Roanoke Gunman: “Professional Victim”

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The AP tells us how the black gay man who murdered two innocent white people (while filming the barbaric act) is the very incarnation of the grievance society so carefully crafted by Secular Progressives and leveraged by black and gay activitsts everywhere.  In this new world of perceived slights and “micro-aggressions”, a world in which any remark or comment or expressed opinion/view can be twisted and construed to become racist or sexist or homophobic or islamophobic, we have Vester Flanagan.

Dan Dennison described Flanagan, who shot and killed a reporter and a cameraman on live television Wednesday, as a “professional victim” during his time at the station before being fired in 2013.

He was victimized by everything and everyone and could never quite grasp the fact that he was the common denominator in all of these really sometimes serious interpersonal conflicts that he had with people,” Dennison said.

Flanagan, 41, interpreted efforts by the station to improve his performance and persuade him to work more cooperatively with colleagues as discrimination, said Dennison…

A gay black man has no requirement or incentive to grasp that he is the common denominator, because he has any number of avenues open to protest to people who will take up his cause, with a legion of pro bono legal assistance, ready to demonize anyone who might be merely accused of slighting their special snowflake client.  LGBT activism such as those who led the charge for the lesbian couple who sued over a wedding cake, along with black agitators like Sharpton and Holder and Obama, have all but given the green light for this kind of self-pity and rationalization for violence against those they believe aggrieved them.  Ask yourself how a straight white guy would have fared on the ol’ employment references with this work history:

Flanagan’s hair-trigger temper became evident at least 15 years ago at WTWC-TV in Tallahassee, Florida, said Don Shafer, who hired him there in 1999. Shafer recalled Flanagan as a good reporter and a “clever, funny guy” — but said he also had conflicts with co-workers “to the point where he was threatening people.”

“Had some physical confrontations with a couple of people, and at one point became such a distraction that we finally had to terminate him,” said Shafer, now news director with XETV in San Diego.

Others who ran across Flanagan after he lost his job at WDBJ described a man increasingly irked by slights more often imagined than real.

A former co-worker at a UnitedHealthcare call center where Flanagan worked until late 2014 said he tried to grab her shoulder and told her never to speak to him again after she offhandedly said he was unusually quiet.

Even with all that in his past employment, he got enough positive references to be hired by WDBJ in Roanoke, any push for “diversity” by the station (he was, after all, a “two-fer”) notwithstanding.  What is the result of a lifetime of this enabled victimhood and grievance mongering?  Not surprisingly, it is a belief that, despite the cold-blooded murder of two innocent people, Flanagan felt himself justified.  Black rage and gay rage rolled into one.

We are to blame for Vester Flanagan’s murderous rampage. We racists and homophobes.  Oh, and guns are to blame, too.  The solution, according to Hillary and the far-left, is gun control.  Was there ever a doubt?

12 thoughts on “Roanoke Gunman: “Professional Victim””

  1. He was so self-absorbed that when someone left out a watermelon that hadn’t been eaten at an office picnic, he thought it was a racist comment directed at him.

  2. I once worked for a short while in a cabinet factory, day one I was presented with a list of words I could not say for any reason.
    Jackass, Beaver, Monkey, sucks, pussy, Raccoon or Coon, etc you know which words are on that list don’t you?
    For instance the curse G*dd***n was strictly forbidden referred to as G. D. then the initials G. D. were banned also because folks were saying G. D. at things as a joke.

    Most anal, asinine and impossible place I ever worked, communications were at a standstill you literally could not talk to anyone without fear of offending them and everyone was suing the company for some grievance. The place finally just folded up and evaporated, it’s HQ was out of California the plant was in the deep south go figure.

    Loading the assembly line with cabinet parts and you better not say “Hey Material handler I need wood” don’t even carry and use a knife of any kind to open boxes of hardware material to be packed in front of the Ladies, or get a hostile work place write up.
    Yes, you had to tear the boxes open by hand and try not to look threatening while doing it.
    I used either a piece of banding material or an old band saw blade from the shop. Did the deed behind a shelf out of view.
    I considered an old arrowhead flint but was afraid I might be committing a racist statement against somebody.
    P. C. run amok.

