Aurora & Fort Hood: A Tale of Two Massacres

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The murder victims of James Holmes, who slaughtered 12 and wounded 50 at the Dark Knight Rises movie premier in Aurora Colorado, were still sprawled in the theater when ABC News chief investigator Brian Ross on-air tried to link the killer to the Tea Party––without even a modicum of vetting the information, as ABC’s apology later admitted. A quick fact-check would have revealed that the Colorado Tea Party James Holmes is a 52-year-old Hispanic, not a 24-year-old white PhD candidate. Indulging another left-wing narrative cliché, CNN’s Piers Morgan tweeted, “America has got to do something about its gun laws. Now is the time.” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg chimed in as well with the “gun-control” meme, seemingly oblivious to the lack of evidence that shows strict gun control laws reduce murder-rates. Over at the Huffington Post, Michael Shank fingered America’s “highest income inequality rates in the rich world,” which correlate “strongly with high rates of social-health problems, from homicide and violent crime to mental illness and drug addiction.” This is a variation of the “poverty-made-’em-do-it” argument that the current recession, which has seen rates of violent crime go down, not up, refutes.

Here we see the enduring banality of the progressive mind, mired in discredited psychological, social, and economic theories like a fly in amber. Yet progressives fancy themselves the product of enlightenment and reason, with knowledge about human nature and behavior superior to those Neanderthal conservatives who “get bitter” and “cling to guns or religion,” as Obama said during the 2008 campaign. Those benighted, racist reactionaries are consumed with repression and fear of the “other,” full of resentment over the declining power of their “white-skin privilege,” and fiercely resistant to the improving changes engineered by their betters to achieve “social justice.” Psychotic as they are, it’s no surprise they endorse policies that compensate for their insecurities and ignorance by seeking to exclude the historical victims of oppression. And to the progressive it’s an obvious truth that a few such souls will occasionally explode into the sort of violence perpetrated in Colorado.

The fact that most of these mass-murderers are loners and lunatics with no political agenda at all hasn’t deterred progressives like Brian Ross from jumping to the same conclusions. It was just last year that their zeal to link the shooter of Congresswoman Gabriel Giffords to the Tea Party blew up in their faces. No matter, the “narrative,” as they like to call it, of conservative psychosis is too politically useful, too flattering of progressive pretensions to superior intellect. The irony, of course, is that such reflexive assertions are the sign of a mind woefully lacking in critical capacity and hence vulnerable to politically and personally gratifying fairy tales.

Which brings us to the second massacre, equally revealing of progressive addled thinking. Major Nidal Hasan, the jihadist who in 2009 murdered 13 fellow soldiers at Fort Hood to cries of “Allahu Akbar,” had left a super-highway of evidence about his terrorist inclinations and eagerness to kill for Allah. As the recently released Webster Commission investigation into the FBI’s handling of that evidence shows, several months before his rampage at Fort Hood, the FBI and anti-terrorism task force agents had perused 18 emails Hasan had sent to Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born jihadist consigliore later killed in Yemen. In these emails, Hasan displayed his eagerness for supporting terrorist outfits like Hamas, and inquired about the theological arguments for killing his fellow soldiers and other innocents. “I would assume,” he wrote in one email, “that a suicide bomber whose aim is to kill enemy soldiers or their helpers but also kill innocents in the process is acceptable.” Other evidence for Hasan’s inclinations was available as well, including a Power-Point presentation at Walter Reed hospital that quoted Mohammad’s famous “great commission” to his disciples: “I was told to fight all men until they say there is no god but Allah”––quoted as well by the Ayatollah Khomeini and Osama bin Laden as justification for their own jihadist murders.

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  • Chezwick

    To sum up, for the Liberal/Left, James Holmes' rampage of hatred and madness is apparently a product of the cultural (American) in which he was reared, but Nidal Hasan's bloody rampage somehow exculpated the culture (Islamic) in which HE was reared because it was the work of a 'lone madman'. Such analysis is blatantly and transparently contradictory…..but hey, since when did that deter the Left? Taqqiya is not just a Muslim tradition.

    • Looking4Sanity

      Got to agree with you on that whole lying thing not being the sole province of Islam, brother. The Left has been doing it to itself and everyone else who will listen since the day it crawled out of the Fiery Pit. And there you have it.

