On Wednesday morning, a kindergarten was attacked, leaving six people injured and at least three people dead. A 48-year-old man has been arrested and is being charged with murder. Though it’s not certain yet whether children were included among the victims, authorities have stated that they are working to, “treat injured children and comfort victims’ families in a timely manner.”
The alleged perpetrator was apprehended 12 hours after the attack after fleeing the scene to a nearby mountainous region, which was followed by an extensive manhunt. That search included over 1,000 police officers.
It’s a horrific story, and our prayers and sympathies go out to those poor families. Assuming the man is indeed guilty of that which he is accused, we can only hope that he is punished to the full extent of the law.
But for such a terrible story, we have to wonder: Why has it not received more coverage? Why has it been largely ignored by our media and government? The answer is threefold:
– First, this cowardly attack happened in China, a country with which Democrats and their media are smitten.
– Second, the weapon used in the attack was a knife, not a mean, old, dirty gun.
– And third, the prudent remedy being applied is completely contradictory to the narrative of America’s left regarding school shootings.
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According to CNN:
“Chinese authorities have arrested a man suspected of killing three people and injuring six in a stabbing attack at a kindergarten in southern Jiangxi province Wednesday, according to local public security officials. Police said the suspect, identified as 48-year-old Liu Xiaohui, fled to a mountainous area in a neighboring county after the attack, triggering a search by more than 1,000 police officers.”
So, yes, the incident took place in a foreign country, but ask yourself this: If neo-Nazis had shot up a kindergarten in Poland with an ‘assault weapon,’ or if an orthodox jew in Jerusalem had done the same, do you think we would have heard about it?
Bloody carnage… innocent victims… and an evil man appears to be responsible. Sounds like a story our media would hype for weeks. But the attack occurred in China, and the American left would have us believe that only the U.S. has such incidents. The man was obviously Chinese, which means they can’t blame his motivation on ‘White Supremacy,’ though we shouldn’t be surprised if they try. And since the attack was conducted with a knife and not a firearm, the storyline that gun control is the proper solution evaporates.
Now, let’s consider how Chinese officials are looking to ensure such horror doesn’t happen again:
“Schools in the area have been urged to ‘ strengthen campus safety.’
‘All schools in all regions need to work with public security (and) other departments to immediately and comprehensively carry out a major investigation and rectification of potential safety issues on campuses, including kindergartens,’ the ministry said, adding that schools with ‘insufficient security personnel or insufficient security measures” would be closed for the rest of the summer term.’”
So, their solution is to increase security at the schools? And they’re so committed to the idea that they’re keeping schools shut until their security can be enhanced? Strange, isn’t it? Shouldn’t the Chinese officials be blaming political opponents by connecting non-existent dots and proposing new legislation to outlaw knives?
Refraining from politicization and focusing on the families and the root cause of the problem is a prudent thing to do, but that approach doesn’t appeal to Democrats here at home. Prioritizing the perpetrator rather than the tool that he used to commit his atrocity makes a world of sense, but that method doesn’t score them political points with their brainwashed followers. And fixing the problem of violence aimed at school children and teachers by increasing security measures and personnel sounds like a reasonable answer to the problem, but that wouldn’t allow our friends on the left to exploit the situation.
This story is extremely sad, in more ways than one.
By Jordan Case
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