The El Paso shooter’s writing was dominated by diatribes against immigrants, including invectives against “race mixing” and a “Hispanic invasion of Texas.” He supported an American confederacy of territories with each designated for a race. His plainly racist views made no distinction between legal and illegal immigration.
Throughout the document race hatred is interspersed with vitriol against so-called corporate greed and technological change and an embrace of radical environmentalism. His own words reveal how much he had been indoctrinated with the belief that human actions were destroying the planet and that extreme measures were required to save us from ourselves. In reading the document, it could be argued that his perverse environmentalism forms the basis for his racism and anti-immigration views.
“Y’all are just too stubborn to change your lifestyle. So the next logical step is to decrease the number of people in America using resources. If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can become more sustainable.”
Unfortunately, the number of persons around the globe who subscribe to the El Paso shooter’s environmentalist beliefs are more significant. Many believe, as did the shooter, that Earth would be a better place with fewer humans, or no humans at all. They inhabit the top echelons of many environmentalist organizations and top governmental positions and are often personages of great respect.
According to Sir David Attenborough, “We are a plague on the Earth.” Prince Charleswould like to decimate mankind, saying, “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.”
There is widespread agreement that we denounce those who promote fear and hatred on the basis of race. A similar condemnation is in order for those who propose radical actions that endanger people as responses to irrational and unfounded fear of a climate that has been changing for billions of years.
We offer a vision of humans wisely using all of Earth’s natural resources in order to flourish and prosper while striving to make small the hatred of others and of self that apparently was a source of the El Paso tragedy.