I suspect some pathetic individual wrote a generic manifesto with a suspicious amount of bait for *both* sides. He tweaked it to match current events, and then released it be cited as genuine. Anyone could do it.
This following is supposedly the El Paso shooter’s manifesto, as published by Pulpit & Pen. Look for the buzzwords, the word salad, and the bait. Decide for yourself.
In general, I support the Christchurch shooter and his manifesto. This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas. They are the instigators, not me. I am simply defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion. Some people will think this statement is hypocritical because of the nearly complete ethnic and cultural destruction brought to the Native Americans by our European ancestors, but this just reinforces my point. The natives didn’t take the invasion of Europeans seriously, and now what’s left is just a shadow of what was. My motives for this attack are not at all personal. Actually the Hispanic community was not my target before I read The Great Replacement. This manifesto will cover the political and economic reasons behind the attack, my gear, my expectations of what response this will generate and my personal motivations and thoughts.
There was the bait for left-wingers. “Look! Look! Everything you believe about the Right is real!”
In short, America is rotting from the inside out, and peaceful means to stop this seem to be nearly impossible. The inconvenient truth is that our leaders, both Democrat AND Republican, have been failing us for decades. They are either complacent or involved in one of the biggest betrayals of the American public in our history. The takeover of the United States government by unchecked corporations. I could write a ten page essay on all the damage these corporations have caused, but here is what is important.
There was the bait for right-wingers. “Look! Look! He said, ‘inconvenient truth,’ that’s Al Gore’s book! and he hates corporations. Everything you believe about the Left is real!”
Due to the death of the baby boomers, the increasingly anti-immigrant rhetoric of the right and the ever increasing Hispanic population, America will soon become a one party-state. The Democrat party will own America and they know it. They have already begun the transition by pandering heavily to the Hispanic voting bloc in the 1st Democratic Debate. They intend to use open borders, free healthcare for illegals, citizenship and more to enact a political coup by importing and then legalizing millions of new voters. With policies like these, the Hispanic support for Democrats will likely become nearly unanimous in the future. The heavy Hispanic population in Texas will make us a Democrat stronghold. Losing Texas and a few other states with heavy Hispanic population to the Democrats is all it would take for them to win nearly every presidential election. Although the Republican Party is also terrible. Many factions within the Republican Party are pro-corporation. Procorporation = pro-immigration. But some factions within the Republican Party don’t prioritize corporations over our future. So the Democrats are nearly unanimous with their support of immigration while the Republicans are divided over it. At least with Republicans, the process of mass immigration and citizenship can be greatly reduced.
The El Paso shooter killed 22 people including U.S. citizens and a German citizen. If the manifesto is genuine, why did the shooter kill Alexander Gerhard Hoffmann (German), David Johnson (not a Latino sounding name), Angelina Englisbee (doesn’t sound Latino to me, what do I know?), and Margie Reckard (is that Latino?). He didn’t seem too particular about who he killed.
In short, immigration can only be detrimental to the future of America. Continued immigration will make one of the biggest issues of our time, automation, so much worse. Some sources say that in under two decades, half of American jobs will be lost to it. Of course some people will be retrained, but most will not.
This manifesto doesn’t seem to notice the record unemployment the country has been enjoying. It’s almost (almost) like, I don’t know, someone put word salad together to create this manifesto.
So it makes no sense to keep on letting millions of illegal or legal immigrants flood into the United States, and to keep the tens of millions that are already here.
I believe the number of illegals is closer to 12 million, not tens of millions. It doesn’t sound like the manifesto reflects any conventional research.
Invaders who also have close to the highest birthrate of all ethnicities in America. In the near future, America will have to initiate a basic universal income to prevent widespread poverty and civil unrest as people lose their jobs.
We have record low unemployment
Joblessness in itself is a source of civil unrest. The less dependents on a government welfare system, the better.
We have that. So…
The lower the unemployment rate, the better.
Again, we have that. So…
Achieving ambitions social projects like universal healthcare and UBI would become far more likely to succeed if tens of millions of dependents are removed.
So, the author WANTS universal healthcare and universal basic income. Those aren’t right-wing talking points. Those are left-wing talking points.
Even though new migrants do the dirty work, their kids typically don’t. They want to live the American Dream which is why they get college degrees and fill higher-paying skilled positions. This is why corporations lobby for even more illegal immigration even after decades of it of happening. They need to keep replenishing the low-skilled labor pool.
