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Summary of Sandy Hook: New American Jihadism?

by David Yeagley · December 16, 2012 · 39 Comments ·

American mass murderers, mass shootists like Adam Lanza, are the new breed of Jihadists. American shooters never used to shoot themselves, but now they’ve become suicidal shooters, like the Muslims jihadist mass murderers. Perhaps the ubiquity of Muslim jihadists, via their expansive demographics and especially due to intense media coverage, the mentally unsure in Western cultures are drawn to the drama of mass murder and suicide simply as a quick fix for personal insignificance and depression. The mass murderer wants to do something significant, but, now due the suicidal flair, or the martyrdom craze, the American mass shooters are shooting themselves.

Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Shooter.

Of course, it all has nothing to do with guns or explosives, really. That is a false, superficial, sophomoric, specious association. That’s like saying automobiles kill. Or cell phones kill. Never mind abortion, or alcohol, or tobacco, all these willful indulgences. And never mind the fact that good guys with guns (police or citizens) can prevent mass murders, as in the case of the Oregon mall shooter, and the even less noted Oklahoma case of prevention. Criminals will always have guns. The best we can do is to try to defend ourselves. (Police are not here to defend or to protect, but only to apprehend the criminal after he has committed his crime.)

Speaking of masses, mass media coverage of the personal lives of victims is a most curious warp in cultural custom these days. Is national, even global attention, actually comforting to the victims? I wonder. The world offers victims immediate fame as compensation for pain? Is media become medicine, or therapy? Mass gossip, mass sacrifice of all privacy–is this the reward of suffering? Are people so very duped by the narcissistic idolatry of media that they naturally respond to instant fame, without even thinking of its effects? Do they think it is their duty to expose themselves, to share their pain?

Is society then the perpetual and willing victim of media?

Mass media has become the mass hug, the massive group hug. The press justifies its perverted existence as never before. The mass hug is instant righteousness for the media. They function like priests taking mass confessions from an exceedingly immature population which has come to believe fame cures all ills. Public exposure heals all wounds. This is the greatest distortion ever evolved in media. It is one of the weirdest warps of our time. Truly, media coverage of tragedy, of human suffering, is the exoneration of the media’s blood lust. It is the irresistible lure of human suffering. The worse the better. Such “story lust” is the propitiation of all media sins. Lamentation is the liberals’ elixir of evil.

Throwing the word “evil” around like the ultimate power word is the trend now. “Evil,” they call the Sandy Hook shooting. But is the mass murder of children such a surprise? What is abortion all about? Why doesn’t the media cover the “victims” of abortion–including the mothers, with such intense drama? (The only difference is abortion is a kind of one-on-one act, not one on many, as mass murder.) There were 1,200,000 abortions reported in the United States last year. Why is this kind of mass murder without media rebuke? How can the president (Barry Soetoro) lament the murder of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary and pronounce pregnancy as punishment, and advocate not only for abortion, but for the bloody murder of any child surviving abortion? What exactly are we going to call evil? And who is kidding whom? Sandy Hook has become the ultimate confusion, if not usurpation of words. “Evil” is indeed one of the most powerful words in the language. Democrat Communists have now obfuscated even that word, as well as God, faith, religion, and all other words associated with the dearest sentiments in the human heart. Democrats substitute words like “spontaneity” for the cruelties of planned chaos.

Nancy Pelosi, praising the “spontaneity” of the Wall Street protesters. Like the Susan Rice spin on the murderous Benghazi attack, spontaneity is the Democrat double-speak for irresponsibility.

James Holmes, the Aurora, Colorado shooter, tried to commit suicide four months later, in jail.

National sympathy for victims has become a kind of national atonement for national apathy over our national sins. But this national sympathy, easily whipped up to an emotional rampage by media, is completely contaminated by the guilty national conscience, and all confused with verbal ambiguity, with loss of meaning, and some desperate craving for significance. Adlerian psychologist Donald Lombardi said that perverted, sociopathic behavior is nothing more than a cry for attention, for significance, for some kind of approval otherwise absent in the sociopath’s sense of person. (The Search for Significance, 1975). So, in the national participation in liberal lamentation, the individual citizen can sense some gigantic soothing of social conscience. The media is irreligious by nature, and the voice of pastors and rabbis will never find an influential place in national media–at least not until it is far too late for national remedy. So the next best response is media glorification of grief, human sorrow, and outrage. And, in pure self-righteous liberalism, lamentation rates higher than outrage. Outrage is impressive among men, but tears are the ticket to heaven.

