Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Aurora CO, Senseless Violence? Only If You Don’t Ask the Questi

Posted by M. C. on July 29, 2012

The 24 July Erie-Times Pat Cuneo editorial was about Aurora CO and gun control. Big surprise.  Thinkers are focusing elsewhere: the entertainment industry, violent sports and our militarized (police & otherwise) culture. The “sport & entertainment” angle may be too close for comfort at the Erie-Times or it just doesn’t fit the agenda after the Penn State disaster.  Half-wits “plank” or lay down on highway center-lines at night just because they see it in a film. Grimmer adventures should not be unexpected. Warner Brothers lost no time halting violent trailers and DC comics has delayed issuance of the latest Batman comic. The latter had nothing to do with Aurora of course, it was a sensibilities issue.  WB and Time Warner know where the problems lie. Do you think Obama will be taking his Hollywood worship team to task?

Big Pharma is a factor barely mentioned. It will be interesting to hear what has coursed James Holmes’ system over the years. There are a plethora of FDA blessed chemicals that make people do horrible things. Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Ritalin have all been the cause of rampages. What drugs would a neurology school student have access to? Do you think Congress or the media will be putting Big Pharma (BIG political supporters and advertisers) under the microscope for what their products have done?

Some say if there had just been some concealed carriers the violence could have been squelched. Not when obtaining a firearm is as difficult as getting…a degree in neurology.

Here is a list of laws that Aurora has passed several years ago. The following are prohibited.

1. “Dangerous weapon” includes firearm

2. Revocation of license for furnishing a firearm to a minor or someone under the influence.

3. Window displays cannot include firearms with barrels less than 12 inches long.

4. Unlawful to carry concealed “dangerous weapon”

5. Unlawful to discharge firearms, unless by law enforcement on duty or on shooting range.

6. Unlawful to possess firearm while under the influence of intoxicant

7. Unlawful to have loaded firearm in motor vehicle.

8. Unlawful for a juvenile to possess a firearm.

There is Kennesaw GA where firearm ownership is practically a requirement to live there and voted one of the 10 best places to live by Family Circle.

To those of you that have been disarmed physically and emotionally by the government that fears you remember- When seconds count the police are only minutes away. The cops in Aurora didn’t capture Holmes. While they were cordoning off the area the mayhem ended.  Holmes gave up outside the theater. You just can’t rush these things. The Aurora cops must not be up spec with the rest of the country’s military police departments. If they only had that armored personnel carrier they could have blasted thru a wall (ala Waco) and saved the day.

A Nation of Sheep

I am reminded of an Americas Most Wanted episode recently viewed. John Walsh is a great guy and his show does a real service but he has drunk too much of cop kool-aid. John and the cop du jour were viewing a video of a convenience store robbery. The clerks were doing all the “right” things. Hurray!  They were passive and gave the robbers what they wanted. The compliant clerks were both promptly shot. The operation was a success but the patients died. Some Aurora theater attendees described how they were so close that shell casings were bouncing off them. I wasn’t there. It was dark. A shot at the perp may not have been possible. It may have been difficult to see or get at Holmes. There were gun jams. Those take time to clear. But there were no reported efforts to defeat the culprit. Aside from the brave passengers on Flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania, there is much to indicate we have become a nation of sheep. Sheeple. This is the fault of government, liberal and neocon alike, image conscience corporations as well as public financed education. Law enforcement generally does not like armed, self-reliant citizenry. It threatens their power. One caveat: small town police in my area are pretty decent folk. Convenience stores and banks tell their employees “just give them the money”. Convenience stores and banks get robbed a lot. We are taught in school that the government is our all-knowing, all-powerful protector. We used to pledge allegiance to the flag of the god that is government. Massachusetts is a castle doctrine state now but years ago I heard about the Kennedy backdoor law. If a cretin was beating your wife’s head in or worse, you had to leave if possible, and call the cops. Standing up to your attacker was illegal.  Submit to the criminal and the government-or else!  “The Underground History of American Education” describes how John Dewey’s motive in developing the public education system involved training the unwashed masses to be subservient to government and authority in general. Submission does have its rewards though:

Those who are obedient and fulfill their role as students understandably try to ignore the negative effects their schooling is having on them. But who would honestly deny that these effects are quite visible? Students are taught, through the process of schooling, to be conformist, unimaginative, docile, and a great many other things that are by and large considered virtues in the working world. Stay this way and you may never feel good about yourself, but you will be congratulated by authority figures for the rest of your life.

I think most people feel good about themselves. They are the dog craving Pavlov’s approval.

Holmes is a coward.  He knew there was little chance of resistance, otherwise we would not be here.

Be obedient, docile and subservient . The plan is working. We can see the results in movie theaters, homes and on the streets.

We cannot depend on the mercy of criminals nor the efficiency of government and police. When the criminals don’t know whether the potential victim will split their skull or if they will end up with extra body orifices, that when that line of work will cease to be desirable. Don’t look for that anytime soon. Big Brother and the sheep gene are too powerful.

senseless violence“; meaning, just don’t speculate about the motives of the shooter; “don’t ask any unwanted questions;” “Trust us, we’re the experts.”

Don’t think.  We can do that for you.

Be seeing you

4 Responses to “Aurora CO, Senseless Violence? Only If You Don’t Ask the Questi”

  1. Doug Rowley said

    Movie goers should be randomly strip searched and questioned. The innocent must be punished. Ever notice that the swiftest, harshest punishment is against the innocent. At Penn State the students, current football players, past football players, fans, and alumni, were all punished quickly, severely, and without trial.

    • You can’t tell me the NCAA is completely unknowing about what is happening in their schools. I heard years ago that assault and other mayhem charges could get taken care of by Papa Joe if you were on the football team. I would be surprised if the same is not happening at other sports oriented schools.

      • Doug Rowley said

        Jopa has been a phony for years. I remember over 40 years ago him telling reporters before a game that he just wanted the kids to have fun. He was also famous for having a very weak schedule, at least the first half of the season. He would schedule Akron, Toledo, and the like and then tell reporters how tough these teams were and how worried he was about the game. This was the public stuff. It’s clear he took care of other problems behind the scenes and I’m sure all this goes on at other big time sports schools on a regular basis.

      • JoPa just sounds so cute. How could anyone named JoPa be bad?

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