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James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, IL: A loser who died in vain

Some criminals’ names are worth remembering, as pathetic examples of futility. Such an individual is James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, IL.

As V noted Wednesday, he opened fire on Republican representatives from Congress who were practicing to play baseball for charity, and he critically wounded one of them, Rep. Steve Scalise (R – LA).

I don’t know if Hodgkinson was mentally ill? I do know the media reports that he was a Republican-hating and Trump-hating supporter of the Democrat-socialist, Bernie Sanders. (To the Controlled Media’s credit, they have been presenting this fact; not hiding it.)

I don’t know what Hodgkinson’s life was like; if he accomplished much or had kids or did charity or had overcome abuse or handicaps? I don’t know his life, but I do know that his death was malicious (on his part), pointless and stupid.

He gave his life to injure others, express his hatred and injure America. And he failed. He didn’t make a single kill. (He would still be futile and one of life’s losers, if he had; the point is that, even on his own evil terms, he still failed.) A likely proponent of gun control, he made himself into a cautionary tale in favor of guns; specifically, their ability to stop would-be mass-murderers like Hodgkinson quickly – when good people are around, who have them.

I only hope that, in his last moments of consciousness as he died from the bullets that rained back upon him, Hodgkinson realized his error and had a second or two of repentance. If he did, God in His mercy and power will still be able to make something good of Hodgkinson’s soul.

UPDATE: Hannity notes that Bernie is not to blame for this. He’s right. Except we have to put a qualifier on it.

While Bernie is NOT responsible for every act of his supporters – just as Trump isn’t – it can’t be denied that the Left has been fomenting a Climate of Hate. It has many elements, including falsehoods and smears that Bernie has helped to spread.

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  1. P.S. Hey, remember when Loretta Lynch put out a video calling for blood?

    Cernovich remembers it, and list of other stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNn6g6caJ0U

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — June 15, 2017 @ 1:06 am - June 15, 2017

  2. Pop Quizz

    http://imgur.com/a/JAyZC

    #Because_Progress

    Comment by Cyril — June 15, 2017 @ 1:39 am - June 15, 2017

  3. I don’t know if Hodgkinson was mentally ill?

    My thoughts go directly to Charles Krauthammer speaking about the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan by John Hinkley.

    Krauthammer mused that people are saying Hinkley is “mentally disturbed.” He then said that it is we who are disturbed by what Hinkley did. On the other hand, Hinkley is quite satisfied with what he set out to do. His only “disturbance” is not doing it more successfully.

    Hodgkinson obtained firearms and got himself to a rather obscure place where he could shoot Republicans. He was actually fairly clever. Only fate caused one of the Republications to be so highly placed that he had Capitol Police protection with him. Otherwise, Hodgkinson was free to shoot fish in a barrel.

    Thornton Wilder wrote The Bridge at San Luis Rey which has a certain parallel to this story. If, like the character Brother Juniper, we spend a couple of years trying to unwind the character and soul of Hodgkinson, we may end up trying to bend God’s justice and compassion into a some sort of convoluted revelation. But, it will be for naught.

    Hinkley has been released. We don’t need to worry much about Hodgkinson. He did what he “felt” he must do and like a good Progressive, he “felt” his way to death. Including his own.

    Mark Twain told of the power of punctuation. His illustration was two reactions to a man’s death: 1.) Good God, he’s dead! and 2.) Good, God, he’s dead.

    We will just have to sort this thing out for ourselves. Each one of us. Meanwhile, the nattering nabobs on the boob tube will prattle on endlessly.

    Comment by Heliotrope — June 15, 2017 @ 3:22 am - June 15, 2017

  4. Just your standard Democrat Media assassin. They are actually defending him by deflection &/or silence. Pelosi seems shocked but the Dem leadership take their cues from the Democrat Media. The Enemy of the American People.

    Comment by Hanover — June 15, 2017 @ 4:15 am - June 15, 2017

  5. Really interesting list. A lot of the assailants, though, were acting out personal grievances.

    This one might be one for conspiracy theorists.

    At the end of the day, I think most of them are nut-jobs. Not that I believe that should provide them any kind of leniency. But, really, you’d have to be kind of nuts to want to kill a person(s) so publicly. The “saner” ones are those who actually plan to get away with it and do (i.e. Hillary and her trail of dead enemies/failed friends).

    It’s sad. We’ve become so desensitised to these things (well, I have, unfortunately). Shockingly so. It has become more important to politicise shootings and murders, using them as a broad brush to depict a particular mindset.

    I mean, all of the U.S. abortion-provider murders (and shootings) happened only during the Clinton (D) and Obama (D) years. None are listed in wikipedia from 2001 – 2008. Coincidence or conspiracy? (i.e. did someone edit the article to remove them?)

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — June 15, 2017 @ 6:11 am - June 15, 2017

  6. There are similarities between the Progressives and Islam. Both use the media to radicalize people. Both encourage violence to further their cause. Both celebrate suicide missions.

