Here's the latest MSM shocker:
At a rally in Panama City Beach, Florida, on Wednesday night, President Donald Trump complained to his supporters that there was an “invasion” of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. This meant, he asserted, that there were just a couple of Border Patrol agents to handle “hundreds and hundreds of people” arriving en masse. “And don’t forget, we don’t let them and we can’t let them use weapons,” he said. “We can’t. Other countries do. We can’t. I would never do that. But how do you stop these people?”
“Shoot them!” someone in the audience of about 7,000 shouted. The crowd laughed, and many applauded.
Trump smiled and shook his head. “That’s only in the Panhandle you can get away with that statement,” he said. The crowd cheered. “Only in the Panhandle.”
Trump Laughs Off Supporter’s Suggestion to Shoot Migrants at the Border, by Molly Olmstead, Slate, May 9, 2019
What Trump meant about the Panhandle is that Florida has a culture of self-defense, which is why George Zimmerman, for example is not dead.
Here's Slate's commentary:
While not an endorsement of extrajudicial killings, Trump’s tolerance for a joke about murdering asylum-seekers and failure to condemn the thought of violence still galled many people. The comment also came after the recent arrest of the leader of a right-wing militia group that had been detaining—or, as the American Civil Liberties Union called it, kidnapping—groups of migrant families, allegedly at gunpoint and while passing itself off as law enforcement, to hold them for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
There's more from Slate, mostly guilt-by-association stuff. We discussed the concept of lethal force for defending the border in a letter headed: A Normally Friendly Reader Flinches From Lethal Force At The Border; Peter Brimelow Asks If Americans (Unlike Israelis) Should Be Guilted Out Of Their Country?
That was in response to our Twitter account posting this:
Typical journofa call for censorship omits fact that these FB users are discussing lethal force AT THE BORDER = legitimate policy option, Israel does it all the time https://t.co/tkPjb5m8nV— Virginia Dare (@vdare) December 4, 2018
In his reply to the letter Peter Brimelow compared and contrasted Conservatism, Inc's response to the use of any force at all to defend the American border, versus Israel's use of lethal force in what Wikipedia calls the 2018 Gaza Border Protests: