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Why Does the Media Describe Dennis Ronald Marx As A “Shooter” And Not A “Homegrown Terrorist”?

11 June 2014 9 Comments Email This Post Email This Post


Why Does the Media Describe Dennis Ronald Marx As A “Shooter” And Not A “Homegrown Terrorist”?

By Mooneye

In the US, mass shootings and violence are just a part of our culture and accepted as our daily, living reality. Stories and reports about chronic nationwide urban violence have become redundant to the point where it is briefly mentioned, usually in the most casual and absurd ways.

Spectacular massacres and or attacks, while sensational for news headlines, are also becoming a banal feature of everyday life. Case in point is the attack on a Georgia courthouse by the self-identified sovereign citizen, Dennis Ronald Marx. Marx drove his SUV to the front steps of a Georgia courthouse, armed to the teeth, clearly planning to take control of the courthouse and those inside,

Marx had both homemade and commercially made explosives on his body and in the SUV he was driving, cops told the Macon Telegraph. Marx also had water, supplies and zip tie restraining devices, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. It’s not clear what type of explosives Marx had.

Most mainstream media outlets made no mention of Marx’s membership in the Sovereign Citizens Movement. Many of the reports on the attack mirrored CNN, which made no mention of Marx’s involvement with SCM. The FBI has designated SCM a “domestic terrorist organization.”

Responsible media outlets (of which we have few) would consider this aspect to Marx’s identity to be a major part of the story. Unfortunately, outside of Atlanta outlets the mainstream media has been woefully silent on the subject. The Atlanta Journal Constitution published one of the few articles on the subject, that made passing references to “terrorist” activity.

The group, which normally functions on a platform of inconveniencing the system has, as in cases like this morning been known to commit violent acts, primarily targeted at the law enforcement officials they claim have no authority when they are feeling desperate.

The SPLC reported seven law enforcement officers have been killed by Citizen extremists since 2000, with additional people injured.

Sovereign Citizens membership is believed to be sharply on the rise – as of 2011 an estimated 100,000 fully engrossed members and an additional 200,000 coming into the fold according to the SPLC .

However the description of “terrorist” or “homegrown terrorist” have practically not been employed to describe Marx or his attack. Is it because he is White and non-Muslim?

If he had been Muslim, you can be sure that it would be splattered all across the headlines. “Terrorism experts” would clog up the airwaves and Fox News would once again be agitating for war and proclaiming Obama’s drone attacks insufficient.


  1. The same reason the media doesn’t say, “A Christian terrorist robbed a downtown bank this afternoon, darned Christians.”

  2. ..because he wasn’t a muslim!

  3. ..because he wasn’t a muslim!

  4. Yep pretty much. US media is among the worst in the world. I’d say it is the worst if you consider they’re supposed to be an advanced and democratic country.

  5. Because media is working for a lobby, they are agaist islam, so they are using media, and media is just getting money by doing that shit!

  6. Because the media are to ignorant to admit that even fundamentalists are in Christianity. Their to busy pointing fingers at Jews, Muslims, and etc.

  7. a mentally effed up person. Cause of death = SBC (suicide by cops).
    Though it seems this SCM isn’t comprised of just Christians. Seems
    full of any anti-government people who don’t like it when they get a
    traffic ticket or don’t want to pay taxes.

  8. hmm, when one shoots and screams Allahu Akbar, this is a bit different than just a madman shooting. Nidal Hasan, for example.

  9. A terrorist is a person who causes terror. The moment a robber sees a policeman he is terrified. A policeman is a terrorist for the robber. Similarly every Muslim should be a terrorist for the antisocial elements of society, such as thieves, dacoits and rapists. Whenever such an anti-social element sees a Muslim, he should be terrified. It is true that the word ‘terrorist’ is generally used for a person who causes terror among the common people. But a true Muslim should only be a terrorist to selective people i.e. anti-social elements, and not to the common innocent people. In fact a Muslim should be a source of peace for innocent people.
    Different labels given to the same individual for the same action, i.e. ‘terrorist’ and ‘patriot’
    Before India achieved independence from British rule, some freedom fighters of India who did not subscribe to non-violence were labeled as terrorists by the British government. The same individuals have been lauded by Indians for the same activities and hailed as ‘patriots’. Thus two different labels have been given to the same people for the same set of actions. One is calling him a terrorist while the other is calling him a patriot. Those who believed that Britain had a right to rule over India called these people terrorists, while those who were of the view that Britain had no right to rule India called them patriots and freedom fighters.
    It is therefore important that before a person is judged, he is given a fair hearing. Both sides of the argument should be heard, the situation should be analyzed, and the reason and the intention of the person should be taken into account, and then the person can be judged accordingly.
    Islam means peace
    Islam is derived from the word ‘salaam’ which means peace. It is a religion of peace whose fundamentals teach its followers to maintain and promote peace throughout the world.
    Thus every Muslim should be a fundamentalist i.e. he should follow the fundamentals of the Religion of Peace: Islam. He should be a terrorist only towards the antisocial elements in order to promote peace and justice in the society

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