I came into this wicked world in the early 1960's and as a result I have born witness to America's 50 Years of Failure which includes the modern age of mass shootings by psychotic men who "go off" on a given day, for no reason at all (except "guns"), and kill scads of innocent bystanders. Back in August of 2019 a KOTCB blog post titled "Reciprocity City" explored a young gunman named Patrick Crusius who drove 9 hours through the west Texas flatlands to shoot up El Paso, TX
The KOTCB has commented on many of these shootings, bombings and knifings over the years - The roots of the Boston Marathon Bombing, the Emanuel AME Church shooting, Syed Rizvan Farook and his bride Tashfeen Malik, Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooting, Nick Cruz lovesick Parkland shooting, the Iranian, PETA activist, Vegan Bodybuilder, YouTuber's attack on Google and now this very oddly timed and placed "lone wolf" attack on Walmart shoppers.
This list completely forgets to mention the James T. Hodgkinson who drove from Belleville, Illinois to DC with the goal of assassinating 24 pachyderms at the GOP Congressional baseball team practice - and he came damn close to succeeding! House leader Steve Scalise was critically injured as were assorted lobbyists and cops who fought back and, miraculously, subdued the psycho killer but it is only God's intervention that prevented this act of fourth-generation warfare from decimating the Republican ranks on Capitol Hill. The FBI was unable to ascribe a motive for the shootings - Hodgkinson died in the hospital - but because it happened on Donald J. Trump's birthday I've got my own hypothesis - message received loud and clear.
Another bloodbath I forgot to catalog was Stephen Paddock's motiveless decision to open fire on a crowd attending the final night of a country music festival in Las Vegas. The FBI determined that this 2017 autumnal rampage that killed 50+ and wounded ONE THOUSAND PEOPLE (!!!) had "no single or clear motivating factor" by the 64 year old "gambler" who "went to great lengths to keep his thoughts private, and that extended to his final thinking about this mass murder." No, the Feds can't figure out why these guys get "triggered" and start killing randomly targeted(?) victims but social scientists Tristan Bridges PhD and Tara Leigh Tober PhD take their shot in an article titled "Mass shootings in the US are on the rise. What makes American men so dangerous?" Qu'est-ce que c'est? Privilege:
Men have historically benefited from a great deal of privilege – white, educated, middle and upper class, able-bodied, heterosexual men in particular. Social movements of all kinds have slowly chipped away at some of these privileges. So, while inequality is alive and well, men have also seen a gradual erosion of privileges that flowed more seamlessly to previous generations of men (white, heterosexual, class-privileged men in particular). Michael Kimmel suggests that these changes have produced a uniquely American gendered sentiment that he calls “aggrieved entitlement.” Of course, being pissed off about an inability to cash in on privileges previous generations of men received without question doesn’t always lead to mass shootings. But, from this cultural perspective, mass shootings can be understood as an extremely violent example of a more general issue regarding changes in relations between men and women and historical transformations in gender, race, and class inequality.
Hallelujah, problem partially solved. "Aggrieved entitlement" DOESN'T ALWAYS lead to mass shootings, "but, from a cultural perspective," "a gradual erosion of privileges that flowed more seamlessly to previous generations of men" causes what "can be understood as an extremely violent example (mass shootings) of a more general issue." So we need to address, reverse and correct the "general issue" to mitigate the risk of violent expressions of aggrieved entitlement syndrome, right? Make America Great Again... anyone? Hello?
No. We're not going to "turn back the clock" even if it saves countless lives from the diagnosed blowback of white, educated, middle and upper class, able-bodied, heterosexual men who are shootin' up the place because there's no reserved chair in the corporate boardroom occupied by the atheist Globohomos, bitter mulattos, satanic Jews, techno-tranny weirdos and ferocious Karens who run modern America. These aggrieved dudes are just going to have to learn to cope with the "changes in relations" and "transformations" which imposed the amorphous "general issue" upon their entitlement. Take it from me, the adjustment isn't as difficult as Dr.'s Bridges & Tober claim - in fact, it's rather liberating to exit the board room, faculty lounge, foundation, sports arena, club and any other person, place or thing where the "general issue" permeates the social environment. Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, I am free at last! But not all of the white men will take the Clown Pill so just to be safe the government is going to take away everyone's guns (everyone but the government, that is).
That last part - the taking the guns thing - is not going to be easy because... as it happens, not all of these mass shooters are well adjusted, productive, healthy and, all in all, "normal" men who lost their privilege. It turns out that white guys like Hodgkinson and Paddock were really fucked up losers who leveraged their privilege to the hilt and STILL went about killing unsuspecting idiots for no reason at all (according to the FBI). To make matters worse, not all of these killers are white men and because mass shootings are defined as "an incident where at least four people are hit with gunfire" the vast majority of this bloodshed is perpetrated by non-white, uneducated, low class and defective scumbags. No judgement - it's just the way it is, but those facts make it hard to argue the case for gun restrictions, to say nothing of confiscation, upon those millions of upstanding citizens who stoically suffer their lost privilege and move on under Christ's protection and guidance.
