People are correct in saying that everyone must be held personally responsible for their behavior.
However, it is also just a fact that things are done to people that change their behavior. That doesn’t take away responsibility from the individual, but it does say: “the individual wouldn’t have behaved this way if it were not for external forces on him.”
New York Post:
He seems to have – he allegedly wrote in the manifesto that he took two vaccines!Relatives of Buffalo’s supermarket-slaughter suspect are copping the COVID defense, telling The Post on Monday that the teen likely snapped because of his paranoia and isolation from the pandemic.
They added they had no clue their kin, accused 18-year-old Payton Gendron, was an alleged white supremacist and said he clearly needed help after threatening his high-school classmates almost a year ago — although they aren’t sure he ever got it.
“I have no idea how he could have gotten caught up in this. I blame it on COVID,’’ said Sandra Komoroff, 68, a cousin of Gendron’s mom Pamela, referring to the teen’s alleged hate-fueled rampage that left 10 black people dead at a Tops Friendly Market on Saturday.
“He was very paranoid about getting COVID, extremely paranoid, to the point that — his friends were saying — he would wear the hazmat suit [to school],” she said.
“”And then he got COVID just a few weeks ago. … He went to family functions with a respirator mask on. He totally wasn’t going to get COVID — and then he got COVID.
“They were vaxxed to the max,” she said of the family. “I don’t know if it was a bad case, I just know he caught it.”
She added that Gendron had “bought into the fear of COVID.
This is yet more proof that he was not actually a reader of Daily Stormer, as the manifesto claimed. Everyone who knows anything knows that I have been the number one person on the internet against the coronavirus hoax from the beginning. Since this began, I wrote a lot more against the lockdowns and the vaccines than I ever wrote against black people!
Yeah, I’m also trying to figure it out.“That’s the only way to say it. And when you’re home all day on the Internet, you’re missing out on human contact,” Sandra said. “There’s a lot of emotions and a lot of body language you’re not getting [as] when you see their face.”
Her husband Dave Komoroff, 68, added, “In theory, [COVID] could have affected what they call the lizard brain — the part of the brain that controls aggression.
“I can’t say it’s impossible, but maybe that would happen one out of so many millions of times.”
Before Saturday’s slaughter, Gendron had allegedly written a rambling, 180-page white supremacist manifesto that spewed a racist philosophy and outlined his step-by-step plans for the massacre, law-enforcement sources have said.
In the chilling document, the teen described how he’d become “radicalized” online because of “extreme boredom” during the early days of the pandemic.
The Komoroffs denied knowing anything about Gendron’s alleged horrific racist leanings, with Dave saying, “He’s very smart.
“I don’t know where he went online — the dark Web, or wherever — but apparently he got into some nasty stuff. He’s smart enough to get into dangerous stuff online, which maybe the average person wouldn’t know how to get into.
“I mean, I’m trying to figure it out myself.”
I got blamed for this – along with two sites that appear to be fake websites – and I’ve never said anything even remotely endorsing violence of any kind.
What I did say is this: going all the way back to May of 2020, I said that the coronavirus lockdowns were going to cause mass psychosis, and I predicted that they would cause all kinds of violence, including mass shootings.
That said: I believe that the FBI definitely had something to do with this shooting. The manifesto – if it is even real – mentions that the shooter was in Discord servers that he found on /pol/. Everyone knows that all of those Discord servers linked on /pol/ are fed honeypots trying to convince people to do mass shootings.
Most people on /pol/ are smart enough to stay away from such things, but this guy was not that smart. Also, whatever the details, I can very much believe that he was driven over the edge by coronavirus hysteria – which would have made him more susceptible to being manipulated by the fed cops into doing something like this.
It looks like he had a normal family – including married parents, which is not something I expected.
What we really need is an investigation into FBI agents going into chat rooms and telling people to commit terrorism. Everyone on the right-wing internet knows this is real, and yet no government body will investigate it.