Morning Greatness: Atlanta Massage Parlor Assassin Felt Guilty Over Sex Addiction

Good Thursday morning.

Two minutes of hate:

The progressive activist-media cartel is highly invested in the narrative that white supremacists are on an Asian-American violence rampage. A string of murders in the Atlanta area is the latest opportunity to sing their racism siren song loud and clear for their target audience.

I’m not going to name the homicidal maniac, but on Tuesday, a young white male killed 8 people in a murder spree and 6 of the victims were of Asian descent. But that’s not the only common thread in all the slaughters: all of the locations were massage parlors/spas. This seems important. Did the shooter have an problem with Asian Americans or did he have a problem with massage parlors? Both seem plausible.

It turns out, the shooter had a sex problem. According to USA Today, the maniac “had been in rehab for sex addiction and was wracked with guilt about his sexual urges, according to two people who lived with him in transitional housing.” The report continues, he “was deeply religious and could not control his desire to visit massage parlors and engage in sexual acts, something that sent him into deep bouts of depression, said Tyler Bayless, who lived with [SHOOTER] for six months in 2019 and 2020 at Maverick Recovery Center in Roswell, Georgia. [SHOOTER] would frequently relapse, then express guilt because of his Christian faith, Bayless said.” Additionally, the perpetrator told the authorities he had a problem with his sexual urges. “He has an issue that he considers a sex addiction and sees these locations as something that allows him to go to these places,” said Capt. Jay Baker, of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. “It’s a temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate.”

And there’s more:

Both Lillemon and Bayless said they had never heard [SHOOTER] use racist language or disparage non-white people.

Both former housemates said [SHOOTER] spent remarkably little time online, and to their knowledge didn’t frequent racist internet message boards or websites.

“He didn’t even have a smartphone,” Bayless said.

Two former high school classmates said [SHOOTER] was extremely shy. He didn’t voice his political opinions in public, and wasn’t ever overtly racist, they said.

It’s fair to say his guilt over his sexual addiction is a very likely motive, but alas, it is not useful to the activist-media cartel invested in sowing suspicion and division among Americans so the narrative will continue that racism is the animating factor in violent crime.

Yesterday, three men were arrested in connection with an attack on an elderly Asian gentlemen in a San Francisco laundromat. “The suspects have been identified as 19-year-old Calvin Berschell, 19-year-old Jason Orozco, and 19-year-old Nolowde Beshears, all Antioch residents.” No mention of the suspects’ race in the media reports. Here’s a story about an elderly Asian woman in San Francisco who fought back against an attacker and the suspect, who has been arrested, is also suspected of an attack on an 83 year-old Asian man. No mention of the suspect’s race. The public cannot look online to find mugshots of the suspects because the San Francisco police has stopped releasing booking photos online, claiming, WAIT FOR IT, racial bias.

So, the activist-media cartel comes in strong with the white racism angle, followed by “experts” talking for days about the violence and shaming white people for their racism, arrests are made and we never hear about who the attackers are. Lather, rinse, repeat. I’m in no way minimizing the seriousness of these crimes, violent people need to be prosecuted and punished. Period. I don’t care who the perpetrators are. But the fact that the media is not closing the deal on the white racism narrative is certainly suspicious.

There have been at least 10 suspected hate crimes against Asians this year in New York City, police say
Nearly 3,800 hate incidents against Asian-Americans in 2020
In South Korea, top Biden officials condemn ‘horrific’ Atlanta attack
Witnesses: Elderly Asian Woman Beats Up Man Attacking Her In San Francisco
Dem Rep. Chu: Atlanta Shootings Were a Culmination of Hate ‘Stoked by’ Trump’s Xenophobia

Psaki Says Biden Is Too Busy ‘Taking Actions’ To Visit The Border
21 states sue Biden for revoking Keystone XL permit
D.C. Foreign Policy Elites Rush to Shore Up Faltering Pentagon Nomination
Vanita Gupta Says She Backs $15 ‘Livable Wage.’ Her Family Business Pays Mexicans $1.30 an Hour.
‘Don’t Come In Here Illegally’: Democratic Rep. Says He’s ‘Been Warning’ Biden Admin About Border Crisis
Biden tax hike could hit people earning $200K, White House clarifies
NBC reporter admits White House used COVID to limit press access, avoid tough questions for Biden
Reporters Berate Biden Administration for Blocking Media Access to Child Migrant Detention Camps
Media Report Indicates Continued Instances of Terror Watch List Encounters on U.S.-Mexico Border

Civil unrest/culture war:
Man who allegedly attacked cops with fire extinguisher during Capitol riot arrested
House approves awarding Congressional Gold Medal to Capitol Police for Jan. 6 response
DeSantis: Civics curriculum proposal will ‘expressly exclude’ critical race theory
This is fine. The Root accused of racism after piece by New York Times contributor declares ‘Whiteness Is a Pandemic’
Kansas Senate passes bill banning transgender girls on female sports teams
Late NY Democrat senator’s daughter accused of nasty anti-China rant
Derek Chauvin trial setback: 2 jurors dismissed over knowledge of $27 million settlement to George Floyd family

Coronavirus news:
US could be on the cusp of Covid-19 infection surge officials have been dreading, expert warns
Oh really? John Kerry caught maskless on flight, American Airlines ‘looking into’ apparent COVID violation
Ohio Attorney General Sues To Block ‘Unconstitutional’ Part Of COVID-19 Relief Bill

Other morsels:
IMPORTANT—>Poll: 75% Support Voter ID Law, Including 60% of Democrats
GOP Insiders Warn Companies Woke Leftism Paving Way for Corporate-Free Populist Republican Party
Michelle Obama launches ‘Pass the Love’ campaign to donate 1 million meals
FCC fines Texas-based telemarketers record-setting $225 million for robocalls
Trump set to do at least 12 book interviews in the coming weeks
FBI: Internet Crimes Such As Identity Theft, Phishing Bleed Americans Of Billions
Colorado Judge Strikes Down Boulder’s AR-15 Ban 
Dan Bongino to fill Limbaugh’s radio slot
Scientists in US and Canada set to battle murder hornets
Texas man charged in connection with deadly migrant crash

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

Get the news corporate media won't tell you.

Get caught up on today's must read stores!

By submitting your information, you agree to receive exclusive AG+ content, including special promotions, and agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms. By providing your phone number and checking the box to opt in, you are consenting to receive recurring SMS/MMS messages, including automated texts, to that number from my short code. Msg & data rates may apply. Reply HELP for help, STOP to end. SMS opt-in will not be sold, rented, or shared.

About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

Photo: ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MARCH 17: Aramotherapy Spa, one of three locations where deadly shootings happened yesterday at three day spas, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. March 17, 2021. (Photo by Chris Aluka Berry for The Washington Post via Getty Images)