Jacob Tyler Roberts, a non-white breed (adopted?), the Clackamas, Oregon mall shooter.

And so we are awash with a tragedy at Christmas time. Should we also remember that King Herod ordered the massacre of all children under two years of age, in the town of Bethlehem? The slaughter of innocents is not a new thing in this “evil” world. I think the undeniable evil in our present society is the fact that mass abortion is not identified as evil by the liberal Democrat Communist media. Thus, the chickens come home to roost, as it were. Liberal media provides murderous entertainment every minute of the day, every day. Our culture seems to thrive on violence. Lamentation is somewhat inane at this point.

Shall human sorrow be made entertainment? That’s what media does with it.

Do we want violence or not? Do we want mass murder or not? That our behavior indicates uncertainty in these things is perhaps the greatest revelation of evil in all humanity.

One more sick twist: a Mexican (or Latino) Marcos Gurrola, 42, of Garden Grove apparently fired more than 50 rounds from a handgun in the mall parking lot in Newport Beach. No one was killed, but he wasn’t aiming at anyone. He got his thrills by just shooting in a public place. Is this a new remedy, or just another kind of perverted auto-eroticism?

Posted by David Yeagley · December 16, 2012 · 12:10 pm CT · ·

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  • 1 David Yeagley // Dec 16, 2012 at 12:38 pm   

    This is definitely beyond politics. It is some deep Jungian archetype surfacing. Perhaps it’s just plain Freudian unleashed libido mayhem or consumption.

    Dare we attempt to define evil? I think all we can do is identify it, but then only by divine, Biblical standards. Otherwise, it never exceeds the Freudian.

  • 2 zephyr // Dec 16, 2012 at 2:07 pm   

    “Public exposure heals all wounds. This is the greatest distortion ever evolved in media. It is one of the weirdest warps of our time. . . Lamentation is the liberals’ elixir of evil.”

    Very well stated. It is satanic. Beginning to think we would all be better off without any TV or networks at all ~ we are well on our way to total gov’t ctrl of all mass media.

    Ben Shapiro, a conservative attorney (a few do exist), in his book _Primetime Propaganda_, lays out the actual ownership of TV networks (pp 247-248). Shapiro’s parents’ work for TV studios in Burbank, where he grew up, so he has an intimate knowledge of his subject and does thorough research.

    GE owns: NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, History Channel, A&E, Biography Channel, Bravo, USA Network, SyFy, Oxygen, Chiller, Hallmark channel, Sundance channel, Telemundo, Universal Television, Universal Studios, and all their subsidiaries, plus part of Hulu.

    Time Warner owns: CNN, HBO, Cinemax, Cartoon Network, TNT, TBS, Turner Classic Movies, CW, Warner Bros, New Line Cinema, Castle Rock Entertainment, Hanna Barbera, WB, Time Warner Cable, and all subsidiaries.

    Walt Disney owns: ABC, ESPN, Disney channel, plus parts of Lifetime, A&E, History Channel, Biography Channel and Hulu. Its production companies are Touchstone, Miramax, and Marvel Studios.

    News Corp. (Murdoch’s company) owns: Fox, National Geo., and parts of Hulu and DirecTV.

    CBS Corp owns: part of CW, Showtime, Movie Channel, and of course CBS Television Studios.

    Viacom owns: Paramount Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, United Intl Pictures, Spike, VH1, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo and Viva.

    Sumner Redstone owns 80% of the voting stock of Viacom, as well as 80% of the stock of CBS. Viacom was a spin-off of CBS from day one and is (obviously) still very closely associated with it.

    There are six interconnected companies calling the shots. Many channels are owned in part by two or more of these six. And of course ownership shifts periodically. The interconnectedness ultimately results in collusion; e.g. neither GE, nor Walt Disney, nor News Corp would want Hulu’s viewership/advertising dollars to decrease. They would all suffer.

    The entertainment industry is anything but free enterprise.

    The media world is actually controlled by a handful of ppl. Literally a few individuals, like Murdoch and Redstone, have an enormous amount of influence in terms of what is broadcast. So I guess it’s not surprising that the mantra is always the same, regardless of which channel you’re viewing.

