As far as hate crimes go, this is a hate crime.
Noted asshole Dan Riehl, for instance.
Tragic to be sure. But in researching the item – other than this early NY Post item the media fails to mention that the perp is apparently an Hispanic male. Even the NYT’s seems to have decided that tidbit of news is somehow not fit to print. I wonder why?
Probably because of Benghazi?
No, honestly, the fuck? That's the takeaway from a man being murdered because of his perceived sexual orientation, that the True Horror is that the Liberal Media is conspiring to reveal that the killer is Hispanic?
It's deeply weird. But if you want to understand sociopathy, ask a sociopath, so hello, Robert Stacy McCain, whom I will quote without linking, because gross:
A deluge of immigration, the breakdown of the family, the failure of public education, economic malaise — pious liberal sermonizing cannot eliminate the sources of social friction that lead to crimes like this.
And it's true. If only we adhered to the traditional values of the antebellum South, openly gay black men probably would never be shot by lower class Hispanics.
For fuck's sake.
And this is a gem:
In a culture where the ordinary sources of male self-esteem are stigmatized, doesn’t violent machismo become more common?
A common old-timey "source of male self-esteem" used to involve brutalizing "fags.'" In this "culture," though, gay-bashing can get you locked up. Thus, "stigmatizing" gay-bashing as utterly morally revolting may lead to less gay-bashing... but that might give "males" a sad, and they might lash out and gay-bash!
Truly, goofball bigots possess a dizzying intellect.
And then there is this idiot.
The gunman was Hispanic, not white.
HAW! SUCK IT LIE-BERALS!
Another thing that needs to be asked in this senseless shooting and murder of an innocent individual. How are those gun laws working in NYC Mayor Bloomberg? Like all laws, especially gun laws, they only affect law-abiding citizens.
Especially this is true of law-abiding crazy people who abide by the law and buy guns legally somewhere else, and then bring them back to New York City and kill people. That this killer may have abided by the law in the matter of a gun purchase until he decided to use that gun to murder someone for being gay, may be precisely the point.
He got shot in a place where he should have been safe because it was HIS place to be who he was. New York Strong: terrorists of all kinds can fuck off.
MAS. I mean, this killer clearly is a terrorist, right? He hated the American values of equality and tolerance, and he turned to violence in order to intimidate We the People from expressing these values.
Why, if I were less committed to Civil Liberties, I might call for a federal investigation into any Radical Clerics who may have had some influence upon this violent young traitor.