What does the El Paso WalMart killer’s manifesto show?

Aug 4, 2019 | Mass Public Shootings

The killer’s manifesto made a couple of things clear.

  1. He is a racist who identifies with the Christchurch shooter and says that they have the same views. The New Zealand killer was a socialist/environmentalist who supported gun control.
  2. The El Paso killer is also an environmentalist. His environmentalism is also the basis for his racism and anti-immigrant views: “Our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country. The decimation of the environment is creating a massive burden for future generations. Corporations are heading the destruction of our environment by shamelessly overharvesting resources. This has been a problem for decades. . . . Urban sprawl creates inefficient cities which unnecessarily destroys millions of acres of land. . . . Corporations that also like immigration because more people means a bigger market for their products. . . . So the next logical step is to decrease the number of people in America using resources. If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can become more sustainable.”
  3. The El Paso Walmart killer hates companies and technological change such as automation, but he seems to support at least some Republicans.
  4. “Recently, the senate under a REPUBLICAN administration has greatly increased the number of foreign workers that will take American jobs. Remember that both Democrats and Republicans support immigration and work visas.”
  5. President Trump wants to let more people immigrate to the US, but he wants more people coming based on merit. Obviously, that isn’t something that this killer would agree with. Nor is Trump an environmentalist. He is also a businessman. As the killer says: “Some people will blame the President or certain presidential candidates for the attack. This is not the case. I know 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.”
  6. That he anticipated he was going to die: “My death is likely inevitable. . . . Capture in this case if [SIC] far worse than dying during the shooting . . . .”
  7. This killer picked a target that he thought would be an easy target: “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.”
  8. This killer obviously did a lot of planning, despite his claim to the contrary. From the target to the gun and ammunition used, he tried to figure out the best way to kill as many people as possible.

Patrick Crusius

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  1. Scott Stillwell

    The “manifesto” and all the other evidence available indicate that this mass murderer, like all the others, is psychotic.

  2. Tom Campbell

    I take it there is no certainty yet as to whether the Walmart is a GFZ?

    • Gerald Johnston

      Most Walmart stores in Texas are CCW friendly but open carry is frowned upon.

      • Bobby Cordill

        Actually Walmart’s are gun free zones unless you are law enforcement.

    • Joe

      It’s not a gun free zone, but I’ve also heard that out of the local population only 5% of qualified people have a license to carry concealed. I haven’t confirmed that, it being Texas, it seems like a low number.

  3. sallie

    Does this manifesto sound like it was written by a 21 year old? Most of them can’t even spell, much less use proper English.

  4. Phil

    These targets must be hardened with armed security at every entrance- the killer admits he would not have targeted a place with sufficient security
    No gun control law will fix this problem- if laws need to be passed -the only laws that should passed are ones requiring property owners of these shopping malls as well as any place open for business to the public to provide adequate armed security for the safety of their customers- something they should be doing voluntarily

  5. lenaa

    The shooter was certainly right about the MSM blaming Trump on cue. The shooter sounds more like Aoc and the environmentalist left than he does Trump. More reason to never trust fake news (partisan) outlets like the NYT, Cnn, msnbc, etc.