Let's be clear. Right now, as of the day I wrote this, there's no proof our shooter at the Charleston church ever read Turner. But Turner Diaries inspired?
Given the wider view, I would say, "Yes." And Dylann Storm Roof's cry as he shot person after person that blacks were taking over the country, raping children and therefore had to be murdered only underlines the possibility. Being a supposed "singular" act also reinforces the underlined possibility and puts it in bold. The fact, according to friends, he wanted to start a "race war," is pure Turner Diaries-like.
There's no evidence yet he belonged to some Turner-based cell. But there wouldn't be. Southern Poverty says they weren't aware of the murderer. Having had arguments with a representative of Southern Poverty on this topic a few years ago, let me just say the rep went way out her way to avoid connecting any obvious dots.
Ironically, in Turner, rights groups and the government did the same, thinking not mentioning the possibilities dis-empowers them. Didn't work so well, at least in fiction... and I think in reality too.
James Holmes: shooter at the Colorado theater, nothing has been mentioned.
The shooters in Connecticut: the same.
So how can I make this claim?
By connecting the dots. You can too if you read, and understand the true intent, the real nature, of The Turner Diaries.
Let's see if any of this seems familiar...
The movement is broken into tiny, independent cells that go across the country creating havoc: blowing up power plants, shooting up churches; the goal is not always "liberals," or "blacks," "Jews," "Hispanics," "Immigrants..." The goal is to keep the government busy by creating chaos, and try to pit different groups against each other.
Most of these evil acts that eventually bring down the government, and start a race war of sorts, are committed by one or two people. They are expendable and set up for deniability. Meanwhile recruiting in the military and among police certainly is not out of bounds.
The memes intentionally put forth in Turner by the cells, and bought into by the media and many in the government, are: if anyone is held responsible for these acts it's only the individual... not any cell, group, writer or hate filled, violence-inspiring talking head. However, if the target is white, fundamentalist, Christian then it's the fault of society, the whole group, liberals and the "fact" that society hasn't completely bought into their nightmarish version of vengeful, hate-filled, "Christianity."
Oh, and keeping people at each others throats is another goal, create a race war, encourage chaos. So more guns in dark theaters, churches?
Blaming it all on some war on Christianity?
Whatever it takes.
Fans of Turner must be gleeful at the constant shootings, choking, beatings and the increasing general militaristic, occupying army sense to it all. If their final solution, Turner Diaries wet dream, comes true, I tend to wonder how many police will stay on the right side? And how many excuse makers, like on FOX, are enabling this kind of terrorism, perhaps intentionally?
The Turner Diaries; fictional piece of vile trash, makes Hitler and his "merry" men look merciful, in comparison. In the end, when they win, everyone not an extreme white Christian Conservative Fundamentalist is hung, shot or otherwise butchered. This also includes relatives of, and their children who are considered the fruit of bad seed. They are all lined up across the country and hung from light poles, shot in the head as they beg for their life, insist on their innocence. Intellectuals are targeted, college professors exterminated. Blacks, and people of color in general, would find the worst slave masters "kind," in comparison.
This is the writer's idea of a "happy ending?"
Maybe Turner has little to nothing to do with all of this. But I find it more than ironic, and quite frightening, that regardless: all seems to be proceeding "as planned."
Inspection is a column that has been written by Ken Carman for over 30 years. Inspection is dedicated to looking at odd angles, under all the rocks and into the unseen cracks and crevasses that constitute the issues and philosophical constructs of our day: places few think, or even dare, to venture.
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