So, this most recent shooting in Lafayette.
The article I wrote for Rebel News on Dylann Roof hasn't been published yet, but when it is...well, I can't say I didn't call it. I was speaking with one of the editors about it, and the recent shooting basically reconfirms the entire point I had been making. The latest shooter shows sympathy with the Golden Dawn and David Duke, thinks the USA is being ruined by a conspiracy of Jews and Blacks and was radicalized online.
This basic "story" arc has been almost too consistent. I sometimes wonder about thresholds of indoctrination and the effects of information exposure on the mind. I suspect that it may be possible to "prep" a mind for violent intent on purpose. Just fill an already hurting mind with NEW reasons for the hurt, new things to blame, then new PEOPLE to blame. Once so deceived the mind snaps into a new state where it MUST all be true.
The phenomenon is horrifically real. My only major question is on whether it's an intentional processing or if the information its self is somehow toxic. I would prefer to think the former, because the latter might imply that "freedom of speech" might be something akin to not wearing PPE.
I know it's oversimplifying, but we're SO far beyond coincidence here and I struggle to grasp the root of the emergent pattern. Can thought be inherently toxic, or is it a matter of intentional "weaponization" of some sort? Is it perhaps neither and an unknown variable remains I have not seen?
I don't get any news in the box, so I can't comment w.r.t. specific event in question, however, I think the answer is yes and yes. The unseen variable is the subject, directed against itself by intentionally repeated/retransmitted toxic thought patterns. Tension builds as subject looks for escape, with a way to the latter provided by the Internet. I would not be surprised if d/loading the Anarchist's Cookbook automatically signals more toxic traffic to be directed toward radicalizing recipient in question.
But I prefer not to focus on such things