As I was posting my last column two mornings ago, there was a breaking story on a mass shooting in Houston, Texas. A lawyer named Nathan DaSai apparently decided to shoot at innocent people on the street where he lived. It appears that he wounded six with gunfire, and three with shattered glass (from gunfire). Thankfully, no one was killed by DaSai. Thankfully, police shot and killed DaSai before he could kill any passing motorists.
DaSai is apparently of Indian (India) descent, and his father’s first name is Prakash. The articles I read do not mention him having a family, or a criminal record. No mention has been made of what, if any, religion DaSai practiced. Reports indicate that DaSai may have been having financial difficulty with his law practice, although he was driving a Porsche.
DaSai allegedly had a .45 caliber pistol, a .45 caliber Thompson type carbine, and over 2,000 rounds of ammo with him at this incident. Some news stories I read indicated that he had a “Tommy gun” or a submachine gun. That is unlikely. Actual Thompson submachineguns are heavily regulated under the NFA 34 and very expensive. Likely, DaSai had a semi-auto civilian legal version of the Thompson made by Auto-Ordinance (a division of Khar Arms).
The news headlines are freaking out that DaSai wore some Nazi symbols and/or a uniform during the shooting. I have no idea why DaSai wore Nazi symbols, assuming that he did. First, what is a Nazi? Is the term Nazi confined to the (1) exact version of National Socialism employed by the Third Reich, (2) the Americanized version of George Lincoln Rockwell that was basically an anti-Semitic and slightly authoritarian version of the Founders, (3) a group of skinheads in London going Paki bashing, or (4) young white guys in America forming a faction of the Alt-Right and posting 14/88 type memes? By any of these four definitions, Nathan DaSai is absolutely not a Nazi.
This recent senseless shooting in Houston by this Indian DaSai is just the latest assault on white America. Add him to the list I started in my Chelsea and Charlotte essay on Monday.
Now on to the stupidest conversation I have personally witnessed in a long while, perhaps months. I was sitting in an exclusive internet café recently (McDonald’s!) a few tables away from the participants.
There was an old white guy there, perhaps around 60. He had his little brown son with him playing video games, presumably online. Not sure if he miscegenated with a much younger woman, or adopted the boy. He was a Trump supporter. He then struck up a conversation with a black man that he called by first name. He asked the black guy if he were going to watch the first presidential debate that night. It went downhill from there…
The white guy told the black guy a joke against illegal immigrants which referenced Trump’s planned border wall. They began to debate Trump, with the black man comparing Trump to Hitler and Fidel Castro. Then the old white guy stated that a woman cannot be president because she is not able to lead an army. The black man, who was well spoken for a black, retorted that they could and referenced several former female heads of state –including Golda Meir of Israel. The white guy (accurately) claimed that women are not emotionally made to be frontline combat troops, to which the black guy admitted that they were emotionally different in that they were more compassionate and that women should be allowed to do whatever they wanted to. As he left, the black man proclaimed that the world was messed up because men had been running it. Seriously.
Why would a white guy with a brown son tell an anti-immigrant joke to a black man –presumably expecting a good reaction? And where did this black man imbibe all the anti-American, feminist, social justice warrior (SJW) garbage?
I sometimes marvel at the general ignorance of the electorate. Most Americans, including most conservatives, do not really care about the Bill of Rights –if it gets in the way of their personal legal desires or that ill-defined phrase “national security”.
I also marvel at the illogic of most conservatives. Most modern conservatives do not seem capable of forming a truly principled and coherent argument backed up by American history and the Founder’s political thought. But they know about professional sports, Hollywood, the Rapture, and the Most Holy Number 6 Million!
~Remember the Founders and the 14 Words~
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