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Deplorables insist the Austin bomber, a right-wing Christian, was AntiFa or a “deep state sleeper agent”

Alleged Austin bomber Mark Anthony Conditt: Right-wing Christian homophobe who was somehow also an antifa supersoldier?

By David Futrelle

We don’t know much about Mark Anthony Conditt, the man allegedly responsible for a string of bombings in the Austin area that killed two African-Americans, injured numerous others, and terrorized a city. But what we do know is certainly suggestive: Conditt, who seemed to have been targeting prominent African-Americans, was a conservative homeschooled Christian who blogged about his  opposition to abortion, same-sex marriage and sex offender registries.

So naturally more than a few on the right have decided that Conditt must have been some sort of AntiFa supersoldier.

https://twitter.com/The_Trump_Train/status/976511731064328192

https://twitter.com/kraig4u/status/976498041619271681

While the “Rex Tillerson” in the above tweet isn’t the real Rex Tillerson, those pushing this particular conspiracy theory aren’t all anonymous nobodies.  The Trump Train twitter account has more than 200,000 followers; General Deplorable has more than 60,000. @DrJaneRuby is a self-described “American Health Economist, New Right Journalist, TV Host” who is working with alt lite conspiracy theorist/former Bumble user Jack Posobiec and others to organize a right-wing networking conference in DC later this year.

Speaking of conspiracy theorists, one ingenious Twitterer managed to blame a prominent Parkland survivor-turned gun control advocate for somehow inspiring the bombings … by talking about package delivery services.

https://twitter.com/orlandowan1/status/976548266644049921

While some cried “antifa,” other right-wing conspiracy theorists thought they saw the hand of some nefarious “deep state” cabal at work.

https://twitter.com/TerranomaLead/status/976521436733952000

https://twitter.com/HaleyItalee/status/976521911503998976

https://twitter.com/FrankSemperFi/status/976554461098381312

https://twitter.com/TerranomaLead/status/976524781615923200

On Infowars’ Facebook page the commenters mixed and matched comspiracy theories with wild abandon:

Jack Holcomb A PAWNED STOOGE...BEING USED...JUST HOW IN THE HELL, DOES A 23 YEAR OLD GET FUNDING FOR A VEHICLE...ROOMS TO RENT, MATERIALS FOR BOMBS AND BOMB BUILDING EXPERIENCE...MOST 23 YEAR OLDS CAN'T DO ANYTHING, NOW A DAYS EXCEPT TEXT...

Looks like an antifa soyboy

Jimmy James The fact is, the majority of Americans are fucking morons and have no clue what's going on. All this has been written about / predicted for years and now it's all coming true, the deep state is activating it sleeper cells to blame conservatives and Trump supporters while Democrats are selling baby parts. Eat shit libtards

Even before the suspect’s name was announced, some glommed onto comments made on Reddit by someone claiming to be the bomber as “proof” of some sneaky conspiracy that could not possibly involve anyone with right-wing leanings.

Alex Jones’ Infowars pushed this angle hard, with Infowars TV host David Knight relying on the Reddit postings to suggest that the bomber was an AntiFa “nihilist.”

While Knight presented his theories in the form of questions, his colleague Paul Joseph Watson treated the unverified Reddit postings as Revealed Truth, declaring that they proved the bombings were “not political.”

Meanwhile, some cited the Reddit posts as proof that Alex Jones — whose alternate reality “news” empire is based in Austin — was the bomber’s real target.

https://twitter.com/1984VISION/status/976437040593162241

It would all be a lot funnier if this weren’t how an increasing number of Americans get their “news.” From Donald Trump to Alex Jones and down all the way to @MKWPatriot, the right in America has chosen to live in an alternate reality of their own making. And the rest of us have to deal with the consequences.

119 replies on “Deplorables insist the Austin bomber, a right-wing Christian, was AntiFa or a “deep state sleeper agent””

Considering that he described himself as conservative, was in favor of the death penalty, was anti-abortion, and a homophobe….

