A week ago, a mass murderer in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, walked into a mosque, shooting everyone he saw — men, women and children. He then drove to the other mosque in town and did the same. The whole thing took 21 minutes. But he managed to murder 50 people and wound 50 more.
The murderer, an Australian named Brenton Tarrant, was arrested.
Tarrant live-streamed his murder spree on Facebook. Immediately, the government of New Zealand banned the video, and banned anyone from posting the video or retweeting it. Only 200 people apparently watched the video in real time — Brenton Tarrant was not a well-known figure.
I do not want to watch the video. But nor do I think that censoring the evidence of it is a good idea. It will lead to paranoia, disinformation, and conspiracy theories.
Now, before I go any further, let me state the obvious (I don’t do this for any normal people, but rather for bad faith critics):
I disagree with and condemn this mass murderer, who did his murders in the name of a political goal — that’s terrorism. I say that, because to the left, and to liberals, and to the self-appointed censors of the media, that’s really what this was about:
A moment to weaponize the 50 dead bodies and fire them at conservatives.
That's exactly what happened when Andrew Scheer, the Conservative Party leader, tweeted condolences and sympathy and solidarity very quickly. But the fact that Scheer did not also name-check Muslims and mosques was evidence, to Canadian media, that Scheer himself was an Islamophobe and agreed with the murders.
Scheer’s language was remarkably similar to that of our governor general or the Queen herself. But so what?
In America, it was Trump. In Turkey, where the murderer had travelled, their Islamist president Erdogan has been using the footage of the shooting at political rallies, to demonize his opponents. I guess he’s not worried about New Zealand arresting him.
And why should he be? The prime minister of New Zealand has now been photographed wearing a hijab. She’s not a Muslim. Why the theatre? New Zealand has also decided to ban all the guns used in the shooting. And if you don’t hand them in, you’ll be arrested.
This is all part of the weaponization of this issue by the identity politics left.
Then we learned that the best-selling book by Jordan Peterson, the Canadian professor, is being banned in New Zealand. Why?
Who knows? Who cares? Don’t let a crisis go to waste...
And do you doubt that kind of opportunistic authoritarianism isn’t coming here, too?
TONIGHT I'll show you proof that Canada will be going down this road next.
It won’t make a single person safer.
But it will help the global left continue their mission.
NEXT: We’ll talk about a mass kidnapping in Italy that you may not have heard of, because it doesn’t fit the leftist narrative. My guest is Italian journalist Alessandra Bocchi.
FINALLY: Your messages to me!