September 1, 2013
The school shootings are getting more common. Its happening more often and generally there is a trend towards increasing damage. But what is really going on? I ask that because its obvious, at least to me, that people today don't actually know. They simply don't understand what's really going on, so they gravitate towards conspiracy theories and armchair psycho-analysis. And in this case, I think they are all wrong. There isn't any conspiracy, and there isn't any single cause for people flipping out and turning to violence. In fact, just the opposite. The people who have committed these acts of terror are not connected in any way, although there are some commonalities worth noting.
The government does not understand the cause. The public does not understand the cause. Angry people just spew the usual nonsense. Politicians just want to look like they are doing something. Political parties just want to score points.
And of course you have the gun lobby vs. the anti-gun lobby in perpetual war mode. That helps no one. Guns don't make people kill. I had more access to guns when I was a kid than I do now, but when I was a kid no one even considered bringing a gun to school, or even a knife. What's changed?
And, I went to a school right down the road from the one in Santa Fe. I played little league baseball on the same fields. That gives me some perspective. The school I went to was every bit as bad as the one in Santa Fe, probably worse. We had two "major" fights pretty much every day, cops had to be called at least once every few weeks and ambulances about once a month. It was a gang school and it was very violent. Yet no one brought any guns to school. In fact, if you did, that would get you targeted for being a "pussy". And trust me, you don't want to get targeted. Not much different than a prison, actually. And that was the 1970's!
And since we are on the concept of prisons, people seem to be suggesting that we turn our schools into prisons, literally. Bars, cameras, locked doors, armed teachers, guards, slam. Do these people really think that's going to fix it? It won't. Sooner or later, the kids have to come outside. Yeah, been there.
I think the American people are in denial. You wan't to know who caused this? Look in the mirror. Yes, you did it. You did it every time you spewed evil crap from your mouth, falsely accusing people, targeting people, creating conspiracy theories meant to defame people, witch hunts, etc. You declared war, on something, or someone, or everyone. Doesn't matter. You created evil, and it lives. And you even created the demon blamed for your evil. I grew up in that school system and I can tell you evil was all around. I've seen evil, up close and personal. Satan had his hands around my neck for a long time. But I refused to give him what he wanted so he moved on to an easier target. You.
So, where does that put us? It puts us right where we belong. You are being tested. You are being tested by your own evil. Why would a kid decide he had nothing to live for and then make the decision to take out as many people around him as possible? And its not just kids doing this. But, in Santa Fe, what went wrong is this kid's life? Does anybody even care?
The answer is society. The society you created all around people, nasty, vile, hateful, scheming. Whether its race or sex or family or political opinions, or whatever, you declared war. Well this is war. How do you like it? You keep spewing evil into the world, its going to come back to you. Living in a world where you are surrounded by evil with no hope of escape will drive you crazy. You think?
The societal changes brought about by the movements of the 60's and 70's killed what made America great in the beginning. And that was families. It just took a while for the full effects to be realized. Still think abortion was a good idea? When you wipe out culture, what fills the void? The US has become a child unfriendly society, locking kids indoors to keep them "safe". Well they are not safe. You are not safe.
Ok, lets be more direct. There is a movement, not a conspiracy, to change the power structure in the US, and around the world as well. So in order to do that you have to identify the guy in power, whether real or imagined, so you can say, "there he is, get him!" And guess who the "him" is today? You know the answer. You people, you just keep throwing those rocks. A boulder will be dropped on your head.
"Well, let what must happen, happen." Do I even need to tell you who said that? You should know. You should all know. And you should know why he said it.
October 12, 2019
> The government does not understand the cause. The public does not understand the cause.
I do not believe the governments does not understand that, because most are partners in the proliferation of violence. They say they don't know but of course they know.
The public is perplexed and seemingly apathetic, as the responsibility for security lies with governments.
From all angles, the truth is always the same.
Even in the worst world lie, have a few of truth.
July 10, 2018
July 4, 2018
It may sound simplistic to say evil is growing, but often times the simplest explanation is the most true. To say that does imply there is also good. We live in a dual world. That knowledge of good and evil eventually will cause us all to die, either naturally, or unnaturally.
When I grew up in the 70's my experience was the same as this author's post. We had guns, but knew morally, it was wrong and evil to bring something so deadly to school. (plus we would have had a beating so bad the pink meat would show). Now is a different time, better in some ways but obviously worse in others. Some kids seem to lack that moral center, or compass, more now than in the past. They why's are numerous.