Another public school student makes the headlines:
Of course he made a video. How else could he become a pop culture star?
So, what were his motivations? Christian fanaticism? No, I don’t think so:
Going only by the username Sturmgeist89, he calls himself a “social darwinist”. “I am prepared to fight and die for my cause,” read a posting by a user of the same name.
“I, as a natural selector, will eliminate all who I see unfit, disgraces of human race and failures of natural selection.”
“Sturmgeist” means storm spirit in German.
The videos have now been removed from the website. Media said the gunman had repeatedly expressed his admiration for Hitler and Stalin.
Hitler and Stalin? Weren’t they those great Christian heroes? Where in the world do mass murderers get the idea that Hitler and Stalin promoted social Darwinism? You don’t think it has anything to do with that “master race” stuff that Hitler received indirectly from Galton, do you? Maybe Stalin is somehow connected with Marxism, a famous theory of sociocultural evolution that, in the late nineteenth century, explicitly relied on Darwinism for scientific justification?
No, it’s probably because of propaganda from the Flying Theocracy Monster.