This man is sick. Disgustingly, barbarically sick. We’ve learned that Vester Flanagan, the WDBJ shooter, filmed himself prior to and after his murders today.
While leftists from Hillary to random Twitter trolls demand gun control in the wake of today’s shooting, we’ve decided to focus on facts. The stubborn things. Like how gun control wouldn’t have stopped this idiot from buying a gun, how criminals don’t follow laws anyway, and what the murderer actually said so himself in his manifesto.
The shooter, Vester Lee Flanagan II (known on air as Bryce Williams), apparently contacted ABC News on multiple occasions over the last few weeks, requesting a fax number for “information” he wanted to submit about a story. This morning, after the on-air shooting, that information was in the fax machine.
23 pages of rambling anger and hatred outlined the twisted motives that led to his actions. In his letter, Vester claimed racial discrimination, sexual discrimination (he says he’s gay), and being bullied by black men and white women as motivation for his actions. ABC News reported specifics from the manifesto:
“Why did I do it? I put down a deposit for a gun on 6/19/15. The Church shooting in Charleston happened on 6/17/15…
What sent me over the top was the church shooting. And my hollow point bullets have the victims’ initials on them.
As for Dylann Roof? You (deleted)! You want a race war (deleted)? BRING IT THEN YOU WHITE …(deleted)!!!” He said Jehovah spoke to him, telling him to act.
Later in the manifesto, the writer quotes the Virginia Tech mass killer, Seung Hui Cho, calls him “his boy,” and expresses admiration for the Columbine High School killers.
“Also, I was influenced by Seung–Hui Cho. That’s my boy right there. He got NEARLY double the amount that Eric Harris and Dylann Klebold got…just sayin.'”
“Yes, it will sound like I am angry…I am. And I have every right to be. But when I leave this Earth, the only emotion I want to feel is peace….
The church shooting was the tipping point…but my anger has been building steadily…I’ve been a human powder keg for a while…just waiting to go BOOM!!!!”
As for his victims, Vester chose them for what he believed were racist comments they had made. When racist Dylan Roof mercilessly slaughtered innocents in Charleston, leftists blamed a flag for his philosophy. But who do we blame when the racist shooter is a black man killing innocent white people? There’s no flag for that. No society. And no, not even a gun to blame. Not even a black one.
Everybody’s focusing on how if people wouldn’t be so judgmental, Vester wouldn’t have behaved this way. As if the color of your skin determines whether or not you’re capable of hatred. That’s bull. The part of this story no one’s really talking about? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (a federal government agency) found ZERO merit in the two cases Vester filed, including one against WDBJ, the station he attacked today, from which he was fired in 2013.
Vester Flanagan is the only one to blame here. This isn’t about discrimination. It’s not the stations fault. It doesn’t matter how Vester “felt” – the government even said his feelings had no foundation in factual truth. Vester pulled the trigger. So while the members of the Charleston church chose to forgive Dylan Roof, Vester did not. He chose to wallow in bitterness and hate, and that’s what caused this shooting. Not Vester’s race or his sexual preferences. His own hatred. Period.