  • Looking4Sanity

    "Over at the Huffington Post, Michael Shank fingered America’s “highest income inequality rates in the rich world,” which correlate “strongly with high rates of social-health problems, from homicide and violent crime to mental illness and drug addiction.”

    LOL! Maybe he was irate over Obama wanting to tax him into penury for being smart and successful?!? Thank God all white people aren't that "smart"</sarc>! Another four years might just wise us up though. You never can tell.

    • Looking4Sanity

      Incidentally, I read that Huff-N-Puff article. It seems they're willing to hang Obama himself out to dry as long as it brings down our government institutions…which is Obama's ultimate goal anyway, so where's the harm really, right? Just when I thought my opinion of them couldn't possibly get any lower…they go and drop the bar on me again.

  • truebearing

    The actions of Brian Ross are intentional. He didn't "jump the gun" or make a mistake. He was indulging in a favorite leftist media tactic: "accidental propaganda." It works similar to a lawyer making a comment in front of a jury knowing it will be stricken from the record, but not before the jury hears it. Damage done.

    Ross is using the tactic to smear the Tea Party at the very beginning of the coverage of something everyone is keenly paying attention to. People are in full reception mode….like a hypnosis patient who willingly accepts suggestions. The smear has immediacy and is accepted by the subconcious mind. The retraction is done in a muted fashion that most never hear anyway. This is how the media brainwashes people.

    The NY Times has done this for years, as have all of the major media outlets. It is intentional, and it follows the exact same pattern virtually every time. The Left even orchestrates it so that a chorus immediately responds to create an echo chamber effect. It is ruthless, reprehensible political theater with our media playing the lead role in an American tragedy.

    • Looking4Sanity

      That is the Way of the Leftist, my friend. And you've fought it the only way it CAN be fought. You dragged it out into the light of day for frank observation…and I commend you for having done so. Let us ALL pray that everyone eventually wakes up to this kind of vile chicanery and sees it for what it is. Then, maybe…just maybe…we can look forward to a day when we can actually have a little faith in media again. I'm not holding my breath on that one though.

    • A human bean

      Brian Ross is still celebrating. He had a good laugh at himself over his lying apology for the suckers and the record for his accidentally on purpose blood libel propaganda, knowing the damage he did was done, and that he's getting away with it scot-free. He should be fired, but he won't be. He should be censured, but won't be. Rather, he'll be celebrated far and wide, receive journalism's $1,000,000 Forked Tongue Award for Mendacity, and a free dinner date with Obama in a closed door mutual masturbation and whopper-telling session under the desk in Bill Clinton's Oval Office (a DVD of which will go to the LA Times vaults for safekeeping along with the secret Rashid Khalidi going-away party videotape).

    • mlcblog

      It reminds me of the producers of certain TV talk shows, where hosts and guests all talk over each other. No one can make out a word, but boy do those producers operate on the notion that any excitement is good. They think a few people talking animatedly over each other will bring viewers to their sites.

  • banastre Tarleton

    Two types of creeps commit mass murder ; religious fanatics and nihilistic fanatics …the first one does so because God told them to , the second because God doesn't exist

  • Ain't No Dhimmi

    Why didn't Pharaoh Obama ask for the flag to be lowered to half mast for the Fort Hood shooting?

    • Bill

      Excellent point

    • mlcblog

      OMG!! did we even notice? We were so horrified.

      This is why we need an adult in charge.

  • oldtimer

    Did you see the grandpa in the internet cafe in Ocala Fl? And why didn't this happen in Aurora? Banned, private citizens are not allowed to carry or discharge a weapon except at a shooting range. Stick gun control. The shooter may have bought his weapons legally, but he did not carry legally. Outlaw guns from lawabiding citizens, and only outlaws have guns.

    • tagalog

      As a lifelong user and lover of firearms, I respectfully submit that if there had been people at that movie theater with their own firearms, the risk of a monumentally huge slaughter would have been present, as the crowd stood up, ran, and milled about while a gun battle raged between the lunatic and those who were shooting back.

      That said, I also have the fantasy of my having been there armed, able to fight back.

      • oldtimer

        As a lifelong user you should know how to use in any situation. You don't just jump up and shoot haphazadly
        You use the confusion to your advantage, and get up close to the enemy to avoid shooting innocents.

