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I agonized about writing this analysis because it’s very dangerous in our day & age to write the truth as we see it but far better to suffer for the truth than to hide it from my countrymen… for the moment.
GotNews.com has been researching the truth about what really happened in Charleston, South Carolina and have a few observations and more than a few questions.
Dylann Roof created his Facebook account in May. He had 80 friends. Nearly half of whom were black. Indeed, one of Roof’s close drinking buddies was black. Roof’s Facebook settings were such that no one could comment on them. Facebook later deleted the account. (I’m not sure why but there’s always an impetus to delete the accounts of mass murderers. Maybe it’s a branding problem?)
How was Marcus Stanley able to leave a comment on Dylann Roof’s private Facebook page?
Archived because Facebook shut it down. https://archive.is/LM2Tt
This Anonymous poster basically had the exact same experience a few of us did:
“I actually have an interesting story about this. I was browsing Dylann Storm Roof’s facebook profile at the moment that Marcus Stanley (forgiving black preacher gospel singing dude) posted that long, loving-tolerant Christian message of forgiveness on Dylann’s page. Which is odd because the account settings had been either set to private or friends-only because I (along with everyone else) did not have any option to “like” or comment on any of the content of Dylan’s page. It was not a public page. The only content displayed publicly was that profile pic with the swamp in the background. But you couldn’t comment on the photo unless you sent Dylann a friend request that had been accepted.
But then….lo and behold! Along comes St. Marcus and he’s perfectly able to post a comment – the ONLY comment allowed on the entire page – in which he humbly forgives his white hateful oppressor and offers Dylann hope in Christ.
No one was able to post a comment except Marcus. He was the first and the last. The option for other people to “like” or comment on a post never appeared because it was an otherwise private profile. Curiously, the only option available was to “share” the post on which Marcus had written his sermon so that the word could spread around and everyone could see how morally superior this ex-ganster black guy is (who is also conveniently an outspoken survivor of gun violence). What a perfect and sweet little image. Isn’t that curious?”
The flood soon began:
“The Only Comment on Dylann Roof’s Facebook Photo Will Bring You To Tears”:
“There’s Just ONE Comment on Dylann Roof’s Facebook Photo, and It’ll Make You Cry”:
There’s a hundred articles with the same copy. Across conservative and liberal media alike. But none of them are asking: How could Marcus Stanley comment on a private Facebook profile without being friends with Flood? How was his account the single one with the magic access power to leave a comment? Stranger still was the available option to share material from a private profile. FB doesn’t have a setting to diable likes and comments, but keep shares. Also, nothing else had the option to share, just the single photo with the good Rev’s comment.
So how was the good Reverend Marcus Stanley able to leave a comment on Dylann Roof’s private Facebook page? Answer: someone wanted him to be able to.
But why? And why would a Roof not have a Facebook account until May 2015? The answer is that this millennial wasn’t very popular. He was a loser but that isn’t going to stop the social justice warriors from turning him into a martyr.
Guns and madness… never let a crisis go to waste.
Roof was previously arrested for drugs. No one is asking the following: Why, by the way, is Roof’s drug past relevant if Michael Brown’s drug past wasn’t relevant? If drugs affected the white Roof could they have affected the black Brown? To ask these questions is to be a thought criminal even though they are the obvious ones to ask.
An acquaintance reportedly claims Roof was on prescription pills, the side effects of which are suicide and violent thoughts. Roof was said to be interested in weird questions and ranting to friends. In February Roof was arrested after going store to store at a Columbia mall and asking about the number of employees and closing time. This is decidedly not normal behavior.
The onset of schizophrenia is roughly 21 years of age.
— WvK (@WillvonKaenel) June 20, 2015
And the likelihood of violence increases if you do drugs.
— WvK (@WillvonKaenel) June 20, 2015
Might it be that these drugs played a role in his carnage? Increasingly it seems that while not all prescription pill users are mass killers all mass killers are prescription pill users.
