I’m sure you have heard about the New Zealand shooting by now. It is yet another horrible atrocity, but this time, I did watch the video and did read the killer’s manifesto. There is something very creepy about it all. It’s clear to me the killer carried out this horrific crime for its effect in the media and on the internet. The murder of these innocent people was a means to reach an end – his vision of a “better world.” In a sense, this mass murder was an example of…….internet activism.
The killer did what he did, and was able to do what he did, because for him, the ends justify the means.