But We’ll Never Know Why Dylann Roof Murdered Those People…

While the Republicans continue to feign bafflement at why Dylann Roof murdered nine people at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, it seems Roof left behind a manifesto (as is so often the case — see Elliott Rodgers, Anders Brevik and many others) proving that it was an act of white supremacist terrorism. Some highlights:

“Say you were to witness a dog being beat by a man. You are almost surely going to feel very sorry for that dog. But then say you were to witness a dog biting a man. You will most likely not feel the same pity you felt for the dog for the man. Why? Because dogs are lower than men. This same analogy applies to black and White relations.”…

“Segregation was not a bad thing. It was a defensive measure. Segregation did not exist to hold back negroes. It existed to protect us from them. And I mean that in multiple ways. Not only did it protect us from having to interact with them, and from being physically harmed by them, but it protected us from being brought down to their level. Integration has done nothing but bring Whites down to level of brute animals. The best example of this is obviously our school system.”…

“Anyone who thinks that White and black people look as different as we do on the outside, but are somehow magically the same on the inside, is delusional. How could our faces, skin, hair, and body structure all be different, but our brains be exactly the same? This is the nonsense we are led to believe. Negroes have lower Iqs, lower impulse control, and higher testosterone levels in generals. These three things alone are a recipe for violent behavior.”

Yeah, those blacks are so terribly violent…says the guy who just murdered nine black people.

“I have no choice. I am not in the position to, alone, go into the ghetto and fight. I chose Charleston because it is most historic city in my state, and at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to Whites in the country. We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet. Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me.”

But “we’ll never understand what motivates anyone to enter one of our places of worship and take the life of another,” right Gov. Nikki Haley? It must be because he just hates religious freedom, right Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee? It’s because he was on drugs, right Rick Perry? I’m sure it’s all Obama’s fault. As the Republicans try to blame it on everything but racism, the killer has made it crystal clear that it was exactly that.

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  • sabrekgb

    Willful ignorance. Why would we expect them to stop exhibiting that trait in this one instance, when they do the same thing elsewhen? People aren’t climate change deniers because they took a good look at the evidence. People aren’t creationists through a careful consideration of the science. This is, sadly, no different in that regard.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    “This same analogy applies to black and White relations”

    Clearly this was due to awful, violent shows like Breaking Bad. He clearly is referring to Walter White here. Yes, it is all the fault of violent TV! And probably video games, too. And Dungeons & Dragons.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    It was obviously a False Flag to make racists look bad. Look at the facts; black people in church? Come on! All the women are busy stealing the welfare and most of the men are in jail, with the remainder split between black-on-black violence and destroying the Integrity of the Vote!

     

    #imnotaracistbut

  • Pierce R. Butler

    … higher testosterone levels in generals… are a recipe for violent behavior.

    Pursuing a career in the military does strongly correlate with violent behavior, but Roof needs a citation here to studies of endocrinology of commissioned officers to make his case.

    Besides, if he really wanted to reduce violent behavior, shouldn’t he have gunned down only men?

  • Sastra

    I read somewhere that Roof’s first choice of target was the College of Charleston, but he changed his mind because it had too much security. So he picked a church instead — a historic church in historic Charleston, with a pastor who was also a senator and in the church that morning. If it’s true that a church was only a second choice, it’s yet another point against this being an attack on Christianity.

    Not that we need it.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Pierce R. Butler “Besides, if he really wanted to reduce violent behavior, shouldn’t he have gunned down only men?”

    I assume all black people look the same to him.

  • scienceavenger

    It’s time the GOPers are called on their pandering to their racist constituency. That’s the obvious reason they don’t want to admit the racism here, they know it will piss off many of their voters.

  • busterggi

    Benghazi made him do it.

  • Kermit Sansoo

    When it becomes laughably obvious even to Tea Partiers that Roof killed for racist motives, it will immediately be described as a false flag operation. In four… three… two…

  • jeevmon

    And he really cared, very deeply, about ethics in games journalism.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    Tangentially, Dylann Roof usurped the Confederate battle flag.

    It is necessary to disclaim any connection of these flags to neo-nazis, red-necks, skin-heads and the like. These groups have usurped this flag and desecrated it by their acts. They have no moral right to use this flag – it is a flag of honor, designed by the confederacy to distinguish itself from the Union .

    Guess who.

  • abb3w

    The file name for the manifesto is rtf88.txt — the 88 probably being the usual white supremacist use of “88” as coded shorthand for “Heil Hitler”. So, is anyone able to decipher what the “rtf” might encode?

    As an incidental item, it looks to me like his website’s favicon.ico file seems a variant on the “othalan” rune; poking the web turns up that there was a South African white supremacist group that used another variant, but not the same variant as Roof.

  • daved

    Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me.

    Says the guy who bravely went into a church and gunned down nine unarmed people. This must be some new use of the word with which I was previously unfamiliar.

  • pixiedust

    “No real KKK”

    He no true scotsmanned the KKK?

    Wow. Just wow.

  • slavdude

    rtf probably stands for “Read the Fscking”. The acronym is commonly encountered in the IT business, as in RTFM (Read the F—ing Manual).

  • colnago80

    It appears that Roof’s father is your basic wife-beating red neck white trash scumbag.

    http://goo.gl/u4eKPb

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    @16, I see you already posted it. The murderous acorn doesn’t fall far from the wife-beating oak.

  • laurentweppe

    Say you were to witness a dog being beat by a man. You are almost surely going to feel very sorry for that dog. But then say you were to witness a dog biting a man. You will most likely not feel the same pity you felt for the dog for the man. Why?

    Because unlike white Southerners, Dogs seldom attack Human Beings for kicks and giggles.

  • StevoR

    @ ^ laurentweppe : Actually It would depend on the exact context and circumstances as to who I sympatheised with more – in both cases.