    The local progressive newspaper had to shut down comments yesterday. Not because Republicans were bashing progressives but because progressives were showing their true colors expressing glee over the violence and disappointment that the shooter was such a bad shot.

    Comment by tnnsne1 — June 15, 2017 @ 6:19 am - June 15, 2017

  7. He needs to be checked for implants and mind altering drugs. The Bible says that in the last days that Satan would have politicians and fake preachers who would have unusual abilities to deceive people world wide. Well, God also said that HE would have people that He would give special gifts and powers to in order to combat them. I compare it to the “TOP GUN” fighter pilot training like in the movie. They’re secret special spiritual weapons that are revealed in the Bible Scriptures. However, an individual must be empowered by the Holy Spirit in order to be able to see it because the scriptures camouflage it to the naked eye. Targeted Individuals are being targeted by Satan. Douglas Mesner aka Lucien Greaves founded the satanic temple. He studies neuroscience at Harvard. He has rallied together all the minority activists and somehow gotten International support from a foreign governments who consider the USA an enemy. They target random unsuspecting Americans and then lead them to place the blame on the United State Government. They are using advanced electronic weapons which enables them to elude law enforcement making legal jurisdiction obscured. They are playing the perpetrator posing as the victim game. They say they are atheistic satanist but that is a lie. They invoke the use of demonic spirits, drugs, deceptive imagery and electronic weapons. They have people working in call centers, state government agencies, religious organizations and more unsuspecting places. The only groups not involved are the street gangs. Their primary tactic is to use the Charles Manson method. That is where they commit a terrible high profile crime and then make it look like someone else is responsible. For example, killing a white woman and making it look like a black man did it, killing a black man and making it look like a white man did it. I teach those who have been targeted how to reverse his attack and turn it back around at him. But, the only way to have that kind of power, you have to get it from God and to get to God you have to acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus Christ. This is why they obscure the understanding of Jesus because they know He is the only one who can defeat them. This is a domestic radical terrorist group working with support from foreign radical groups. I have begun to engage them in advanced Spiritual warfare and fight them. I have been training a few others via video. We all have code names. If you have been targeted, then all you need to do is “stand still and witness the power of God”. You will see your enemies defeated before your eyes and you will be restored. There is a lot more going on from a global perspective but this is for the individual who their innocent victims.

    Comment by Andrah P'Lonas — June 15, 2017 @ 7:44 am - June 15, 2017

  8. Just got back from an internship down in rural Virginia and have been trying to catch up on news. I could be mistaken, but it seems like our resident Leftist trolls have been silent on this matter. Has the Borg collective not come to a consensus on what the response should be?

    The Left needs to be very, very careful with how they respond to this. Not that I think they will be.

    Comment by Sean L — June 15, 2017 @ 8:58 am - June 15, 2017

  9. Here’s a classic example of the media at work: NY Magazine calls Hodgkinson “GOP Shooter” and never mentions his actual party affiliation in the article, although it notes he is a Bernie Sanders supporter.

    Comment by Ignatius — June 15, 2017 @ 10:44 am - June 15, 2017

  10. Why do I have the feeling that many on the left only regret the target wasn’t President Trump. I sincerely believe with all their plays about assassination, photos of head severing, etc. they have been setting the stage for somebody just like this to get the president. At least the assassins of Ceasar had the gonads to do it themselves and not look for a scapegoat to do their dirty work for them.

    Comment by Rex — June 15, 2017 @ 11:19 am - June 15, 2017

  11. Yes Rex, They’ve been almost-systematically flashing images into the American mass culture, that doing bloody violence on Republicans and/or Trump is now OK.

    One neat trick is, have an obscure theater company and an obscure comedian create back-to-back bloody images – then have CNNMSNBC make sure that nobody, not even 11-year-old Barron Trump, can escape seeing those images.

    And when we point it out, we get commenters trying to deflect and distract us with, “Well what about that time Ted Nugent stated to the 2,000 people who had gone out of their way to be at his concert that gun-controlling, gun-banning Hillary could suck on his machine guns?” It’s ridiculous.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — June 15, 2017 @ 11:34 am - June 15, 2017

  12. […] James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, IL: A loser who died in vain […]

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  13. Hi ILC >, The point was the reaction (or lack thereof) at the Nugent concert contrasted with the reaction towards the Dixie Chicks saying they were ashamed of the president being from their home state and the subsequent fall-out.

    Without the outrage towards Griffin, her “piece” was a bunch of no1curr. It was tasteless and unfunny. But the outrage police is selective. That is the point. If you would like to keep bringing it up, then feel free to talk about the Dixie Chicks, because they were part of my argument.

    Comment by CrayCrayPatriot — June 15, 2017 @ 9:16 pm - June 15, 2017

  14. Just got back from an internship down in rural Virginia […]

    Wondering where you disappeared to; there were some interesting posts I missed your commenting on. 🙁

    The Left needs to be very, very careful with how they respond to this.

    Yes, they do; and you’re right, they are already rather careless in many respects.

    Comment by RSG — June 16, 2017 @ 4:12 am - June 16, 2017

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