El Paso Massacre Galvanizes Accelerationists
Accelerationist online communities, on the heels of an attack that left at least 22 dead, celebrated and called for additional violence while debating one alarming point – should “high-value targets” or “normal people” be the next to die?
“Kill powerful people. Kill important people. Kill the political opposition,” a Telegram user wrote in their channel. “Killing Wal-Mart drones does NOT earn Sainthood.”
“Sainthood” is a designation these communities assign to terrorists, such as the Christchurch and Poway shooters, they believe should be lionized.
Andrew “weev” Auernheimer, who provides technical support for the Daily Stormer, posted in a thread on that site: “Random violence is not detrimental to the cause, because we need to convince Americans that violence against nonwhites is desirable or at least not something worth opposing. There’s no way to remove a hundred million people without a massive element of violence.”