        • tagalog

          As a lifelong user of firearms, who has taken the time to acquaint himself with the use of firearms, I am painfully aware of a large number of people who own guns, pistols and rifles, who know very little or nothing about how to use them. Often, they are sadly un- or under-trained, with an inflated sense of their own skill. Haphazard shooting is the first thing I would expect from people using guns to defend themselves from a Holmes. In a crowded theater, with hundreds of people disoriented by gas bombs, running hither and yon, falling over each other, and a shooter having a degree of command over the situation, I would be concerned about the potential lethality of poorly- or un-trained people shooting back.

          I suspect that there were members of the Aurora audience who actually WERE armed.

          • oldtimer

            I doubt very much that any of the movie goers were armed. They are lawabiding citizens and in Aurora Co and many other Co cities you are not allowed to legally carry or discharge a weapon in public.

          • Ar'nun

            The point in stating that "if" scenario is often missed by people. It's not a matter of someone with the ability to return fire that matters. Its "if societal norms" were different and citizens carrying guns were more prominent, it perhaps would have never came to the moment where a shoot-out occurred. Like in nature, predators attack those weaker than they. Criminals have an upper hand because their prey (us) is weakened by a myriad of restrictions that our character forces us to follow. They don't abide by those rules, we do, which puts us at a disadvantage.

          • ebonystone

            "predators attack those weaker than they"

            Just as in Florida several years ago, there was a wave of attacks on people at highway rest areas. The criminals carefully chose those whose license plates were marked "lease", indicating they were tourists who'd rented their car at the airport, and hence were very unlikely to be armed. Given Florida's right-to-carry laws,Florida natives, in their own cars, were much more likely to be armed. Florida has since changed its plates, so they no longer show if the car is leased.

          • R.J.

            Then I suspect that the members of the Aurora audience that were armed just pissed themselves.
            What side are you on brother? Your moral equivocation is stupid. Since you are such an "expert" what would you have done? Do you carry when you go to the movies? If so, why is your life more precious than mine? I do not even have the option of carying a concealed weapon anywhere in my state, let alone a movie theater.

            Whose side are you on? I do not get this navel gazing bullish$&.

          • tagalog

            Move to Colorado, then you can carry openly without any fuss, and get a CCW and carry concealed to your heart's content.

          • oldtimer

            Obviously you don't know how to read. You can't carry in Colorado, that's the point.

          • tagalog

            Well, I don't know what it is I don't know how to read, but Colorado Revised Statutes, Section 18-12-105, says it is a crime to carry a firearm CONCEALED without a permit. This statute permits the open carry of firearms in the State of Colorado. The laws pertaining to openly carrying firearms preempts local law, except that in the Denver city limits, Denver law may prohibit the open carrying of firearms, which it does. So, in sum, indeed you CAN carry openly in Colorado, just not in a community that bans open carry. You can carry openly nearly everywhere in Colorado except in Denver and environs, Boulder, other Peoples' Republics.

            To carry CONCEALED without a permit in Colorado is a Class 2 misdemeanor (moderately serious, you COULD go to jail and your firearm will definitely be confiscated), and Colorado is not a "shall issue" state yet, but getting a concealed carry permit is not a difficult process as long as you're not a convicted felon or adjudicated incompetent.

            I don't read and you obviously lack cognition. Please do your homework next time, and I will try to read enough to satisfy your needs.

          • tagalog

            "Open" carry, by the way, is subject to common-sense intepretation. The courts look at it as a question as to whether the gun is openly visible; the cops look to visibility within at least 270 degrees. "Visibility" is defined as "completely visible" (by the cops, not by the courts, they are more commonsense), so it's a hard definition to meet at the street level. Don't carry a gun in a holster on your belt under your jacket; don't carry a gun in an inside-the-waistband holster, you might get into a bind. But a gun in a holster on your belt if not covered by some article of clothing is just fine. People will walk around you on the street, you'll get odd looks and a remark or two, you might get questioned by a cop, but in the 1/1000000 chance that you'll be somehwere where you need it, you'll be tried by twelve instead of carried by six.

            Just to aid your own reading comprehension, oldtimer.

          • tagalog

            Come to think of it, Denver is the only Colorado city that is allowed to avoid the pre-emption doctrine of Colorado law as it pertains to the open carry of firearms. As far as I know, it's lawful to carry openly in Boulder and other cities than Denver. But I wouldn't test the Boulder police, DA, and the courts up there. Now down here in El Paso County, I wouldn't worry. But don't move here; there's too many people here already. Go to Grand Junction or Gunnison.