There must be some way to force gun laws on We the People who don't want them, let's see...
|KOTCB 6.5.22 Daily Thought|
The current epidemic of mass shootings started in mid-April when a gunman fired 33 bullets in a New York City subway wounding 30+ people AND escaping capture for days - video cameras in the subway were not functioning and turns out the FBI "knew" the shooter. Then there were mass murders at a "black" supermarket in Buffalo, NY (Feds knew this killer too) and some Asian church on the west coast and then... and then there was the late May murder of children at Robb elementary school in Uvalde, TX. I've got a son about the same age as those kids so this story hit me pretty hard - I can imagine how those parents felt and I do not like the burning hate my imagination conjures in me. I stewed in it for 48 hours and gave due consideration to what I was learning through conversations and social media (I don't watch television) and then wrote down some clues for posterity.
I know a few things about this shooting which I’ve picked up over the past two days.
1. No home life + Psych drugs
2. DOJ project had an AI searching web use/social media to “identify” potential mass killers in that district (note: they found him)
3. Expensive guns and body armor.
4. School follows safety protocols but on the day of the massacre the back door is left open.
5. The shooter is active for 1 hour+! - are you fucking kidding me.
6. Cops PREVENT parents from entering the school to save their children.
7. Still not timeline, no background on shooter, no motive, no nothing.
This mass murder is a fucking op planned and executed by some sick asshole in the IC. It’s not natural and it didn’t just happen.
Almost a full month has past and none of these facts have changed. All that's happened in the aftermath is more mass shootings seemingly engineered by a shadowy AI mind manipulator and a concerted effort on the part of the Uniparty to pass federal law that will neutralize the firepower of Patriot Insurrectionists across the fruited plain. I understand why the faction controlling the government wants to do away with a citizen's natural rights including gun ownership or free speech, but I don't like the means by which they achieve their ends - namely, mass murder and censorship. It's obvious now that the stable of tweaked-out human time bombs the US Intelligence Community has planted across the country is massive and they can be "activated" at will.
- On June 8 a young man named Nicholas John Roske flew from Simi Valley, CA (home of the Reagan presidential library) to Washington DC with the objective of killing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and family in their suburban home. He had his Glock and crowbar and zip ties but at the moment of eternal infamy his programming glitched and he called the Montgomery County Emergency Center admitting his intentions. The story was buried by the FakeNews media - nothing to see here - but I'll bet Kav got the message.
- On June 14 a middle-aged guy named Brandon Keith Ned went into a Dallas-area gymnasium where about 150 children were attending a day camp and started shooting. Fortunately, he missed his targets and the cops responded quickly and with lethal force. Whatever Mr. Ned's motives were (we'll probably never know) I think we can cross his loss of white privilege off the list.
- On June 19 someone (still on the loose) opened fire at a Washington DC Juneteenth celebration leaving a 15-year-old boy dead and three people wounded (including a cop) which makes 4 = mass shooting.
I could go on listing mass shootings from the past 2 months because there have been a lot of them and, as I say, they will continue until the puppets on Capitol Hill get the prescribed "gun control" legislation passed and signed into law by the #1 Diaper Donkey in the White House. So we know what the objective is but I want to know who is pulling the strings - who is inflicting this terror on the American people and demanding they submit and obey?
Coincidentally, while all this mass murder is happening, in Clown World Federal Judge Paul Friedman decided to release from custody John Hinckley Jr. who is one of the most infamous mass shooters and would be assassins in American history. “If he hadn’t tried to kill the president, he would have been unconditionally released a long, long, long time ago,” declared the judge on June 1 (one week after the Uvalde murders) and two weeks later the inspiration for Jodie Foster's Army was FREE. Talk about your white privileged! This freak was the son of an oil Exec in Dallas and friends of the Bush family with not a care in the world except a girl from the silver screen who tormented him and, eventually, drove him to his violent act of love. Hinckley’s girl gun bullets hit the Gipper, two security men and a press Secretary named Brady who took one to the brain but the 22’s didn’t kill anyone - just another mass shooting in our nation's swamp. Inspired by the film “Taxi Driver” and other clandestine operatives who “helped” the young man work through his feelings concerning the “general issue” this white male loser acted out like a true Knight of the Golden Circle. He should have been publicly executed on gallows erected beside the White House rose garden but instead he spent 40 years in a psych hospital being studied by shrinks and making music.
It’s almost funny, but then you start thinking about the death and terror these shadowy ops inflict on the innocent. The callousness of the perpetrators, the cowardice of the government administrators and the downright mendacity of the legal profession wipes that smile right off your face. This is sick. John Hinkley had a schedule of sold out performances at music halls this summer (now cancelled) where people were going to pay good money to watch this psycho killer sing his songs. At the same time Senators, including John Cronyn (R-TX) representing Hinckley’s home state, are signing off on federal legislation to restrict gun ownership and confiscate guns from law abiding citizens. Not that any of these laws would have stopped Mr. Hinckley Jr. then or now because he used a glorified cap gun for his mass shooting.
The short-barreled .22-caliber revolver, described by authorities as a Rohm R.G.14, is an unlikely choice for a would-be assassin. The six-shot revolver is chambered for the .22 rimfire cartridge -- the smallest and least powerful commercially made ammunition. It is not only the smallest but also the oldest, dating back almost to the middle of the last century (1800’s) when breech loaders replaced muzzle loaders.
It’s almost like whoever put Hinckmeister up to this “assassination” fantasy didn’t intend for anyone to get seriously injured. Banning this weapon would be akin to banning sling shots (I probably shouldn't be giving these people any ideas) and no law could have prevented the crime. The Congress might as well ban movies like “Taxi Driver” due to the corrosive influence they have on the mind of fragile film buffs. Since these gun safety laws don’t (can’t) stop psycho killer shootings the push for new legislation forces a man start to ask himself uncomfortable questions.