Orlando shooting

Thank Reagan for Orlando

The Orlando shooting has nothing to do with Islam and everything to do with US policies, both domestic and foreign.

By domestic, I’m referring to soft power cultural destablization, intended for export around the world to keep the natives distracted and happy. Think Disney on steriods. By foreign, I’m referring to US imperialist policies, neoliberalism (in former days, anti-communism).

Omar Mateen was part of the jetsam washed up on US shores as a result of the US-sponsored ‘Mujahedin’ in Afghanistan in the 1980s. He was born in New York and grew up as a product of the latest warp in American culture. His anger is homegrown American, shared by millions of Christian (less so Jewish) Americans. It cannot be airbrushed out of the glossy infomercial of American freedom we are fed in the mass media.

Which conspiracy?

9/11 truthers shout COINTPRO. Maybe Omar Mateen was set up to do his deed by some nefarous deep state FBI/CIA monsters. That’s possible. But it appears the guy was gay,  an angry lumpen (prison guard), driven to carry out his monstrous crime based on the American worship of guns and violence, and fueled by his own simmering disgust with dissolute Amercan culture.

Omar was born in 1986 in New York, to one of the ‘lucky’ Afghan families who snagged a visa to the land of freedom. This was the height of the US-sponsored ‘Mujahedin’ against the Soviet Union, when the US-backed insurgency forced millions of Afghans to flee ther homes and live in refugee camps in Pakistan.

It was cool then to like Osama Bin Laden, and to go to Afghanistan to massacre Afghan socialists, supported by the Soviet Union, desperately trying to hold together the fragile Afghan state. Omar’s father was welcomed to the US as a committed anti-communist freedom fighter, a devout Muslim, a supporter of the Taliban. Oma–and Orlando–was a direct result of this.

It is Ronald Reagan (actually bungler Jimmy Carter) we have to thank. His Hollywood ‘Mujahedin’ was, in fact, the largest military build-up in US history, providing the latest in Stinger missiles to what were clearly world-class terrorists.

Tipping point

Add to that, the over-the-top gay agenda starting in the 1990s as part of Bush senior’s “New World Order”. First, trying to force gay marriage on society, as a novel institution. One without historical precedent.

Gaylibbers will shoot back that gays have always been there, always living together. Yes, but they always lived discretely, unofficially, with little or no blowback. Why now offend devout Catholics, Anglicans and Evangelicals, the only ones holding to traditions? Are they all bigots?

Then there is the push in the past year for ‘transgender’ rights, which is really just an extreme gay male thing. ‘Transgender’ is pinkwash. The latest campaign is all about trans women, gay guyswho want to keep their balls but use the women’s can.

If you can articulate this argument, almost everyone agrees it is going too far. But most people for good reason find discussing such matters distasteful. So they just say, “What’s the problem? Let everyone use whatever washroom/ changeroom they want to.”

We cower before the god of political correctness (though it’s really just a kind of prudishness). The trans men (i.e., lesbians) are not doing the screaming, but they are conned into accepting the strident trans women’s (biological males) campaign, ‘in solidarity’.

Feminists nailed the culprit

Only a few brave feminist, including Camille Paglia and Germaine Greer, have dared speak out, and they are pilloried. Germaine Greer was denied an honorary doctorate at her alma mater Newnham College, Cambridge, after trans women protested.

Last October, long before Orlando, Paglia said, “Nothing better defines the decadence of the West to the jihadists than our toleration of open homosexuality and this transgender mania now.” Of course, Mateen’s act is contrary to any religion, including Islam, but Paglia saw and said what should be obvious to all, especially Obama.

Mateen’s act pays a kind of poisoned tribute to Ronald Reagan, who was a militant anti-communist and a supporter of McCarthy’s witch hunts of both communists and gays in the 1950s. Gays got off relatively lightly then, in that none were electrocuted for their way of life. Only communists (the Rosenbergs) got the electric chair.

Mateen paid tribute to Reagan in his last moments. At 2:22am on June 12, 2016, Omar made a 911 call in which he pledged allegiance to ISIL and saluted Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombers, further offspring of Reagan’s anti-communism. At 5:00am police finally killed him, but only after he had killed 49 people and injured 53 more, the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in US, the deadliest incident of violence against gays in US history. The deadliest terrorist attack in the US since–guess what?–9/11.

More gaylib or less?

The gaylibbers are jumping up and down, saying, ‘Yes, a self-hating gay. If only he’d ‘come out’, embrace gaydom. Then we’ll all be happy.’ According to Vanity Fair, Mateen had even been befriended by a drag queen. Quite possibly he was okay with gay men who cross-dressed. Traditionally, cross-dressing is acceptable in many cultures.

If you like men and feel like a women, then you’re really just a man who likes to crossdress and sleep with men. The native Americans long had this tradition (berdash). In the West, there have always be the Quentin Crisps.

If you like women and like to crossdress, that’s okay too, but people will find it amusing. Best stay ‘in the closet’ with your wife.

So maybe the gaylibbers have it backwards. Maybe–to avoid further Orlandos–the gaylibbers should stop pushing the social limits of whatever it is they intend for society, and learn from the wisdom of traditon. Discretion is the better part of valor. Oh, and refuse to join the military–now welcoming gays with open arms–to go and kill gooks like Omar’s relatives.

This article was written by Eric Walberg for American Herald Tribune on June 16, 2016. Eric Walberg is a Canadian writer specializing in the Middle East, Central Asia and Russia. He is a graduate of Cambridge University and has lived in both the Soviet Union and Russia, and then Uzbekistan, as a UN adviser, writer, translator and lecturer.