As social media battles over which political group they can link suspected Santa Fe high school shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis to, it is highly likely that his politically charged lapel pins had far less to do with an ideology than an obsession with other killers.
The left is currently screaming that he wore an Iron Cross and is therefore a “right-wing Nazi” and the right is yelling back that he had a Communist lapel and must be “Antifa.”
Both sides are probably wrong.
The most logical explanation for the inconsistency is that Pagourtzis, 17, was a member of the True Crime Community (TCC) — more specifically a Columbiner. Across social media there are hundreds of groups where people who are either fascinated by killers, have varying levels of hybristophilia.
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