Picture of the Day for June 18, 2015: Dylann Roof, Homegrown Terrorist

Posted by Elaine Magliaro

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Also from Time Wise’s Facebook page:

The ‪#‎CharlestonShooting‬ terrorist didn’t target all lives, just black ones. If you still don’t know why we insist ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ rather than some colorblind “all lives matter” bullshit, here’s your reason…

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So the white racist terrorist responsible for the massacre in Charleston has been taken alive…unlike, say Tamir Rice, John Crawford or Eric Garner, none of whom were actual criminals. This is your nation on white supremacy…

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Just amazing, for its tone-deafness, ignorance and all around dumb-shittery. Arming pastors? First off, let’s be clear, these folks weren’t targeted because they were in church, they were targeted because they were black, so if there were an argument to be made for “guns would have prevented this,” here it is, FOX: you need to call for arming all black people. IMMEDIATELY. Make sure every black person in America is strapped. Now, bet dollars to doughnuts y’aint gonna call for THAT…

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20 Responses to Picture of the Day for June 18, 2015: Dylann Roof, Homegrown Terrorist

  1. I. Annie says:

    Just look at that face. That face is a reflection of racism, hatred and an unhinged extreme political movement. Who did this to this young person? I can’t wait to hear more about his upbringing. Maybe he was raised on the same stuff that the notorious racist over at RIL was bought up on. Corporal punishment, fundamentalist Christianity and right wing extremism.

  2. Elaine M. says:

    I. Annie,

    You might want to check out what they are saying about this story and the church where the nine people were killed over at The Conservative Treehouse/The Last Refuge:

    Charleston Mother Emanuel AME Church Shooting – Discussion Thread…
    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/06/18/charleston-mother-emanuel-ame-church-shooting-discussion-thread/

    Excerpt:
    Anyone who has spent time deconstructing fraudulent racial narratives over the past few years will immediately recognize, and admit, the AME church network is the most politically -and racially- connected network of affiliates in the nation.

    The AME network is the faith based power structure for the professional Black Grievance Industry…

    Because of the AME national network of political influence we can also expect this horrific shooting to be amplified by responses of those who hold political office from coast to coast.

    And when you add into the mix the current climate of racial division being utilized by the media and the professionally aggrieved for profit and ideological advancement you can begin to see how explosive the situation will be in the days, weeks and possibly even months to come.

  3. I. Annie says:

    Elaine, reading the comments on that article pretty much says it all. No wonder there are twisted people like this shooter. So basically these people think that because of the social conscience of the AME church, they ‘asked for it’. I recall the the shooting at a UU church on Knoxville, a liberal house of worship. I guess they ‘asked for it’ too.

  4. blouise says:

    Well now the pill popping shooter is in a cell going through withdrawal.

  5. Bob Kauten says:

    I’m sorry if this has been posted elsewhere on this blog.
    Jon Stewart’s no-joking take on this race crime.

  6. swarthmoremom says:

    Bob K, I did post it elsewhere but it’s good enough to be posted more than once.

  7. Seska says:

    If you are looking for excuses to blame a race on this clown, your an idiot and part of the problem. The guy is a psycho and his actions are his own. People who create and enforce the racial divide like you are to blame for the environment that bred him. Race is an illusion, only people like him and you make it a reality. All racist are of the same breed, white and black. Both make me sick because of their ignorance, limited views, and overall stupidity.

  8. Elaine M. says:

    Such anger and hostility! How about you take it down a notch, Seska?

  9. Elaine M. says:

    Dylann Roof’s Terrifying Manifesto Has Been Discovered — Here Are the Shocking Excerpts
    http://mic.com/articles/121060/dylann-roof-s-terrifying-manifesto-has-been-discovered-here-are-the-shocking-excerpts?fb_action_ids=10152794521665670&fb_action_types=og.shares

    Excerpt:
    The manifesto of mass murderer Dylann Storm Roof, the 21-year-old South Carolina man who attacked Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church last week and killed nine African-American congregants, has been discovered online by Twitter users Emma Quangel and Henry Krinkle.

    The manifesto, found on a website titled “Last Rhodesian,” contained both a rambling text file describing Roof’s ideology and motives as well as a .zip file containing photographs of Roof. The contents leave no doubt that the shooting was racially motivated, as it is full of justifications of white supremacy, neo-Nazi symbology such as references to the number 88 and racist diatribes against people of color.

  10. blouise says:

    Season’s really pissed off. Hope he/she doesn’t own a gun.

  11. blouise says:

    Spell check didn’t like Seska for some strange reason and changed his/her name to Season. Go figure.

  12. swarthmoremom says:

    Copycat crimes. Blouise. But he seems more pissed off at libruls.

  13. blouise says:

    SwM,

    😉

  14. I. Annie says:

    Elaine, if this manifesto is truly Roof’s writings, we can already see the ultra right wing sources of his racism. Time for the extremists on these right wing sites to pay the piper.

  15. I. Annie says:

    http://www.alternet.org/breaking-dylann-roofs-manifesto-purportedly-discovered-online-activists-lays-out-race-war-motivation

    Here’s an article from alter Alternet on this manifesto.

