As we begin to piece together the tragic events of this past weekend, there will be a great deal of speculation about the motivations of a mass shooter killed by police in Dayton, Ohio.
Unlike the El Paso shooter, Dayton’s ne’er-do-well didn’t leave a lengthy manifesto for us to scour through in the aftermath, and there is no reason at this time to believe that the incident was politically motivated.
And, even if it were, it wouldn’t likely fit into the narrative that the mainstream media is pushing about the rise of white supremacy and its role in domestic terrorism due to the fact that the Dayton shooter was a staunch liberal with highly progressive ideals.
Twitter suspended the alleged account, @iamthespookster, on Sunday evening after several outlets had reported it belonged to the Ohio shooter, who murdered nine people and wounded dozens more before being fatally shot by police.
Screen-grabs of the @iamthespookster account showed tweets that supported socialism, opposed the election of Donald Trump, and backed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for president in the 2020 election.
Furthermore, the shooter was involved in the local heavy metal scene, playing in a “pornogrind” band.
Before he killed nine people in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday, Connor Betts was deeply involved in the misogynistic, male-dominated “goregrind” or “pornogrind” hardcore music scene. It has a regional following in the Midwest and is known for sexually violent, death-obsessed lyrics and dehumanizing imagery depicting women.
Over the past year, the 24-year-old shooter occasionally performed live vocals in the band Menstrual Munchies, which released albums titled “6 Ways of Female Butchery” and “Preeteen Daughter Pu$$y Slaughter,” with cover art showing the rape and massacre of female bodies. He also performed with a group called Putrid Liquid.
Now one of Betts’ bandmates, Jesse Creekbaum, 25, is taking the recordings down. He says he’s removing them out of fear the vulgar music he produced will make a cult hero out of the murderer, who was killed by police at the scene. He’s also received death threats online because of his association with Betts.
Betts was known to have created a “kill list” and a “rape list” while in high school, singling out other individuals against whom he wished to commit violence.
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