  • 3 zephyr // Dec 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm   

    I am a firm supporter of the 2nd Amendment. However, I don’t totally agree with comparing guns to cars or even knives. I think it is somewhat of a weak argument and there are stronger ones for gun ownership (such as criminals will ALWAYS have them).

    Utilitarian items, like knives, have many purposes and can be used for many things. Guns have only purpose, and they are very efficient at it. Which is why they are great for self-defense.

  • 4 Georgia // Dec 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm   

    There is evil in our midst.
    I really don’t want to politicize this issue, but many liberals do not believe in God, because if they did, they would have to acknowledge Evil.
    And for them to acknowledge evil would mean many would see the truth about themselves, and the warped ideas they force on our society.

    The late Scott Peck, Psychiatrist has some interesting theories on human evil in his book
    People of the Lie: The Hope For Healing Human Evil
    (and I quote from wiki)

    “First published in 1983, People of the Lie: The Hope For Healing Human Evil,
    followed on from Peck’s first book. Peck describes the stories of several people who came to him whom he found particularly resistant to any form of help. He came to think of them as evil and goes on to describe the characteristics of evil in psychological terms, proposing that it could become a psychiatric diagnosis.”
    If you follow this link and scroll down, read the paragraph and short list under the sub heading “Evil”.
    I personally find that list to be the most inclusive definition of Liberalism I have ever seen.
    Yes there is evil in the world, (but in Christ, it is defeated)
    I am heartbroken for the innocents that were murdered and the adults that gave their lives to protect them.
    But I also know that if conservatives were in charge, we would most likely have less of these rampages in our society.
    In our society, adults are safer in a Saturday Night Bar, than our kids are in their classrooms.
    What did we learn from the Amish school-house shooting?
    Absolutely nothing.
    Seeing Evil: Epic Fail
    Your article here raises all the right questions.
    And I look forward to your readers responses, Dr. Yeagley.
    PS: As soon as I heard of the massacre, I turned off the radio. I waited a few hours and I am carefully selecting the online news sources and reading just the minimal amount to get the gist of the gut-wrenching event.
    I refuse to be manipulated by the evil in this world and the MSM that so willingly serves it.

  • 5 Georgia // Dec 16, 2012 at 3:50 pm   

    Excerpt from Wiki-topic:Scott Peck

    “Most evil people realize the evil deep within themselves but are unable to tolerate the pain of introspection or admit to themselves that they are evil.
    Thus, they constantly run away from their evil by putting themselves in a position of moral superiority and putting the focus of evil on others.
    Evil is an extreme form of what Scott Peck, in The Road Less Traveled, calls a character disorder.”

  • 6 Bonus Gift // Dec 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm   

    Regarding the word evil, I probably use the word too much. I think it is only in the last few years out of almost total and complete exasperation that I do it; and it is more the case of just wanting to simply call a spade a spade.

