This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, August 5, 2019:
Three mass shootings in a week are more than sufficient proof of at least two things: law enforcement and local security cannot protect innocents; and angry young men will continue their rampages regardless of their motivations.
This writer covered the first, the Garlic Festival shooting, here on July 31. Various motivations were covered, but the one that kept bubbling to the surface was anger by the shooter, Santino Legan. Maureen Callahan, writing in the New York Post, said this:
From those mass shooters who have attacked the innocent before, we know it’s a specific strain of anger – deep, repressed, biblically vengeful – felt most commonly by young men, almost always white, who report feeling alienated, dispossessed, misunderstood, victimized, and all too often rejected by women.
Their chosen outlet is the mass slaughter of innocents, carnage at places the rest of us once deemed safe – schools, hospitals, places of work and worship, concerts, carnivals – all meant to hold us hostage, in fear of the next reprisal we’re not responsible for and won’t see coming.
On Saturday, another angry young man inflicted horrific pain and suffering on innocents in El Paso, Texas, at a Walmart store full of back-to-school shoppers. The shooter, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius (a resident of Allen, Texas, a nine-hour drive from El Paso), approached the Walmart store in the Cielo Vista Mall on Saturday morning carrying a semi-automatic rifle. He began shooting at people in the parking lot and then took his rampage inside the packed store. During the 20 minutes before local police were able to capture him, he had shot 46 shoppers, killing 20 of them.
He expressed his anger at the immigration of Mexicans crossing over the border from Juarez by telling law enforcement officials that he wanted to inflict the maximum number of Mexican casualties as possible. This squares with his anger reflected in the introduction to a manifesto he posted online just 27 minutes before launching his attack: