Monday, December 17, 2012

Killing Children in America

If there is a mass-shooting somewhere in America, do a search with the words, "shooting," "the place name," and "not surprised."

Anyone who says he is "not surprised" by a mass shooting needs a severe beating.  This person is too far removed from any feelings of empathy and from how people are supposed to behave that he thinks it's normal for some people to shoot other people.

What I'm saying is that if your view of humanity is so warped that you can't BE SURPRISED by the acts of one or two other humans when they take rifles and handguns and explosives and use them to kill large numbers of other humans, then I don't want to know who the fuck you are.  You should keep your mouth shut about this issue.  You are a sad, lost motherfucker, with a sad view of humanity that you are "not surprised."  You should always be ABSOLUTELY FUCKING SURPRISED when someone decides to kill others.

The killers are insane, you say. 

And you're an expert on the insane?  You know what turns the disassociated from living outside of reality to wanting to destroy it? Please tell us because we need to know.

And tell us what it takes to kill children.  On a simple evolutionary understanding, we are designed to protect children.  It's bred into us.  Fucking apes even know this.  And now you're saying that we've lost this basic respect for people smaller, more fragile than us?  Tell us how you know this!
If you said those words, that you are "not surprised" by this slaughter, you best take them back.  You cannot have reached the point where you feel ANYONE has the ability and the MOTIVATION to murder children.  Do you have that power?  You can see it before it happens?  Is this why you are "not surprised"? Yet you did NOTHING to warn us.

Experts can't find a reason for the killings, yet you are "not surprised."  You should seek professional help because you can see monsters where the rest of us can't.

I don't pretend to know, but this is what appears to have happened:
A young man, at 20, we still often refer to these individuals as young adults, HAD A PLAN to kill people.  How do we know he had a plan?  Because he had supplies.

From the New York Times, "A Gunman, Recalled as Intelligent and Shy, Who Left Few Footprints in Life."
By DAVID M. HALBFINGER. Published: December 14, 2012

Still, after hearing of the news on Friday, Ms. Dxxx reconnected with friends from Newtown, and the consensus was stark. “They weren’t surprised,” she said. “They said he always seemed like he was someone who was capable of that because he just didn’t really connect with our high school, and didn’t really connect with our town.”
No one should be capable of this. And your friends should not be the kind of people who think anyone is capable of this.  I'm not saying you shouldn't be prepared to stop someone who might try to kill, but you should for damn sure not be the kind of person who looks around at his neighbors and sees killers everywhere.

If you are not absolutely broken, torn apart, as a human being, then what the fuck is wrong with you?

These are weapons designed to kill men. These are designed to kill soldiers. To kill the ENEMY. And they were used on children.

I don't even want to speculate on why you would have so many guns in your house if everyone knew your son was a crazy motherfucker or why you need so much ammunition in such a small, quiet town.  That's a whole other discussion.  But if the killer was buying the ammunition and extra magazines without his mother's knowledge, then this just adds to the horror that he was planning something terrible and no one suspected.

If you need to know, I own pistols.  But each has only two magazines because I can't imagine any situation where I would want to survive from a shootout where I would need more than 20 bullets.  If I need to survive in a world that has me carrying 100 bullets, and it's not because I've been thrown back in time to 1943, then I don't want to live in that world.

So I don't know what the solution is to predicting these events.  Do we monitor people who buy .223 rifles?  Who collect guns? Who buy "combat gear"? Do we track large ammo purchases?  Do we put chips inside large-capacity magazines that send a signal to the FBI when more than two are stored together?  What is the tipping point to determine that some crazy bastard is preparing to go on a killing spree?

Because if you believe these assholes who were "not surprised" by this carnage, then you have to believe that society has descended into madness and we are all crazy enough to be capable of it.  Which in itself is suspicious as hell. So? Am I supposed to keep my eye on you?