Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- -The mass murderer in New Zealand was not an ordinary active shooter. He is a political terrorist who is working to advance a political agenda. One of his primary goals is to further gun control in the United States. His manifesto clearly states that goal. From The Great Replacement:
Finally, to create conflict between the two ideologies within the United States on the ownership of firearms in order to further the social, cultural,political and racial divide within the United states.This conflict over the 2nd amendment and the attempted removal of firearms rights will ultimately result in a civil war that will eventually balkanize the US along political, cultural and, most importantly, racial lines.This balkanization of the US will not only result in the racial separation of the people within the United States ensuring the future of the White race on the North American continent, but also ensuring the death of the “melting pot” pipe dream.
The mass murderer studied the mass media, perhaps better than most political terrorists do. He saw their prejudices, their agendas, and structured his attack to use their weakness for his purposes. From his manifesto:
Why did you choose to use firearms?
I could have chosen any weapons or means. A TATP filled rental van. Household flour, a method of dispersion and an ignition source.A ballpeen hammer and a wooden shield.Gas,fire,vehicular attacks,plane attacks, any means were available. I had the will and I had the resources.I chose firearms for the affect it would have on social discourse, the extra media coverage they would provide and the affect it could have on the politics of United states and thereby the political situation of the world.The US is torn into many factions by its second amendment, along state, social, cultural and, most importantly, racial lines.With enough pressure the left wing within the United states will seek to abolish the second amendment, and the right wing within the US will see this as an attack on their very freedom and liberty.This attempted abolishment of rights by the left will result in a dramatic polarization of the people in the United States and eventually a fracturing of the US along cultural and racial lines.
His study of the Media in the United States revealed to him the Media uses mass shootings to push for gun control in the United States, and elsewhere in the world. He wants the United States to balkanize. He re-emphasizes the point:
Won’t your attack result in calls for the removal of gun rights from Whites in the United States?
Yes, that is the plan all along, you said you would fight to protect your rights and the constitution, well soon will come the time.
The mass murderer has little in common with Second Amendment supporters. He wants state control of the economy, partly for purposes of ecology, much like current Progressives and Socialists in the United States and Europe. He insists on the identity politics of race, much like the Progressives in the United States. He wants to end the “melting pot” of the United States, much as the Progressives insist on maintaining separate ethnic and racial identities in the United States. Second Amendment supporters welcome all who support and defend the Constitution, regardless of race. He detests President Trump as a leader. He does not like President Trump's policies. The only thing he likes about President Trump is that President Trump is white. From his manifesto:
Were/are you a supporter of Donald Trump?
As a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose? Sure. As a policy maker and leader? Dear god no.
His inspiration is the political terrorist who he has emulated, the Norwegian mass murderer who is in prison. Anders Brevik murdered 77 people, of which 69 were from a youth camp for the far left Norwegian political parties. Brevik wanted to stop the Muslim colonization of Europe. From the manifesto:
Were your beliefs influenced by any other attackers?
I have read the writings of Dylan Roof and many others, but only really took true inspiration from Knight Justiciar Breivik.
The mass murderer is clear that he is not a conservative. He is not a fan of limited government. He calls himself an eco-fascist and considers the political structure of Communist China as the closest political structure to his ideas. From the manifesto:
Were/are you a fascist?
Yes. For once, the person that will be called a fascist is an actual fascist. I am sure the journalists will love that. I mostly agree with Sir Oswald Mosley’s views and consider myself an Eco-fascist by nature. The nation with the closest political and social values to my own is the People’s Republic of China.
Sir Oswald Mosley was a prominent National Socialist in England before and during the Second World War. Modern “Communist” China is necessarily a National Socialist political system. The party running China makes the trains run on time. The Chinese Communists call their system Socialism with Chinese characteristics.
To modern Progressives, with their identity politics and commitment to state control, the murderer's manifesto will appear confusing. The murderer calls for more state control of the economy and calls himself an eco-fascist. The National Socialists in Germany were lovers of nature. The murderer's manifesto will be confusing because, while he operates from identity politics, his identity politics are the opposite of current Progressive's identity politics. He sees white people as the oppressed, endangered minority in the world.
Muslim terrorists wish to spark an all-out war with non-Muslims. The terrorist in New Zealand has the same goal from the opposite perspective. He wants to inflame a defensive battle by non-Muslims against Muslims who are invading the west.
After the terrorist attack on 911, I wrote the Muslim attackers were not cowards. From their perspective, they were courageous and dedicated warriors. Cowards do not take over airliners and fly them into buildings on a suicide mission.
The more intelligent, committed, and coherent political terrorists are, the more dangerous they are. This attacker was/is more dangerous than most. He claims the attack was planned over two years, and was in retaliation for terror attacks by Muslims. As a more general note, he says his attack is in retaliation for 1300 years of Muslim aggression, conquest, and murder.
Here is a prediction, based on the murderer's agenda. The firearms he used will be found to have been manufactured in the United States. That works to advance his goal of pushing the Democrats in the United States to enact strict infringements on the Second Amendment. [And we can be sure that they will take the bait.]
About Dean Weingarten:
Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30-year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.