Saturday, March 16, 2019

Christchurch attack update

Well, this is interesting: an armed congregant* in the Linwood mosque fired back at attackers, scaring them away. No more than ten people were shot there; elsewhere, another 39 were gunned down. (Of the ten people shot at Linwood, seven died.)

Also interesting, according to the above-linked source:

The manifesto left by the terrorist — whose name I don’t think deserves mentioning** — is a mishmash of ideas. He calls himself an “Eco-fascist,” one who combines environmentalism, racism and authoritarianism into one repulsive package. In his mind the world is dying from over-population, but over-population of the “wrong” kind. He hates capitalism, free markets, and free trade but he loves the Communist Chinese government and fascism. He takes the racist rhetoric of Donald Trump and mixes it with Marxist rhetoric about the poor workers of the world.

In his fevered imagination alleged “over population” is directly tied to “mass immigration” and “sub-replacement fertility” among whites. The culprits who deserve the blame, he says, are the “corporate entities” who “invited” immigrants to “replace the White people.” It’s Paul Ehrlich meets Adolph Hitler, Bernie Sanders in cahoots with Benito Mussolini.

He says global warming and immigration:

…Are the same issue, the environment is being destroyed by over population, we Europeans are one of the groups that are not over populating the world. The invaders are the ones over populating the world. Kill the invaders, kill the overpopulation and by doing so save the environment.

He calls for a form of “Green Nationalism” which will save the planet by stopping “the continued destruction of the natural environment itself through mass immigration and uncontrolled urbanization, whilst offering no true solution to either issue.”

Along with that, here's some news from the Daily Mail, in listicle form:
• Australian-born Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, has faced a Christchurch court charged with a count of murder
• Daniel John Burrough, 18, is also charged with 'exciting hostility or ill-will' in relation to the mosque attacks
• Tarrant, Burrough, as well as a man and a woman were arrested on Friday after the violence
• The third man has been released and is not thought linked, while the woman remains in custody
• Tarrant allegedly live streamed himself on Facebook as he opened fire on the Al Noor Mosque at 1.30pm AEDT
• During a brief appearance in Christchurch District Court he smiled faintly and offered a white power gesture
• New Zealand authorities have confirmed that at least 49 people have been killed, with dozens more missing
• Alleged terrorist posted an online manifesto filled with Neo-Nazi ideology and hatred for Muslim people
• Tarrant 'worked as a personal trainer before travelling the world to North Korea and Pakistan as well as Europe'
This article, meanwhile, points out that Tarrant, an Australian-born personal trainer who lived for a time in Dunedin, NZ, took time off to travel the world after his father's death. He visited North Korea and Pakistan, and he had high praise for Pakistan and the Pakistani people: " incredible place with the most earnest, kind-hearted and hospitable people in the world."

Sounds to me like one very confused individual who thought he was Thanos, dispensing population-diminishing mercy through mass murder. He's being billed as a "white supremacist," but he wanted to take a few years to go see the (largely non-white) world. He supposedly made a "white power" gesture in court (an upside-down "OK" sign, in this case), but he's also apparently some sort of environmentalist who is concerned about the impact of overpopulation on the global ecosystem. Yes; all this makes a lot of sense.

As far as I know, Tarrant's GoPro video of the shooting was instantly suppressed, but since it was supposedly streaming live on Facebook during his part of the 17-minute event, I imagine someone must have caught it and will soon be releasing it through one of those murder-porn sites like or LiveLeak. Will I watch it? Maybe. Hell, I watched Budd Dwyer's suicide on LiveLeak. That, by the way, was a scarring experience. Not recommended.

The Guardian has a rough, first-impression breakdown of the "nationalities" of the shooting victims. The list "includes people from countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Jordan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia." Styx had claimed, in his video on the topic, that half the victims were white. I'm not seeing substantiation of that claim, so I remain skeptical. As I wrote in an email to a Kiwi buddy of mine, "Interesting if true."

Here's Styx on Christchurch:

*It could be that the congregant was armed because he had wrested away a firearm from an attacker, then used the weapon against the terrorists.

**Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28.


John from Daejeon said...

I think Best Gore has it. It is the scariest, but also the truest, site about human nature on the internet. A few years ago, after her graduation from a nursing university, one of my old students confronted me on a street in Daejeon for not teaching her more of the "cold, hard truths" about the world and sent me to Best Gore to open my eyes to the hell so many in the world endure each and every day that isn't covered by the mainstream media. She was a great middle school student who became very bitter, hostile, and disillusioned by a South Korean society that forced her into a degree/job she hates and treats young girls and women very poorly. It's a day I'll never forget as well as the day I realized I'll never, ever visit Brazil after taking an extremely eye-opening look at Best Gore.

Kevin Kim said...

We all have our red pills, I guess. Thanks.