Comments: Unsurprise!

Everytime I hear a News Fraudcaster whine and whimper about how "Innocent" people lost their lives .... I just can't keep from thinking if the family members of those "Suspects" in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq felt the same way when the U.S. military dropped a 2 thousand pound bomb on their mud hut.

And remember, the only thing they were guilty of was being a "Suspect" and/or being in the wrong place at the wrong time just as these movie attendees were.

Everytime I watch the tears for innocent Americans, I keep thinking about all the innocents the U.S. military has killed in their name.

If the guy had used a drone instead of a handgun, he'd be called a hero.

Calm

Posted by Calm at July 21, 2012 04:42 PM

Everytime I hear a News Fraudcaster whine and whimper about how "Innocent" people lost their lives .... I just can't keep from thinking if the family members of those "Suspects" in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq felt the same way when the U.S. military dropped a 2 thousand pound bomb on their mud hut.

And remember, the only thing they were guilty of was being a "Suspect" and/or being in the wrong place at the wrong time just as these movie attendees were.

Everytime I watch the tears for innocent Americans, I keep thinking about all the innocents the U.S. military has killed in their name.

If the guy had used a drone instead of a handgun, he'd be called a hero.

Calm

Posted by Calm at July 21, 2012 04:42 PM

I predicted this would happen. In 2005 I was appalled by the movie "Spartan", a movie similar in tone to the Batman movies made since. I was amazed it was being critically praised. So I blogged

"Evil movies like Spartan tend to slip under the cultural radar. It's only later --when a teenager from nowhere commits a horrific suicide-shooting spree, leaving a note that says that viewing the movie in question a few years before had inspired him-- that people even begin to wonder if it wasn't so wholesome, after all."

After that I blogged several times about the even more awful Batman movies. The only thing I got wrong was predicting that people would come to their senses when the inevitable happened.

Posted by indirecteffect dude at July 21, 2012 06:43 PM

The grief that does not speak in us wild beast people is probably sexuality. At least that's what I gather from a movie about a muscled warrior of shadows reclaiming his masculinity by beating up a flamboyant nihilistic clown, only to return home to a cave where he keeps all his toys and talks with his sassy servant. The deeper the repression of the instinct, the more immature it is when it comes out.

Posted by Lewis at July 22, 2012 01:29 AM

I see your point, Calm. Just the other day I commented to a colleague that the shooter differs from Barack Obama or any other of the White House's and Pentagon's bloodthirsty technocrats only in that the shooter did the deed himself, up close and personal. Millions of people who claim to be horrified by the Colorado shooter's deeds will enthusiastically rush out in November to cast their ballot for the Arbitrary Exterminator in Chief. Still they'll wonder 'why does this happen?'

Posted by Sam Holloway at July 22, 2012 07:39 AM

I'm certain Iran is behind the "Joker", it has all the earmarks!

Posted by Robert Payne at July 22, 2012 08:50 PM

I've done nothing to inform myself of the facts, but it doesn't seem like most U.S. citizens ARE particularly brutalized or under pressure. Not in any way which would make rampage shooting/murders unsuprising. [I'm not talking about drug and poverty related gun-crime.]

If brutality or political/economic pressure were factors equal to the availability of guns, then it would only be surprising each day there wasn't an armed revolt.

Nauseatingly ironic that despite all their worship of revolutionary history, the gun-culture's legacy is isolated rampage shootings, instead of chanelling that rage into political/social progress.

Posted by Michael Johnson at July 22, 2012 08:55 PM

i, for one, was surprised he didn't kill himself- i thought that was the mo of the mass shooting

Posted by frankenduf at July 23, 2012 09:14 AM

Re self-murder as the fitting end to a shooting spree - well, his fellow Colorado residents, the Columbine killers, did it that way

on the other hand, the Fort Hood islamist psychiatrist shooter did not, nor did the Scandinavian anti-islamist chauvinist

so apparently it is an optional feature of these sorts of events

to use the terminology of Erich Fromm, the mass murderer shows a "necrophiliac orientation" and the desire to overcome weakness by exerting force, which Fromm defined, following Simone Weil, as the power to convert a living human being into a corpse

See the interesting discussion in Joan Braune's essay, Erich Fromm and Thomas Merton: Biophilia, Necrophilia, and Messianism


see http://www.erich-fromm.de/biophil/joomla/images/stories/pdf-Dateien/Braune_J_2011.pdf


Posted by mistah 'MICFiC' charley, ph.d. at July 23, 2012 10:29 AM

Can't steal the Red Man's land unless ya got a gun. As for Aurora, I think the guy went nuts a while back. Obviously he's planned for and worked at this deed many days, while going to med school and to what end for himself? Years on deathrow?

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Posted by sewa mobil jakarta at July 27, 2012 11:00 AM

my thought as i watched 'bowling for columbine' last weekend was that becoming a peaceful country would not be easy in a world where it takes much less money to sabotage security than it takes to build & maintain positive peace.

Posted by hapa at July 27, 2012 12:51 PM

Does anyone but me find it ironic that this shooting occurs on the heels of Fast and Furious? Where's the outrage over James Holmes' weapon?

Posted by Paul Avery at July 28, 2012 09:33 AM