The Last Rhodesian (2015), or lastrhodesian.com, is a website set up by Dylann Roof before he carried out the Charleston Massacre. It gives us a window onto what he was doing and thinking in the months before.
Some places he visited in his home state of South Carolina:
- March 16th: Sullivan’s Island, Charleston’s old slave port. Of the Black slaves who came to the Thirteen Colonies, 40% arrived here.
- March 25th: The Elmwood Cemetery in Columbia, where Confederate soldiers are buried.
- April 13th: The Boone Hall Plantation in Charleston.
- April 23rd: The McLeod Plantation in James Island.
- April 24th: The Museum and Library of Confederate History in Greenville (pictured above).
Someone like that would understand that the Emanuel AME Church, where he carried out the massacre, was not just any old Black church.
1488: In the sand, apparently near Sullivan’s Island, he wrote “1488”. That is neo-Nazi shorthand for:
14 = “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for White children.”
88 = “Heil Hitler!”
In one picture he burns an American flag. In others he poses with a Confederate flag.
There is a picture of the gun he got for his birthday – the one presumably used during the massacre.
Manifesto: There is also a page where he writes hurriedly about his views in 2,445 words:
His awakening: The Trayvon Martin case in 2012 led him to google “black on White crime”. He has never been the same since. He found the website of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a White Nationalist group. It showed page after page of brutal killings of Whites by Blacks. He then went on to read about Europe and Jews and so on.
His views on:
“Niggers are stupid and violent.”
“Anyone who thinks that White and black people look as different as we do on the outside, but are somehow magically the same on the inside, is delusional.”
“Segregation did not exist to hold back negroes. It existed to protect us from them. … Not only did it protect us from having to interact with them, and from being physically harmed by them, but it protected us from being brought down to their level. “
Jews: Most are White, but their Jewish identity, unfortunately, makes them think they are different.
Hispanics: Some are good. They respect White beauty.
“There is good White blood worht saving in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and even Brasil.”
East Asians: He has great respect for them. They could make good allies, especially North East Asians. If Whites die out, maybe they can carry something on.
” I chose Charleston because it is most historic city in my state, and at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to Whites in the country. We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet. Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me.”
– Abagond, 2015.
- lastrhodesian.com – if that website gets hacked or shut down, you can read the full manifesto and see some of the pictures at the Daily Kos.
- Dylann Roof
- Charleston Massacre
- Wade Michael Page
- Confederate flag
- The term “terrorist”