Virginia — The former employee of a local news station shot and killed two of his ex-coworkers on air, was pursued by police and then killed himself. He was black and they were White. Apparently he also faxed a manifesto/suicide note to ABC News. Here are some of the reported highlights from his 23-page document:
- “Why did I do it? I put down a deposit for a gun on 6/19/15. The Church shooting in Charleston happened on 6/17/15…”
- “What sent me over the top was the church shooting. And my hollow point bullets have the victims’ initials on them.”
- “As for Dylann Roof? You (deleted)! You want a race war (deleted)? BRING IT THEN YOU WHITE …(deleted)!!!”
- He said Jehovah spoke to him, telling him to act.
- “Also, I was influenced by Seung–Hui Cho. That’s my boy right there. He got NEARLY double the amount that Eric Harris and Dylann Klebold got…just sayin.'”
- “The church shooting was the tipping point…but my anger has been building steadily…I’ve been a human powder keg for a while…just waiting to go BOOM!!!!”
Apparently it isn’t just FBI moles and the mentally-ill in right-wing organizations who want racewar nao.
Curiously, ABC News opts to paraphrase or summarize his cited experiences with racism and anti-LGBT rather than quote him directly. Instead they give the following breakdown:
- He says has suffered racial discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying at work.
- He says he has been attacked by black men and white females
- He talks about how he was attacked for being a gay, black man
There is so much victim status signaling to be done for this terrorist—see what I did there—that I’ve no doubt the media will be immensely kinder to him than the aforementioned Dylann Roof. He was gay AND black; that’s like +2 to his moral authority under the paradigm of progressive stack social justice. Just as the left snarkily demanded that Whites, especially conservatives, condemn a white supremacist terrorist, I would like to see #BlackLivesMatter condemn what was very obviously a terror attack on a news organization perpetrated by a black supremacist. I imagine a lot of them will find ways around it, mainly by redirecting the conversation to be about “white supremacy,” incessantly bleating falsifying slogans, and painting themselves as the continued victims of unfalsifiable oppression regardless of the reality around them. If we lived under white supremacy, why was this allowed to happen?
See also, “A Canary in the Newsroom” at The Right Stuff.