Again, we just simply do not know what motivated Wednesday’s act of wanton slaughter and speculation as to what those twisted reasons were isn’t going to be helpful at this time, and…wait I’m getting something in my earpiece now…
Dylann Roof has confessed to authorities to shooting and killing nine people this week at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, two law enforcement officials said Friday.
One of the officials said that Roof, who is white, told investigators that he wanted to start a race war.
He himself bought the .45-caliber handgun used in the shooting last April at a Charleston gun store, according to the two officials. Earlier, a senior law enforcement official had indicated that Roof’s father bought him a Glock firearm for his birthday.
In fact we may never know the real reason behind this heinous act as two years ago, Chief Justice John Roberts declared racism to be over in our wonderful country and that the era of the racial civil rights struggle had come to an end, and that legislation protecting those rights and securing the right to vote for all Americans was no longer necessary, resulting in the functional dismantling by the Supreme Court of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts.
Needless to say, America remains completely baffled as to what might have been behind this deadly attack.
Back to you in the studio, Ted.
The universal condemnation of the murders at the Emanuel AME Church and Dylann Roof’s quick capture by the combined efforts of local, state and federal police is a world away from what President Obama recalled as “a dark part of our history.” Today the system and philosophy of institutionalized racism identified by Dr. King no longer exists.
What causes young men such as Dylann Roof to erupt in homicidal rage, whatever their motivation, is a problem that defies explanation beyond the reality that evil still stalks humanity. It is no small solace that in committing such an act today, he stands alone.
Since racism no longer exists, we may never find the answer as to why a lone wolf like Roof allegedly killed nine people.