No, I’m not gonna argue with idjits who probably don’t understand he lived in Pflugerville rather than Austin proper. (Yes, it’s a funny name. We had a lot of German settlers back in the 19th century. The local newspaper is the Pflugerville Pflag because we have a sense of humor.)

I live not far from the hotel where Things Happened last night. I’m shook up. I’m not scared. I’m angry. I’m mad as hell that I’ve gone from living in a town whose name I have to spell every time I talk to someone from out of state to living in a town that’s going to be synonymous with a bomber.

I sometimes wonder if these conspiracy theorists actually believe what they are saying. And of course Info Wars/Paul Joseph Watson believe anything Reddit tells them. It is not like they have posted lies before..they just run with it.

I guess these twitter guys and gals never watched Scooby-Doo? I had no trouble putting together the clues that he’s probably NOT AntiFa.

Also @ Victorious Parasol , shoutout to Pflugerville from Roundrock!

Has there ever been a time in which a white man was in the news for murdering people that wasn’t deemed a false flag? Like, ever? Even one?

And the bomber hated sex offender registries? So, basically he was an MRA as well as a fundie right winger, yeah?

It’s a No True Scotsman variant, I guess. Any horrible act committed by a Trumpista must actually have been committed by someone else, or as a result of some deep state conspiracy, or some similar nonsense.

They see themselves as pure and right, and so actions performed by them, or their fellows, must also be pure and right, and if the actions aren’t pure and right, then the culprit can’t really be one of theirs. The catch for the sane people is, a lot of what these lunatics regard as “right” is regarded by everyone else as frickin’ horrible.

@F is for ‘Fro’

“I pfled with my pflogger pfrom Pflugerville….”

Explanation for anyone not fortunate enough to be from here:

*weary sigh* And yet again, the mental contortions they do could make Klein bottles. And it must be amazing to have so much visual perception you can tell someone’s political affiliation by just looking at a picture. Just amazing.

Apparently he left a video confession . . .

which is the “outcry of a very challenged young man” according to the Austin Chief of Police.

I had no idea that not murdering people was so fucking “challenging.”

Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, FemiNest Collective agent, Hell Toupee keeper & Intergalactic Meaniesays:

((Testing testing…1 2 3 testing…tap tap…is this thing on? ))

Ahem…Don’t really have much to add here about the bombing and the bomber itself. However, an article I stumbled across not that long ago goes a fairly long way in explaining why so many Evangelicals think Trump actually embodies their professed Christian ideals.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/blessed-religious-theirs-presidency-trump-130056692.html?utm_content=buffera4ce6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Basically, he’s their invented fictional Jesus, not the guy the Bible actually describes.

Did you know that Stephen Paddock was a Democrat, a Hillary supporter? The man who shot up the Texas church in the fall was a CNN devotee (a Democrat. conservatives don’t watch it) and a fanatical atheist, who shot up a church full (obviously) of Christians, mostly white? Did you know that Cruz was something of a follower of Islam and closely followed them online? Did you know that Democrat/Muslim converts have been stabbing and killing people recently? There is a growing list of them. Stop it with the malignant and malicious myth-making about white conservatives. Who tried to shoot up the Republican congress last summer? Oh, yeah, a Democrat/Bernie supporter. There are other cases I am forgetting. I was a lifelong Democrat, but you people are disgusting. I can’t bear to see what hatefulness you are selling and yet it never stops.

I only have one feeble question: when will the pushback against these willful idiots start? They are pushing lies to support their own narratives, and regardless of whether these tweets are attempts to deflect blame or to maliciously lie about the left, they will shape discourse for the worse. Everything that’s being spewed by these Twit-heads is serving a purpose: radicalize themselves, weed out dissenters, and provide cover and additional grievances for them to act on.

I’m sick of this cycle.