          • tagalog

            Just to be unmistakably clear, the open carrying of guns in public in Aurora, Colorado, is allowed under C.R.S. Section 18-12-105 and the 2003 state pre-emption law. Aurora can limit open carry in certain buildings and in limited spaces, but not as a city-wide rule.

            Aurora, Colorado, has the power to prohibit the discharge of a firearm within city limits, but it is not permitted to prohibit the open carry of firearms in public, except in limited places. Only Denver has been granted the city-wide power to do that.

            Such open carry is protected by Article II, Section 13 of the Colorado Constitution, which says: "The right of no person to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall be called in question; but nothing herein contained shall be construed to justify the practice of carrying concealed weapons."

    • tagalog

      Did you notice, by the way, in that video clip of the Ocala elderly man shooting at those thugs in the internet cafe, that the man was shooting one-handed -something he no doubt was instructed NOT to do- and that he was doing a bit of "spray-and-pray?" He might have shot some innocent bystander. Did he hit either of the two thugs? I don't say I would do better; I say that when the adrenaline starts pumping, your instruction fades and your self-control drops drastically.

      • R.J.

        The real questions to ask yourself is, did he end up a victim? Did he get beaten to within an inch of his life only to die a few days later? Will these thugs think twice the next time they pick a seemingly easy target?

        You are focused on entirely the wrong things. Should he have just laid down and died? What is wrong with you?

        What if? What if? Wtf?

        What if the creeps were successful, what if they do it again? Do you think they would have perfect form using a weapon to commit a robbery and only hit what they were aiming at?

        What is your point?

        • tagalog

          My point is that it's a damn lucky thing he didn't shoot some innocent patron of the internet cafe. Then he'd be a goat instead of a hero. Just like the folks who don't shoot their guns who fantasize themselves as fighting back against the Aurora shooter. That's my point.

          Yeah, shooting back at Holmes might have slowed him down or even stopped him; it might also have caused even more woundings and killings among the innocent.

          Refusing to be a victim is laudable. Shooting some innocent bystander while refusing to be a victim is being a criminal yourself.

          He let the adrenaline do his shooting for him, not his skills and training. That is an ever-present risk among even the best-trained, including SEALs, Rangers, Delta operators and so on.

          As for the thugs, my belief is that they were frightened for about five minutes, then they focused on other things, like where they were going to get refills for their meth pipes.

          • coyote3

            The point is, we don't know what would have happened. The people killed/injured didn't have that chance. The theatre prohibited firearms. Yes, there is a danger with additional rounds in the air, but even the distracting of the shooter. Forcing him to make a choice. He's either got to ignore being shot, which is not pleasant, even while wearing body armor, or he has to take time to identify the threat and redirect his fire from the people trying to escape. That might, just might, have given more people the opportunity to escape unharmed, or at least alive, even if it didn't end the fight. I am not saying it is an ideal world, and I am not saying it is a great choice, but it is preferrable to ending up a dead victim.

  • Schlomotion

    It's a good thing that James Holmes was not a middle class white guy who converted to Islam. Then we would have been treated to Mr.Thornton writing with "the enduring banality of the neoconservative mind" instead of railing against "the enduring banality of the progressive mind." If the mindless lunatic who did all this killing was instead a member of the American Defense League, we would have been treated to a discourse about how misunderstood and oppressed he was, and how conditions created by Muslims and multiculturalists forced James Holmes over the brink.

    • Roger

      Or we would have something to blame that actually makes sense.
      You know, that entire surah 9 mandate thing.

    • The Truth Hurts

      If . . . if . . . if . . .

      and if Obama had as many sticking out of him as he had stuck in him, he'd look like a porcupine.

    • Chiggles

      If the dead had all been Jews, Schmo would be celebrating.

      • Ghostwriter

        No disagreement here,Chiggles.

  • tagalog

    I don't suppose any of the insightful pundits whose opinions are cited in this article have ever taken notice of the cultural degeneration we have suffered over the years since about, say, 1960 or thereabouts, since our cultural development has been in the hands of the people who want to test limits and challenge old and established cultural customs, considering that the loss of our cultural standards has given birth to rootless, remorseless, valueless people given to situation ethics and self-indulgence in the name of self-fulfillment, have they?

    How does one square a fantasy about a comic book hero with the reality of mass murder in a movie theater?

    Have any of these commentators on our intellectual status written anything about the price we have paid for logical positivism in our intellectual life? It's true that we have gained much in the material sphere, but is what we have lost in the spiritual one worth it?

