The News in 60 Seconds
No matter how many times White Men engage in socially-acceptable but not terrorist-related murders, they are always “isolated incidents.”
He is always a “lone wolf.”
He is always a legal owner of firearms, munitions or the technology he uses to “interact” with people.
Someone will be funding a company which will disrupt an industry while fending off another technology in a month which will feed off the chaos and disrupt their disruption, disruptively.
He can manage to be taken alive, no matter how many police show up to arrest him, no matter how much ammunition he has at the time.
He is never representative of an entire group. Only minorities can represent every member of their social, cultural or religious group.
He is never associated with any positive representations of of white-sanctioned religions. At best, he is a member of some fringe sect almost no one knows existed before today.
If he’s a law officer he will be on paid administrative leave, pending an investigation which will lead to no charges and at least one dead body of a minority whose cause of death doesn’t really matter.
He always has a history of “mental illness.” Sometimes, it’s even true.
He will always have good photographs. He will only be shown in an orange jumpsuit during the trial. And maybe not then.
People will extol his virtues. His kindness. His great love of children. “He was always so quiet.” He will be unidentified for as long as possible. No photos, little speculation. Your first clues he’s a white shooter.
He is always a uniquely troubled individual that unless he’s left a manifesto stating otherwise, isn’t related to any power broker or organization, unless it can stoke an acceptable fire currently active in the media.
“It’s surely too early to talk about taking any legislative action. We need to give people time to get over their grieving. Our hopes and prayers go out to their families.”
“Congress will be doing nothing about the problem for the next six weeks until their Christmas recess. It will be tabled for another six months until it becomes the rider on an unpopular bill which is summarily killed in committee. Problem solved.”