Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Dylan Roof: Anti-Semite

Dylan Roof, the murderer of 9 black people in South Carolina, rejected a psychiatric evaluation and mental health defense because psychology is a "Jewish invention."

It's an important example of the way that hatreds intersect. Obviously, his hatreds manifested in acts of violence against black worshipers in church. He didn't, say, attack a synagogue. But the rise of the newly emboldened American Nazis combines all kinds of racism. Roof is just the most extreme - so far - case.