    • Roger

      They would rather we don't look behind the curtain. There is no man there….

    • Sprinklerman

      “But neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. Here therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man.” (Samuel Adams, The Life of Samuel Adams, 1:22.)

    • Sprinklerman

      "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
      John Adams (The Works of John Adams, ed. C. F. Adams, Boston: Little, Brown Co., 1851, 4:31)

  • Johncdavidson

    ABC news has become nothing more than a sensationist seeking outfit competing with two other networks for the top prize in a new reality show entitled 'American's Most Outrageous Commentators'.

  • Sprinklerman

    My youngest daughter when in high school about four years ago, was involved in a conversation with her friends at school during lunch. Somehow the conversation turned to who attended church or some religious service on a weekly basis. Most stated that they attended services only during the holidays.

    There have been times in my life that I did not attend religious services. However when my wife and I had children, we not only pledged to each other that we would attend services, we would take our children with us kicking and screaming if necessary. My in-laws who were not previously involved with the local parish, did so as well and we spend most of our Sundays with the Grandparents culminating in Sunday dinners with everyone attending without any social media devices.

    Both of my kids continue to attend church on a regular basis as do we. John Adams knew the importance of a moral and religious people on our society and it's government. It's time we began to hold our leaders to the same standard.

    • Dwee

      Much of this has to do with inborn personality however. I was forced to go to services as a child and it only made me grow to hate them. I have ADHD and it was akin to torture to be forced to sit through long bouts of repetitious prayer.

      On occasion I do listen to religious music to get that cerebral high religious prayer brings, but can just as easily turn it off again. I admit it's somewhat disappointing in that brief moment after shutting off the radio and realizing, no, I am a mortal after all. Oh well, it dissipates quickly enough.

      Brainwashing children only works with children who can sit still. Religion is a lovely thought, but it is all in the mind after all. Equating moral values with religion diminishes the human "spirit". People need to be taught to be better, wiser, kinder, because that's what people are capable of and what we should aspire to, not because some angry G-d will punish us if we don't.

      Religious morality versus choosing to be a better person shouldn't have anything to do with politics. Making religion a conservative issue gives the left much ammunition to paint all conservatives as delusional. Being left or right, religious or not, is no assurance of wisdom. It's time to understand why and do something about that.

      • mlcblog

        It's not about going to church. It's about that relationship with God.

  • Spider

    The MSM for many years now has become nothing but a bunch of Left Wing Propagandists / Liars .They have completely discredited themselves. I only watch their broadcasts now and then for a good laugh. I really get a kick out of their childish attempts at distorting and omitting of information for brain washing purposes. They are easily exposed these days due to all the alternative news sources where one can "fill in the blanks" They need to get a clue and we need to call them out and expose how corrupt they are.

  • Dr. Kochava Malchiel

    Time for Capital Punishment for Terrorists

  • sedoanman

    It is close to three years since the Ft. Hood shootings, and this guy's trial has STILL not started. How long does it take to build a case against someone caught in the act? It's going to be interesting to see how long it takes to begin the trial of the Aurora shooter. I bet it doesn't take anywhere near three years.

    • Jamie Shafer

      A commentator yesterday was predicting it would be at least a year before the Aurora "shooter" went on trial, because the govt needs all that time for investigation! Why do they need all this investigation? Holmes did the killing and was caught red-handed in the parking lot of the theater. He should be tried and found guilty within a month and executed forthwith – within the week. We have really lost our moral compass when we can''t rid ourselves of an identified killer in record time.

  • Western Spirit

    Once again we see duality in the "great commission" where Islam copies Christianity only in reverse. Christ gave the great commission to spread his gospel (good news) and Islam gives it's great commission to kill and is truly evil, the opposite of God.

  • Lisa Richards

    Excellent Bruce Thornton! You nailed the Left! Bravo!

  • Sage on the Stage

    Great article about Goebbels protege Brian Ross. However, the Aurora police chief remarked to the effect that Holmes "was no lone gunman." That is to say, how did an unemployed 24 year old graduate student come up with $20,000 to buy all those guns and munitions? Somebody supported him. Also, the timing of the attack is suspicious, just a week or so before the signing of the UN Small Arms treaty. Thus far, we've seen the tip of the iceberg–a lot remains under water.

    • Jamie Shafer

      Excellent comment but we don't need the shooter around for that kind of investigation I think..

