On his Thursday radio program, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh offered his theory on what drove alleged Ottawa shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau to act the way he did a day earlier that led to his death and the death of a Canadian soldier at a war memorial.
According to Limbaugh, the weak and mentally unstable in western democracies are victims of socialist propaganda, which often times depicts their home countries negatively and that is the root cause of these actions.
Partial transcript as follows:
Stephen Harper addressed his country later, saying that this terrorist attack would not intimidate Canada. He placed flowers at the scene today. How does all this happen? People are asking themselves, “OK, where do these people come from? They’re lurking in the shadows, but what would take somebody born in Canada, born in the United States, wanting to join ISIS, for example? What’s happening to cause that?”
Why would people born in the land of the free and the home of the brave, to use the cliché, why would they be enticed, why would they be intrigued, why would they be curious about joining a terror group? Well, yeah, they think America is the source of all evil, but why do they think that? OK, so what do we have, when you strip it all away, we have a wacko with a gun driven to kill, and in a place that anybody was able to enter. There didn’t appear to be a whole lot of security.
I think this event in Canada is another example of how the weak and mentally unstable can be driven insane by propaganda from socialists wherever they find it, in the classroom, in the media, or wherever. I think they’re unstable to begin with, and then they are subjected to a barrage of “western civilization is dangerous, it’s bad, it’s murderous. The United States, Canada, whatever, dangerous, bad, murderous, the problem in the world, not the solution.” They hear this over and over again. And then we come back to people who find themselves wandering aimlessly in life but want meaning. They want their lives to have meaning. They want to make a difference, and they’re inundated with all of this anti-western civilization claptrap.
They’re inundated, they’re pummeled with all of this socialist propaganda that portrays the United States as the problem, the real evil in the world. That portrays the US military as its agent. We see it all over this country. We see it all over this country. Not kids turning to jihad, although some are, that is a direction some of them are taking. But I think it’s a perfect illustration of how all of this works. I mean, these people that are affected by this are not immune to it, can’t be immune to it.
If you are subjected enough and regularly to an onslaught of how rotten the United States is, how guilty the United States is, if you are subjected to a daily tirade of all the injustices and all the unfairness and all the discrimination and all the inequality and all of the inequity, at some point you’re going to snap if you’re not well adjusted to begin with. And who knows then what could become attractive to you as you seek to put action to your thoughts, become a hero or what have you.
You know, Mark Steyn has a book — I just talked to him — interview for the Limbaugh Letter, and the subtitle of his new book is “Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned.” He says, “I have been writing for over a decade now about the west’s wannabe jihadists, often born and raised in Canada and America and Britain and Australia and Europe, some of them converts — or ‘reverts,’ as they call them. Throughout that period, the multiculti delusionists have insisted that Islam’s contribution to the diversity mosaic is no less positive than that of Poles or Italians.
“Now we have pure laine Quebeckers and Nigerian South Londoners converting to Islam because it’s the coolest gang on the planet. And one consequence of that is that a relaxed, open capital city will descend into the same panopticon security state as Washington. I love Ottawa — I know every yard of that stretch of Wellington Street connecting Parliament and the Cenotaph: Chateau Laurier is where I always stay when in town; not so long ago I walked past the war memorial with a senior Minister of the Crown and we talked about how simple and dignified and profoundly moving it was; and during my battles with the ‘human rights’ commissions I had the honour of testifying to the House of Commons and strolling that same Centre Block corridor that that Allahu Akbar loon rampaged down today.”
“An Assault on the Heart of the Canadian State” is the title of the piece that he’s written about this, Steyn online. I think there’s every bit of evidence to support what he is saying. All these wannabe jihadists, born and raised in Canada, America, Britain, some of them converts. Multicultural delusionists have insisted there’s beauty, there’s peace, and da-da-da-da-da.
And I’m telling you, you take an out-of-balance mind that has been pummeled over and over and over again with all of the horrible things the United States and Canada and Great Britain have done, and make no mistake, they’re subjected to it, so are you, we all are each and every day. We are all subjected. In the classrooms in this country especially, classrooms all the way up from elementary school to the university level, are pummeled with how rotten this country is, how guilty this country is, how fraudulent our founding was. And this is a natural end result when you’re dealing with unstable minds that are subjected to this kind of assault.
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