While the media initially reported that Roof’s father purchased the gun for him it appears, according to initial reports, that Roof purchased his own Glock with the money he got for his 21st birthday. You should still expect the usual suspects to push the anti-gun narrative though. It’s gotten so bad lately that your humble editor buys ammo or a gun after nearly every mass shooting. Guns, not gold, may be the real currency of the future. At the very least it is a prudent and relatively cheap regime insurance investment.
Roof stayed and hung out with the blacks in the church for an hour before he began gunning them down. This isn’t exactly the behavior of someone who is a racist but it is the behavior of someone that’s crazy. If he were really planning to mess with the black community why did he kill them the day before Juneteenth? (For comparison take the example of the shooter at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin who started killing his victims immediately. If Roof is a “terrorist” he sure is a lazy one.)
The press always uses these incidents to push whatever agenda they are interested in. President Barack Obama has a long, long history of using guns to seize control from the simple minded as first uncovered by yours truly.
He was only too happy to demagogue about gun control and black murders when he sought—and lost—the Democratic nomination in one of the blackest congressional districts. He proudly called for sweeping federal legislation essentially eliminating gun rights in 2000 when blacks were dying in Chicago but not in 2015 when blacks are dying in Chicago.
Obama now says that we need to change our attitudes toward guns. Eric Holder favors brainwashing people into not liking them. Why do a free people need to brainwashed or change their attitudes? Because the government wants power.
Roof and rape culture
Roof reportedly said that “you’re raping our women and you’re taking over our country. I have to do it.”
I don’t believe that Roof actually said that simply because it is too convenient for the narrative. Why did he shoot six black women if he was so worried about women?
Might he not have thought all black lives matter? Could it have been that he was just plain crazy? Much to the media’s lament, the various white nationalist and Nazi forums have taken to making fun of Roof for being a loser who killed elderly women in a church.
If Roof actually said that blacks are raping our women, he is correct on the facts about interracial rape. (He is less correct about blacks taking over “our country” given the persistent murder of the unborn.)
Blacks way disproportionately commit rapes against whites rather than the reverse. According to the U.S. Justice Department over 34,000 white women are sexually assaulted or raped by black men annually. The figures for white men raping black women are so low as to be statistically insignificant. Black lives may matter but Black women simply aren’t desirable—even to rapists. That’s why, according to porn star Mercedes Carrera, black women are paid the least in the porn business. The market has set its prices and spoken. (Such, by the way, is life. There are a number of sperm banks that have banned my tribe—the gingers—from participating because women don’t want to have ginger children.)
Feminists don’t want to talk about this interracial rape inequality. Carrera (who I met at Gamergate in LA) noted the silence with which feminists treated the brutal gang rape of her colleague, Cytherea. We aren’t supposed to talk about that silence or that her rapists were black thugs with criminal records. For more on what happens when a country ignores the rape of its white women read J. M. Coetzee’s masterly Disgrace about what it is like to live in modern South Africa where white women are raped as an exercise of power by poor blacks. South Africa is the world’s rape capital, after all.
Was rape culture to blame in Charleston? Roof could be considered a white white knight crusading for white damsels in distress.
In truth the white cracker Roof was probably a drugged up virgin who lashed out in much the same way the rich biracial Elliot Rodger or Asian Cho Seung Hui did. Roof reportedly told black friend and drinking buddy Christon Scriven—what white supremacist has black drinking buddies?—that Roof planned to shoot up a local community college. This being South Carolina, though, he probably knew that despite the stupid law that college kids can’t have guns on campus more than a few South Carolinians would be packing heat. The only safer place for a rampage was a black church so that’s where he went. The only blacks who own guns aren’t often in church, are they? Roof managed to gun down elderly blacks who are what is left of what’s good about the black community.
Race, apartheid, and our civil wars
There’s a photo making the rounds of Roof supposedly wearing a pin from pre-1990 apartheid South Africa and of Rhodesia. This supposed revelation caused Rhodesia (modern day Zimbabwe) to trend on Twitter.
This trending photo wasn’t good for the narrative because it forced some cognitive dissonance. Why was Rhodesia so much better off than Zimbabwe in all the social indicators we measure?
