Ethics Alarms Needs A Link To Or Copy Of The El Paso Shooter’s Manifesto, Since The News Media Is Unethical [UPDATED!]

Please put either into the comments to this post, and I’ll follow this with both the document itself and an analysis.

[UPDATE: the link is on Drudge. See below.]

The ethics issue is obvious: reporters, pundits and journalists are telling us what the thing says, and, for the most part, how it shows that the President somehow inspired the shooter. I don’t trust these people; I trust myself. This isn’t the Unabomber’s screed, it is reportedly just four pages long. We should be allowed to make our own analysis.

The final straw was this post on the conservative PowerLine blog, in which John Mirengoff quotes from reporter Byron York’s assessment that it’s

“hard to make that case looking at the manifesto in its entirety…Crusius [the killer] worried about many things, if the manifesto is any indication. He certainly worried about immigration, but also about automation. About job losses. About a universal basic income. Oil drilling. Urban sprawl. Watersheds. Plastic waste. Paper waste. A blue Texas. College debt. Recycling. Healthcare. Sustainability. And more. Large portions of the manifesto simply could not be more un-Trumpian.”

Both the Powerline post and York’s article have the same headline: “Has anyone actually read the El Paso killer’s manifesto?”, and, incredibly, neither includes a link to the manifesto or the text itself! York is a hypocrite, taking other reporters to task for, he says, distorting the screed to impugn the President, yet he gives his readers no way to check his assertions. Mirengoff is even worse. He preens by writing that he has not read the manifesto—after questioning the integrity and honesty of those who have!–and says, “I don’t do evil mass murderers the honor of reading their deranged writings.”

Then don’t write posts about it, you ass.

He concludes, “Most news outlets have declined to link to the manifesto. I will decline, as well. However, it can be found without difficulty on the internet.” Oh, bite me. I just spent 30 minutes searching without success, and I’m trying to do my job.

The Washington Post, meanwhile–you know, the “Democracy Dies in Darkness” paper?–also won’t provide a link.

UPDATE: Got it!

23 thoughts on “Ethics Alarms Needs A Link To Or Copy Of The El Paso Shooter’s Manifesto, Since The News Media Is Unethical [UPDATED!]

  1. This is a search phrase which brings up the manifesto.
    “drudgereport link to el paso manifesto”
    Drudge posted it on the same or next day of the shooting.

  2. RESPECTABLE LEFT: “Evil corporations are poisoning our land and using up all the resources! We have to do something about overpopulation or the Earth won’t be here for us anymore! Read The Lorax, Dr. Seuss tried to warn us!”

    RACIST CRAZY KILLER: “Evil corporations are poisoning our land and using up all the resources! We have to do something about overpopulation or the Earth won’t be here for White people anymore! Read The Lorax, Dr. Seuss tried to warn us!”

    RESPECTABLE LEFT: Those are totally different.

  3. This is much more than what I read the first day from the link Aliza provided then.

    This manifesto screams out that he has been influenced to extremist views by many different players.

    I said then there is much more to learn about his influencers than just what the media wants us to believe.

    One could actually state that he was influenced by environmentalists or even pro hispanic activists.

    • This manifesto screams out that he has been influenced to extremist views by many different players.

      I said then there is much more to learn about his influencers than just what the media wants us to believe.

      One could actually state that he was influenced by environmentalists or even pro hispanic activists.

      To the first paragraph: the man did a terrifying, horrible thing which was ultra-extreme, of that there is no doubt. Cold-blooded murder.

      But if people influenced him, I differ that they were ‘extremist’. I recently discovered the book The Dispossessed Majority by Wilmot Robertson (1972). I read it and I would not call it ‘extremist’ in any sense. I would call it realist. But my point is that it is this book, and other books like it, that have had and still have a strong influence on the Dissident Right.

      One of the aftermaths (is that word pluralized?) of the Vietnam War was the radicalization of many people who fought in it. There was certainly a left-radicalization which everyone knows about, but there was also a right-radicalization. Kathleen Belew wrote about this in Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America. I read it, and appreciated it, but I also did not read it quite as she wished it to be read.

      This is the ‘blurb’ about the book on Amazon:

      The white power movement in America wants a revolution. Its soldiers are not lone wolves but highly organized cadres motivated by a coherent and deeply troubling worldview made up of white supremacy, virulent anticommunism, and apocalyptic faith. In Bring the War Home, Kathleen Belew gives us the history of a movement that consolidated in the 1970s and 1980s around a potent sense of betrayal in the Vietnam War and made tragic headlines in Waco and Ruby Ridge and with the Oklahoma City bombing and is resurgent under President Trump.

