South Carolina Gunman Partially a Product of Left-Leaning Culture

100_2115A pattern is beginning to emerge regarding gunmen who go on shooting rampages, and it’s bad news for the left and their values. Deranged shooter Jared Loughner, who shot former Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords in 2011, was a creepy leftist. Sandy Hook school shooter Adam Lanza spent all day addicted to violent video games, had no contact with his father and only communicated with his mother through email. Last week, 21-year-old loner Dylann Roof senselessly shot and killed nine people in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Somewhere along his life, someone stopped caring about Roof’s education. He was allowed to drop out of ninth grade, and at the time of the shootings was unemployed. He had been arrested for petty crimes after getting caught with drugs.

The radicalization of Roof appeared to start when he bought into the left’s mantra of blacks and other minorities vs. whites. In what is believed to be Roof’s manifesto, he says the race wars stirred up by the Trayvon Martin shooting were what influenced him. After searching on the Internet for answers, he came across white supremacist websites that further incited his developing racism.

In the manifesto, he reserves his worst racism toward blacks, but also targets Jews and Hispanics. He said Americans need to “stop fighting for the Jews.” The site, named The Last Rhodesian after the former white supremacist African country, includes photos of Roof burning and trampling on the American flag. He wrote, “I hate the sight of the American flag.” Another photo shows him pointing a gun into the camera. Other photos show him wearing white supremacist clothing and celebrating the Confederate flag and its history. In most of the photos, he is unsmiling with a cold, hard look in his eyes. He was reportedly taking Suboxone, a powerful medication which is used to treat drug addiction, and friends said he also abused prescription drugs he bought off the street like Xanax.

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