    Regarding the mass murder/suicide and related points DY brings up, I generally agree with what DY, zephyr and Georgia have written. If you didn’t know the six media companies were run by and for cultural Marxists, it would seem truly odd how the MSM has over time seemingly bathed in the media glory that is a mass murder spectacle with a dash of suicide. Although, I do remember that the communist media did not fixate on the people who jumped from the WTC towers rather than be burned alive. It truly is a perverse 15 minutes of forced fame for bereaved families. I guess the question could be rephrased to something like: Why does the MSM do it and seemingly people go along with when it is well known that rehashing and obsessively focusing on such insane murderers is not healthy? To ask is to know the answer. We know the communist media is intent on twisting any event for its purposes. This type of event can serve at least three purposes I can think of:
    1) It is a shocking memorable event that will stick in peoples’ minds; almost tailor made for planting false propaganda via an emotional back door to the collective consciousness of the country. For example, how else are you going to effectively strike down the 2nd Amendment without changing the Constitution? In short, you have almost everybody’s attention in an emotional state when they are most vulnerable and subject to suggestion (especially the mentally weak), so “don’t waste a good crisis”/mass murder. Yes DY, and abortion doesn’t fit the narrative; and it certainly doesn’t help create moral superiority for the MSM.
    2) The MSM has lost many viewers in the last few years and they can almost gain some credibility and viewership back by reporting on such a story. My guess is that the general public has been so inured by “reality TV” and the like that there is an element to these types of stories that are possibly reassuring in their level of Schadenfreude. Aren’t we all now a nation of people who “hate the rich”, want “what’s coming to them”, and pay for abortion on demand with our taxes (like it or not), etc.. In general we have become a pack of mentally and physically weak parasites who many seem to delight in the misfortune of others while simultaneously offering condolences to the very people we feel guilt ridden about taking pleasure in their visible pain. In the animal kingdom humans stand alone in their ability to hold seemingly diametrically opposed thoughts and keep a smile on their face. Many even display moral superiority in being happy about seeing others in pain and paying almost glib condolences to the affected (e.g., Barry Soetoro’s clearly fake tears and then subsequent gun grab). How else can I even hope to explain why someone like Piers Morgan has any viewers?
    3) Because the communist media wants to push our noses in it. Remember, make broken families normal, make Christian bashing normal, Muslims are good and just like us, make being gay normal, make gay marriage normal, etc. etcetera … Always take something perverted and soul crushing and make it normal. At this stage why not make it seem that mass murder or even mass murder of children is par for the course. You can just hear them now, if you want guns then get used to it; but, then again, we can get rid of your guns for you and we promise to stop reporting on such stories, we promise … Isn’t this what liberals/progressives/communists do, sucker you in and allude to the possibility of stopping to inflict pain then they will loosen their grip (pain they alone are responsible for). What do you really think will happen with the horrible “fiscal cliff”? We all know what will happen, last minute the RINOs will cave and raise taxes and virtually no spending will be cut (token at best). The Fed screws up the economy, bingo they get more power. The federal government screws up the budget (actually it doesn’t even make one for four years), bingo they spend more money they don’t have. The solution to too much debt is more debt, the solution to too much government is more government, the solution to too many guns in the hands of criminals and psychopaths is to take them away from potential victims and give them to the criminals and psychopaths, etc., etcetera … It’s like the classic Peanuts scene where Lucy holds the football for Charlie Brown then pulls it away when he begins to kick and he falls onto his back for the umpteenth time. Communists create a problem then the solution will be more of the same, the quintisential definition of insanity, and the communist media is there to provide and promote it over and over again. You can almost hear hem say, “anything to be of service Mr. Stalin, Pol Pot, Chairman Mao, Barry Soetoro …” fill in the blank.

  • 7 David Yeagley // Dec 16, 2012 at 5:17 pm   

    I haven’t heard Scott Peck’s name since 1991. Thanks, Georgia! A friend of mine gave me a book of Peck’s to read when I was undergoing one of my several chemotherapy episodes in life…

    Feels good, that you should reference him at this time!

  • 8 David Yeagley // Dec 16, 2012 at 5:42 pm   

    BG, it is rather apparent, at this point, that the media has a clear anti-Christian agenda. I think there is great capital in attacking the establishment. It is a sophomoric, immature approach to reality, especially in America.

    The monarchies of the past tended to need serious awakening, true; but, Communism is most unnecessary and inappropriate in America. It put on serious moral disguise, however, and found its way into the discussion.

  • 9 David Yeagley // Dec 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm   

    Jacob Tyler Roberts, the Oregon shooter, was raised by his aunt, who was called his “mom.” Most of these shooters came from seriously dysfunctional backgrounds of some kind. This one, Roberts, looks like a really bad case.

    Young people can early develop a second life, an alter-ego as it were. But the frustration builds up. And some, instead of breaking into a multiple personality disorder, or even a simple dual personality, simply crack. They never had a coping apparatus, but only hid the real feelings.

  • 10 Mjazz // Dec 16, 2012 at 6:17 pm   

    Speaking of the media, the first the shooter’s father heard of it, who was divorced from the mother, was when he was coming home and a reporter shouted out a question to him.
    Now, if the reporters could find out who he was, couldn’t law enforcement also, and break the news to him in a more humane way?
    If the children were Israelis, and the shooter was a palestinian, the world would blame Israel, and there would be those making excuses for the killer. Abbas would call the guy a hero and name a street after him. Look at the Christian villagers who are hacked to death in Nigeria, and the world doesn’t lift a finger to help them, and, of course the unborn who are killed under the banner of “reproductive rights”, and those who speak up for them are marginalized as right wing fascists.

