Rolling Stone: Charleston Shooting Proves GOP Has ‘Weaponized’ Supporters

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Rolling Stone, the magazine that fairly-recently glamorized Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as a cover boy has charged conservatives with having glamorized the kind of cowardly violence seen this week in Charleston, South Carolina.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Claiming that the GOP has “weaponized” their supporters, Jeb Lund of Rolling Stone makes some outrageous accusations about the talking points of the right and the “fetishizing” of firearm ownership.

The Friday tirade begins:

In the biggest surprise of recent memory, the young man arrested for massacring nine black people in the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church was a person with “strong conservative beliefs,” a commitment to his heritage and tradition who only tried to take his country back. Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old bowl-cut whelp, has been captured, and with 50 percent of major American political parties telling people like him to fetishize arms and rebellion just as the truth of their America is absolute and under attack, it’s amazing that we don’t meet a new version of him every week.

Lund continues on his absurd, flailing and, at times, immature diatribe by denouncing conservatives as a whole:

The fact is, this is political because American movement conservatism has already made these kinds of killings political. The Republican Party has weaponized its supporters, made violence a virtue and, with almost every pronouncement for 50 years, given them an enemy politicized, racialized and indivisible. We can’t afford to allow political discussions of these events, because if we do, we might notice what’s already there, wracking the body politic like gangrene.

Don’t worry, for good measure, Lund also attacks those who hold a basic comprehension of the Second Amendment:

Movement conservatives have fetishized a tendentious and ahistorical reading of the Second Amendment to the point that the Constitution itself somehow paradoxically “legitimizes” an armed insurrection against the government created by it. Those leading said insurrection are swaddled by the blanket exculpation of patriotism. At the same time, they have synonymized the Democratic Party with illegitimacy and abuse of the American order. This is no longer an argument about whether one party’s beliefs are beneficial or harmful, but an attitude that labels leftism so antithetical to the American idea that empowering it on any level is an act of usurpation. Leftism no longer constitutes a debatable misuse of American power, but theft and governmental overreach.

Lund’s flailing analysis that bounces from one tirade to another appears more appropriate for a YouTube comment thread than it does for a magazine that once held a shred of prestige.

The only quantifiable value to be found in this meandering diarrhea of vitriol is that it provides an insight into what kind of nonsensical arguments the right will be forced to endure in the weeks following this heinous act.

When not aiding in the creation of false rape allegations, it seems Rolling Stone is content to dedicate itself to appearing politically provocative in the hopes that nobody will notice the absolute trainwreck it has become.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Greg Campbell
Greg Campbell
An unapologetic patriot and conservative, Greg emerged within the blossoming Tea Party Movement as a political analyst dedicated to educating and advocating for the preservation of our constitutional principles and a free-market solution to problems birthed by economic liberalism. From authoring scathing commentaries to conducting interviews with some of the biggest names in politics today including party leaders, activists and conservative media personalities, Greg has worked to counter the left’s media narratives with truthful discussions of the biggest issues affecting Americans today. Greg’s primary area of focus is Second Amendment issues and the advancement of honest discussion concerning the constitutional right that protects all others. He lives in the Northwest with his wife, Heather, and enjoys writing, marksmanship and the outdoors.

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