people march through the street peacefully advocating for societal or political changes this is not terrorism. However, if this same crowd marches through the street advocating for using intimidation or violence to force society to embrace their views this would be a form of terrorism. If a group of protestors actually engages in physical violence and intimidation including burning down buildings and looting this is most definitely a form terrorism.”
What Patrick Crusius and Connor Betts did fits this definition to a tee.
I will restate here exactly what I said after Charlottesville in 2017:
While the right of self-defense is Biblical – terrorism is NEVER right. It is never right to use various means to terrorize the civilian population of any region to try and pressure the people to pressure their leaders to change laws and policies to please a certain group.
Socialism, Capitalism, Nationalism, Violent Video Games and Guns Are Not the Cause of Terrorism
We have heard already and will continue to hear in the days and weeks to come that Donald Trump and anyone who believes that the people of United States have a right to determine who comes into their country are the cause of the massacre which occurred in El Paso, Texas on Saturday. We will also hear how gun rights and violent video games caused this massacre as well.
But the fact is we who believe in the concepts of nationalism and national sovereignty and the right to keep and bear arms are no more responsible for what happened in El Paso than Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were responsible for what occurred in Dayton, Ohio.
So, what caused these deaths in both El Paso and Dayton? Two things.
The first is Mental instability. A mentally stable person does not go out and shoot up a crown of innocent people whether to make a political point or just make a name for himself.
The second is the ideologies of White Supremacists and Antifa. Both groups believe in using violence to achieve their political goals. White Supremacist groups believe in using violence in an attempt to intimidate minorities in America. Antifa believes in using violence to silence nationalists, conservatives and any other group which does not support their globalist and socialist goals.
My Position on The Issue of Race
Anyone who has read this blog for a long length of time knows that I have written extensively on the topic of race. We as Christians cannot avoid it and we cannot sweep it under the rug.
Victor Davis Hanson in his article for the National Review – “America: History’s Exception” writes:
“The history of nations is mostly characterized by ethnic and racial uniformity, not diversity. Most national boundaries reflected linguistic, religious, and ethnic homogeneity. Until the late 20th century, diversity was considered a liability, not a strength…
Countries, ancient and modern, that have tried to unite diverse tribes have usually fared poorly. The Italian Roman Republic lasted about 500 years. In contrast, the multiracial Roman Empire that after the Edict of Caracalla in AD 212 made all its diverse peoples equal citizens endured little more than two (often violent) centuries.”
I believe, like nations of the past that attempted to “unite diverse tribes” we too have “fared poorly”. We had a civil war and multiple riots and societal upheavals over the issue of race in America.
Whites have attacked Blacks and Hispanics, and Black and Hispanics have attacked Whites for many years. And it is absolutely true that racially based crimes have spiked in recent years and the vast majority of those has been committed by whites against racial minorities.
But the question is this, is this because of Donald Trump or something else?
In High schools, colleges and universities Whites are attacked under the guise of “Whiteness” programs.
Whites have been bombarded now for several years with major news outlets telling them things like “The US white majority will soon disappear forever” and books like Robert P. Jone’s the “The End of White Christian America” .
And let us not forget the targeted assassinations of predominately white police officers in 2016.
All of these kinds of events in recent years are like kindling in the furnace of White Supremist groups and this why the attacks from these groups have increased. Again, it must be stated that these things I have just mentioned do NOT justify such attacks or make them right in anyway.
It has been wisely said that life is 10 percent, what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it. Some Whites react to the attacks on Whites, “Whiteness”, “White Privilege” and proclamations of the coming demise of the White majority in America with jubilee and celebration. Others like White Supremacist groups lash out in violence. The overwhelming majority of Whites remain silent for fear of being associated with violent White supremacist groups. And a small minority of Whites, of whom I am one, speak out against both White supremacists as well as those who attack Whites simply for not being ashamed of their ancestry or wanting their ethnicity to continue to thrive in America.
Think about this for a minute. If any white person expresses even the least concern about their shrinking numbers in America, or if a white person encourages other people to have more children because their fertility rates have been lower – that person is denounced as a White Supremacist.
In other words, the only way to not be called a White supremacist today is if you are totally cool with the White population in America shrinking and you vehemently condemn “whiteness” and “white privilege”.
