Saturday, July 21, 2012

Chicken Soup with James Holmes of Aurora, Colorado...

Last time I tried to avoid spending too much time blogging it was David Salmon who pulled me out of retirement. Now it's James Holmes.

I've never met Mr. Holmes, but I suspect he's one of those terrorists I've been warning you about who's learned to hate Americans simply by observing how the public places the ego of violent sociopaths ahead of their victims' safety. Speaking of the public...their behavior is very predictable.

Over the next few days and weeks you can expect to see the following:

1) There will be a candlelight vigil or some similar event intended to perpetuate the myth that human life is valuable.

2) Someone will declare that this time, the name of the killer will not be remembered while the names of the victims are forgotten. We will not forget the names of the victims!! I think we all know better. James Holmes will be remembered because human instinct requires us to remember things that are dangerous so that we can avoid them in the future. We'll forget the names of the victims because we don't need to remember them in order to survive.

3) The media will ask increasingly stupid questions of police officials during press conferences. What brand of underwear was he wearing, and was it clean?

4) You'll hear everyone who ends up in front of a camera repeatedly denounce "gun violence" while staunchly avoiding any criticism of America's love affair with young men who are big enough to brutalize their victims without a weapon. Terms like "common sense gun laws" will be repeated ad nauseum while any suggestion that Holmes was simply the product of a violence loving culture will be shouted down and ridiculed.

5) Repeated references to Columbine will be made, not because anyone is willing to explain any substantive connection, but because it's only 15 miles away. Perhaps James Holmes was affected by the same Satanic mind control rays that affected the Columbine killers.

6) When all the dust settles, a consensus will be reached. The behavior of James Holmes, like the behavior of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold will be blamed on something that doesn't threaten the beliefs or interests of anyone who matters. Anyone who offers an alternate explanation, particularly if it's accurate will be ridiculed or ignored.

Anyone who's done more than skim through a couple of posts here understands that I've never been baffled by mass murderers, serial killers, and terrorists. Americans love violent young men and have no problem discounting the safety and well being of their victims. James Holmes is not a mystery. He's just an embarrassing episode of negative feedback; something America's generous stock of social climbing whores and cocky, sadistic bullies can be proud of producing.

Go Rebels!!

This sort of tragedy is going to continue happening until Americans stop rewarding our nation's most violent males and stop ostracizing our nation's least violent males. (Pay close attention to the subtitle of this blog.)

Remember, the next time you cheer wildly when a violent sociopath prances onto the football field, one or more of his victims may be looking for an enabler to kill.

Back to semi-retirement...


  1. Based on current details he just seems to be a super-crazy guy that got obsessed with Batman and calling himself the Joker.

    They say at one point he actually wanted to shoot up the Batman premier and kill off all the main actors.

    Craziness + countless recent massacres to study and be inspired by + easy guns = this.

  2. That is a good example of an explanation that "doesn't threaten the beliefs or interests of anyone who matters."

    Thank you.

  3. Look, most shooters (work place and school) are sort of victims from fucked-up things in society.

    But some people (Lizzie Borden, Charles Manson, "The Joker") really are just loony. Society may be fucked-up but some people are fucked-up regardless of society.

  4. Lizzie Borden was a woman living in a society where women were a cut above indentured servants. I'm surprised there weren't more ax murders. She was acquitted by the way.

    Charles Manson's formative years were not particularly conducive to producing a stable, well adjusted, young adults. He's not much of a surprise either.

    We don't know what "The Joker's" background is yet. I predict that no one will seriously look into it for the same reasons that Timothy McVeigh's adolescent experiences were ignored. No one wants to find something that would make his behavior less mysterious. It takes years to transform a potentially well adjusted adolescent into someone willing to walk into a theatre and spray bullets into the audience. During those years a lot of terrible things happen that are almost always ignored, excused, or dismissed as "boys being boys." There are a lot of "Jokers" in the pipeline because no one is willing to address the problems that manufacture them.

    By the way...I really like it when someone begins an argument with the word, "Look." It's almost as effective as using capital letters and lots of exclamation points.

  5. I will give you one thing-

    there's a lot we don't know about this guy and won't know until the trial's done. Maybe then we'll have more definitive answers.

  6. Our nation's gross overstock of head shrinking loonies will offer up a long list of mental illnesses, personality syndromes, and behavioral disorders depending on what sort of book each individual shrink is trying to publish. My favorite nonsense disorder is "Intermittent Explosive Personality Disorder." In the dark ages of ignorance, we used to call violent tempered assholes by what they were: violent tempered assholes. Now we live in a more enlightened age where we know that violent criminals are the real victims simply because they were denied the help they needed in order to control their "Intermittent Explosive Personalities."

    You just can't make this stuff up.

    What you won't hear from the "experts" is an admission that Holmes placed no value on human life because his value system developed in a society that expends an enormous amount of effort pretending that human life is valuable when in fact it is not.

    Just wait until you really need to use that health plan you've been paying into all these years and watch how your insurance provider makes every effort to dump you for being a threat to their bottom line.

    Die quickly please.