In what's become a fairly regular occurrence in the Postmodern US, another radicalized neurotic went on a rampage today, injuring 11 people before being shot by police. The attack happened in Columbus, Ohio at Ohio State University.
The deceased assailant was a legal immigrant from Somalia. Shortly before the attack, the would-be killer posted this statement online, among some other assorted outrage:
"I'm sick and tired of seeing Moslems killed and tortured everywhere! I can't take it any more. America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially the Moslem World. We are not weak; we are not weak. Remember that!" The article also praises Anwar Awlaki, an Al-Qaeda chieftain who was killed in Yemen in 2011.
Where would we suppose that the Ohio State attacker would get such ideas? Maybe here is a part of the answer, from Corporate Media outlet ABC News:
"Abdul Razak Ali Artan was enrolled in Columbus State Community College from Autumn 2014 through Summer 2016."
Artan had just arrived at Ohio State when he was interviewed by the student newspaper as part of Human Interest feature. He said, "I just transferred from Columbus State and we had actual prayer-rooms for Moslems...Here I don't even know where to go. I wanted to pray out in the open, but I was afraid of what people might think, with all that is going on in the media right now...I'm a Moslem, I'm not what the media portrays me to be."
A common theme we continually see in these mass-attacks are that they are committed by young men educated in American public high schools and colleges. It's probably a coincidence that Anwar Awlaki, whom Artan praises as "a hero" graduated from Colorado State University and did graduate work at George Washington University before joining Al-Qaeda in Yemen. The Cultural Marxists running American Academia teach Identity Politics: the notion that one's race, ethnicity, or gender automatically assigns them a place in their own political paradigm---usually as the victim of other races, ethnicities, and gender.
Identity Politics is by its nature anti-American and anti-Christian. America's founding document states that "all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights." Christianity teaches that "For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whomsoever should believe in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life." American freedoms and Christian salvation are available for all willing to accept them.
And sadly today, we see reactionary movements who preach the same Identity Politics disguised as Nationalism and Christianity. But such voices are the enemies of freedom. We hear, for example, Red Pill bloggers like Vox Day writing that "your skin color is your uniform", understand that Artan and the various Black Anarchists who've been ambushing police officers believe that statement too.
We cannot fight Identity Politics by setting up Identity-Groups of our own. To do so is a social reversion back to Tribalism: a state that Western man rose above before the Homeric Age. We fight exclusion with equality. If Artan had been taught in taxpayer-funded schools that birth in Somalia and practicing Islam didn't exclude him from equality as an American, then Columbus State might have produced a valuable member of society for a change.
The American people need to take back responsibility for education from these bandits and propagandists who run our educational system. Trump's nomination of school-choice proponent Beverly DeVos is a good start at the basic levels; and hopefully she will also start meaningful reforms at the college and university levels as well; a reform that is long overdue.