As predicted, the Charleston terrorist is not just some insane psycho. Roof comes from a deep-seated culture of Hateful White Males (HWMs) who have a lot in common with Sunni Islamists in their virulent extremist, black-and-white ideology and forceful rejection of Enlightenment ideals.
– First, we have Roof’s manifesto which, like Eliot Rodgers’ before him, shows the inspiration he got from the online HWM communities. And as predicted, it was a white-supremacist group similar to Stormfront. While anyone of any race or nationality can be racist, sexist or otherwise hate-filled, it is notable that only HWMs and Sunni Islamists have these powerful, interconnected groups and websites nurturing and supporting the violent xenophobia and regressive romanticism of its members.
– Also, it cannot be reiterated enough that behind every actual terrorist, whether HWM like Roof or Islamist like your typical ISIS or Boko Haram terrorist, stands an army of fellow-travellers who egg them on while at the same time “officially” condemning violence. Think of all the UK hate preachers spouting ISIS-like talking points, only stopping just short of condoning actual violence. Similarly, Roof reportedly received encouragement from a leading white nationalist who devotes all his energy to his hate group and pushing all the usual Klan-inspired messages, while at the same time “officially” condemning Roof’s terrorist crimes. People like this are precisely why HWMs and Sunni Islamists are so dangerous — the legions of semi-respectable people standing behind them in their websites and organizations, offering them aid and comfort and even financial backing, all the while “officially” disavowing the violent and utterly predictable end-points of their rhetoric. These people exist to radicalize young, disaffected people into turning to hate and evil for answers.
– Finally, I noted how interconnected the woman-hating world of the PUAs/MRAs is with the black-and-Jew-hating world of the white supremacists. Here is a prime example of what I am talking about, in a comment reprinted approvingly by leading PUA Heartiste (boldings mine):