An interesting take on the Colorado theater shootings here.
The gist of the article...
"In other words, this has all the signs of Fast & Furious, Episode II. I wouldn't be surprised to discover someone in Washington was behind it all. After all, there's no quicker way to disarm a nation and take total control over the population than to stage violence, blame it on firearms, then call for leaders to "do something!" Such calls inevitably end up resulting in gun confiscation, and it's never too long after that before government genocide really kicks in like we saw with Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao and other tyrants."
The conspiracy theories are starting already. Are you surprised?
Plausible? You tell me.
My initial feeling is that James Holmes is one of the youngsters from the new "Spoiled Rotten Brat" generation who spent too much time with violent video games being substituted for his babysitter as a kid and didn't spend enough time out in the real world to realize that there isn't a criminal intent on taking your life or a pedophile behind every blade of grass. That's just me. I'd guess that he received "participation medals" for his "accomplishments" in early youth athletic activities and had never had his feelings hurt for failing to make the team. He was probably coddled and told at every opportunity how special and capable he was. I think these kids today live in an alternate universe and have no concept of reality. Their parents, and society in general, have failed miserably in the raising of these children. Again, I'm speculating. He may have been the one who wasn't treated this way.
I'd question the fact that there were several babies and young children at the midnight showing of this movie. Mom and dad "just had" to be at the premier, no matter what? I guess that's what they refer to as "good parenting" these days.
It's a social thing, ya know. Gives them "cred" when they can post it on the social media sites. "I was there on opening night. It was bitchin', man." They would be talking about it for weeks!
They didn't expect the "real deal" while attending a movie filled with depictions of violence and mayhem. After spending a lifetime watching movies filled with violence and mayhem, they had no idea how, nor the ability to, deal with it when it became real. They will be talking about that for the rest of their lives. I hope they realize that the damage could have been minimized. It didn't have to be as bad as it was.
In one breath folks will say that "Life imitates art" and will then say with their next breath that watching violent movies and playing violent video games doesn't make people do violent things. I will guarantee you that there a lot of kids who sit in front of a TV playing violent video games and do absolutely nothing else. It is their life. It is their reality. They go to school and can't wait to get out and go home to their game consoles, get online, and start "killing" each other. Mom and dad spend thousands of dollars to keep these little demons occupied and happy. It's less work than raising the children properly. How can these kids not become violent?
I usually describe the decline of American society this way: "We gave up the Waltons and Andy Griffith for the Simpson's and Family Guy. What did you expect?"
I guess I got a little bit off track there, huh?
My prayers go out to the victims. All of them. All of the victims of all the little demons. And of the big demons.