Ah the denial of the alt right Is unsurprising. This guy is without a doubt a terrorist, when I said the same thing an hour ago to a friend. They were shocked I’d say terrorist for this. To which I bring up evidence, he had specified targets from the evidence and he had extremist views. A weird trend with alt right and to a degree a good number of conservatives is the disbelief a white conservative Christian can be a terrorist which he obviously is.

@ Patricia

Did you know that Stephen Paddock was a Democrat, a Hillary supporter?

Why don’t you prove it?

The man who shot up the Texas church in the fall was a CNN devotee

CNN devotee

Oh. That would explain it. “CNN devotee” is a step up from “soyboy” and (I daresay) a step down from “SJW”.

Democrat / Leftist /Liberal “ANTIFA” supporter

ALL THE BAD WORDS !!!!1!!!!

@Catherwood

The catch for the sane people is, a lot of what these lunatics regard as “right” is regarded by everyone else as frickin’ horrible

Comments policy, thanks

Did you know that Cruz was something of a follower of Islam and closely followed them online?

Citation needed on that one. Everything I’ve ever seen about him indicates that he was in fact a white nationalist. How would you explain the MAGA hat photo?

Stop it with the malignant and malicious myth-making about white conservatives.

This request might look more reasonable if you didn’t open with talkig about how violent Democrats/Muslims (are the two synonymous?)
are.

I was a lifelong Democrat, but you people are disgusting.

https://media0.giphy.com/media/38fblIIrHLMPe/giphy.gif

Oh, and I clicked on our new troll’s name. Nothing much to see there, but there was an anti-Hillary meme with graphic photos of dead children so, I’d advise not looking. Apparently Boko Haram is her fault now. Cause a woman is always to blame for everything, but don’t you dare comment on violence from white conservative men. They’re utterly blameless in all things.

Funny how someone who posts such grotesque pictures on their blog with no content warning and jump is calling us disgusting.

Here’s an actual citation
http://www.start.umd.edu/news/proportion-terrorist-attacks-religious-and-right-wing-extremists-rise-united-states

In comparison to the 2000s, there was a sharp decline in the proportion of terrorist attacks carried out by left-wing, environmentalist extremists during the first seven years of the 2010s (from 64% to 12%). At the same time, there was a sharp increase in the proportion of attacks carried out by right-wing extremists (from 6% to 35%) and religious extremists (from 9% to 53%) in the United States. This article does not distinguish which religions the religious extremist terrorism comes from but no, don’t assume they’re all Muslim.

. I was a lifelong Democrat, but you people are disgusting

Holy carpets, you people are unbelievably terrible at passing. At least make an effort to blend in. (Tip: Swish a glass of Chardonnay and say “cuck” a lot. Even Rachel Maddow will be fooled!)

So what turned you away from the Democratic Party? Was it the part about protecting workers’ rights? Ending poverty? Investing in rural America? Providing quality, affordable education? Ensuring livable wages? Safeguarding voting laws?

Or maybe it’s because the Democrats weren’t SUFFICIENTLY disgusting enough for you?

Democrat / Muslim converts have been stabbing and killing people recently?

Where?

I was invited to volunteer with the Democrats, if it’s going to be this much work I think I should ask for a fairly decent salary.

The Right: “Illuminati antichrist Marxist Muslim Nazi Jews are trying to white genocide straight men with planned parenthood! We need guns to impose white shakira to save our children!”

White cishet dude kills a bunch of people,

The Right: “Illuminati antichrist Marxist Muslim Nazi Jews are trying to frame patriots to white genocide straight men! We need guns to impose white shakira to save our children!”

Every single time.

Off topic but I backed this kickstarter that is making pins of the 72 demon sigils from the Ars Goetia.

I pledged for 4 pins any suggestions which ones would be “useful” for a lgbtq+ person in these uncertain times?
Thinking of getting: Marquis Phenex(all the science! + Poetry), Duke Barbatos (talking to animals and finding treasure!), President Marbas (disease healing and shape shifting! and giving nazis wicked head colds could be fun) and Duke Valefor (I hear they make a good familiar as long as you ignore their “advice”).

