Is Buffalo a Defining Moment?
Are these individual shooters just the price of "freedom"?
Or are they the unwitting tools of the White Supremacists? Keep in mind that white supremacism is now a mainstreamed concept with the Republican Party. A party that is no longer “conservative”. It is the party of fascism. It’s the party that teaches the “Great Replacement Theory”. GRT, apparently is the antidote to being “woke” or “CRT”.
This is Payton Gendron. 18 years old. He wrote a manifesto based on right wing white supremacist madness and lies. He shot 13 people. 10 are dead. His ideas did not come from a dream or some sudden revelation. He was taught to hate. He was taught to kill.
This is not an isolated incident. He is not a “lone wolf”. He is part of an online pack of rabid beasts. The greatest threat to our nation is not Russia, it is us.
TC, my fellow substack writer describes below how we got here. His letter is illuminating and filled with important observations by a terrorism expert, Dr. Juliette Kayyem, a former Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and now faculty chair of the homeland security program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
If you want to know how we got here and why Buffalo is just one example of American Fascism, read “That’s Another Fine Mess”. We are at war and the fascists are funded by the Uber Maga rich.