  • 11 David Yeagley // Dec 16, 2012 at 6:32 pm   

    No danger at Conn. church after phoned threat
    By By TED SHAFFREY and DAVID KLEPPER | Associated Press 12-16-12

    I’m confused. The article mentions a St. Rose of Lima RCC, but that is in Meridan, Connecticut, not Newtown. The article says, “Gunman Adam Lanza, his mother and eight of the child victims attended St. Rose of Lima. It is a Roman Catholic Church with an adjacent school, which Lanza attended briefly.”

    I was a salaried tenor in that church, back in the earlier ’80’s. It is the second largest parish in Connecticut. (I was later cantor at St. Paul’s in Glastonbury, which is the largest).

    I don’t understand this St. Rose connection. Apparently there IS a St. Rose of Lima in Newtown. They have a FB page.

  • 12 David Yeagley // Dec 16, 2012 at 9:07 pm   

    Is it possible that there are people in the world who enjoy killing? Jihadists seem to enjoy it. They’re not being attacked, but they love to attack–especially those who are not attacking them. Are they “evil”? I would think.

  • 13 Bonus Gift // Dec 17, 2012 at 1:37 am   

    “Is it possible that there are people in the world who enjoy killing?” Short answer, yes. I remember reading about them in a book by the late Colonel Hackworth (“About Face”), I think the U.S. military estimated them to be a few percent of the male population (I do not believe there are any in the female population, or the numbers are trivial in the extreme). Apparently, they wreak havoc in the military and need to be weeded out, if possible, before the killing starts (as they tend to be as much or more of a threat to your own guys). I am not sure about using them to kill dissenters in a less republican political setting, for example, the KGB or related organizations where they might be considered to be useful idiots.

  • 14 Asaph // Dec 17, 2012 at 8:15 am   

    Every preacher and minister with any understanding of the Bible and last day events has told their congregants and gatherings to expect more and more mass killings and all types of violence for decades. My first exposure to this was the Tower Killer in Texas when I was a child. We were scared, and I lived in CT. The Stockton CA school killings in 1989 brought my first “Expect many more” comment doing seminars back then. And so it has gone. And so it will continue to go.

    “Darkness covers the earth, and gross darkness the people.” The earth is filling its cup, and the end keeps approaching like a mad bear on a rampage. How can Americans not see it?

    This national discussion should be about mental illness, not guns. It should be about loss of moral compass in all media and its effects, not guns. It should be about the return of Christ, not guns. But fools will make it about guns, and take away common sense self-defense, and as usual, make things worse.

    I doubt angels scratch their heads, but if they did the entire angelic host would have bald spots watching the human race, trying to figure out just how dense and foolish it can be.

  • 15 Asaph // Dec 17, 2012 at 9:46 am   

    One of the things that makes this particular op ed of David’s so strong is the “links in the chain’ element. So much is interconnected now.

    I keep reading how parents across the world struggle to explain to children about this event, all such events. That one link shows the lack of understanding the bottom line – why evil exists and what God has and is doing to address it.

    Evil just means ‘bad’ in the original Hebrew and “worthless” in the Greek words. What is evil in God’s eyes is far more acute than what is evil in mans. At one time not that long ago what is now considered quite fine was considered evil and wicked behavior, bad by any measure.

    It is all linked together. Man will not see it. Not the majority. They choose darkness rather than light, and reap what is sown, and then blame it on mechanical devices. The device becomes bad, evil, and those who own them have something wrong with them, and they, too, must eventually be ostracized and separated, marked and marginalized.

  • 16 kschwantz // Dec 17, 2012 at 9:54 am   

    Doc, What if this School Disaster had copied the “Bath School Disaster”?

    Would the media talk about mental illness more, or simply grieve agrandise and move on?

  • 17 Bonus Gift // Dec 17, 2012 at 9:59 am   

    “This national discussion should be about mental illness, not guns. It should be about loss of moral compass in all media and its effects, not guns. It should be about the return of Christ, not guns. But fools will make it about guns, and take away common sense self-defense, and as usual, make things worse.”
    Yes, I agree; and, yes, there are some, if not many, “fools” but many do not act out of foolishness. A good number are evil with evil intent. They are the ones that “never let a good crisis go to waste”; and unfortunately for us they are in power.

  • 18 David Yeagley // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:13 am   

    The psychological descriptions aberrant behavior fall short of identifying the cause. As most scientists, clinical psychologists consider the descriptive to be causative.

    What is evil? This leads to the deeper question, what is the source of evil? Why does it exist? Is it in fact a force outside humanity, which influences human behavior? Is there an evil master, a devil, Satan, in the world? This involved quite a different account for the source of evil, let alone its identity and description.