Do I think like White Supremacists and White Nationalists that Americans of northern European decent have some divine right from God to be the majority ethnic group in America? Of course not!
But then let’s ask another question. While no group has some divine right on America, does every ethnic group in America have the right to encourage its ethnicity to grow by having more children? The answer is YES. Yet in America every ethnic group in America can try to encourage its growth except whites. For whites to do so is racist and evil. There is no logic in such condemnation.
And this also goes to political concerns. It is a well-known fact that various ethnic groups tend to cluster in the neighborhoods in which they choose to live, the people whom they choose to date and marry, the churches they attend and even which political party they vote for. Even in large liberal cities which are by far the most multiracial areas, if you go down to the neighborhood level there is almost always a majority race in that neighborhood. If you don’t believe me just check out all these facts I have listed from multiple university and other sources that studied racial segregation as it still exists in America today.
In other words, most people marry someone of their own race, most people attend a church whose overwhelming majority is their race, most people tend to live in neighborhoods that are mostly their own race and when people vote they tend to vote with their race.
And in America most minority groups tend to vote as a block for liberal, progressive and big government policies while a large majority of whites tend to vote for more conservative policies.
So, the racial divide is very much a political ideology divide as well.
But now I want to relate this back to Patrick Crusius and the terrorist act he committed in El Paso on Saturday. Again, whether we are White, Conservative, Republican, Nationalist, 2nd Amendment believers or if we share any societal or political concerns that this madman had this does not mean our concerns are evil because this man committed an evil act based on some of those same concerns.
We can be ashamed of what he did without be ashamed what we believe and who we are.
In Ecclesiastes 3:4 the Bible tells us that there is “A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance”. We should weep and mourn for those who lost loved ones in both these heinous terrorist acts.
We as Bible believing Christians should absolutely support our government in what will be a greatly increased battle against White supremacists who would seek to commit heinous acts of terrorism like Patrick Crusius did this last Saturday.
And that means as Whites, as Conservatives, as Republicans and as Nationalists if we hear someone threatening to commit an act of terror, we should immediately report it to the police or FBI. And we can only hope that those on the left will report suspected Antifa terrorists and that the FBI will pursue Antifa terrorists like Connor Betts with the same vigor.
7 thoughts on “Terrorism – An Evil That Should Unite All of Us”
As a nation, we have turned our back on the God of providence. We have scorned His law, despised His worship and cursed His existence. We murder the children He is knitting together at the alter of fornication and personal autonomy. And then we compound our atrocity by refusing to acknowledge Him, His Rule and His Justice. Like Judah we have given Him our back and not our face, we have earned His wrath by scorning His mercy.
@bgr. I referenced Israel above, that is incorrect. Please change it to Judah.
You won’t be able to unite your country by insisting on promoting white, black or other color identities. This goes for both you and those black identitarians (who about 30% of their men descend from white men anyway). You must promote AMERICAN identity. What does it matter what color your nation is as long as your culture is kept Chriatian. So far the vast majority of “blacks” are evangelical Christians, even Baptists.
Promote America to be Christian and forget about these colonial color identities. As a Dane I find whiteness an extremely weird identity to claim. You might say it’s because you are “mixed”. So are people in Europe. My mother is Polish. But go with your father’s lineage. My father is Danish, I speak Danish and I grew up in Danish culture. America must become a TRUE melting pot, where people stop identifying as color groups and become one, but draw their boundary at other countries just like here in Europe and everywhere else.
I agree with Jonadab – there is perhaps a bigger issue at hand and that is that people of all races are turning away from the Lord. Usually when this happens, He gives them over to the ways they want so badly and destruction and misery are the results of their foolishness.
I also don’t see the battle being fought as being so much about race as much as it is about right and wrong, good or evil. Race is merely a way that the enemy divides fools easily. Many are deceived.
It is irrelevant to me what race someone is, if they are in Christ they are my brother or sister. That doesn’t mean I’ll agree with them about everything, and that is okay. I agree bgr that racism isn’t a one sided deal where we condemn it in one direction and it is fine in the other (against whites for example). Racism is wrong in any direction. You don’t fix a wrong by doing what evil in reverse. I’d rather judge someone by their heart and character.
