John T. Earnest - Chabad Synagogue Poway, California Active Shooter (Eco-Fascist)

stochastic terrorismJohn Earnest's ideology and actions have become legend among white nationalists circles. Like his hero, Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant, Earnest's image and manifesto are in constant recirculation on Telegram in hopes to inspire other lone wolves to attack soft targets. The manifesto has even been created into an audio book to celebrate the anniversary of Earnest's attack.  The incident itself represents stochastic terrorism. The term stochastic terrorism is defined as "using language and other forms of communication to incite random acts of violence that are "statistically predictable but individually unpredictable." There is evidence that Tarrant also inspired Stephen Balliet the Halle, Germany active shooter.  The influence of social media on John Earnest cannot be underestimated and readily admits that "4chan's /pol/ (politics) image board showed him the way of 'unadultared truth" in his Open Letter.Poster (above): 27 April…

John T. Earnest - Chabad Synagogue Poway, California Active Shooter (Eco-Fascist) is a group formed c. 2019.

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