    Mental health? Ubiquitous demonic possession? Institutionalized demoniacs, under the control over heavy drugs?

    Why is exorcism limited to Catholic-oriented cinema?

  • 19 David Yeagley // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:23 am   

    English papers always love to denigrate America, and have much of the story wrong. Everyone in Newtown has guns. Nancy Lanza was not unusual at all.

    Did paranoid, gun-crazed mother trigger son’s school killing spree? Friends say she believed world was on edge of collapse

    This is an interpretation, not a fact. There are many gun collectors in CT. Major gun factories originated in Connecticut, like Marlin, Winchester, etc. Massive gun possession state, indeed, despite the liberal anti-gun laws.

    And here is what liberal legislation leads to: the exaggeration of authority.

    Student Umbrella Mistaken for Rifle Leads to School Lockdown.

  • 20 zephyr // Dec 17, 2012 at 11:30 am   

    So now wanting to be able to defend yourself and your property makes you “gun-crazed”?

    I hate media. And the ppl who are dumb enough to listen and believe.

    Once heard a speaker equate Hollywood (and media outlets) with Babylon. I know that’s not the traditional Protestant take, but the whole world certainly wonders after it. Led on like a bull with a ring in its nose.

  • 21 Ellendra // Dec 17, 2012 at 11:31 am   

    “Shall human sorrow be made entertainment?”

    “Is it possible that there are people in the world who enjoy killing?”

    Is it a sign of progress that we can ask such questions?

    If you read about the ways in which “justice” has historically been carried out, it would probably give you nightmares. I know it did me.

    When ancient Romans went to the coliseums, they weren’t cheering for the clowns. Society is just starting to move past the place where public torture and execution were cause for celebration.

    But we’re not quite past it yet. And some have farther to go than others.

  • 22 zephyr // Dec 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm   

    I don’t think society’s progressing. Rather, TV/video games/pop culture simply continue to aggrandize violence. They are a substitute for the Coliseum in our own homes, but just as effective in satisfying some insatiable blood lust so many humans seem to thrive on. Just a technological Coliseum, available 24/7.

  • 23 Thrasymachus // Dec 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm   

    I guess I’m late to the discussion.

    I simply find myself at a loss for words. I haven’t a clue why this happened.
    I don’t know if the murderer had a history of serious mental illness. I don’t know anything about it, really. All I know is that it’s senseless.

    Also, I think people in our society are bored, jaded. Saturated with mass entertainment, they now want to turn graphic Hollywood fantasy with its gratuitous violence into reality. If forced to make a guess, this would be it. But perhaps this is not it?

    Someone has written a book on why television should be eliminated. Perhas he is right.

    It’s a statistical fact that wherever modern television and motion pictures are introduced, violence multiplies.

    If I can be sarcastic: We haven’t had a world war to divert people’s attention since 1945. (Not that I desire this. I don’t.)

  • 24 Thrasymachus // Dec 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm   

    Here is what I have been able to find:

    “Friends and family portrayed Adam Lanza’s mother Nancy as a paranoid ‘survivalist’ who believed the world was on the verge of violent, economic collapse.”

    Source: Mail Online

  • 25 zephyr // Dec 17, 2012 at 5:08 pm   

    “Paraniod survivalist”??? It IS on the verge.

  • 26 Asaph // Dec 17, 2012 at 6:00 pm   

    Dozens and dozens of economists warn us the world is on the verge of economic collapse and to get our houses in order, but Nancy Lanza is a paranoid survivalist. yes, it is easy to hate the MSM and its tentacles.

  • 27 David Yeagley // Dec 17, 2012 at 9:22 pm   

    Been in Comanche land all day today.

    Rush Limbaugh said this today (on the radio):

    I don’t believe that you can have a culture, a society where over a million babies are aborted every year and not have a dwindling respect for the sanctity of life. I don’t think you can have a culture which talks about euthanasia, the Jack Kevorkian story that was big for a while, killing people later in life for the convenience of the living. I just don’t believe that a society which can so easily kill for the convenience of the living can do that without suffering some real consequences when it comes to the sanctity of life.