      Returning to an America ripped apart by a war they felt they were not allowed to win, a small group of veterans and active-duty military personnel and civilian supporters concluded that waging war on their own country was justified. They unified people from a variety of militant groups, including Klansmen, neo-Nazis, skinheads, radical tax protestors, and white separatists to form a new movement of loosely affiliated independent cells to avoid detection. The white power movement operated with discipline and clarity, undertaking assassinations, armed robbery, counterfeiting, and weapons trafficking. Its command structure gave women a prominent place and put them in charge of brokering alliances and birthing future recruits.

      What I discovered is that each of the radical right activists the book exposed and explored, over the course of time, developed their views and ideas. They started out in a sort of blind rebellion, but over time their ideas developed. The way Belew presents them conforms to the only way they could be presented in such a book designed to be read by the average person in America. They must be described at the outside as morally deformed. They could not ever be described as having a defensible moral or ethical position. So, Belew’s book fits in with a genre of literature which is part of the ‘deplorables’ accusation.

      It is just a fact — an important fact I think — that the Dissident Right activists of the present are connected to the radical right activists of the past. However, the views and the ideas of this Dissident Right have evolved and become, if you will allow the term, more sophisticated. Richard Spencer is a very good example of this evolution. You might not wish to see him as such but he is very much an American. There is really nothing at all strange nor even radical about his ideas. I say this honestly. It is the ideas that have become common in our present that are extremist, over-the-top and highly radical. But they have penetrated so far into the academy, and people have been so indoctrinated with them, that the counter-current and the resistance to this Hyper-Liberalism seems like a ‘freakshow on wheels’.

      And this is the ‘present’ that we live in: a clown-world of the topsy-turvy.

      If you wish to understand the Dissident Right in America, you’ll have to read Wilmot Robertson. Then you’ll better understand Jared Taylor, David Duke, Richard Spencer and many others.

      Their ideas cannot be presented as they are because there is the danger that they might influence and convince. So, they have to be run through a mill of interpretation and presented to people in the proper and necessary evil shades.

      Slowly though, the information is getting out, and people do seem to be making their own decisions. Let me put it this way: If The Dispossessed Majority were read without prejudice in say a college course, those who read it would begin to see things in a very different light.

      This is of course the problem that we face. The Progressive Left will oppose, with violence in fact, any non-biased exposition of ideas that does not support their coercive narrative. The Dissident Right runs into a wall of sorts: they cannot bring their ideas our freely and fairly, and they are doxxed, excluded, vilified and deplatformed. They are made to appear ‘evil’ and ‘profoundly wrong’. Yet they are not. They have a coherent, a valid, and an ethical perspective. My impression is that the Progressive Left would rather see things come to open conflict than if things could be worked out through modification of their radical plans.

      The Dissident Right is very concerned for environmental issues, of that there is not doubt. All of America’s national parks were established by Madison Grant and Lothrop Stoddard! ‘Conservatives’ in the true sense of the word. The Dissident Right is also very concerned for quality of life issues and labor issues. In these concerns it shares something in common with the traditional Left. But it arrives at its position from a different angle.

  4. Unlike many mass shooters, the El Paso dork had a father, although his biological parents were divorced. However, the shooter’s dad was…well, you wouldn’t accuse him of toxic masculinity. He wrote a book about addiction recovery. Here is how the author presents his work:

    “Discover Life Force Energy as a catalyst for transformation and a path to personal freedom! Life Enthusiasm: A Path to Purpose Beyond Recovery details how life force energy can propel the most desperate addict down a path to freedom and meaning. Through the application of Universal Energy the author discovers his intuitive voice and transcends a four decade entrenchment in addictive behavior in just eighteen months. The element that gives the story its unique voice while imbuing it with a mystical and adventurous tone is the employment of energetic treatments or transfers to treat addiction and anxiety. The undeniable power of Universal Energy to amplify and enhance one’s spiritual progression to a state of freedom is the step that many people who have been frozen by anxiety or dependent behaviors have been looking for. The story includes the author’s experience of other dimensions of existence, sound healing, distance healing and various energy modalities.”

    I wonder how many eager journalists went digging hoping that the killer’s parents, if not the killer himself, might have been Bible-quoting, NRA member church members. Their narrative is always wrong, but they never take the hint.