Do you understand the difference between racial hatred and racial preference?
Racial hatred is when you hate someone or mistreat someone simply on the basis of their racial characteristics. As Christians we should all be able to agree that is wrong.
Racial preference and Racial clustering which results from Racial preference is completely different matter. It is seen in choices like who you marry, whether the church you attend you attend is majority one race or another, and whether the neighborhood you live in is a majority one race or the other.
The facts do not lie. In every nation in the world, and every major city, even if those that have many races – when you zoom in to the levels of who you marry, what the majority ethnicity of your church is, and what neighborhood you live in most people marry someone of their same ethnicity, attend a church that is majority their same ethnicity and also live in a neighborhood that is their same ethnicity.
Are there people who live in neighborhoods that are equally divided between people of different races? Yes. Are there people who choose to marry people of a different racial background? Yes. Are there people who attend churches where there is no racial majority or where the racial majority is not their own? Yes.
And there is nothing wrong with some people choosing to self-integrate(marry people of other races, attend churches with with majority other races, or live in neighborhoods that are not majority their own race). In fact this is exactly what missionaries are often called to do – to self-integrate with different ethnic groups in different countries to spread the Gospel.
But we must ask a question – is this natural human tendency to cluster by race (racial preference) a result of the sin nature or by the design of God?
You said “Race is merely a way that the enemy divides fools easily.”
But what does the Bible saying about who caused the division between nations(literally in the Greek ethnos or ethinities)
“7 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
8 When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.”
Deuteronomy 32:7-8 (KJV)
Yes friend – we are all of one blood, the blood of Adam. We are all equally human and have equal value before God. And the church, the body of Christ is made up people from every tribe,kindred and nation amen. But is not the enemy who divided many ethnicities into different nations, it was God himself. And he put in human beings the natural preference and clustering that they do toward those most like them racially.
We cannot ignore this natural human behavior – God designed it. That is why every time in history diverse racial groups have tried too unite under one nation or empire like the Romans it eventually fell apart. It is human nature and history and I would argue based on the Scriptures God’s design.
America basically has tried to rebuild Babel – bringing all the people of the earth back into one nation. It does not work friend, diversity whether it be of race, religion or language leads to division in a nation.
I just want to add this to my comments as well.
The Bible says “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.” Romans 12:18 (KJV)
Each of us must do our best to live peaceably with all men as much as it depends on us as individuals. I want no quarrel with my Black or Hispanic neighbors on my street or the streets around me. The same goes for my church. We have some black families their and I shake their hand and am kind to them. I support missionaries in African, Asia, Middle eastern and Hispanic countries through my local church. But there are realities of how human beings cluster together by race and prefer one another by race and in these racial clusters different political values come out. And then you have the issue of one race blaming the other race for various troubles. This has nothing to do with racial supremacy and everything to do with the reality of racial preference and clustering.
bgr, I understand the difference. It is a complicated issue because honestly, the heart is so quick to wickedness and pride. There is nothing wrong in being pleased with who God made you to be, but we saw a man being chastised in the word for thanking God (being proud) that he wasn’t like those other sinners!
I think it is okay for someone to be happy with the race God made them. I also think it is fine for them to have a preference in their spouse, their friends, their neighborhood, etc. I also think it may be short sighted of them to not be open to anyone God might bring into their sphere no matter what their race. Love others as yourself didn’t come with an exclusion of if they are your same race.
I’ve read your articles on babel and I hear where you are coming from, but respectfully I disagree with the idea that this is a policy that we must keep or put action towards. God didn’t give us a command to separate; He separated us.
My take on race is that there are Jews, and there are Gentiles, and I think people are in one camp or the other. Thankfully under the new covenant, both are welcome to belong to Jesus and be covered in His love and righteousness.
I stand by what I said about race and the enemy because the enemy uses race to divide and destroy because it is a weakness of the human heart to hate others unlike them so easily. Perhaps this is why the people against the Lord push multiculturalism so strongly, a society with it will be easier taken to hated and wickedness with racial deception as they are pitted against one another. God separated because they were working together, but I don’t think the same thing can be said for multiculturalism which isn’t showing fruit of accomplishment, but rather division and destruction.