On Saturday May 14, 2022, 18-year-old Payton Gendron carried out a mass shooting at a Top's Supermarket in Buffalo, New York. Gendron posted his manifesto to various forums such as 4Chan and 8Chan and explained that he selected this particular location due to its predominately black demographics. Gendron writes that he is enrolled at SUNY Broome, and highlights the white supremacist conspiracy theory, the Great Replacement theory which purports that the White population in the West is being replaced my non-white immigrants throughout the manifesto. Gendron states that George Soros, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and London mayor Sadiq Khan should be killed. Gendron doesn't define himself as belonging to one ideology, however, he states that he ascribes to fascism, white supremacism and that he supports neo-Nazi groups. He explains I support neo-Nazism but I am not a member of any neo-Nazi groups, you decide what that makes me."
In the manifesto, Gendron explains that he spent more time online due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, and that he became radicalized on 4Chan. The platform acted as a gateway and led him to other websites such as neo-Nazi figure Andrew Anglin's website the Daily Stormer. In his manifesto, Gendron discusses blacks, and Jews. He also cites Christchurch mosque shooter as his main inspiration. Additionally, the shooting was livestreamed on Twitch.
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Manifesto's Concentration On Great Replacement Theory
Gendron heavily focuses on The first page of the manifesto contains an image of a neo-Nazi symbol, a sonnenrad with the text: "You wait for a signal while your people wait for you."
The manifesto begins by discussing the declining white birthrate and decreasing white population. Gendron writes that mass immigration and the higher fertility rates of immigrants are contributing to a replacement of white people.
Gendron underscores the importance of increasing white fertility levels. He adds: "We must crush immigrations and deport those invaders already living on our soil. It is not just a matter of our prosperity, but the very survival of our people."
Background Information, And Detailing The Attack
Gendron identifies himself and provides biographical information in an "About me" section. He shares that he is 18 years old, and he is the sole perpetrator of this mass shooting. "I lived in Southern Tier, New York all my life with both my parents and 2 brothers." He shares that he is currently enrolled in SUNY Broome.
The reasons for perpetrating the attack are outlined in a page. "To show to the replacers that as long as the White man lives, our lang will never be theirs and they will never be safe from us. To directly reduce immigration rates to European lands by intimidating and physically removing the replacers themselves…To incite violence, retaliation and further divide between the European people and the replacers currently occupying European soil."
He also cites neo-Nazi David Lane's slogan of the Fourteen Words, "We must ensure the existence of our people and a future for white children."
Gendron claims that he is not a direct member of any organization or group, although he supports numerous ones. He reveals that the internet influenced his beliefs. "There was little to no influence on my personal beliefs by people I met in person." One page poses the question: "Why did you target those people?" Gendron answers: "They are an obvious, visible, and large group of replaces…It would have eased me if I knew all the blacks I would be killing were criminals or future criminals, but then I realized all black people are replacers just by existing in White countries."
Gendron shares that he has been preparing seriously for this attack since January 2022. The question: "Why did you choose this particular moment in time to attack?" is posed in the manifesto. Gendron wrote: "The best time to attack was yesterday, the next best time is today. Everyday that goes by without an attack, hundreds of more non-whites immigrate to White countries and spawn children. Waiting any longer will only make it more difficult to get non-whites out later."
Gendron explains why he selected the specific location in Buffalo that he chose, citing that it "has the highest black population percentage." He acknowledges that his shooting was an act of terrorism.
On one page, Gendron states that he is a fascist a white supremacist, an antisemite, and that he supports neo-Nazism. One question asked in the manifesto is: "Did you intend to kill police officers or other enforcers of the state?" Gendron replied: "No. Although modern police officers exist to serve the 'elite', many of them are of decent character and it would make me very upset if I killed one. But only you know if I did."
On Jews Gendron wrote: "I wish all JEWS to HELL! Go back to hell where you came from DEMON!"
High Profile Targets: Soros, Erdogan, Khan And Anti-White CEOs
Gendron discussing killing high profile enemies in one page, calling for George Soros, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and London mayor Sadiq Khan."
He recommended specific methods for carrying out attacks. "TATP packages strapped to drones, an EFP in motorcycle saddle bags, convoy ambush rammings with cement trucks. Any method that gives these traitors their sure reward is viable and should be encouraged."
On Khan, he wrote: "The current mayor of London at the time of writing, an open sign of disenfranchisement and ethnic replacement of the British people in the British isles. This Pakistani Muslim invader now sits as representative for the people of London."
On Soros he wrote: "The billionaire responsible for his attacks on the West. He attacks the average person's wealth by shorting entire currencies. His funding for the radical left is majorly responsible for the destruction of our White culture. It is no question that he is one of the Jews that is attempting the new world order.
He wrote the following on Erdogan: "The leader of one of the oldest enemies of our people, and the leader of the largest Islamic group within Europe. This warlord must bleed his last, whilst he visits his ethnic soldiers currently occupying Europe."