Ben Collins at NBC:
A manifesto apparently written by the suspect in a mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket that killed 10 laid out specific plans to attack Black people and repeatedly cited the “Great Replacement" Theory, the false idea that a cabal is attempting to replace white Americans with non-white people through immigration, interracial marriage and eventually violence.
The manifesto, which appears to be written by 18-year-old Payton Gendron, included a shared birth date and biographical details with the suspect in custody. The PDF was originally posted to Google Docs at 8:55 p.m. Thursday, two days before the shooting, according to file data accessed by NBC News.
“Great Replacement" theory has recently received support from traditional power centers of the American right. According to an AP-NORC poll released this week, 1 in 3 U.S. adults believe there is an ongoing effort “to replace U.S.-born Americans with immigrants for electoral gains.”
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson has repeatedly pushed “replacement” rhetoric on his show. “I know that the left and all the little gatekeepers on Twitter become literally hysterical if you use the term ‘replacement,’ if you suggest for the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate, the voters now casting ballots, with new people, more obedient voters from the Third World,” Carlson said in April of 2021.
He managed to turn the murders of 10 people into an opportunity to brag about himself. https://t.co/m4qnNBNVuX— Yvonne Left 🇺🇦 (@LeftYvonne) May 15, 2022
The elected officials, candidates, and media personalities who've embraced, toyed with, or winked at "replacement theory" have a duty to denounce today's mass murder in Buffalo. They also have a responsibility emphatically to tell their supporters or followers to reject violence.— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 14, 2022
AZ State Senator Wendy Rogers is saying that the Buffalo mass murder was a false flag operation by the FBI. She must be removed from office immediately. The AZ GOP is a damn disgrace. pic.twitter.com/X0pYKLELLu— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) May 15, 2022