There have been three mass shootings over the past week.
The Gilroy shooter in California last weekend was falsely labeled a white supremacist by the mainstream media:
“SALINAS, Calif. – FBI officials called media reports characterizing the Gilroy festivalgunman’s ideology “wrong” after outlets referenced a social media post and literature associated with white supremacists.
Speaking to reporters Wednesday outside the festival grounds – where three were killed and 12 injured Sunday – John Bennett, FBI special agent in charge, said investigators still do not know what the ideology was of the 19-year-old shooter, Santino William Legan.
“We’re looking at multiple threads of conversations that he’s had,” Bennett told reporters, according to footage from KTVU. “However, we’re still not comfortable in saying it’s an ideology, one way or another.”
The FBI agent added officials are awaiting the arrival of the bureau’s Behavioral Analysis Unit to come out and better profile and help look at potential mindset and ideology. …”
I didn’t bother to write anything about that one.
I was at the beach in Florida spending time with my family. The rumor that the Gilroy shooter was a “white supremacist” had traveled half way around the world before the truth caught up with it.
Yesterday morning, the news of the El Paso, TX mass shooting broke and it was tied to a manifesto which was posted on 8chan:
“The North Texas man charged with capital murder for killing 20 people in a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart might face federal domestic terrorism and hate-crime charges as investigators probe his suspected anti-immigrant screed posted online shortly before the attack.
Patrick Crusius, 21, was booked into the El Paso County Jail early Sunday morning on a charge of capital murder. He is accused of walking into a crowded Walmart on Saturday and targeting customers and employees, leaving 20 dead and another 27 injured.
Investigators believe Crusius posted a 2,356-word “manifesto” that appeared on the anonymous message board 8chan less than a half hour before the shooting. The four-page document shared widely online contains anti-immigrant and racist rhetoric, advocates a plan to divide the nation into territories by race and warns of an impending yet unspecified attack.
“From the manifesto that we first saw, we attribute that manifesto directly to him,” El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said Sunday afternoon.
Federal investigators, however, have not said whether they have linked Crusius to the manifesto. If hate is a factor in the shootings, federal authorities would bring those charges. …”
The shooter is alive and is cooperating with the police.
There is no definitive word yet on whether the 8chan manifesto was posted by the shooter Patrick Crusius. The author of the manifesto identifies as an “American patriot” who is responding to “the Hispanic invasion of Texas.” He claims that he is “defending his country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion.” He goes on to say “I know the media will probably call me a white supremacist anyway and blame Trump’s rhetoric. The media is emphasis for fake news. The reaction to this attack will likely just confirm that.” Whoever wrote the manifesto denies being a “white supremacist.”
Finally, there was a mass shooting in Dayton, OH last night:
“On social media, the suspect’s biography started to emerge. On his Twitter page, reviewed by Heavy, he described himself as “he/him / anime fan / metalhead / leftist / i’m going to hell and i’m not coming back.” He wrote on Twitter that he would happily vote for Democrat Elizabeth Warren, praised Satan, was upset about the 2016 presidential election results, and added, “I want socialism, and i’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding.” The Greene County Board of Elections lists his party as “Dem.” You can read a roundup of his tweets – which also dealt with Parkland, Florida and 9/11 – here and later in this article. Here’s his tweet on Donald Trump’s election victory …”
The Dayton shooter Connor Betts is a supporter of Elizabeth Warren. He is a self described Satanist, proud socialist and member of Antifa. He is also a Democrat. The media also rushed to blame the Dayton shooting on “white supremacy” even though the shooter killed his own sister.
Of these three recent mass shootings, we can definitively say that two of them have nothing to do with “white supremacist terrorism.” The El Paso mass shooting is being called “white supremacist terrorism” on the basis of a manifesto that explicitly denies this and predicts the media will misrepresent it as “white supremacy” and blame Trump for it anyway.
None of this has stopped The Editors of National Review from chiming in with their two cents on “white supremacist terrorism”:
“Yesterday, in the Texan border town of El Paso, a young white supremacist opened fire at a Walmart, killing 20 people and injuring dozens more. His intention, per a manifesto he left on the website 8chan, was to exact revenge against “the Hispanic invasion of Texas,” to forestall what he called “cultural and ethnic replacement,” and to “reclaim my country from destruction.” His actions, he confirmed in the first line, were inspired by “the Christchurch shooter and his manifesto.” The killer was the second gunman to cite Christchurch as an inspiration in the last six months. The perpetrator of the massacre at California’s Poway Synagogue — also a devotee of 8chan — made exactly the same claim in April. In the Internet era, malevolence tends to echo.
During the Cold War, Ian Fleming observed that “once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, the third time it’s enemy action.” So it is here. It would be both too glib and too simplistic to smother the details of these attacks beneath a single word such as “horror” or a catch-all euphemism such as “senseless.” In America, as abroad, we see our fair share of inexplicable violence. But the patterns on display over the last few years have revealed that we are contending here not with another “lone wolf,” but with the fruit of a murderous and resurgent ideology — white supremacy — that deserves to be treated by the authorities in the same manner as has been the threat posed by militant Islam. …”
Admittedly, there is a growing problem here.
The root cause of this is the total failure of mainstream conservatism. If the author of the 8chan manifesto is the El Paso shooter, then the shooter was responding to “the Hispanic invasion of Texas,” which is to say, the collapse of the Mexican border and the metastasizing problem of legal and illegal immigration which conservatives have presided over for the past 40 years.
As I have explained, Blompf was elected president in 2016 to build the wall, deport illegal aliens, cut legal immigration and generally to solve this problem. He was given a mandate to do this as president. Instead of addressing the top grievance of his own voters, however, he has chosen to sell out to Republican donors. In fact, the problem is now significantly worse than it was in 2016. As a result of his failed presidency, some of his supporters are beginning to lash out and engage in violence.
There have been other shooters in this vein like the Poway shooter John Earnest and the Pittsburgh shooter Robert Bowers who targeted Jews. In those cases, the festering grievance was a burning resentment over the actions of Jews which is suppressed and turned toxic primarily by the taboo on Jewish power and influence enforced by mainstream conservatism.
The common thread between the toxic taboo on Jewish power and influence and the collapse of the Mexican border and the rise in populism all over the Western world is the failure of mainstream conservatism. For generations, conservatives have been called on to address any number of grievances in both this country and others. From every corner of Europe to North America, mainstream conservatism has consistently failed to do so and is steadily being shoved aside and replaced by nationalism.
In the United States, mainstream conservatism has uniquely clung to power thanks to the nature of our two-party system. If it were not for our two party system, it would have been routed by a populist nationalist third party long ago like its counterparts in Europe. The Trump presidency was the last chance to reform conservatism at the ballot box and that effort has failed.
In order for nationalism and populism to triumph, conservatism must be discredited. Conservatives must be hurled from power. They must be replaced by people who share our mindset and values and who above all else aren’t owned by the same ring of Jewish billionaires. They are the people who are standing in our way and maintaining all the existing taboos and doing nothing to address our grievances. The only thing we have to do to dump them is to stand aside let them lose their elections.