On a personal note: the nicest dog on my paper route when I was a boy was a Rhodesian Ridgeback. Your humble reader has some friends from Rhodesia who are Jews who opposed apartheid but nevertheless fled Zimbabwe. Experience has made fools of philosophers though not, apparently, of congressmen. Indeed U.S. Senator Jeff Flake was a supporter of Mugabe and argued that Mugabe wasn’t really a communist but a Western-style capitalist. Oops. Zimbabwe just announced its latest quadrillion-dollar bill, equivalent, roughly to five dollars. I’m sure Flake will do a better job with Cuba, won’t he?
Money can’t buy you love but sound money can buy you bread. That’s why black Zimbabweans have been calling for whites to recolonize the former breadbasket of Africa, much to the consternation of Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times, who hectored the denizen of Harare that they weren’t sufficiently race conscious before jetting back to collect yet another honorary degree and live in his majority white neighborhood. The black Zimbabweans would prefer to live under a white patrician than in a supposedly free hellhole. But you won’t hear that while their real slave master is feted by the mayor of the most powerful city on the planet. Nor will you hear much about it when the White House invites the modern-day slave masters – black African dictators – to party with him.
You aren’t supposed to ask if maybe, just maybe, black Zimbabweans and white farmers were better off under l’ancien regime. To do that is to be a racist even if it is a sincere inquiry. Progressivism means touting Rhodes Scholars like our first black President Bill Clinton and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-Twitter) without embracing Rhodesian Cecil Rhodes or praising Marxist progressive income tax without discussing Marx’s views on the “barbarian countries.” The progressives believes you can take the fruits of the racists without planting the seeds. Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama are fond of saying to businessmen that they moved their goods to market on roads that “the rest of us” paid for. But not all groups pay their fair share in taxes or even know how to pave the roads.
South Africa just marked twenty-five years of African National Congress rule and it has been at least that many years since it completed a major infrastructure project. The Rainbow Nation’s current president, Jacob Zuma, sings about having his machine gun brought to him so he can kill white South Africans, sleeps with HIV-AIDS invested prostitutes (but hey, he took a shower!), steals government money to build a swimming pool and a chicken coop on his ranch, and despite a direct order from the government, declined to arrest the war criminal dictator of Sudan on his head of state visit.
I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for South African Trevor Noah to do the job that the American Jon Stewart can’t stop doing and lecture us still more about race relations. To his credit Noah has mocked Zuma mercilessly. Will he show the same courage in going after Obama? And if he does will be permitted to keep his job?
Trayvon Martin gave us Dylann Roof and Barack Obama gave us Trayvon
Reading Roof’s manifesto you’re struck by the power of memes in the Internet age to change thoughts and behavior and ultimately politics. Indeed much of his manifesto appears to be plagiarized from the various chans. If it seems cogent it is because someone else thought it and wrote it first. Still, even plagiarists make artistic choices about what’s worth stealing.
Roof writes that he wasn’t raised to be a racist but came to his racism through experience and observation. The child of a broken home, Roof didn’t experience much white privilege. He no doubt sees the confederate flag less as a symbol of states rights or the Confederacy and more a middle finger to the power structure. In this he is very, very dangerous to the existing order. His writing is at times flattering toward Jews (“good networkers”) and he’s conciliatory toward Asians and even ambivalent about Hispanics until the very end. This isn’t your grandfather’s white supremacy which makes it far disturbing to the powers that be.
The thing that made Roof a white supremacist wasn’t upbringing but the Trayvon Martin episode. In other words: Roof is reacting to the media’s doctoring of the NBC News tape, the selective racial hysteria, the cover up of Martin’s violent past, the denial of evidence that would have exonerated him. He is reacting to a culture that tells him that all lives matter except for white, young ones who can’t get jobs thanks to the illegals that will replace them. The more we are told that Black Lives Matter and that America is going to be brown, brown, brown, a lot of young white people will understandably ask their parents and political officials how they let this happen, especially as they are hundreds of thousands in debt while their illegal immigrant classmates get tuition breaks and scholarships. The white unprivileged trailer park trash might come to resent being told how privileged they are when they are on the new plantations.