    • tagalog

      James Holmes used the following weapons in his shooting spree:

      1 Glock .40 cal. semi-auto pistol. Price of the Glock: Approx. $400 – $600. 1000 rounds of .40 cal. ammo: approx. $300 – $400 (a high estimate), 2000 rounds, $500 – $600

      1 Remingtom 870 shotgun, presumably a 12-gauge. Price of the shotgun: Approx. $400 – $600. 1000 12-gauge 00 buck rounds: $400

      1 AR-15 semi-auto rifle. Price of AR-15: depends on manufacturer. If Colt, approx. $1200. 1000 rounds of 5.56 ammo.: $500; 2000 rounds: $1000

      Allegedly he had one other handgun. I didn't find out what it was. Figure it was comparable to the Glock, approx. $400 – $600.

      He had 6000 rounds of ammo, type unspecified. Figure about $2000 – $2500 for 6000 rounds of .40 cal,, 12-gauge, 5.56 ammo. That's probably in the right ball park. Total: somewhere about $5,500 – $6,000. Definitely not $20,000 for the guns and ammo. I don't know what the explosives would cost. I also don't know how he'd get his hands on anything sophisticated. Maybe he knows somebody in the service who has access to explosives and explosive devices.

      • ebonystone

        Maybe he got stuff from BATF, like the Mexican drug gangs do.

      • Sage on the Stage

        They said on the news and one or two commentary shows that Holmes spent in the neighborhood of $15,000 to $20,000 on his guns, munitions, and booby-traps. WHERE would he get that kind of money? And its also suspicious that someone let him in the theater's side door; and that he told police about the booby-trapped apartment, and that he surrendered immediately.

        • tagalog

          No way that stuff would cost $15,000 or $20,000. The latest info I've heard says his explosives were pretty basic, along the nitro fertilizer line, Anarchist Cookbook stuff.

          My estimate of $6,000 on the guns and ammo is close, within a couple of hundred dollars. If anything, my estimate is too high. And the prices I used are for new items.

  • BLJ

    I brought this exact subject up to some of my relatives and friends (some who are also conservative) and they pretty much just gave me a blank stare. The MSM avoided the Fort Hood massacre like the plague. Does not fit their agenda and they could care less about military people anyway.

    One other thing is that we need to stop calling these events a tragedy. A tragedy is a plane crash, these are attrocites.

    • Chiggles

      "One other thing is that we need to stop calling these events a tragedy. A tragedy is a plane crash, these are attrocites"

      I can't give you enough thumbs up fo that. It's been driving me nuts too.

    • tagalog

      Ditto to what Chiggles said.

      A tragedy involves a person of otherwise good character who suffers from a deep character flaw that he cannot resist invoking (hubris) and in which he betrays himself through the expression of his very character, causing his downfall. In classical tragedy, the entire story has certain "unities" (time, place, and person) which also apply. What makes a tragedy a tragedy is that the central actor falls through the combination of his flaw and his pride.

      None of these disasters, atrocities if you will (the Aurora event certainly qualifies as an atrocity) qualifies as a tragedy. The Aurora event is some sort of black farce in which a person loses his humanity through mental illness, attempts to live a mad fantasy, and in doing so, destroys on a wholesale basis the lives of those around him. The event is not a matter of character and hubris, it is a journey of madness.

      A plane crash with its attendant loss of lives is a disaster, not a tragedy.

  • Ronald Johnston

    Why hasn't the media in this country been implicated in all this evil. They are doing their level best to creat mayhem and blame innocent Americans for it. This gets attention away from their puppet muslim, osama obama!!!!

  • Ar'nun

    The Liberal/Progressives have had their minds dutifully reprogrammed much like any follower of a Cult must undergo. They will protect their Guru at all costs no matter how absurd their thought process must be in order to do so.

  • marios

    BHO with his accomplices and Dem party establishment goal to abrogate First and Second amendments.
    it is so obvious. Any case can be seen under that light. it is war against our country. What they want it dictatorship and BHO already behave as a DICTATOR. He does not respect Americans, neither our Constitution, our Supreme Court, etc. This administration use tactic of intimidation and bribe. Wake up America1
    BHO must be one term Pres!!!

