As the media goes crazy to sell the story that the El Paso, Texas, shooter was a racist, hater of Mexicans, the same media is utterly ignoring the hardcore left-wing ideology of the shooter in Dayton, Ohio, because his leftism does not help them sell their agenda. Worse, Twitter has now suspended the Dayton killer’s account so that no one can see his liberal tweets.
The man who shot and killed 20 people in El Paso, Texas, reportedly left a rambling manifesto about how Mexicans are invading the U.S.A. This man is being called a “white nationalist” by the media and is being used by Democrats and other leftists to push gun bans. Liberals love this shooter because he helps them push their agenda.
But the shooter in Dayton, Ohio, is another animal altogether. From what he has left behind, it is clear he is an extremist liberal.
Yet, the media is utterly ignoring this killer’s ideology and pretending it doesn’t exist. And that is because a liberal shooter does not help them push their extreme, anti-American agenda.
According to his social media accounts, the Dayton shooter, 24-year-old Connor Betts — who shot nine people and wounded another 27 very early on Sunday morning — was an advocate of socialism, supported Elizabeth Warren, and even loved gun control.
Before Twitter deleted it, Betts’ Twitter account was seen to be full of left-wing tweets.
Heavy.com reported: “Connor Betts, the Dayton, Ohio mass shooter, was a self-described ‘leftist,’ who wrote that he would happily vote for Democrat Elizabeth Warren, praised Satan, was upset about the 2016 presidential election results, and added, ‘I want socialism, and i’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding.'”
His Twitter bio read, “he/him / anime fan / metalhead / leftist / i’m going to hell and i’m not coming back.” Tweets include praising Satan and “F— John McCain” after late Arizona Sen. John McCain died, according to the Washington Examiner.
He also reportedly criticized American gun laws, tweeting in 2018, “This is America: Guns on every corner, guns in every house, no freedom but that to kill” and tweeted to Ohio Sen. Rob Portman on the day of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting, “@robportman hey rob. How much did they pay you to look the other way? 17 kids are dead. If not now, when?”
On the Fourth of July, in response to a tweet on “easy ways to help close detention camps,” the account linked to Betts replied, “Cut the fences down. Slice ICE tires. Throw bolt cutters over the fences.”
Betts reportedly did not want to vote for California Sen. Kamala Harris because “Harris is a cop,” but “Warren I’d happily vote for.”
“I want socialism, and i’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding,” he wrote in another tweet.
Naturally, as soon as word began getting around that the “Flowers for Atomsk” account belonged to the shooter, Twitter suspended the account so that no one could see the killer’s tweets. (See Breitbart’s report on the Twitter action.)
Twitter absolutely does not want people seeing this leftist murderer’s tweets because it shows his leftism, and a liberal shooter does not help Twitter push its leftist ideology.
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