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After Las Vegas, Can We Take a Moment to Agree Not to Politicize Tragedy?

The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history happened late last night in Las Vegas, and Americans everywhere are in shock.

At least 50 people are dead, and more than 400 were wounded after a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of a Vegas hotel. Thousands of people were enjoying a concert that was part of the Route 91 Harvest Festival; Sunday night was the last night of the three-day country music event.

We’re struggling over at TheBlaze to make sense of this tragedy just like the rest of this country. Doc took a moment while standing in for Glenn on Monday’s show to talk about how the shooting will inevitably be politicized and to give some perspective.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

DOC: It may sound simple. But how do you know if something is being politicized, a tragedy, that is? How do you know? Well, you may say, it's pretty obvious, or whatever. No, I don't think it is.

Is it okay to discuss a tragedy after the tragedy? A day? A week? A month later? A year later?

CHRIS: Yeah. Yeah.

DOC: Of course, I can discuss it. Can you discuss it and assign some blame, when there is blame? Mistakes. Let's say there were failures that led to it.

CHRIS: Like you say, maybe there was a note left by the police officers, and they forgot to follow up or something like that? Yeah, you can discuss that.

DOC: Whatever. Yeah, you can discuss those things.

And in an effort to assign blame, not just for vengeance, but to try to stop failures in the future. Of course, you can do that.

I think you know when it's being politicized, if the criticisms happen like they have already this morning, before we know all of the details. We don't know all of the details about the shooting in Las Vegas. We know very few. The numbers keep changing. The numbers dead and injured, the way this rolled out, what room he was in.

That stuff is changing constantly. So that's one way you know.

Number two, if blame is being assigned without all of the facts being displayed. Maybe a week from now, somebody points to this tragedy and blames whoever. I don't care if they blame somebody on the left, the right, the president, past presidents. It doesn't matter. If they're doing it without telling you all of the facts, without full disclosure, only letting you see a little bit, what that's doing is showing you they are crafting a message for you or anybody else who is viewing it, reading it, whatever, that they only want you to know a little bit in order to drive the narrative in a political direction.

That's what's been happening with Puerto Rico over the weekend. That's what's been happening before the mayor of San Juan and the president. We'll get to that later on in the program. But let me share with you what Piers Morgan tweeted out. And, again, I'm not being political -- I'm just pointing out how ridiculous -- this is what politicizing it is. What did Piers tweet out, Chris Cruz?

CHRIS: So he tweeted about an hour ago. He said: Big test for Donald Trump. The NRA helped him get elected, now worse ever US mass shooting has happened in his watch. #Vegas.

DOC: So the worst mass shooting has happened on Donald Trump's watch. He's right.

CHRIS: He is right.

DOC: On his watch. While he's president. He's right.

The second now most deadly mass shooting was the Pulse Nightclub.

CHRIS: Yes, 49 dead.

DOC: Prior to today, it was the most deadly. Whose watch was that on?

CHRIS: Obama.

DOC: Prior to that was Sandy Hook.

CHRIS: Yep. The childrens of the school.

DOC: Right. And whose watch was that on?

CHRIS: President Obama.

DOC: Do you see what I'm saying? I'm not saying it's Obama's fault. I'm not saying it's Trump's fault today. I'm saying these numbers always change. New situations, new circumstances. And what would Piers have them do?

Gun control is not a solution to this. He simply wants you to believe it is, before he even knows the facts.

There could be significant facts to come out that Piers doesn't know, but he's happy to jump to that political arena.

CHRIS: And then if you go down that rabbit hole of let's blame President Trump, it is his fault, what can you blame him on? Like, seriously, what can you blame any president when a mass shooting happens like this?

DOC: It's asinine.

CHRIS: It's not like Donald Trump was right there sitting next to the idea or Obama was sitting next to the other guy saying, hey, hey, are you going to push the trigger? Hey, hey, are you going to push the trigger right now? Hey, hey, do it right now.

It's not that. I blame society before I blame any president.

DOC: Including Obama. Including others.

CHRIS: Yes.

DOC: You know what, I think today I've made a realization about the politicizing of those issues. That needs to be something that we discuss all the time. We need to start calling out the politicizing of tragedy. And I just shared with you some of the ways you know it's being politicized. If they're not sharing all of the facts, if they're discussing and pointing the finger of who is responsible, who is to blame, before we know any of the details.

