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Decoding the cryptic “manifesto” of the alleged Buffalo shooter Payton Gendron, which also spells Pentagon Drony

Decoding the cryptic “manifesto” of the alleged Buffalo shooter Payton Gendron, which also spells Pentagon Drony

Here are the opening lines of his manifesto:

My name is Payton Gendron, I was born on June 20, 2003, which makes me 18 years old as of writing this. I am the sole perpetrator of the recent attempted mass shooting. I lived in Southern Tier, New York all my life with both my parents and 2 brothers. I believe I am ethnically white since my parent’s nationalities are from north-western Europe and Italy. I graduated highschool with a regents diploma with advanced designation and am currently enrolled in SUNY Broome with a major in Engineering Science. I would love to continue this but there are bigger problems I’m more concerned with. I am not a warfighter, nor have I been enrolled in any military or tactical training, so excuse any mistakes I make during my attack. I was never diagnosed with a mental disability or disorder, and I believe to be perfectly sane. Recently I took an MBTI test, as seen below.

Many believe that the message has a hidden meaning. The starting lines of the message are quite interesting. But as soon as a reader progresses, the confusion is imminent.

  • Writing “I believe I am ethnically white” is very peculiar, as no one normally puts the “believe” qualifier before their ethnicity.
  • Using “highschool” as one word instead of two (“high school”), especially when claiming to have “advanced designation.” Advanced Designation in itself is an odd phrase. Many people might have heard of this phrase for the first time.
  • He chose the word “warfighter” instead of “soldier” or “military person.” This is a very strange choice. It looks like someone has outdated or obsolete vocabulary.
  • The sentence, “I believe to be perfectly sane” is grammatically incorrect and hints at some deliberate alteration of the word choice.
  • In addition, it was incredibly odd how many brands of firearms and ammunition he mentioned, as if the manifesto were written by trial lawyers looking to pre-name companies to sue. (The entire thing seemed to be almost like a set of left-wing talking points for censorship and gun control…)

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