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    The Inconvenient Truth About the El Paso Shooter

    The Inconvenient Truth About the El Paso Shooter
    The motivations of this weekend’s mass shooters have been so partially reported
    By Charles Moore
    Spectator USA
    August 10, 2019

    Who wrote ‘Our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country … creating a massive burden for future generations. Corporations are heading the destruction of our environment by shamelessly over-harvesting resources … the next logical step is to decrease the number of people in America using resources. If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can become more sustainable’?

    The answer, if media reports are accurate, is Patrick Crusius, the man accused of the El Paso massacre. The words appeared in his testament, entitled (in homage to Al Gore?) The Inconvenient Truth, which he seems to have put online before decreasing the number of people in America by 22.

    Who said, on Twitter, ‘I want socialism, and I’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding’? Connor Betts, the man accused of shooting nine people, including his sister, in Dayton, Ohio.

    This week’s reporting of the two atrocities has painted Crusius as a white supremacist. This does not seem to be accurate. In his manifesto, he is against ethnic mingling and mass immigration, but his view that immigrants should be killed is based not on racial superiority theory, but on his sense that too many people pollute the environment of America. He despairs of persuading his fellow Americans to change their consumerist lifestyles, so he decides to attack the ‘invaders’ instead.

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    I agree with the overall ideas in your post. I would like, though, to point out something very interesting about the El Paso shooter's manifesto. In the video that follows the owner of 8 chan, where the manifesto was posted, says that the shooter was NOT the one who posted the manifesto. He says he doesn't know if the shooter wrote it or not, but was positive that the shooter could not have been the one to upload it to 8 chan. With the amount of logging done on websites I do not doubt what he says. He would have all the information about where the person who uploaded the manifesto uploaded it from. He would have all kinds of routing information, geographical information, etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffreeloader View Post
    I agree with the overall ideas in your post. I would like, though, to point out something very interesting about the El Paso shooter's manifesto. In the video that follows the owner of 8 chan, where the manifesto was posted, says that the shooter was NOT the one who posted the manifesto. He says he doesn't know if the shooter wrote it or not, but was positive that the shooter could not have been the one to upload it to 8 chan. With the amount of logging done on websites I do not doubt what he says. He would have all the information about where the person who uploaded the manifesto uploaded it from. He would have all kinds of routing information, geographical information, etc....

    I had a post about the upload and 8chan already, so I am with you on that...
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    The gunman accused of the shooting massacre that left 22 people dead at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart on Saturday was in his car — nearly a mile away from the horrific scene — when he surrendered to Texas Rangers, according to an arrest affidavit.

    "Agents and police officers at the intersection then observed a male person — the defendant — exit out of the vehicle with his hands raised in the air and stated out loud to the agents, 'I'm the shooter,' " the document states.

    It appears the alleged shooter somehow evaded El Paso Police Department officers who arrived at the store about six minutes after receiving calls about a disturbance at the popular shopping center, which then became calls about a shooting in progress.

    Sgt. Enrique Carrillo told NPR 21-year-old Patrick Wood Crusius was in the left hand lane of an intersection when rangers pulled up behind him. "He had driven up to that intersection, but when the officer saw him he had already exited the car," Carrillo said.

    The suspect was arrested and transported to the El Paso Police Department's headquarters, where police say he waived his Miranda rights and agreed "to speak about the incident."

    During questioning, police say, the alleged shooter confessed that he planned the rampage and drove nearly 10 hours from Allen, Texas, to the border city with the intention of targeting "Mexicans."

    Authorities believe Crusius is the author of a 2,300-word anti-immigrant screed that was posted to the online message board 8chan just 19 minutes before the mass shooting. The four-page document talked about a "Hispanic invasion of Texas."

    https://www.npr.org/2019/08/09/74995...ter-police-say

    So he tells the police he drove to El Paso with the intention of shooting "Mexicans." Yep, sounds like an environmentalist. Or a white nationalist. One of those...
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