Instagram posts bearing the name of the suspected Gilroy Garlic Festival gunman mentioned a white supremacist book and showed a picture of people walking around the event shortly before the shooting began.
“Read Might is Right by Ragnar Redbeard,” one caption said. “Why overcrowd towns and pave more open space to make room for hordes of mestizos and Silicon Valley white tw**s?” A “mestizo” is a person of mixed descent, usually white and Hispanic, or white and American Indian.
“Might is Right” is a book published in the late 1800s which has been described as a white supremacist text that promotes anarchy, vilifies Christianity and calls Jesus the “true Prince of Evil.” The natural order, according to the book, is a world at war in which the strong must vanquish the weak, and white men must rule over those of color.
I’m live outside of the suspected shooter, Santino William Legan’s family home on Churchill Place in #Gilroy. Neighbors say this family is upstanding and shocked he would open fire at the #GilroyGarlicFestival. Details on @kron4news pic.twitter.com/8DXu7werkh
— Sara Stinson (@SaraStinsonNews) July 29, 2019