  3. “Had some physical confrontations with a couple of people, and at one point became such a distraction that we finally had to terminate him,” said Shafer”

    I guess physical confrontations are okay as long as nobody is distracted. “I’m sorry, but hitting other people distracts them and interferes with their work, so we have to let you go”.

  4. The country is awash with easily accessible guns. How do we rationalise that we have exponentially more gun deaths than all of the industrialised countries COMBINED. I need an answer. I really need that answer. Is it because Americans are unusually violent people ? Or perhaps we have the largest per capita insane ? Or is it perhaps the constant violence propagated on all kinds of media, couple with some really strange people out there and a reading of the Second Amendment that conveniently omits the first half ? Restricting this guy’s access to buying a gun might have lead to him using a knife, or a hammer, or a baseball hat. Who knows ? If so two people would probably still be alive.

    1. If you think that guns are the problem, you don’t need an answer, you need a clue. The vast preponderance of firearms murders are committed by people with prior criminal records, and the vast preponderance of those murdered with firearms are people with criminal records. Your reading of the Second Amendment is typical indefensible left-wing hogwash.

      Tell you what. Next time someone is killed by a drunk driver, I will come and forcibly collect your car keys.

    2. “Restricting this guy’s access to buying a gun might have lead to him using a knife, or a hammer, or a baseball hat. Who knows ? If so two people would probably still be alive.”

      Tell that to Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman.

    3. You’d hardly know it, but the recent vast increase in gun ownership also correlates neatly with a stunning drop in voilent crime, including gun murders.

    4. Pay attention. Assaults by knife and/or bat have become so common both in the UK and Australia that in the former you need to be over 18 to buy plastic (as in for picnics) knives, and the latter has seriously discussed regulating swords & knives.

      Not to mention human beings have used bat-equivalents for thousands of years to kill each other. Look up “club,” “mace,” and “war-hammer.”

    5. As for “exponentially more gun deaths than all of the industrialised countries COMBINED” I suggest you remove your head from your fourth point of contact and spend even five minutes doing research. From Wiki I quickly found a page discussing intentional homicide rates & counts by country.

      Top ten gives us:
      -Brazil 50,108
      -India 43,355
      -Nigeria 33,817
      -Mexico 26,037
      -Democratic Republic of the Congo 18,586
      -South Africa 16,259
      -Venezuela 16,072
      -United States 14,827
      -Colombia 14,670
      -Pakistan 13,846

      Adding up the other nine gives 233,000 compared to 14,827 for the United States. This means the other top nine countries suffered fifteen times the homicides the US did. To put it another way, the US suffered 6.4% of the homicides in the top 10 countries.

      It gets even more entertaining (in terms of your ignorance, anyway) when we examine murder rates per 100,000 of population.

      The Top Ten are:
      -Honduras 90.4
      -Venezuela 53.7
      -US Virgin Islands 52.6
      -Belize 44.7
      -El Salvador 41.2
      -Guatemala 39.9
      -Jamaica 39.3
      -Lesotho 38.0
      -Swaziland 33.8
      -Saint Kitts and Nevis 33.6

      The United States? She ranks at #110 with a measly 4.7 per 100,000.

      After that, mix in the fact that the US owns something like “35-50%” of the world’s civilian guns but has one of the lowest gun homicide rates. Dolt.

      Whoops. Almost forgot. As per URR’s comment, the US has averaged about 33,000 automobile deaths per year the last five years. Response from the hoplophobes: {crickets} I guess all those dead people don’t count.

      Yes, yes, I know; math is hard.

    6. If hurting or killing someone with means other than a gun, would that really make a difference to the victim and their family and friends? This whole idea “it was done with a gun there for its the gun’s fault” or “it was done with a gun there for guns are bad” is not the issue nor is it the problem.

  5. Thanks Casey for bringing up the 4th point of contact where there is no O2 and why the contributor has such jilted thought based not in facts.

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