By Mark Alexander
In June of last year, Joe Biden launched his crusade against the most dangerous domestic threat to America. No, not the gangs who are responsible for the daily carnage in urban centers across our nation, like the thugs who committed the “mass assault” in downtown Sacramento a month ago, killing six. Or the thugs who murdered three people and injured 24 others in Milwaukee last weekend, or those who murdered five in Chicago.
Those assailants did not fit the Left’s racial narrative, so those stories quickly faded from the mainstream media — as did coverage of the more than 19,000 other murders in the latest year of record, 2020.
No, according to Biden and his cadre, the most dangerous threats to America are white supremacists, which he uses as thinly veiled code for “Trump supporters.” As I wrote right after Biden entered office, he was baiting and begging for more violence, and as a result of constantly framing everything in the context of race, a rare case of white supremacy finally and tragically emerged.
Recall that last year, Biden had his Department of Justice investigate parental rights advocates who were attending Virginia school board meetings in an effort to undermine support for now-Governor Glenn Youngkin.
At the same time the FBI was on that case, a Susquehanna Valley High School student in New York, Payton Gendron, was threatening to shoot classmates. According to the Buffalo News, “A school official reported that this very troubled young man had made statements indicating that he wanted to do a shooting, either at a graduation ceremony, or sometime after.” He demonstrated all the red flags of a sociopathic killer and was referred for mental health counseling.
“Sometime after” came Saturday, when Gendron, now 18 years old, walked into a food market in Buffalo and murdered 10 people, including a retired Buffalo police officer working as a security guard at the store who attempted to stop the assailant. Eleven of the victims were black and two were white. Three others were injured.
Based on his 180-page manifesto, Gendron detailed his motives and his plan, in what actually is a thorough case study in mental illness and how it can manifest in hatred. He declared his rationale for the assault was based on “replacement theory,” most recently promoted by French racist Renaud Camus a decade ago. It was also cited by the racist who killed 11 people at Pittsburg’s Tree of Life synagogue.
According to the manifesto, Gendron declared his purpose for the attack in language that reads more like it was plagiarized from a neo-NAZI propagandist: “To show to the replacers that as long as the White man lives, our land will never be theirs and they will never be safe from us. To directly reduce immigration rates to European lands by intimidating and physically removing the replacers themselves. To intimidate the replacers already living on our lands to emigrate back to their home countries. To agitate the political enemies of my people into action, to cause them to overextend their own hand and experience the eventual and inevitable backlash as a result. To incite violence, retaliation and further divide between the European people and the replacers currently occupying European soil… To add momentum to the pendulum swings of history, further destabilizing and polarizing Western society in order to eventually destroy the current nihilistic, hedonistic, individualistic insanity that has taken control of Western thought.”
Regarding his political views, Gendron notes, “When I was 12 I was deep into communist ideology, talk to anyone from my old high school and ask about me and you will hear that.” However, he states that now, “On the political compass I fall in the mild-moderate authoritarian left category, and I would prefer to be called a populist.”
Despite assertions to the contrary, “authoritarian left” places him squarely in the mindset of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, a.k.a. the “NAZI Party.”
The Left was quick to assert that anyone who believes that Biden’s open-border policy is in part his administration’s strategy to influence Democrat voter demographics is now guilty of being a “replacement theory” racist. At least 30% of Americans believe illegal immigration will influence elections.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul made the Sunday talk show rounds using the attack to demand that social media companies do more to remove hate speech on their platforms: “This spreads like a virus and that’s why I’m calling on the CEOs of all the social media platforms to examine their policies and to be able to look me in the eye and tell me that everything is being done that they can do to make sure this information is not spread.” Perhaps Biden’s new DHS “Czar of Disinformation” will take care of that.
For the record, all murders are “hate crimes,” but I do make a distinction between the premeditated murder of innocents and the reckless murders of innocent bystanders who are victims of drug traffickers and gangs — which account for the majority of murders in the United States. Premeditated mass murder involves an especially deranged level of sociopath, and in this case, indicative that the assailant’s cowardice was commensurate with his brutality, he didn’t have the decency to end his own life.
Biden will be headed for Buffalo on Tuesday to ensure he can divert the nation’s attention from budget-crushing inflation and baby formula shortages under his watch to the white supremacy threat.
He will also use the tragedy to promote his effort to undermine the Second Amendment, for reasons I outlined last week. But as a friend and career federal law enforcement officer observed: “Sadly, strict ‘gun control’ laws in New York meant that none of the law-abiding citizens at the crime scene were armed, so the assailant was able to continue shooting until the police arrived. When crimes like this are attempted in the free states, where law-abiding citizens can carry concealed firearms in self-defense, would-be mass shooters are often stopped dead, before they can complete their heinous acts.”
Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis
Pro Deo et Libertate — 1776