Gary Bauer: The Left’s False Narratives

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As you know, there was a terrible attack Monday at a Boulder, Colorado, King Soopers grocery store. Ten people were murdered, including a courageous police officer who ran into the store attempting to save lives.

Officer Eric Talley leaves behind a wife and seven children. He is a reminder of what we owe the brave men and women of law enforcement. Does anyone still want to “defund the police” now?

But two narratives quickly emerged after the shooting. Both of them are despicable.

When a photo of the killer first appeared, leftist race-baiters immediately jumped to the conclusion that this was another white man engaged in mass violence.

As the hours passed, we learned that the shooter was a Syrian man named Ahmad Alissa. We also learned he was a Trump-hating, ISIS supporter who regularly accused America of being a racist country.

Suddenly all the leftist race-baiters attempting to exploit this tragedy to stoke more racial hatred went silent. Among them was Hemal Jhaveri, who posted, “It’s always an angry white man. Always.”

Who is Jhaveri? She’s USA Today’s race and inclusion editor. I assume that means it’s her job to make sure that the paper’s writings are free of racism and welcoming to all. She should be fired for her racism, but I’m not holding my breath.

Another prominent progressive to comment on the attacks was Meena Harris, Vice President Harris’s niece. She tweeted, “The Atlanta shooting was not even a week ago. Violent white men are the greatest terrorist threat to our country.”

She later explained (but didn’t apologize) that she “made an assumption based on . . . the fact that the majority of mass shootings in the U.S. are carried out by white men.”

Well, Meena, making assumptions based on race is . . . RACISM. Maybe your aunt can explain that to you sometime.

The definition of race baiting is stoking racial discord for political gain. That’s exactly what the left is doing. It’s being used to not only stoke fear and hatred of white people, it’s also being used to stoke fear and hatred of the United States. And now our enemies, like communist China, are using the left’s rhetoric for the same purpose.



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