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SoonerPride

(12,286 posts)
Fri May 20, 2022, 02:42 PM May 2022

The Buffalo mass murdered had a toothache (Twitter thread)

Was one of this idiot moron racist's motivations free dental care provided in prison?

Yeah, it seems like it was.

Read on....


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The thread is unspooled here:

I want to tell a quick story.

The Buffalo shooter had a toothache.
You may have heard this by now, but the Buffalo shooter spent the six months before the shooting messaging himself on Discord.

He did it the same way you would email yourself a reminder. It was every stray thought he had for a half-year, archived as a sort of handbook.
In that Discord archive that’s over 500 pages, the Buffalo shooter wrote about where he wanted to attack, his true motivations, even how badly he needed a haircut.

Minutes before the shooting, he sent it all to people he’d talked to on Discord, plus a livestream of the shooting.

The Discord archive are more illustrative than the manifesto itself, because it’s what he actually believed, and not a knockoff term paper that plagiarized past mass shooters.

And, in it, one thing kept coming up:

The Buffalo shooter had a toothache he couldn't fix.
The Buffalo shooter apparently tried to get his bad tooth treated. He went to the dentist, and whatever the dentist tried didn’t fix it.

He didn’t, or couldn’t, go anywhere else. He alluded to insurance problems.

But instead of blaming insurance or himself, he blamed the Jews.
The Buffalo shooter blamed the dentist, who he said was Jewish, but also Jews in general, who he was convinced were the cause of all of his suffering.

He openly admitted he started feeling this way at the start of the pandemic, because of 4chan.
At the start of the pandemic, the Buffalo shooter said he moved over from 4chan’s gun board to the white nationalist /pol/ board out of “extreme boredom.”

He was inundated with the ideas that Jews were trying "replace" whites on 4chan and social media, and he openly admits it.
Some other shooters read white nationalist literature, the dumb books like The Turner Diaries, which are posted as PDFs on 4chan.

But not the Buffalo shooter. He was a creature of the internet.

The middle of his manifesto is just copy-pasted antisemitic 4chan memes.
This is why the Buffalo shooter said he attacked the supermarket: He was, he said, “only shitposting in real life," serving a community of white nationalists he met online.

He was killing Black people because that community thought Jews were “replacing” white people with them.
Toward the end of his Discord archive, the Buffalo shooter was getting anxious. Initially he wanted to do the attack in March, but he kept pushing it back.

He wanted to do it soon, though, because he thought he would finally get help for his tooth from the healthcare in prison.
A new thing recently is to say that “disinformation” doesn’t it exist, that it's a "liberal" idea, or that it’s masking real problems.

But disinformation is an accelerant. It provides facile, wrong, violent solutions to real problems that need solutions in our society.

Disinformation exists, and it exists mostly to shift the blame of infrastructural decay and resource limitations from the powerful to the powerless.

You can call it "information warfare" or "information operations" if you want, but it is real.

People are dead because of it.
The Buffalo shooter had a toothache.

He blamed Jews because his online community told him they were the root of all evil.

He shot up a supermarket for revenge, but also because he wanted healthcare in prison.

Disinformation is real. So are the problems that make it seductive.
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The Buffalo mass murdered had a toothache (Twitter thread) (Original Post) SoonerPride May 2022 OP
Well, he is guaranteed dental care in prison, DURHAM D May 2022 #1
Real basic dental care, like filling or extraction catrose May 2022 #12
Perhaps.. thomski64 May 2022 #2
Welcome to DU! SoonerPride May 2022 #3
Is Dr. Christian Szell still around? GoCubsGo May 2022 #4
Szell would be sympathetic to the Dirt Sandwich Best_man23 May 2022 #6
But instead of blaming insurance or himself, he blamed the Jews. Ray Bruns May 2022 #5
oh yes. obviosuly. It is ALWAYS someone else's fault. SoonerPride May 2022 #7
This doesn't even make sense. BlackSkimmer May 2022 #8
Lol this is bad. WhiskeyGrinder May 2022 #9
Don't really get the point of this, senseandsensibility May 2022 #10
Pity Diversion Kid Berwyn May 2022 #11
This message was self-deleted by its author tenderfoot May 2022 #13
You know what else would end his toothache? smirkymonkey May 2022 #14
Hmm... jmowreader May 2022 #15

catrose

(5,105 posts)
12. Real basic dental care, like filling or extraction
Sat May 21, 2022, 12:20 AM
May 2022

He'd have been better off looking for a dental school. So would his victims.

thomski64

(477 posts)
2. Perhaps..
Fri May 20, 2022, 03:06 PM
May 2022

..one of the other inmates at
Erie County Holding Center can
remove his bad tooth (and all the rest)

Best_man23

(4,942 posts)
6. Szell would be sympathetic to the Dirt Sandwich
Fri May 20, 2022, 03:21 PM
May 2022

He'd give him the clove oil then probably pull the tooth.

That said, are we going to see a "toothache defense" in this case?

Ray Bruns

(4,190 posts)
5. But instead of blaming insurance or himself, he blamed the Jews.
Fri May 20, 2022, 03:19 PM
May 2022

I was wondering when we would get around to the Jews. Always seems to end up there with these people.

SoonerPride

(12,286 posts)
7. oh yes. obviosuly. It is ALWAYS someone else's fault.
Fri May 20, 2022, 03:25 PM
May 2022

The Jews.
The blacks.
The immigrants.
The gays.

Anyone but me is to blame for all my woes!

Sigh.

 

BlackSkimmer

(51,308 posts)
8. This doesn't even make sense.
Fri May 20, 2022, 05:59 PM
May 2022

What a bunch of weird threads someone is trying to pull together to prove what?

The nonsense posted on twitter is beyond belief.

Response to SoonerPride (Original post)

jmowreader

(50,702 posts)
15. Hmm...
Sat May 21, 2022, 02:13 AM
May 2022

It may also be possible that this toothache was so bad he thought his death would be the only thing that would fix it...so he decided that shooting people he hated would bring the police out to kill him.

This would do a lot of things for him.

The obvious first one is it would solve his immediate problem.

He would also be able to take pleasure in killing people he didn't like before the cops used rifles to blow his shit away. (This would justify the body armor - he didn't want to be killed by a random non-cop armed with a pistol, so he chose a vest that would stop pistol rounds - as actually happened; the security guard shot him at least once but the vest absorbed the guard's bullets.)

He would go down as a martyr to the "anti-replacement" crowd. AND in the process he would also demonize the police; you know, you can't just go around shooting heroes to the cause like the Buffalo Shooter.

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