Yes, I once stated that we shouldn’t read manifestos made famous through violence, but I went ahead and read Payton Gendron’s manifesto anyway. You can find it here.
The main reason I did so was confirm (or debunk) Corporate Media claims regarding the recent Buffalo massacre. Indeed, in my last post, I assumed that media claims of him being a right-wing white-supremacist were correct.
It turns out this is the case. He does describe himself as a “white-supremacist,” and (at least in racial and social matters) he definitely is right-wing – though he describes himself as neither right-wing nor left-wing. Economically, he seems to lean more to the left.
On page 13, he writes this:
Was there a particular event or reason you decided to commit to a violent attack?
Before I begin I will say that I was not born racist nor grew up to be racist. I simply became racist after I learned the truth.
I started browsing 4chan in May 2020 after extreme boredom, remember this was during the outbreak of covid. I would normally browse /k/ because I’m a gun nut and /out/ because I love the outdoors and I eventually wound up on /pol/. There I learned through infographics, shitposts, and memes that the White race is dying out, that blacks are disproportionately killing Whites, that the average black takes $700,000 from tax-payers in their lifetime, and that the Jews and the elite were behind this. From there, I also found other sites, like worldtruthvideos.website, dailyarchives.org, and dailystormer.cn where through data and exposure to real information I learned the truth.
The “extreme boredom” was brought about through Covid lock downs, which the Establishment Left demanded, and imposed upon us. The lock down boredom led him to spend more time online.
He “learned the truth” through sites like 4chan and thedailystormer. In hindsight, it would have been preferable if he’d learned the truth through amren, VDare or Taki’s Magazine…
… but such sites are hidden by Google, banned from social media, and censored at every turn. Through he doesn’t specify how old he was when he “learned the truth,” it was probably in his mid teens, as he’s only 18 now. His immature mind latched onto whatever it found first; there is no mention of Amren, VDare, or any other moderate pro-white source, anywhere in the manifesto. Lacking any mature guidance, he became radicalized.
Payton is quite intelligent, and some parts of the manifesto are well-written, especially for an 18 year old. Other parts are half-baked and simplistic; some statements seem to have been made without much thought. For example (pg. 8):
By living in the United States, weren’t you an immigrant yourself?
Yes, and it seems we immigrants seem to bring a whole host of issues. Although the land technically belongs to its native people, The United States now belongs to Whites because removing Whites from all of the United States is impossible. They are simply rooted too deeply into the land. The same thing applies with other White countries that are not in Europe.
It doesn’t seem to occur to him that blacks are also “impossible to remove from the land,” and are “deeply rooted” into the land.
Given the right resources and guidance, Payton might have become a great thinker and writer. Now he’ll spend the rest of his days in prison.
Incidentally, I noticed some businesses flying their flags at half-mast today. I couldn’t help wondering if they did the same after the Waukesha massacre.