The use of the terminology of "drifter," as a law enforcement and media description for the late Lafayette theater shooter John Russell "Rusty" Houser, appears to be rather unconsciously calculated. What it does is to reinforce the notion that Houser is a "lone gunman," without connections. Within synchromystic circles, the name game thoughts on Lafayette's Houser/Hauser origins ("house") and Aurora's Holmes etymology ("home"), therefore, are in stark contrast to the definition of a "drifter": a person who is continually moving from place to place, without any fixed home or job.
synonyms: wanderer, traveler, transient, roamer, itinerant, tramp, vagabond, vagrant, hobo, bum ~ example,
"a lonesome drifter who had come from parts unknown".
CNN Wolf Blitzer is reporting shooter John Houser was "very political," flew Confederate and Don't Tread On Me flags in his yard.