Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Dylann Roof's Racist Manifesto
The Huffington Post reported today that Gawker credited twitter users @HenryKrinkle and @EMQuangel with uncovering the website, "The Last Rhodesian," allegedly created by Roof and which includes a passage about why the writer, identified as Roof, chose Charleston.
"Photos of Roof hosted on the website were taken this spring, according to metadata. The writer of the text says he was “not raised in a racist environment,” and that the shooting of Trayvon Martin led him to investigate what he called “black on white crime” through the webpage of local hate group Council of Conservative Citizens. “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,” the author writes. “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.”
The manifesto is HERE.
What you will read in this rambling, confused, paranoid pile of racist rot against African-Americans and Jews and others is not unlike a lot of what can be read daily on certain right wing blogs where anti-semitism and racial hatred is celebrated in images and words, encouraged by cowardly people who, by their silence and complicity, contribute to the hatred and discord that drives monsters like Roof to act out their demented ideas.
"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it." --MLK