June 18, 2019
Even though mass shootings have become the most normal thing in the world, this is one weird shooting.
A 22-year-old fires off 20 rounds at the door of a Federal building, runs away, gets shot and then dies in the parking lot.
Just weird all around, man.
A rifle-toting gunman wearing tactical gear and carrying multiple magazines was fatally shot Monday after exchanging fire with federal officers outside a downtown Dallas court building, police said.
The gunman, identified as Brian Isaack Clyde, was seen on video near the doors to the Earle Cabell Federal Building at about 8:50 a.m. before running across the street and into a parking lot, where he falls down.
He was brought to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Matt DeSarno, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Dallas Field Office, said. No one else was injured during the incident, police said.
Dallas police said a bomb squad was inspecting the suspect’s vehicle, and later conducted a controlled explosion of it. They said hours after the shooting that the vehicle had been rendered safe, but told people to still avoid the area.
That sounds like the standard operating procedure for analyzing evidence, right? Nothing out of the ordinary about blowing up an attempted mass shooter’s car, right?
This is where it gets undeniably funny though.
In one picture posted Saturday, 10 magazines are laid out on the floor. In the caption, Clyde said he is no longer going to dress up for the local yearly anime conference in Dallas because he “decided to finish getting all of my mags.”
In a post from a day before the attempted shooting, Clyde posted a picture of a sword, saying that he was a “gladius” about to “defend the modern Republic.” His last post before the shooting featured a picture of his bare legs.
Clyde’s Facebook page is otherwise filled with vague warnings of an upcoming attack, conspiracy theories about the U.S. government, memes from far-right internet subcultures like 4chan, and misogynist memes.
Conveniently, all the stuff that the media warns the kids to stay away from… hmm…
In a video posted June 9, he warned that “the storm is coming,” a phrase frequently used by anti-government internet conspiracy theorists, and said he didn’t know how much time he had left. The video ends with Clyde saying he’s “ready,” and holding up a long gun.
Why in the fuck is this 22-year-old Boomer-posting on Facebook?
What in tarnation even is this?
This story gets weirder and weirder as it goes on.
References to incels, or the “involuntary celibate” internet community that is prominent on extreme misogynist message boards, are frequently posted in memes on Clyde’s page.
Incels are apolitical when they kill, as a rule. Only chads try to launch political insurrections. Besides, this guy looks a little bit ill. I don’t think he’s actually in the military.
Clyde posted a picture of a swastika on a green flag, calling it a “solution” on April 29. He also often posted anti-U.S. government conspiracy theories, including posts about secret pedophile rings and CIA experiments.
He didn’t seem to have thought this whole thing through very well.
It’s difficult to understand exactly what he was trying to accomplish.
What’s more interesting is the language that Brian Clyde used. Needless to say, it was very Boomer-esque – which only serves to confirm that Boomers are dangerous and need to be kept on a tight leash, lest they corrupt the minds of impressionable youths.
“A storm is coming” is QAnon rhetoric. They all love the storm metaphor.
Usually, I’m not one to believe that everything is a false flag, but this shooting really looks like a false flag – or at the very least directed by a fed handler. They have to justify their budgets and their reign of terror on the country.
Nothing about what this kid posted is coherent or tied to any coherent political ideology that I am aware of. It’s like some AI sorting algorithm went onto a couple of Facebook groups and created a mishmash collage of right-wing memes and talking points and gave it to this kid to recite.
I don’t even know what to make of this:
It could be ironic and a riff on the ol’ Euphoric meme bashing atheists for being unlovable spergs.
Then there’s the pristine photo shoot:
Anyways, I’m calling Fake and Gay on this bullshit shooting.
The FBI is going to have to hoax up something better the next time around.