Tuesday, April 16, 2013

League of the South exploits Boston Marathon bombing tragedy

The League of the South wasted no time yesterday, Monday, April 15, 2013, in exploiting the Boston Marathon bombing.

In a posting titled, "Boston Massacre," the League of the South announced that the Boston police had made an arrest and quoted the New York Post saying that a Saudi national was a suspect and under guard at a hospital.

This led the League of the South to post in their blog:
I'm afraid the inescapable lesson of this is that we cannot have a free society with open borders. Our handlers aren't about to adopt sane immigration policies, so we're stuck with the nightmarish combination of an increasingly diverse, alienated population and a police state to impose order.

It turns out that the Saudi national is just a young student with a student visa to study in the U.S. and is a victim of the bombing like many others. He isn't an immigrant and he is here on a visa which has nothing to do with open borders. It turns out there is no "inescapable" lesson about diversity at all.

The New York Post's inaccurate and irresponsible article has been subjected to widespread ridicule and the Onion did this satire. http://www.theonion.com/articles/this-is-a-tragedydoes-it-really-matter-exactly-how,32076/?ref=auto

Simple checking of multiple online news sites would have given the League of the South some reason to question one source. When something like this happens there is all sorts of inaccurate statements, rumors, and claims.

One would think that the League of the South would have remembered that the Oklahoma bombing was initially reported to be done by a person from the Middle East which turned out to be false. 

However, the League of the South instead saw the opportunity to score some points to justify their cranky racist world view. It proved to be irresistible and they couldn't even what a few hours to check what was really known. 

Who is responsible for the bombing? I have no idea. I don't think it is likely to be any neo-Confederates. They talk a lot, but I don't seem them doing a bombing. I think we will find out  who did it soon enough. With the tremendous forensic effort being done and the resources being devoted to investigating the bombing, it is likely something will turn up. 

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