Asking the mammothers because you are folks always seem super knowledgeable and well read regardless of the subject.

You know, as an actual Antifa ‘soyboy’ (as these rancid pissrags would likely describe me), own your shit, assholes. You fucks talk a big game about race wars, and genocide, and free helicopter rides, but the instant it gets closer than a computer screen, it’s all false flags and “we just do it for lulz”. Fuck you

@Bakunin
I’ll be honest I think its more insidious then that,
by making every right wing terrorist attack into some kind of conspiratorial attack against them by the left they clear themselves of all the blame while planting the seeds of hate that feeds the next attack,
thus creating perpetual self fueling cycle of right wing hate and violence.

@Treeperson
True dat.

Also, those pins are dope, and damn tempting. Though demonologists didn’t have much imagination, did they? Demons turn out to be invisibility granting, treasure finding, liberal arts college professors, really

President Buer seems a useful sort

Buer teaches Natural and Moral Philosophy, Logic, and the virtues of all herbs and plants. He also heals all infirmities, especially of men, and gives good familiars.

Did you know that Democrat/Muslim converts have been stabbing and killing people recently?

No, Patricia, I did not know that.

Muslim converts only? No one who was born a Muslim is stabbing and killing people?

And these Democrats — are they converts to the Democratic Party? Your wording is ambiguous. If they are converts, what party or parties did they belong to before they became Democrats?

How many stabbings have there been recently?

How many victims have died?

What do you mean by “recently”: this year? since 9/11?

Where have these stabbings and killings taken place?

Once you’ve answered these important questions, I will have many, many more.

Thanks in advance.

Did you know that Cruz was something of a follower of Islam and closely followed them online?

Who’s them? Do all 1.8 billion Muslims in the world have a joint tumblr account?

They refuse to even look at the truth. I would like to rub their noses in it. Want to talk Patricia?

@Patricia

Did you know that Stephen Paddock was a Democrat, a Hillary supporter?

Citation needed. It is of course a common failing for total fucking idiots to search the Florida voter records for “stephen paddock” without stopping to check the middle names of the people in the results, but presumably you haven’t made that mistake?

@TreePerson

We need guns to impose white shakira to save our children!

Noooo, not white shakira!

It’s kind of heartening to see how afraid they are of antifa. It suggests that antifa are effective!

@Bakunin
LOL Yeah the list really could have been like 12 guys and they would all be professors at Pandemonium U,
but if you want some real creativity look up the art for these guys I’m fairly certain some strange mushrooms were involved.

@Dalillama
I’ll add them to the short list.

And these Democrats — are they converts to the Democratic Party? Your wording is ambiguous. If they are converts, what party or parties did they belong to before they became Democrats?

Oh, that one’s easy. They were Republicans, right up until they committed murder. At that moment, for the sake of right-wing optics and/or ability to sleep at night, they instantly became Democrats. 😛

I find it amusing that the official stories all say that there are so few clues as to his motives. I think a cheap algorithm could spot the motive. A homeschooled conservative Christian who was political enough to start a blog to discuss his views on abortions and homosexuality… what are the chances he was a right wing racist terrorist radicalised by the shit-posters of the internet? Good odds, I would put money on it.

A non-exaustive list of sites where trolls will encourage right wing terrorism would take up quite a lot of space, so lets just start with 4chan, reddit/pol/ and stormfront. they probably even provide links to bomb making instructions. It was only a matter of time before this happened.

Probably.

@misophistry
The local PD is phoning in the investigation if the Sharif pushing a “misunderstood mentally ill loner” narrative thing is true.

Shaun & Jen did a relly good video on how this same thing happened with the Quebec mosque shooting, too. He tracks how, as more facts came out, they changed their story so that it was always a Muslim that did it:
https://youtu.be/Yb9dXSkZbTY

‘Conservatives, of course, don’t bomb people.’

