Side Notes: Details about the El Paso shooter

I file this under Politics because unrestricted gun ownership is the fault of politicians.

Patrick Crusius, the mass murderer of El Paso, attended Plano High School in Plano, Texas, graduating in 2017. In 2016, the school had a spate of deaths by suicide while he was a student. In 2018, Plano West High School (a few kilometres away, one of three high schools in the district) had an attempted mass shooting that was stopped.

Claims have been made that Crusius posted a picture on twitter of firearms spelling “trump”.  He only “liked” the picture, it was posted by someone else.


A few thoughts:

If “shock” websites can and have been shut down by courts, why haven’t 4chan and 8chan?  It’s no secret what sort of cesspools they are.

I’m not in North America and don’t watch TV, so I may be wrong, but I have yet to hear a peep out of the Nationalist Racist Antagonists (NRA) about either the El Paso or Ohio shootings.  Could it be that they have finally been silenced, now that they are as financially bankrupt as they are morally bankrupt?  We can only hope.

How much does the NRA’s silence play in some democrats finally showing some spine and calling for gun laws?

And how badly is Cheetolini (aka Trumpelthinskin, aka Annoying Orange) taking this?  Is he raging hard enough that his staff need a defibrillator?

Everything about the Ohio shooter screams white male – the media have not identified the shooter’s race or name, the choice of weapon (AR15), and labelling it as a “mass casualty incident” instead of a terrorist act.


  1. garnetstar says

    How can this not be seen as terrorism? Which is, episodes of violence against civilians to further a political agenda? This is the *third* episode this week, and the first two were to enforce white supremacy. As you say, there is virtually no chance that this third won’t be as well.

    The Dayton police say that this shooter was killed “within a minute” of his starting to shoot, but just in that time, he killed at least nine and wounded 26! How are such rifles not weapons of mass destruction?

    Trump and the republicans have given up on democracy, as they can’t achieve their autocratic dictatorship that way. They are using terrorism, which Trump deliberately encourages, to achieve their agenda of a white supremacist police state under military rule.