So the kids go to college and get high-paying jobs… and corporations support this to replenish low-skilled labor? The author directly contradicted himself in the space of four sentences.
Even as migrant children flood skilled jobs, Corporations make this worse by lobbying for even more work visas to be issued for skilled foreign workers to come here.
Um, migrant children do not take skilled jobs. They are children. Literally no one believes this.
Most illegal migrants are not taking skilled jobs, they are flooding the low-skilled or unskilled labor market.
Recently, the senate under a REPUBLICAN administration has greatly increased the number of foreign workers that will take American jobs.
The author blames Republicans. If he were a right-winger, wouldn’t he blame Democrats?
Remember that both Democrats and Republicans support immigration and work visas.
Wait, the media says Republicans hate immigration. It’s a lie, but why would a supposed right winger blame the supposedly eeevil Republicans? The Left tells us Trump (a Republican, remember?) is causing shooting by issuing dog-whistle marching orders. Why would a guy who blames Republicans follow Republican marching orders?
Corporations need to keep replenishing the labor pool for both skilled and unskilled jobs to keep wages down.
Wait, the author was just talking about a plague of unemployment, but now it’s about replenishing a depleted labor pool? Yeah, this looks like word salad to me. Draw your own conclusions.
So Automation is a good thing as it will eliminate the need for new migrants to fill unskilled jobs. Jobs that Americans can’t survive on anyway. Automation can and would replace millions of low-skilled jobs if immigrants were deported.
Again is it a labor shortage or massive unemployment? the author doesn’t seem very… reliable.
This source of competition for skilled labor from immigrants and visa holders around the world has made a very difficult situation even worse for natives as they compete in the skilled job market.
Wait, automation is good because it will eliminate low skilled labor, which is making it difficult for natives to get high-skill jobs… somehow?
Also, which right-winger describes citizens as, “natives?”
To compete, people have to get better credentials by spending more time in college. It used to be that a high school degree was worth something. Now a bachelor’s degree is what’s recommended to be competitive in the job market. The cost of college degrees has exploded as their value has plummeted. This has led to a generation of indebted, overqualified students filling menial, low paying and unfulfilling jobs. Of course these migrants and their children have contributed to the problem, but are not the sole cause of it. The American lifestyle affords our citizens an incredible quality of life. However, our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country.
What right-winger believes the American lifestyle is destroying the environment. This is not a right-wing issue. This is a left-wing issue.
The decimation of the environment is creating a massive burden for future generations.
This is not a right-wing issue. This is a left-wing issue.
Corporations are heading the destruction of our environment by shamelessly overharvesting resources.
Does this sound like a right-wing manifesto or a left-wing manifesto?
This has been a problem for decades. For example, this phenomenon is brilliantly portrayed in the decades old classic “The Lorax”.
Stop. When you cite a Dr. Seuss story, which is more likely?
- This is a manifesto
- This is a grotesque prank
Water sheds around the country, especially in agricultural areas, are being depleted.
This is left-wing enviro panic.
Fresh water is being polluted from farming and oil drilling operations.
This is also left-wing enviro panic.
Consumer culture is creating thousands of tons of unnecessary plastic waste and electronic waste, and recycling to help slow this down is almost non-existent.
This is California-level left-wing enviro panic.
Urban sprawl creates inefficient cities which unnecessarily destroys millions of acres of land. We even use god knows how many trees worth of paper towels just wipe water off our hands.
Chances are, a right-winger would capitalize God. Right wingers aren’t all religious, but the percentage is significant. Again, enviro panic is a left-wing issue.
Everything I have seen and heard in my short life has led me to believe that the average American isn’t willing to change their lifestyle, even if the changes only cause a slight inconvenience.
Which side of the political spectrum believes Americans should make sacrifices to save the environment?
The government is unwilling to tackle these issues beyond empty promises since they are owned by corporations.
Which side of the political spectrum believes there is an environmental crisis, and the government must impose restrictions on Americans to save the world?
- Old Leftists like Bernie Sanders
- Young Leftists like the college-know-it-all hippies from South Park
Corporations that also like immigration because more people means a bigger market for their products.
People can be in other countries and still buy our products. Everyone knows this. The sentence makes no sense.