And yet these the types who are convinced they need their guns because one day they might have to overthrow their own government.

OT: Who knows? Maybe this case could take Trump down.

She Said, He Lied
Trump Is About to Get a Dose of Due Process From Summer Zervos
Zervos, who is only seeking $2,914 in damages, cannot be bought off. She wants either an admission or a jury verdict.

After aide Rob Porter departed the White House amid accusations he had physically abused two ex-wives, President Trump tweeted a question:

“Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?”

Well, Trump is about to get a dose of it.

On Tuesday, a Manhattan judge dismissed Trump’s effort to deny due process for Summer Zervos, ruling she can go ahead with Case 150522/2017. That is the suit in which Zervos charges Trump defamed her by calling her a liar. She was one of more than a dozen women who accused him of groping and or kissing them.

Trump had sought through his lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, to block the suit, arguing in December that a sitting president cannot be sued in state court. Kasowitz further argued that Trump was too busy leading the free world, and that Trump’s remarks were “political speech” covered by the First Amendment.

In an uncommonly clear 18-page ruling three months in careful making, Judge Jennifer Schechter rejected all that. She offered a simple principle that is a pillar of America’s true greatness.

“No one is above the law,” Schechter wrote.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/due-process-closes-in-on-president-donald-trump-as-judge-lets-summer-zervos-suit-move-ahead?ref=scroll

First off, Bye, Patricia!

Second: Considering the canonization of Dylan Roof, Timothy Mcveigh, the whole of the Army of God and other assorted violent and murderous fascists of varying hues, the mental gymnastics displayed here can only be construed as deeply disingenious, which again brings us back to the underlying logic* of all fascist ideologies, namely that deliberate misinformation and re-definition of truth is a nescessary tool to divide people and set up the conflict nescessary to perpetuate the state terror and authoritarianism that fascism dresses its capitalism up in.

*internally consistent logic, not actual mathematical or scientific Logic.

So many questions… Here are the first few to come to mind.

Is a Bernie supporter better or worse than a Hillary supporter?

How does one become a “Muslim affiliate”? Are there franchises available? What’s the membership fee? Are there biscuits at the meetings?

Is bombing random people in Austin the most efficient way of targeting Alex Jones?

Occam’s Razor is really more of a corkscrew to the Right, isn’t it?

The lack of logic is what get the most on my system. They accuse soy to make people “effeminate” (which in their wordviews mean “not aggressive and ruthless enough”, nevermind that women are often more ruthless than men and can largely be just as aggressive)

And then, a cold killer who exhibit all the signs of “masculinity” they strive for is suddenly a “soyboy”. At that point, I wonder if they think that soy make people liberal ? ’cause it sure don’t seem to have a lot of other effects based on their statements.

Learned a new acronym today, DARVO.

That’s “Deny, Argue, Reverse Victim and Offender”

It seems a very useful summary of the tactics used in all sorts of situations.

@Dalillama

Professor Lionwheel! I hear he eats you if you don’t do your essays on time, but at least he’s good about keeping regular office hours.

The efforts to frame this as Random&VeryMuchNotPolitical are especially stark this time, aren’t they?

Austin’s police chief:

Mr Manley said the motive for the bombings and why specific people were targeted may never be known.
“We’re never going to be able to put a [reason] behind these acts,” he said.
“But what I can tell you, having listened to that recording, he does not mention anything about terrorism, nor does he mention anything about hate.

The DA:

“The deaths that occurred here were random and meaningless and something that we can’t ever get our heads around,” Ms Moore said.

@JennyWren
Seconding that ShaunJen video. I know I’ve sung Shaun’s praises here ad nauseam, but the detail, care, and patience he puts in to his analyses are just so impressive. The video on Trayvon Martin was amazing.

Did you know that Cruz was something of a follower of Islam and closely followed them online?

I understand that the author of this ‘blog is “something of a follower” of MRAs and MGTOWs and “closely follows them online”, but I wouldn’t make any conclusions based solely on those ideas….

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