  5. Lack of filter in incoming news and views? So many causes tried to recruit him (and all of us) by getting him hyped- leaving a mess in his head. Each bias can pick which cause to blame, but I blame them all for egging people on until some snap. Not enough people have the will to limit the inflow.

    • Lack of filter in incoming news and views? So many causes tried to recruit him (and all of us) by getting him hyped- leaving a mess in his head. Each bias can pick which cause to blame, but I blame them all for egging people on until some snap. Not enough people have the will to limit the inflow.

      This is a typical, safe ‘centrist view’. I can understand it and respect it. But what I want to point out is that there are greater and more important things at stake, and these need to be clarified. No part of this is easy, and one must accept social conflict and also violence in every juncture of human activity. If you lived under a totalitarian communism and you determined that you simply had to oppose it and you became a ‘partisan’, you would surely suffer all sort of consequences: psychological, moral, personal, spiritual. Those who fought in the two European great wars did not come out without wounds. This is just a fact.

      The thing is that you and many like you cannot get to the point where you recognize a larger picture and what is at stake. This is understandable. I suggest reading the Times very carefully, and very critically, because they are going over each and every point as they try to defeat the ethical and moral thrust of the arising Dissident Right by vilifying them. Just today there is a loooonnngggg analytical article that works to dismiss the concerns of the Dissident Right in Sweden. You see, they have to do this. They have to make their opposition seem evil and deranged. The Times, if read correctly (I call it ‘reading backwards’ or ‘upside-down’) is immensely instructive. Their whole impetus is Gramscian through-and-through. It is amazing to behold!

      You assume that your ‘centrist’ position is ‘normal’. Not only that, you are assured that it is. You see yourself as the normal center. And ‘extremists’ revolve around you like psychotic asteroids. I challenge this centrist position. It is really waaaayyyy to the left and is, in fact, a form of leftism. But it is safe and comfortable. But it cannot take any sort of stand at all! It is tied, like with strings, to the essential metaphysics of the Progressive Left.

      But it must be said that the man who killed people in cold blood is a lunatic. But it is not at all wrong for him to see and understand that his country and let us say his state (and thus America) has been radically engineered over 50-60 years. That is to say demographically. Now, you have no way and no means to show concern for that fact. You simply could not do it because there are filters or blocks that do not allow the valid perception to arise. So, you take no position and you drift. But there are people who are not like you, and who take a position. Jared Taylor is one of them. Very well-educated, highly ethical and moral. A sane, concerned person. A good citizen really. And his arguments are solid. Does he too have a ‘mess in his head’?

      Once the full picture gets concretized and coherently expressed, it can then be considered rationally. But until that time, and after being filtered through the distorting lenses of the MSM, no rational choice can be made.

      • Yes, I will agree I’m moderate, I agree with the left and right on different issues. I really cannot agree that makes me a leftest. I wonder how much language and definitions are an issue.

        I do not abandon all causes any more than I get involved or wound up by all of them. I have to have a strategy, as I have limited time, energy, and resources for any cause. Involvement in fundraising for the local volunteer fire company, is more effective than nebulous causes and campaigns. People on here can probably list onnes I usually comment on, but RL happens, like trips to the emergency room and the dogs needing shots.

        By filtering my input and avoiding places like MSM, I do not get pushed into mania. That seems the rational thing if you have other responsibilites.

  6. Tried to post a link to it, but it is probably stuck in moderation. No surprise: it was my least interesting post on this site ever.

    Funny, he completely anticipated that the media would blame Trump for his views, which he claims pre-dated Trump.

    -Jut

  7. Could have saved you some time. When I got it, it was in html, so I saved it, formatted it to .docx the saved it as both .docx and .pdf formats. Anybody wants it, I have it in both formats.

    • Turned on to the not-google site last month. Seems to have eliminated a lot (not all, but a lot) of the garbage in Searches. A tad slower in response time putting the question or key words in in the first place – damn, I’ve just wasted an extra second! The results don’t seem to be superior – many of the same – but there aren’t so many of them to wade through, no distracting pictures, and there are more reliable sites.. Not so much padding or extraneous matter, sticks to the point. . Easy to switch engines back and forth. Drawbacks: Less efficient access to less informative maps. Naked, boring home page, but for this cute kindergarten sketch of its titular bird; free of daily quizzical, clever games, holiday extras, dancing alphabet or illustrations which, come to think of it, isn’t so much of a drawback.

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