I just want to say that I love the people of this country, but god damn most of y’all are just too stubborn to change your lifestyle.
If someone says they love this country and then follow the statement with “but”, they weren’t being genuine. Right-wingers love this country, no buts.
The “y’all” is a phony attempt to sound southern. It sounds as genuine as Biden saying, “Republicans want to put y’all back in chains!”
So the next logical step is to decrease the number of people in America using resources.
Literally no right-winger calls for population reduction.
If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can become more sustainable.
The left-wingers are the ones advocating population reduction by abortion and euthanasia.
Main gun: AK47 (WASR 10) – I realized pretty quickly that this isn’t a great choice since it’s the civilian version of the ak47. It’s not designed to shoot rounds quickly, so it overheats massively after about 100 shots fired in quick succession. I’ll have to use a heat-resistant glove to get around this. 8m3 bullet: This bullet, unlike pretty much any other 7.62×39 bullet, actually fragments like a pistol hollow point when shot out of an ak47 at the cost of penetration. Penetration is still reasonable, but not nearly as high as a normal ak47 bullet. The ak47 is definitely a bad choice without this bullet design, and may still be with it. Other gun(if I get one): Ar15 – Pretty much any variation of this gun doesn’t heat up nearly as fast as the AK47. The round of this gun isn’t designed to fragment, but instead tumbles inside a target causing lethal wounding. This gun is probably better, but I wanted to explore different options. The ar15 is probably the best gun for military applications but this isn’t a military application. This will be a test of which is more lethal, either it’s fragmentation or tumbling. I didn’t spend much time at all preparing for this attack. Maybe a month, probably less. I have do this before I lose my nerve. I figured that an under-prepared attack and a meh manifesto is better than no attack and no manifesto
Stop. Suppose you’re about to commit a mass murder, why include a product review? Seriously. Which seems more likely.
- This manifesto is genuine, and the author really wanted to include some movie reviews, poetry, and a selfie slideshow, but settled for a product review.
- This manifesto is a prank in poor taste, and it includes some cut-and-paste facts to sound like a gun nut and get people bickering over this model or that model.
Statistically, millions of migrants have returned to their home countries to reunite with the family they lost contact with when they moved to America. They come here as economic immigrants, not for asylum reasons. This is an encouraging sign that the Hispanic population is willing to return to their home countries if given the right incentive. An incentive that myself and many other patriotic Americans will provide. This will remove the threat of the Hispanic voting bloc which will make up for the loss of millions of baby boomers.
Stop. Where did the millions of baby boomers go? How old is the shooter and the alleged author? How many people of that age are concerned with the age demographics of the electorate?
If this guy is a right-winger, then why doesn’t his manifesto reflect right-wing views?
Right-wingers are not against immigration. That is a Left-wing smear (which the author buys into).
Right-wingers prefer to prevent illegal immigrant by presenting physical obstacles, enforcing immigration law, and removing entitlement programs that attract illegal immigrants. This so-called right-wing manifesto looks more like what a left-winger *believes* about right-wingers.
This will also make the elites that run corporations realize that it’s not in their interest to continue piss off Americans. Corporate America doesn’t need to be destroyed, but just shown that they are on the wrong side of history. That if they don’t bend, they will break.
The author seems to hate corporations (capitalism bad, right?). Does this sound like a right-wing manifesto or a left-wing manifesto?
Personal Reasons and Thoughts
My whole life I have been preparing for a future that currently doesn’t exist. The job of my dreams will likely be automated.
The author told us automation would replace low-skill labor jobs that American couldn’t survive on. THAT was his dream job? Sounds… unreliable.
Hispanics will take control of the local and state government of my beloved Texas, changing policy to better suit their needs. They will turn Texas into an instrument of a political coup which will hasten the destruction of our country. The environment is getting worse by the year.
More Left-sounding enviro panic.
If you take nothing else from this document, remember this: INACTION IS A CHOICE. I can no longer bear the shame of inaction knowing that our founding fathers have endowed me with the rights needed to save our country from the brink of destruction. Our European comrades don’t have the gun rights needed to repel the millions of invaders that plaque their country. They have no choice but to sit by and watch their countries burn. America can only be destroyed from the inside-out. If our country falls, it will be the fault of traitors. This is why I see my actions as faultless. Because this isn’t an act of imperialism but an act of preservation.