  • Choi

    HOLLYWOOD is the MSM'S equal partner in all of this.
    LOOK at the pure $#!+ they put out ,including all of these Vampire movies.
    They have CREATED a subconciousness of the 21st Century of of darkness,fear,violence,and the world is following their script in REALITY.
    And then they FETE themselves (the Academy Awards), and the public runs out to the theatres for more DOOM & GLOOM, or LEFTY "Happy Movies".
    Figure in the Lefty Media's SELECTIVE PROPAGANDA and there is Goebbles REINCARNATED

  • Ghostwriter

    On the difference between the two tragedies:

    James Holmes,from what I've found out is little more than another nutjob who killed people so he could get his fifteen minutes of infamy. This guy deserves whatever he gets,and that includes the death penalty.

    On the other hand,Major Hassan was a terrorist who wanted to kill people because that's what his religion told him to do. This man should also receive harsh punishment,including the death penalty. Also,with people like Major Hasan around,is it any wonder that many Americans have such a negative attitude towards Islam? I'd love it if those like Schlomotion would answer that question instead of attacking Jews,which they usually do when they have no real argument to stand on.

    • tagalog

      Actually, both Holmes and Hassan should be punished to the maximum, for different reasons. Holmes, because as a crazy person who kills, he can never be allowed another chance to do another person harm, and Hassan, because he is willing to kill others for the sake of religion, and no one should be allowed to kill for that. Both have been caught while doing their killing, so guilt is clear. So execution is called for both of them solely on the basis of what they think, not to mention the fact that society has the right to defend itself and that murder should involve a forfeiture of the killer's own right to life.

  • weroinnm

    Is Shariah Law A Danger To Our U.S. National Security?
    “Food For Thought”
    Semper Fi!

  • Willy Rho

    What do all of the mass murders by the government have in common over the last 20 years, since Bill Clinton's orig term? They were all DemoNaziCommieFascLibProg, Democrats. What do these have in common? 1) Entrapment of Randy Weaver (He got 3 million dollars in his suit of FEDS), Murder of Vicki and Sammy Weaver. 2) Murder of 76 Branch Davidians at Waco, because their Religion was not Fed approved.. 3) Bombing of the Murray Bldg killing 168 innocent souls. 4) Murder by torture of Kenneth Trentadue in prison (his Bro got a million in suit). Trentadue had the unfortunate luck of looking like the inside agent of DOJ that provided technology, chemicals and detonators for the Murray Bldg bomb. 5) Fast & Furious murder of 300 Mexican Nationals and two Border agents: Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata. It is Eric Holder, Demon of DOJ. 6) The Aurora, CO murders have Eric Holders fingerprints all over it. An unemployed college student, Holmes, a member of OWS Black Bloc member spent $20,000 to get two gas canisters, gas mask, two 40 cal Glock pistols, an AR-15, a pump 12 gauge shotgun, 6,000 rounds of ammo, tactical vest, helmet, top and pants, plans for the whole action, designs for bombs and triggers for the booby trap bombs, chemicals and resources. This has the same premature action that the Sting for F&F, the Sting for Murray bombing and the Sting for Waco had. Set up the stings and then let them happen because you are the Stupid Eric Holder.

    • Willy Rho

      "I should have said Stupid Eric Holder" OR intentionally murdering all those people for the advancement of his Communistic World Ideal. But who cares, Obama will see he is going to lose the election in October and declare Marshall Law, then arrest and imprison we people who love LIBERTY in the new FEMA Concentration/Re-education/Elimination Camps. "Heil Mein Fuhrer, I can Walk".

  • Willy Rho

    I truly love the Jewish people. My Savior and Lord is a Jew. How can I not Love His People? Without Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, there would never have been a David. Without David, how would my Messiah, Jesus Christ, have been born. I am sure G-D could have done it anyway, but I Love the way he did it. But, I digress.

    I just can't understand how the Jews cannot see how completely Evil man's governments become when something other than G-D and Liberty is its foundation. It totally perplexes my mind.

    I suspect many Jews read this Magazine. Please someone out there answer that question.

  • Willy Rho

    I truly love the Jewish people. My Savior and Lord is a Jew. How can I not Love His People? Without Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, there would never have been a David. Without David, how would my Messiah, Jesus Christ, have been born. I am sure G-D could have done it anyway, but I Love the way he did it. But, I digress.

  • Willy Rho

    I just can't understand how the Jews cannot see how completely Evil man's governments become when something other than G-D and Liberty is its foundation. It totally perplexes my mind.

    I suspect many Jews read this Magazine. Please someone out there answer that question.