Whenever there is a significant shooting, everybody goes into their corners to take their expected position.
Gun grabbers and Second Amendment defenders square off with talking points ready. Social justice agitators stand ready, looking for an oppressed/oppressor narrative to exploit.
Is it mental health? Or incels? Or drugs? Or fatherlessness? Or…?
Will Donald Trump win the 2024 election?
Around and around we go.
But a sort of online diary kept by the man behind the shooting in Texas takes us — however briefly — beyond all the go-to explanations.
You have probably seen the swastika tattoo and heard about his Nazi sympathies covered in the news. Fair enough. That’s part of his story. Well, sort of… the ones he praised online were Mexican NAZIs. In that way, it’s somewhat harder to reliably draw straight-line racial conclusions.
Here’s what someone who looked at his online social media had to say about it:
In one of the last social media posts that he shared on the site, the killer glorified the transgender terrorist who murdered six people at the Covenant School in Nashville at the end of March. He praised how many people the shooter was able to kill and remarked “this is like the greatest accomplishment of feminism ever.”
In the same post, the killer seemed to attribute some blame for mass shootings to the media for the spectacle it creates behind mass killers like himself, writing:
The media f***ing proves it. They will never miss an opportunity to cover the event and cater the coverage exactly for sick f***s like me. Because the heart of the matter is: we all know it’s just a f***ing spectacle at this point, and the spectacle and the killer are far more interesting the the boring f***s who were killed.
In his final post, which was published on the day that he committed the atrocity, he wrote that he was scared about being confronted by his family for his actions and having them ask him why he did not seek help from a psychologist. He acknowledged that there was something seriously wrong with him in the post. He also wrote in his final post that he had been “thinking of moving back to Mexico.” –DailyWire
‘Inspired’ by the trans murderer in Nashville’s ‘accomplishment’ in the name of ‘feminism’?
Speaking of mental health, why did someone who had been bounced out of the military on mental health grounds not rate as at least a warning flag for gun ownership?