Narrative Defense and Context Denial

As more news about WDBJ shooter Vester Lee Flanagan II comes out, any confusion or speculation surrounding his motives is clearing and it turns out that Vester was in fact motivated by the #BlackLivesMatter narrative.

Let's be clear, though: Flanagan is mentally ill. And the news media is picking up on this. Fox News alone has talked with experts and mentioned dozens of times in the past few hours that clearly Flanagan was suffering from some serious mental issues. Will the reporting of Flanagan as mentally ill appease the black victimhood complex? Now that Flanagan is being classified as a deranged killer, is being classified as deranged instead of a thug no longer a unique advantage of whiteness?

Is this a fatal blow to black context denial?

Don't hold your breath. Or resist arrest and get choked out either, I guess.

But alas, insanity isn't the only factor in Flanagan's murders. Sure, he was unstable, but, as an unstable man, he was susceptible to an insane narrative. The fact of the matter is that Vester Lee Flanagan shot those people because he was blinded by what he viewed as a righteous hatred of white people and a desire to make them pay. He murdered an innocent 24-year-old white woman and 27-year-old white man because he believed what the media told him. He bought the narrative.

How do we know this?

Breaking with niggertech tradition, Vester Flanagan faxed, yes faxed, a suicide note/manifesto to ABC News two hours after gunning down Alison Parker and Adam Ward in Roanoke, Virginia. What bits are available read like a mix between the Chris Dorner manifesto and a Shaun King exclusive on DailyKos. It is positively dripping with Salon-esque #BlackLivesMatter narrative.

White America needs to answer for Charleston, they said. And boy, did we answer for it. Vester Flanagan made sure of that.

In his fax to ABC, Flanagan admitted to shooting two people (he wound up shooting 3, one survived) and openly discussed his actions being a response to the Dylan Roof massacre.

He wrote, "I put down a deposit for a gun on 6/19/15. The Church shooting in Charleston happened on 6/17/15... What sent me over the top was the church shooting. And my hollow point bullets have the victims’ initials on them."

Hollow point bullets avenging white crimes. Were Alison's screams a loud enough answer, Salon?

Although the full text of Flanagan's manifesto is not yet available to the public, ABC is reporting that it included references to the Columbine and Virginia Tech massacres. But the allusion isn't as simple as one spree killer admiring another spree killer. Flanagan mentions the incidents in order to side with his POC fellow victim. He wrote, “Also, I was influenced by Seung–Hui Cho. That’s my boy right there. He got NEARLY double the amount that Eric Harris and Dylann Klebold got... just sayin."

"Just sayin." Yeah. Your boi killed more people. He be so much better than whitey. We built da pyramids n sheyit.

Typical. Typical and sick.

So are we going to see the manifesto parsed for #BlackLivesMatter-inspired talking points? Once again, don't hold your breath.

Vester Flanagan was demonstrably motivated by the black social justice narrative. But #BlackLivesMatter will temporarily abandon their previous context denial of attributing white privilege to the label of "troubled," because it is far more important to preserve the broader narrative than the individual talking points. It is easier for them to accept the media pushing him as insane, which they claimed was a defense only granted to whites, than it would be for them to defend the fact that their narrative pushed Flanagan to murder.

As bullets with the initials of black victims tore through white bodies, Vester Flanagan was not confused. He knew why he was doing what he was doing. He wanted to get back at whitey. He had seen on the news how they oppressed, how they killed. He had seen on twitter and social media how they get away with killing innocent toddlers on their way to church and college. And he is not alone. More and more, blacks are getting back at whitey for both real and perceived injustices.

You think it's bad now? Wait until we're a minority. Wait until your daughter comes face to face with black wrath.

"Yes, it will sound like I am angry...I am. And I have every right to be. But when I leave this Earth, the only emotion I want to feel is peace," Flanagan wrote. It appears Vester Flanagan was a gentle giant at heart after all.

No, seriously. They are calling him a gentle giant now.


Flanagan was reprimanded for wearing an Obama campaign sticker, which is against WDBJ rules.

In May of 2014, our gentle giant wrote to a Roanoke judge complaining of racist treatment, and demanded a jury of all sheboons to hear a civil suit.

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