Etats-Unis : le manifeste du tueur de Buffalo s’inscrit dans la lignée d’autres attentats racistes

Etats-Unis : le manifeste du tueur de Buffalo s’inscrit dans la lignée d’autres attentats racistes

If there is one exercise in which Joe Biden excels, it is that of compassion. Burned in his flesh by the death of his first wife and daughter in a car accident in 1972, then by that of his son from cancer in 2015, the President of the United States found the right words to speak to the African-Americans of Buffalo (State of New York), who saw, on a sunny Saturday, a far-right terrorist killer, Payton Gendron, land to assassinate ten of their own on the grounds that they were black.

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On Tuesday, May 17, Joe Biden spoke of their unspeakable pain: “You feel like there’s a black hole in your chest, which you’re being sucked into, and you’re choking. » Then mourning: “The day will come when the memory of your loved one will bring a smile before you shed a tear. » Joe Biden recalled the journey of each of the ten dead victims, such as Andre Mackneil, 53: “He had gone to buy his 3-year-old son a birthday cake. His son celebrated it by asking, “Where’s daddy?” »

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Then he lashed out at the wicked wind blowing across the country, calling things by their name, the “domestic terrorism”. The Democratic President denounced “a hatred that through media and politics, the Internet, has radicalized angry, alienated, lost and isolated individuals into the false belief that they will be replaced.” Mr. Biden added: “White supremacy is a poison…and it’s been allowed to fester and grow before our eyes. It’s enough. »

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Reading a 180-page text attributed to the alleged killer, Payton Gendron, but whose authenticity has not been officially confirmed, shows how his drift is in line with the ideological line of racist killings of recent years. His text begins with two pages on the insufficient fertility of whites. “It’s an ethnic replacement. It is a cultural replacement. It is a racial replacement. This is THE WHITE GENOCIDE”, laments the author. Noting that reversing the birth rate will take time, he calls for immediate action on behalf of “the very survival of our people” : “We must crush immigration and expel the invaders already living on our soil. »

In this text, where he has inserted two photographs of himself armed with a semi-automatic rifle, the author claims to be the “sole author” of the killing. But, during the thirteen pages of self-interview, he describes a precise process of radicalization, triggered by Brenton Tarrant, the author of the attack which, in March 2019, claimed the lives of fifty-one people attending two mosques. in Christchurch, New Zealand. “I was not born a racist…I just became a racist after learning the truth. »

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