Suppressing Insane Ideas Doesn't Stop Insane Conduct
May 25, 2022
Why did Payton Gendron (allegedly, but he live-streamed it, so it's not like there's much doubt) murder ten people at a Buffalo, New York grocery store on May 14?
The pat, and at least partially correct, answer, is that Gendron subscribes to something called the "Great Replacement" theory. That's mostly what we hear about in mainstream media descriptions of his 180-page "manifesto": He's a "right-wing" racist who believes that political elites are conspiring to replace him and his fellow "white" Americans with people of color.
What most mainstream publications don't do is link directly to t...