Black and progressive activists used the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman affair to push blacks to register to vote in the central key state of Florida. It worked, of course, with Romney losing Florida by 70,000 votes. Romney expressed surprise when he learned how many blacks voted massively for Obama. But he shouldn’t have been: Obama had gotten them angry by saying Trayvon Martin could have been his son. By cynically scaring dumb black voters—police killings of blacks is low by any objective measure—Obama was able to get them to the polls. Who could forget Joe Biden’s promise that they are going to put y’all back in chains?
This was the same strategy the Black Lives Matters/Ferguson rioters and activists pushed in the Michael Brown-Darren Wilson controversy until yours truly and a few others called bullshit through our reporting. (They have long memories which is why I was censored from Twitter by DeRay McKesson partnering with his ally Jack Dorsey. Fortunately the short sellers can assess Twitter’s real worth.)
Like the Western-educated jihadis who become more Muslim than the Muslims, Roof self-radicalized through the Internet, picking and choosing what parts of white supremacist ideology he liked. It became a part of his identity. Who even sells a Rhodesian pin these days? How likely is that a 21-year-old high school drop out would know about Rhodesia or pre-apartheid South Africa, nations which no longer exist, except through careful study?
The photo with the badges was first remarked upon by the Southern Poverty Law Center ($PLC) which is using the Charleston shooting to push its fantasy (and fundraiser) of a white racist under every bed but which definitely doesn’t want you talking about its intellectual support of the Chick Fil A shooter. Saying who is and who isn’t a terrorist has a lot to do with who has power and who doesn’t. This is why black cop killer Christopher Dorner isn’t a terrorist despite an anti-white manifesto but Dylann Roof is thanks to his anti-black one.
As an aside, let me note that there’s some debate online as to the badges photograph’s authenticity. Still, in the interest of fairness, other amateur photographers say the image contrast is well within bounds. I don’t know and I’m not competent to say but I’d wager that the photos are authentic.
As far as the alleged photoshop is concerned, multiple commenters noted that the contrast was well within tolerance for a non PS’ed pic.
The narrative and meme warfare
We aren’t conspiracy minded at GotNews.com but it does seem odd that there’s been this linkage of flags and policy so quickly.
Flag day was June 14th and suddenly people like Jon Stewart are making this argument about the Confederacy. Why? Are we seriously having a discussion about a flag and the names of streets? How Third World post-colonial.
This isn’t 1960 or 1860. It’s 2015. South Carolina has a black U.S. Senator, an Indian-American governor, and “bro with no ho” U.S. Senator who is rumored to be gay (not that there’s anything wrong with that). This is not your grandfather’s confederacy. Indeed by some estimates one in five of the people who now live in the South can trace no lineage at all to the South of 1860.
In the midst of the unpleasantness that was the Mississippi Senate primary the Mrs. & yours truly were shepherded around civil war battlefield Vicksburg by our friend Jeremiah—a black Chris McDaniel supporter who proudly wore a T-shirt bearing the confederate battle flag.
The South is complicated, y’all. Just ask this black college student who fought for the right to fly his stars and bars from his dorm room. The old joke is that the South hates blacks in theory but loves them in practice while the North loves blacks in theory but hates them in practice. The revealed preference of all of the journalists celebrating the Black Lives Matter hashtag is to live in gated communities, high-rise apartments, or lily white neighborhoods. The Atlantic’s affirmative action hire—Ta-Nehisi Coates—lives far removed from blacks in a multi-million dollar home. And if you so much as mention that they live among whites and in white society you can expect to be censored. Hypocrisy is a prerogative of the powerful. How easy it is to tweet fuck the man when he’s cutting your checks and afraid not to, lest you burn down his cities.
