“Violence,” came the retort, “is the last refuge of the incompetent.”
– Foundation, Isaac Asimov
Cenk Uygur, of The Young Turks, took to the airwaves to attack the dead Las Vegas shooters, hammering them for resorting to using violence and referring to them as “weak” and “pathetic” — and in savaging them, smashed the delusions of bravery and masculinity of the entire so-called patriot movement.
“The minute you have to resort to violence, let alone shooting people,” Uygur said, “you basically admit, ‘I’m pathetically weak, I couldn’t do anything about this using my brains ’cause I don’t have any, I can’t fight the system in any other way, I can’t fight it legally, and I can’t even fight these people hand-to-hand.'”
The terrorists in question ambushed two police officers and shot them dead, and then shot another, unarmed person, before killing themselves in the hopes of sparking a “revolution.” Police later found documents that reveal they planned to attack an unidentified courthouse and execute the public officials working there. This hatred of public officials shouldn’t be a surprise, given these people were apparently too extreme for the Bundy Ranch.
Uygur pointed out that the couple had distributed White supremacist materials throughout their apartment complex and bragged about their plan and their goals to cause “the next Columbine” (a clear sign they haven’t been living in this reality, since we’re well past the “next Columbine” and into the “80th or 90th Columbine”) to their neighbors.
“See,” Uygur said, “That would’ve been a good moment to maybe talk to the authorities about them.”
He added that “Turns out if you put guns on every street corner, some people who are stupid, crazy, and hateful might actually use those guns.”
You can watch his Monday commentary below: