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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Who is James T. Hodgkinson, the Alexandria shooting suspect?

As soon as I heard Rep. Ron Paul say the shooter may have been suffering from mental illness I knew the shooter was white, if he was a person of color, Paul would have blamed evil, not madness.

Now they are super quick about erasing a suspect's social media footprint as soon as he is identified. This puts them in charge of the suspects image after death.

Apparently, he was another one of these "Never Hillary" people, writing on his facebook page 25, July 2016 "You've been warned DNC. I will NEVER vote Hillary. A nomination for Hillary, equals a win for Trump. #NOTWithHer."

So we can assume he refused to vote for Clinton to stop Trump, and to stop his prediction from coming true. Now he is allege to have taken a terrorist act [ Why is the media not calling this a terrorist act? ] which will only strengthen Trump's hand.

The two screenshots below are from sites that have already been removed shortly after I started collecting them.

From his facebook page:
Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co.
We Don't Need or Deserve a Billionaire for President. There will Always be a Conflict of Interest. Millionaires are Bad Enough.
I want Bernie to Win the White House.

Here is his facebook page:

James T. Hodgkinson was a building contractor in Belleville, IL according to Buildzoom:

James T Hodgkinson in Belleville, IL holds a Home Inspector license (450000651) according to the Illinois license board.

Their BuildZoom score of 90 indicates that they are licensed or registered but we do not have additional information about them.

BuildZoom has not verified this license since its expiration date. If you are thinking of hiring James T Hodgkinson, we recommend double-checking their license status with the license board and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes.

Look here for updates throughout the day

Update 1:

Someone with a quick lineup pattern has already set up fake twitters account, notice both were started in June 2017 That is a date hard to fake without twitter involvement. Also they have no original tweets before today. They both have been created with the goal of promoting the image of Hodgkinson as violently anti-Trump. This leaves us with the questions of who was creating these fake accounts while I was writing this blog, and why were they created.

Now that his anti-Trump motivations are becoming clear, they are starting to call him a terrorist.

Update 2: It's Trump's Birthday today - is that just another coincidence?

One thing is clear, if the Cui Bono [who benefits] test is applied to this attack, James "Tommy" Hodgkinson didn't benefit, Trump announced that he died in the hospital. Neither did Bernie Sanders, his supporters or any in the anti-Trump, anti-white nationalist, camp. We will all be made to suffer for the crimes of Hodgkinson, assuming he really was the shooter.

So far the scariest thing about this whole affair is the suggestion that facebook statements such as "Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co." or calling the Trump Republicans the "American Taliban" should have been as enough to open an FBI investigation on him.

Certainly, hindsight is 20/20, but these statements can't normally be taken as the mark of an assassin. American Taliban  is a label that has widely and correctly applied to the right-wing of the Republican, as for example, this 2014 Truthdig piece The Rise of the American Taliban, or this YouTube video The Newsroom - Tea Party is the American Taliban by RagingScottish.

Whether there is more to this shooting than that which is being made obvious, or just an fortuitous opportunity for the rigthwing, this incident will be used to push congress further into Trump's fascist camp, and tt is already being used by the media to suggest a connection to the protests at townhalls and congress people's homes. Rep. Bost is already on MSNBC saying that he will have a sheriff's detail at his upcoming townhall meeting.

With regards to the Cui Bono question: It is those that want to chill free speech and put the kibosh on anti-Trump protests that stand to benefit from this attack. In anycase, this incident is a birthday present to Trump.

Update 3: It's a Small World After all.

As it turns out, I have one mutual facebook friend with Hodgkinson, of course I have about 2,500 facebooks friends. I have redacted the name of this friend who obviously is a Bernie Sanders/ Jill Stein Supporter, between us we have 399 mutual friends, shall we all now be targeted for our anti-Trump views.

Yesterday we witnessed a presidential cabinet meeting that featured the type of uncritical adulation and praise typical of that demanded by a fascist leader, and now this. Things are moving very fast at this point.

Update 4:
CNN just showed a screenshot they claimed was of Hodgkinson's facebook page, but it didn't look like what I captured above before it was taken down. The one CNN showed used a image of Bernie Sangers dressed up as Uncle Sam. Where did they get that screenshot?

Wolf Blitzer also claimed the statement "Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co." was a threat to kill Trump and should have been investigated, so we can see where this is going.

See also: Was Rep. Steve Scalise targeted for his white supremacist views?

More, latter ...

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