Per RedState’s reporting, we know a lot more about the man who allegedly donned a gas mask, popped a smoke grenade, and started shooting people in a New York City subway on Tuesday.
The man’s name is Frank R. James, and his political leanings appear to be highly relevant to why he carried out the attack. Further, he was known to the FBI but “cleared” in 2019 of posing any kind of threat, and shock of all shocks, the authorities are once again pretending the motive here is a total mystery.
UPDATE: Vehicle of interest found in Brooklyn subway shooting, U-Haul van w Arizona plates AL31408 located at King's Highway & West 3rd Street in Bensonhurst. Suspect believed to have driven from New Mexico, was previously known to FBI & cleared in 2019.https://t.co/y5I56yEzm7 pic.twitter.com/CjkC4KyYjt
— 𝕋om 𝕆'ℂonnor (@ShaolinTom) April 12, 2022
Recall that the Waukesha massacre assailant, who killed six people, including a child, after ramming his SUV into a Christmas parade, was also an outspoken black nationalist who had talked about killing white people. To this day, we have never received any official statement on his motivation. You can expect that to happen again in this case, as it appears the FBI has an aversion to labeling crimes that may prove inconvenient to the left. After all, this is the same FBI that called the 2017 Congressional baseball shooting a “suicide by cop” until they were forced to change the designation nearly five years later.
Still, the evidence is out there that James was highly motivated by his radical political and racial leanings. Another video has surfaced that includes him talking about white and black people needing to be segregated while asserting that white people are “angry” because black people are no longer slaves.
NYC subway shooter in a drunk rant he posted on YouTube almost a month ago talking about how white people and black people should have no contact with each other and that white people are angry that black people are no longer slaves pic.twitter.com/JmUOQS5JBk
— Nuance Bro (@NuanceBro) April 13, 2022
I don’t know about you, but I’ve never found myself mad that black people aren’t enslaved anymore as they were going on two centuries ago. Yet, that narrative is actually mainstream among not just far-left activists, but Democrat politicians as well. Recall that it was Joe Biden, the current President of the United States, who accused then GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012 of being so incensed that he wanted to re-enslave black Americans.
When you have one side of the aisle constantly telling a specific demographic that they are oppressed, victimized, and are being held down by literal nazis, is it any wonder a few crazy people take that message to heart? I mean, that’s the argument the left makes about the right constantly. Doesn’t it apply both ways? To suggest it doesn’t is to be illogically hypocritical.
There’s also another part of this, which is that black nationalism is typically intertwined with antisemitism. Just prior to James’ attack, another man went on a rampage against Hasidic Jews in New Jersey. Court documents now reveal that he felt they were “devils” and that he also had black nationalist views.
#BREAKING According to Lakewood Police documents obtained by NJ Advance Media, Dion Marsh, the man accused of the multi-hour antisemitic terror spree in Lakewood on Friday, allegedly told a family member, “it’s going to be a blood bath” and called Jews “the real devils.”
— Shlomo Schorr (@OneJerseySchorr) April 13, 2022
Do you think Democrats constantly ranting about the evils of Israel and Zionism might have played a part in stoking that kind of irrational hysteria toward Hasidic Jews? You have actual Democrat Congresswomen accusing Jews of committing genocide regarding the Palestinians. Or do words not matter when it’s someone on the left stoking violence?
Returning to the FBI, though, they’ve got egg on their face once again. They’ve got time to entrap people in a fake kidnapping plot right before the 2020 election, but not to even acknowledge that black nationalism is a problem. There have now been multiple attacks just over the last year. Will FBI Dir. Christopher Wray go before Congress and proclaim that ideology a threat as he did with white nationalism? Don’t bet on it. Rather, you can expect the FBI to continue to obfuscate because some find it politically necessary.
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