    “The website contains two links, one with “text” where Roof apparently wrote his 2,444 word manifesto, the other, a “photos” section where one can download a .zip file full of pictures of Roof. In the zip file is roughly 60 pictures – all previously unpublished – showing Roof with confederate flags, guns, and other white supremacist iconography.

    The text of the manifesto is fairly straight forward, mostly detailing is dime-store white supremacist ideology and how he came to believe it. It’s organized by an introduction, a list of commentary on different “races”, an appeal to “patriotism”, and finally, an explanation for why he attacked AME Church in Charleston, SC:

    “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.””

  16. blouise says:

    SwM,

    Let me try Aridog’s answer to the problem by taking this responsible action:

    Seska … if you are a crazy person and own a gun then please seek help from your nearest mental health provider. If you are not a crazy person but own a gun please seek help from your nearest mental health provider. If you are not a crazy person and don’t own a gun then you don’t need to visit your nearest mental health provider.

    There, problem solved.

  17. Elaine M. says:

    Dylann Roof may have been radicalized by the website of a group associated with southern GOP politicians
    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/dylann-roof-was-radicalized-by-the-website-of-a-group-that-has-been-associated-with-gop-politicians/

    Excerpt:
    The man who attacked historically black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston may have been initiated into the white supremacist movement by an organization that has for years been associated with Southern politicians, mostly Republican, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

    Dylann Roof, 21, allegedly opened fire on a Bible study Wednesday night at the culturally significant church, assassinating state senator, civil rights leader and pastor Clementa Pinckney and eight others.

    In a rambling manifesto uncovered by Twitter users @HenryKrinkle and @EMQuangel, the author, who is allegedly Roof, discusses his hatred of groups including Jewish and Latino people. But his deepest hatred is reserved for African-Americans.

    After noting his animosity over the Trayvon Martin protests, Roof writes:

    But more importantly this prompted me to type in the words “black on White crime” into Google, and I have never been the same since that day. The first website I came to was the Council of Conservative Citizens. There were pages upon pages of these brutal black on White murders.

    As of Saturday, the Council of Conservative Citizens’ (CCC) website had either been taken down or was experiencing technical problems and couldn’t be accessed. But internet archive site Wayback has a copy of it online.

    The website is a hodgepodge of re-written media stories with facts either twisted or fabricated to give the viewer an impression that there is a constant barrage of black-on-white crime.

  18. Elaine M. says:

    S.C. Killer Dylann Roof’s Segregation Inspiration: The Council Of Conservative Citizens And The Politicians Who Pander To Them
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/06/21/s-c-killer-dylan-roof-s-segregation-inspiration-the-council-for-conservative-citizens-and-the-politicians-who-pander-to-them.html

    Excerpt:
    In his own words, Dylann Roof’s path from a child “not raised in a racist home or environment” to the 21-year-old white supremacist who shot and killed nine men and women in a historic black church in Charleston last Wednesday evening began with the discovery of a website.

    After the murder of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, in 2012, Roof claimed he was “awakened.” In the manifesto he published to his personal website, LastRhodesian.com, Roof wrote that Martin’s murder prompted him to search for “black on White crime [sic],” on Google, which led him to the Council of Conservative Citizens.

    “I have never been the same since that day,” Roof wrote.

    This innocuous-sounding organization has a dark lineage, descending from the White Citizens Councils that sprang up throughout the deep South as part of the “massive resistance” to desegregation, spurred by the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954.

    Cloaking their racism in community concern afforded the White Citizens’ Council a veneer of respectability that attracted the support of local elected leaders. Popular culture has primarily remembered the group for what might be called concern-trolling: in the 2011 movie “The Help,” they endorse the construction of separate bathrooms for African-Americans as a means to stop the spread of disease. In reality, however, their objective was to ensure the continued economic and political disenfranchisement of black citizens through intimidation campaigns.

  19. pete says:

    also from Elaine’s link@June 18, 2015 at 3:34 pm “theconsertivetreehouse” (this little house on the scary is a real treasure trove, folks)

    “An unconfirmed source said there was a meeting of AME network leadership prior to the Bible Study which began at 9:05pm. The shooter had to anticipate a gathering of sorts, which implies local affiliation, or extensive research into the venue. A quick review of the Emanuel AME calendar on their website would not identify any event, and their Facebook page has not been updated since February 11th, 2015.”
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    This is just uncanny, how could the shooter have known there might be a gathering at a church in the south on a Wednesday night?

    Who could have known? (hint, anyone who has ever been in the south on a wednesday night)
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    “Successfully shooting, and killing, 9 out of 10 people – with a handgun – and no surviving victims, is considerably more difficult than is seen via Hollywood or TV. People run quickly in the face of threats, people move, people generally scatter.”
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    unless of course, the people are in church (a large open room), sitting in pews (long wooden benches that reach from the sides of the room to the center isle), making it hard to “scatter”.
    Seriously, has this writer ever been in a church?
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    ” As currently described that suspect is: “A 21-year-old, white male, with sandy blonde hair, clean shaven, wearing Timberland boots, jeans and a grey hoodie“. Every resource should be deployed to catch that criminal”
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    OMG!!! Geraldo was right. criminals wear hoodies. NOooooooooo
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    On the whole, I like this treehouse site. I give it 2 thumbs up (my ass). I may have to revisit one day with a pair of socks (hehe). The brietbart thing with them is more than just a little creepy though.

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