“The investigation has advanced to the point that writings from the Covenant shooter are now being reviewed for public release and that process is underway and will take a little time.”
That was a spokesman for the Metro Nashville Police Department speaking to the New York Post last Thursday. That day marked one month since Audrey Hale, a woman who thought she was a man, murdered Evelyn Dieckhaus, 9, Mike Hill, 61, William Kinney, 9, Katherine Koonce, 60, Cynthia Peak, 61, and Hallie Scruggs, 9, at the Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee.
Nashville police “could not give a firm date when the writings would be released.” Shortly after the murders, Nashville city councilman Robert Swope told reporters “the manifesto is going to be released. It’s just a matter of when.” In the meantime, the FBI is reportedly “processing” the material.
“It’s really not even a manifesto,” according to Nashville city council member Courtney Johnson. “It’s diaries of a mentally ill person.” The councilwoman, a real-estate agent, did not explain how she was qualified to diagnose Audrey Hale, who carefully planned the attack for months. “What I was told is, her manifesto was a blueprint on total destruction, and it was so, so detailed at the level of what she had planned.”
According to Johnston, “that document in the wrong person’s hands would be astronomically dangerous.” So it was the “document” that was dangerous, and Johnston didn’t understand “these claims that law enforcement is hiding something.” That should be a simple matter.
In any murder case, the key question is motive. What motivated Audrey Hale to murder three adults and three children, including pastor’s daughter Hallie Scruggs? The FBI and Nashville police are concealing the document most relevant to that question. As Mark Tapson explained, the Trans Resistance Network took it to another level.
According to a statement from the group, Audrey Hale “had no other effective way to be seen than to lash out by taking the life of others.” For all but the willfully blind, the group sees the mass murder of innocents as somehow justified. Parents of the three slain nine-year-olds might wonder what dynamics might backdrop that belief.
As Spanish artist Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes observed, “El sueño de la razon produce monstruos” – “the sleep of reason produces monsters.” Hippolyte Taine, historian of the French Revolution, has a different take.
“Nothing is more dangerous than a general idea in narrow and empty minds,” Taine writes, “as they are empty, it finds no knowledge there to interfere with it; as they are narrow it is not long before it occupies the place entirely. Henceforth they no longer belong to themselves but are mastered by it.” In the true sense of the word, Taine explains, the owners of the empty minds become “possessed.”
The mass murder of innocents qualifies as terrorism but condemnations of Audrey Hale are hard to find. Joe Biden, who claims to be a Catholic, failed to name a single victim and attended not a single funeral. Biden’s press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre proclaimed, “our hearts go out to the trans community as they are under attack right now.
As this confirms, the trans ideology enjoys uncritical support at the highest levels. That spells danger for the people, particularly for Christians and their children. They might recall a scene from The Year of Living Dangerously, released in 1982.
Journalist Guy Hamilton (Mel Gibson) learns that his driver Kumar (Bembol Roco) is a member of the PKI, the Indonesian Communist Party, which has just received a shipment of weapons. “When the killing starts,” Hamilton wonders, “will you be part of it?”
In America, as Audrey Hale’s attack confirmed, the killing has already started. The trans militants have to decide if they are going to be part of actions that take the lives of others. Everybody else has to decide what they must do to stay safe.
The people might start by demanding the immediate release of Audrey Hale’s 20 journals, five laptops, two memoirs, five Covenant School yearbooks, seven cell phones and other materials. These should be released in their entirety, with no redactions, deletions or alterations.
The people, and their elected representatives, are entirely capable of assessing the materials. Understanding Hale’s intentions and plans will help protect innocents from similar deadly attacks. As the people should know by now, the FBI is not going to protect them.
With all its money, resources and allegedly brilliant minds, the FBI did nothing to prevent domestic terrorist Audrey Hale from murdering six innocents, including three children. As the people should recall, the FBI failed to prevent domestic terrorist attacks at Ford Hood in 2009 (14 dead), San Bernardino in 2015 (14 dead), and Orlando in 2016, with 49 dead.
In the case of Fort Hood, the FBI knew of Hasan’s deadly intentions but did nothing to stop him. In similar style, the FBI played no role in taking down Audrey Hale before she could murder more Christian children and adults.
The people have a right to know what motivated Audrey Hale, and why the FBI withholding the information.