Imperialism? What the what? Yeah, this sounds like word salad with some editing.
America is full of hypocrites who will blast my actions as the sole result of racism and hatred of other countries, despite the extensive evidence of all the problems these invaders cause and will cause. People who are hypocrites because they support imperialistic wars that have caused the loss of tens of thousands of American lives and untold numbers of civilian lives.
Somebody wants to sound like Timothy McVeigh (a critic of Bush’s foreign policy).
The argument that mass murder is okay when it is state sanctioned is absurd. Our government has killed a whole lot more people for a whole lot less. Even if other non-immigrant targets would have a greater impact, I can’t bring myself to kill my fellow Americans.
But the shooter did, so…
Even the Americans that seem hell-bent on destroying our country. Even if they are shameless race mixers…
It was the Democrats and the KKK who opposed civil rights.
More liberal enviro panic.
haters of our collective values, etc. One day they will see error of their ways. Either when American patriots fail to reform our country and it collapses or when we save it. But they will see the error of their ways. I promise y’all that
This is the second use of y’all, very authentic, pffffft.
I am against race mixing because it destroys genetic diversity and creates identity problems.
Race mixing? Do people even use that term anymore? Are we in the 1960s? Is Robert Byrd alive and holding and office in the KKK? Is Bull Connor voting for a poll tax?
Also because it’s completely unnecessary and selfish.
Selfish? I’m sorry, what kind of nonsense is this?
2nd and 3rd generation Hispanics form interracial unions at much higher rates than average. Yet another reason to send them back.
No one cares, except that their kids have a good chance of growing up to be beautiful.
Cultural and racial diversity is largely temporary.
Really? What is the expiration on racial diversity? I mean, Elizabeth Warren is supposedly 1/1024 native, so maybe?
Cultural diversity diminishes as stronger and/or more appealing cultures overtake weaker and/or undesirable ones. Racial diversity will disappear as either race mixing or genocide will take place. But the idea of deporting or murdering all non-white Americans is horrific. Many have been here at least as long as the whites, and have done as much to build our country. The best solution to this for now would be to divide America into a confederacy of territories with at least 1 territory for each race. This physical separation would nearly eliminate race mixing and improve social unity by granting each race self-determination within their respective territory(s).
This wanders a lot. Was it written by a bot or something? It has a lot of key words, but it seems to lack
My death is likely inevitable. If I’m not killed by the police, then I’ll probably be gunned down by one of the invaders. Capture in this case if far worse than dying during the shooting because I’ll get the death penalty anyway. Worse still is that I would live knowing that my family despises me. This is why I’m not going to surrender even if I run out of ammo. If I’m captured, it will be because I was subdued somehow.
Stop. The. Presses. The El Paso shooter surrendered. The manifesto author… got it wrong. As reported by NPR, the suspect exited the vehicle with his hands raised and admitted he was the shooter. https://www.npr.org/2019/08/09/749954115/el-paso-alleged-gunman-admitted-i-m-the-shooter-police-say
Remember: it is not cowardly to pick low hanging fruit. AKA Don’t attack heavily guarded areas to fulfill your super soldier COD fantasy. Attack low security targets. Even though you might out gun a security guard or police man, they likely beat you in armor, training and numbers. Do not throw away your life on an unnecessarily dangerous target. If a target seems too hot, live to fight another day.
Up to this point, the manifesto has been first-person perspective. Now it is second-person perspective. Why the sudden change from I, me, my? Different author? Did a bot write one part and the prankster another?
My ideology has not changed for several years. My opinions on automation, immigration, and the rest predate Trump and his campaign for president. I putting this here because some people will blame the President or certain presidential candidates for the attack. This is not the case. I know that the media will probably call me a white supremacist anyway and blame Trump’s rhetoric. The media is infamous for fake news. Their reaction to this attack will likely just confirm that.
Wait, the author blames the Republicans, but wants to absolve the Republican president? The author seems to want to feed both sides doesn’t he?
Many people think that the fight for America is already lost. They couldn’t be more wrong. This is just the beginning of the fight for America and Europe. I am honored to head the fight to reclaim my country from destruction.
Ooh, lookout! Everyone panic about white, racist mass shooters! Everyone be afraid!
I think some people just want to watch the world burn. The bargain basement Joker that wrote the “manifesto” is one of those people. What do I know? I’m Just a Gaibroh.