bomba503 posted:arsenal4ever posted:
Or he could have just been insane
Insane people walk outside and start shooting. Do insane people plan an attack and drive ten hours to shoot people?
“Insane” is tough. These White Supremacist terrorists are clearly mentally disturbed. Even most White Supremacists don’t behave the way they do. However, Right-wing White Nationalist terrorism is the primary terrorist threat we face today in the U.S.. And, beyond giving a woefully distorted view of mental illness, dismissing these terrorists as insane makes no more sense than dismissing members of ISIS or Al-Qaeda as insane.
Beyond this, other mass murderers, while sometimes emotionally or realistically untethered, have capacities for easy damage in this country that they simply do not have anywhere else in the Free World. Anyone who dedicates enormous amounts of time and effort into killing several random people anywhere in the Free World will likely be able to do it; but the ease and the likely meaning of “several” are different in the United States.