Newsweek - July 29, 2019

A gunman who killed three people at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday evening posted about a white supremacist book on Instagram before firing into the crowd, according to screenshots of an account that has since been taken down.

The gunman, identified by police as 19-year-old Santino William Legan, injured 15 people and killed three others, including a 6-year-old boy being he was shot and killed by Gilroy police. In the aftermath, screenshots began circulating on social media of the Instagram account @santino_williamlegan, which has been removed by Instagram.

Writer and actress Amanda Duarte tweeted a screenshot of a post apparently by Legan of Smokey Bear and promoting a white supremacist book from 1980.

"His Instagram was just taken down, but before it was, I saw a post from the festival right before the shooting that said 'Read Might Is Right by Ragnar Redbeard,' which is a misogynist white power manifesto," Durate tweeted in part.

Might Is Right or The Survival of the Fittest pushed Social Darwinism and was described by revisionist historian James Martin as "surely one of the most incendiary works ever to be published anywhere."

Besides advocating for the book which claims the Anglo-Saxon race is superior and that women are the property of men, @santino_williamlegan wrote: "Why overcrowd towns and pave more open space to make room for hordes of mestizos and Silicon Valley white twats?" ...
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