"I have no choice. I am not in the position to, alone, go into the ghetto and fight. I chose Charleston because it is most historic city in my state, and at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to Whites in the country. We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet. Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me." These are the words of Dylan Roof from his manifesto posted online and recently discovered.
Media types and others claim he was radicalized by hate groups in his home state, etc. Probably, but I think it was closer to home like when he sat down for dinner with his parents and grandparents. Or when he was out with his friends who harassed blacks and other minorities they saw in public. Or when he attended his segregated school and church. When he heard white racist community "leaders" extol on the benefits of segregation, anti-unionism, anti-feminism, and all the other antis that plague the white mindset and ignore reality.
Dylan Roof was a product of a society/community that feeds on hate, guilt, and denial. He is a product of people who have been duped by "political leaders" into thinking his rights are being denied, that "they" are taking something from him, and that his opportunities to advance are imperiled by "others" that don't look like and think like him. That is who Dylan Roof is a product of the sewer of hate that spawn him: his home.
Comments to think about.