Alleged Gilroy shooter promoted a favorite book of far-right message boards

Alleged Gilroy shooter promoted a favorite book of far-right message boards

At least three killed at California garlic festival. At least “three people were killed and 12 more were injured in a shooting at a garlic festival in Gilroy, Calif.” on July 28, according to The New York Times, and “a suspect carrying an assault-style rifle was fatally shot by the Gilroy police.” [The New York Times, 7/28/19]

Alleged shooter recommended a book that claims the “white race” is superior to all others
Alleged shooter recommended a white supremacist, misogynistic book. The alleged shooter, who was identified to CBS News and who posted an image of the festival before the shooting, reportedly recommended on Instagram that people read Might Is Right by Ragnar Redbeard. [Heavy.com, 7/29/19]

Might Is Right is “widely popular and present among ethnocentric white nationalists.” The book “essentially advocates for social Darwinism, or the idea that members of certain races or ethnicities are inherently better equipped for survival than others,” that “true egalitarianism does not and cannot exist, and that the ‘white race’ is inherently biologically superior to other races,” according to Rolling Stone. [Rolling Stone, 7/29/19]

Users on 4chan and 8chan have repeatedly recommended Might Is Right recently

via Media Matters Alleged Gilroy shooter promoted a favorite book of far-right message boards

Just another Trump supporter as mass shooter, armed to the teeth with military weapons and the best training in how to take out large numbers of innocent civilians just trying to have fun..