“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.” (DYLANN ROOF – CONFESSED MASS MURDERER – ALLEGED)

TERRANCE GAVAN – EDITOR, BLOGGER, RACONTEUR

First, let’s be upfront about what happened. Dylann Roof stands accused of murdering nine people in a South Carolina church, but the crime has absolutely nothing to do with religion. It was a crime, premeditated and carried out by a person with a self-expressed loathing of blacks. Doing a modicum of research and some due diligence – and one does not have to delve very far into Mr. Roof’s current online history to unearth the true motive for the attack – we can come to an unhindered conclusion that this is a hate crime. Motivated by Mr. Roof’s fear and loathing. He went to a church, and this specific church, because he knew it would contain a concentration of black people.

This was not a religiously motivated crime. This was a straight up lynching. With all the old KKK and apartheid tropes whizzing around the perpetrator’s mind. This is a young man who’s done his homework and has come to the conclusion that white people are under attack. This mass murder was committed as a wake-up call to white people across America. There are no greys in this argument according to Mr. Roof. This is all very delineated between black and white, even down to his own registered website which is registered as lastrhodesian,com.

Mr. Roof will go down as another in a long line of poxy haters, whose access to a gun, in spite of a criminal record, allowed him to wreak havoc and practice genocide with a simple twitch of an idle index finger. Humor is unwarranted in an article about this confessed serial killer, but perhaps irony is allowed.

His nephew is going to “ride the lightning,” Carson Cowles told The Los Angeles Times, referring to the death penalty. “He’s going to pay for what he’s done. I’d pull the switch myself, if they’d let me.” (FROM GAWKER)

In his manifesto Mr. Roof carefully avoids tarring his family with his broad strokes of mayhem. “I was not raised in a racist home or environment,” writes Mr. Roof. “Living in the South, almost every White person has a small amount of racial awareness, simply because of the numbers of negroes in this part of the country. But it is a superficial awareness. Growing up, in school, the White and black kids would make racial jokes toward each other, but all they were were jokes. Me and White friends would sometimes would watch things that would make us think that “blacks were the real racists” and other elementary thoughts like this, but there was no real understanding behind it.”

Like a great many pseudo-anthropologists Mr. Roof next goes to Wikipedia to do his ambulatory research on the subject, citing the Trayvon Martin case as his wake-up call.

The event that truly awakened me was the Trayvon Martin case. I kept hearing and seeing his name, and eventually I decided to look him up. I read the Wikipedia article and right away I was unable to understand what the big deal was. It was obvious that Zimmerman was in the right. 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. I was in disbelief. At this moment I realized that something was very wrong. How could the news be blowing up the Trayvon Martin case while hundreds of these black on White murders got ignored? (Dylann Roof – The Manifesto)

He went on to complete his research reading white supremacist articles from Europe concentrating on unrest in England and France. “But Europe is the homeland of White people, and in many ways the situation is even worse there,” writes Roof. “From here I found out about the Jewish problem and other issues facing our race, and I can say today that I am completely racially aware.”

What happens after this awakening? Well, Mr. Roof, gets to his own point. Blacks. The people he knows the best. We have to post this part in toto. Because a great many people in the Republican party are at a loss to account for mr. Roof’s actions. They are coming up sixes and sevens as the Brits like to say. Members of the NRA are blaming the victims. It’s all very nauseating and all very Chekhovian. They need to read what was said. And quit their blithe blathers on quixotic bendings of the human mind. This mind is clear.

Niggers are stupid and violent. At the same time they have the capacity to be very slick. Black people view everything through a racial lense. Thats what racial awareness is, its viewing everything that happens through a racial lense. They are always thinking about the fact that they are black. This is part of the reason they get offended so easily, and think that some thing are intended to be racist towards them, even when a White person wouldnt be thinking about race. The other reason is the Jewish agitation of the black race.

Black people are racially aware almost from birth, but White people on average dont (sic) think about race in their daily lives. And this is our problem. We need to and have to.

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. Even today, blacks are subconsciously viewed by White people are lower beings. They are held to a lower standard in general. This is why they are able to get away with things like obnoxious behavior in public. Because it is expected of them. (Dylan Roof)

I think we’ve said enough. Or rather we have let Mr. Roof say enough. But, there are too many choice tidbits in there.

Oh, it goes on. “Only a fourth to a third of people in the South owned even one slave. Yet every White person is treated as if they had a slave owning ancestor.” | “Negroes have lower Iqs, lower impulse control, and higher testosterone levels in generals. These three things alone are a recipe for violent behavior.” | “I think that if we could somehow destroy the jewish identity, then they wouldnt (sic) cause much of a problem. The problem is that Jews look White, and in many cases are White, yet they see themselves as minorities. Just like niggers, most jews are always thinking about the fact that they are jewish. The other issue is that they network. If we could somehow turn every jew blue for 24 hours, I think there would be a mass awakening, because people would be able to see plainly what is going on.” | “Please forgive any typos, I didn’t have time to check it.” (More stuff from Dylann Roof manifesto)

So let’s please stop blaming the victims. or try to pin this on religion. This is a hate crime aided and abetted by the NRA and the gun lobby in the USA. Any attempt to reduce it? Is unsparingly, unspeakably derivative and naive. And by the way. Killing Mr. Roof is just as crazy as his manifesto. We want these guys around to remind us that they’re out there.

This is how pogroms begin. Crazy people find succour with martyrs. And the problem with America is that all the crazy people have guns.

See Gav @terrancegavan.