A shocking discovery has been made regarding the 33-year-old Texas shooter responsible for the recent tragedy. Unearthing a dark trail on the Russian social networking platform OK.RU, the shooter’s posts reveal his extreme white supremacist beliefs. Disturbing photos show the man shirtless, flaunting large white power tattoos, such as SS Lightning Bolts and a swastika across his chest. Accompanying the images, he wrote, “Here’s what I think of your diversity you f***ing losers.” [SIC]
Beyond blatant racism, the shooter’s online presence also exposed a deeply ingrained misogyny. Frequent rants were found referencing specific incel forums, and the shooter even praised Elliot Rodger, who went on a mass murder spree in Isla Vista, California, in 2014.
Despite having no criminal history, the shooter’s online posts paint a chilling picture. In the weeks leading up to the attack, he shared over two dozen images of the Allen Premium Outlets mall, where the mass shooting took place, and its surrounding areas. Disturbingly, several screenshots of Google location information appeared to monitor the mall at its busiest times.
In a series of posts, the shooter discussed his mental health struggles and, in his final message, expressed concerns about what his family might say. He wrote that no psychologist would have been able to “fix” him and admitted to sharing similar thoughts with his commanding officer.
Furthermore, the shooter posted links to other sites, including a YouTube account with a video uploaded on the day of the shooting. In the clip, he removes a “Scream” mask, tauntingly saying, “Not quite what you were expecting, huh?”
This tragic event raises crucial questions about gun control and the influence of right-wing media. Governor Greg Abbott and his Republican colleagues should be held accountable for their role in allowing someone with such extremist views to access deadly weapons. While mental health may be a factor, countless other countries with citizens facing similar issues do not experience daily mass shootings. It’s time for America to confront the pressing need for change.