As you probably already know, 21-year old Dylann Roof (who will be played by Paul Dano in the movie version) walked into the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC, sat down for an hour, then without any sense of irony, said, “You raped our women, you’re taking over our country” before opening fire and killing six women and three men, including pastor and SC State Representive Clementa Pinckney (who is now being blamed by the NRA for not allowing guns in church). Dylann Roof is currently awaiting trial, and by the time that happens, enough time will have passed for America to have to collectively snap their fingers to remember where this happened and who did it, because we’ve moved on to the next mass shooting that we’ll write off a tragedy and do absolutely nothing about. In the meantime, if you want to make Roof suffer, stand in line.
The man accused of gunning down nine people at a South Carolina church will get no sympathy from his family, the suspect’s uncle said Thursday evening. “He’s guilty as hell,” Carson Cowles, uncle of Dylann Roof, told the Los Angeles Times in a telephone interview. Roof, 21, is accused of opening fire on a Bible study group at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., an incident that is being investigated as a hate crime. Roof is white and the nine victims were black. His nephew is going to “ride the lightning,” Cowles told The Times, referring to the death penalty. “He’s going to pay for what he’s done. I’d pull the switch myself, if they’d let me.”
That’s a nice thought and all, but what else is he supposed to say? “Yeah, we taught to him to hate niggers when he was little in Lexington, SC where Confederate flags more than birds then I guess he got tired of us just sitting around talking about all the niggers so he killed a few. I guess you can’t do that anymore.” We can call Dylann Roof mentally ill, because just like Josh and Jessa Lannister, racism is a mental illness. We can even call him a terrorist if that makes you feel better. But when he dies, and when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the ideology they subscribe to isn’t going to die with them. Because where else is 9th grade drop out going to learn about Rhodesia and South African apartheid? In the public library from the librarian he killed? No. He learns this shit at home. And if you’re in America and wondering how a dude with a pending felony drug charge can get a .45 for his birthday and that still be legal, try to remember where you live. “Bad guys” will always have guns because the “good guys” have too many lying around and don’t understand that their paranoia is misplaced until their son they ignored shoots up a church or school. Let freedom ring.