The real reason the progressive left freaks out about the Confederacy is that they fear what it symbolizes to their power. If the U.S. could collapse only 150 years ago could it collapse again? Roof seems to have considered joining the Northwest Front—a movement to start a secessionist state to the Northwest—but as a good Southern boy it wasn’t for him. But it might be for others who are reading his manifesto.
Abraham Lincoln opposed secession on the Declaration of Independence grounds that you can either alter or abolish the government but you can’t leave it. You can’t have a more perfect union with fewer members in it. His duty, as commander-in-chief of the Union, was to preserve the Union because it was a vehicle for human liberty and a protector of rights. But what if the Union doesn’t actually preserve those rights anymore for anyone? A healthy country tolerates a degree of autonomy and dissent in its state capitols, especially as the states whose flags pay homage to the Confederacy disproportionately send their boys to fight in our Middle Eastern wars. It’s better to raise the good ole Southern boy’s Confederate flag than the white one.
That’s why the scariest photos isn’t the one where he’s flying the Confederate flag but the one where he’s burning the American flag. If the young white men who disproportionately fight and die for America don’t believe in Old Glory what hope is there?
If they can take down the South Carolina flag expect people to mess with Texas. Like the Taliban that destroyed the Buddhist temples or ISIS rampaging villages the Black Lives Matters rioters are interested in destroying whatever remains of what they’ll call white supremacy but which is, by and large, white people being proud of Western civilization. “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Western Civilization has got to go!” Jesse Jackson once chanted at Stanford. And now, as black radicals destroy war memorials, they are making good on their promise. You may burn the Confederate flag but you are not allowed to burn a Koran. Tell me what you are allowed to burn and who is allowed to do the burning and I will tell you who has real power. The uniqueness of the United States—the only country to fight a massively blood civil war to free slaves—is lost on the Black Lives Matters rioters who are happy to deface Confederate war memorials but know nothing of the history they would destroy.
Indeed the whole movement can be seen as a giant effort on the part of black activists to renegotiate black America’s Faustian welfare state’s terms while Obama still clings to power. The strategy for those of us who love the truth must be to tell it proudly and defiantly and run out the clock and hope that the republic still matters.
But now, with the media unable to comprehend madness, a mass murder is about a flag and the usual well fed right is only too happy to follow suit. National Review’s editors followed, of course, in calling for removing the flag. So much for standing athwart history yelling stop. Not to be outdone a Republican state senator is pushing for legislation to stop the stars and bars from flying from the capital. The last Republican presidential candidate announced that he thinks South Carolina should no longer fly the confederate flag.
There’s nothing worse than an ex-president except, of course, a president who never was. Every time he opens his mouth he reveals how beta he is. He and his supporters insist on reminding us how often he was right, how nice a man he was, how great a president he might have been but they failed to do their job and elect him because they were so interested in selling us the nice guy who can fix the economy while Obama was accusing him of killing people and hating dogs. Romney didn’t let slip the dogs of war and was too busy saying tone deaf things like “Who let the dogs out”? He’s been neutered and paraded around to perform whenever the media needs its minstrel show. Not content to get his ass kicked by one half black man he did it again just for the spectacle. Small wonder that the only Republicans who are reimaging the future – Rand Paul and Ted Cruz – weren’t invited to Romney’s event in Utah.
Death, dissent, and the disturbed
Should we execute Roof?
A number of Twitter conservatives have argued we ought to. Whether that’s because they are status signaling to their liberal masters or out of genuine conviction it’s difficult to say.
While GotNews is generally supportive of the death penalty we can’t see why it’s a good idea here.
Roof is clearly mentally ill (or at least enough that a reasonable person would so conclude). We don’t execute the mentally ill (or those with low IQ—though we are told IQ doesn’t exist).
Wouldn’t executing Roof turn him into a martyr among all the supposed racists out there? Wouldn’t more people read his manifesto? And wouldn’t that be dangerous for the Republic? The ultimate taboo in our society is race and mad men are driven as much by their own madness as they are by violating taboo, the violation of which is often cathartic. Human beings are status signaling monkeys. It’s what we do. Monkey see, monkey do.