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On May 22nd, the World Health Assembly — which is the governing body of The World Health Organization — will meet in Switzerland to discuss next steps for its ‘pandemic treaty [and its] quest to use public health to expand The WHO’s power over sovereign states,’ Daniel Horowitz reports for TheBlaze. He explains how certain amendments to be added to this treaty could ‘allow the director-general of the WHO to declare a public health emergency in a country and unilaterally coerce its citizens to take certain actions.’ The far-left and global elite continue to destroy our sovereignty, Glenn says, and this is just one more step toward their desired global government.

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Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors

GLENN: I read some stuff this morning. I've been doing some research on what's happening with the WHO. And I read their stuff today, that will make your head explode. And is really evil and important.

But let me give you this today, from -- from Daniel Horowitz at TheBlaze. States must preemptively nullify any WHO international pandemic regulation.

I'm going to read it verbatim because it's just so well-written. And now is the time, that things are shifting. We're going to. There's going to be a New World Order out there. And we've got to lead it. And we have to unite the rest of the free world in doing it. That's Joe Biden. March 21st, 2022.

Any Republican that is running without mentioning your intent to fight the global pandemic treaty or regulations, might as well run as a Democrat. This is really super important, and it is beginning to happen next week. On May 22nd, the world health assembly, the governing body of the World Health Organization, is going to meet in Geneva Switzerland to discuss the next step in its pandemic treaty. And the quest to use public health to expand the WHO's power over sovereign states. Representatives from 193 nations, including the US, will be attending the only country, not invited is Taiwan.

Gee, I wonder why. So what is this treaty? On January 24th, 2022, the director general of the WHO explained the treaty was a priority, to urgently strength the WHO, as leading and the director authority on global health, at the center of the global health architecture. He laid out the guiding principle of this plot. We, quote, all want a world in which science triumphs over misinformation. Solidarity triumphs over division. And equity is a reality, not an aspiration. He said, we are one world, we have one health. We are one WHO.

Now, this has not been announced. Biden has not even spoken about it. They are deathly quiet about this. But they're going to be approving amendments. The proposed amendments are essentially going to allow the director general of the WHO to declare public health emergencies in any country. And unilaterally coerce its citizens to take certain actions. Here's one of the amendments, a critical section from article nine. The WHO shall consult with and attempt to obtain verification from the state party, whose territory the event is allegedly occurring. But this is the way it's going to read. Now, WHO may take into account, reports from sources of other than notifications or consultations -- consultations shall assess these reports, according to established principles. And then communicate information on the event, to the state party, in whose territory the event is allegedly occurring.

Now, they have scratched out, before taking any action based on reports, the WHO shall consult with and attempt to obtain verification from the state party. That's all gone. They're taking that out.

So WHO gets information, has reports, and they can act without verifying with the president or anybody else.

Why would you be erasing the requirement, for the WHO to consult with the government?

Number four. If the state party does not accept the offer of collaboration within 48 hours, WHO, it used to say, May. It now says, WHO shall -- when justified by the magnitude of public health risk, immediately share with other state parties, the information available, whilst encouraging the state party to accept the offer of collaboration, by the WHO. It used to say there, while taking into accounts the views of the state party concerned.

So they're erasing all of our sovereignty. This is going to be another thing. They're going to say, is a conspiracy theory. It is not. You can look it all up. It is the world health agenda. From the World Health Organization. They are meeting in Geneva, on May 22nd. So that's next week. They are intentionally quiet on this.

Because they know the power. Now, we also know what the WHO is. You remember, when everybody was saying, we have to get out of the WHO.

They're just a tool of China. Why would you say that?

Forget that I mentioned that Taiwan is the only country that is not invited to this in Geneva.

PAT: Yeah. That's completely -- completely irrelevant.

GLENN: Completely. Amen, brother.

PAT: I don't even know why you brought it up in the first place.

GLENN: Thank you. Thank you.

PAT: It's a good thing they weren't actually -- I wish we weren't invited to it.

GLENN: Well, I will tell you this. Another reason why Donald Trump. They fought so hard to keep him out: Because he wouldn't have --

PAT: He sure wouldn't have. That's exactly right.

GLENN: He wouldn't have empowered the WHO.

PAT: Well, he took us out of the WHO.

GLENN: That's exactly right. And this president is not only putting us back, they're taking away our sovereignty.

And so it's one more piece to the global governance of the left. Warning.