    Very interesting objectivity…

  • 28 David Yeagley // Dec 17, 2012 at 9:54 pm   

    This strikes me as problematic, from a very small farm town in Oklahoma:

    Dibble Students Gather To Pay Tribute To Sandy Hook Victims

    May have to do a piece on this. Doesn’t seem right at all. Heartfelt, perhaps, but unhealthy irrationality behind it. The global group hug thing again. Somethings wrong, even though it seems wonderfully sympathetic. Is it, really?

  • 29 Brian V // Dec 17, 2012 at 10:07 pm   

    One thing that gets overlooked so often in these mass killings is the fact that the murderer is often times on psych medications. Drugs for mental “disorders” are given to some children as soon as they start school. What affect does this give after 15 or 20 years on a mind with chemical imbalances? I would be willing to wager that you look into the past histories on these headline grabbing shooters and you will find prescription psych drugs. Throw that into a blender of a God rejecting culture and what do we expect??

  • 30 Bonus Gift // Dec 18, 2012 at 1:24 am   

    Saw the Dibble piece and my gut reaction was: Why do we have to communicate our thoughts, and in this case our well wishes, through TV? When did we turn into a pack of people that required TV cameras in our faces to let us know we are alive; and/or when did we require TV crews to communicate our condolences to the families of the dead? Is it the case that our thoughts are now to be exclusively shaped by the sanctioned media? Will it be only sanctioned thoughts allowed by what are effectively the Marxist sanctioned thought police? Are non-evil thoughts by seemingly non-evil people turned into evil when they are filtered through a media that is evil? If the devil lives among us, he works his magic through ABC, CBS, CNN, etc.

  • 31 Asaph // Dec 18, 2012 at 7:47 am   

    In reading the comments we see a continual rope of threads, links in a chain –

    Denial, rejection of God in society
    Denial rejection of Constitutional principles of freedom and liberty
    Politically correct thinking taking over common sense
    The dumbing down of society by government and media
    Violence in all media.
    Dependence on all media
    Proliferation of drugs in society
    No respect for life in all generations, not just the young
    The presence of evil, becoming worse.

    The Spirit of God is obviously being pushed away and is withdrawing from the earth.

    The days of Noah. The days od Sodom and Gomorrah. The days leading up to the fall of Jerusalem.

    We have arrived. Christ is returning soon.

    Probably not before Friday ;-), but I certainly wouldn’t mind if that were the case.

  • 32 David Yeagley // Dec 18, 2012 at 3:28 pm   

    Here is one of the scariest things I’ve noted so far, relative to this Sandy Hook business. It’s like, the animals know. The animals know something…

    Sable, the Cross-Walk Kitty, Guarding Children.

  • 33 Thrasymachus // Dec 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm   

    Cats, like dogs, know when we are worried; they are very sensitive to mental distress in human beings. The more love the cat receives at home from its family, the stronger perhaps is this ability to know our moods. This cat is 15 years old (about 76 in human years), so this is probably more work for it than it would be for a younger feline.

    Cat Age Conversion Chart

  • 34 Thrasymachus // Dec 18, 2012 at 5:50 pm   

    “If the devil lives among us, he works his magic through ABC, CBS, CNN, etc.” — BG

    Yep! And through the pop music industry related entertainment.

    I always complain about television because television viewing is so PASSIVE and hypnotic. People are generally not in a mood to engage in critical thinking when staring mindlessly at the idiot box.

  • 35 Kris // Dec 18, 2012 at 6:45 pm   

    I was waiting for you to enter into the fray, Dr. Yeagley on this very topic. I will offer one possible explanation, if you’ll bear with me. My theory is that this is a culmination of multiple influences and at the bottom of it is liberal/progressive ideology that resulted in feminism forty or so years ago. It is an ideology that not only contributes to consequences the left rarely takes into account and in fact enables all sorts of bad results. Of course, we see what transpires when liberal ideology overwhelms common sense. What else could we possibly expect from such policies? Feminism on its face was supposed to level the playing field or so it was claimed just as affirmative action was supposed to make up for all the injustices minorities experienced because of their own past unequal status. The left continues to manufacture perceived injustice as a reason to keep up the whining and complaining. Unfortunately, dyed-in-the-wool feminists never foresaw the results until it was realized that women could never become men in the real world. At first, I thought it was all about equal pay for equal work, but later I came to realize these feminist women wanted to become men and discovered there was no way that would ever happen. They never could compete with even a scintilla of credibility on that level, so gave it up in favor of marginalizing, maligning, impugning, denigrating and assigning men to the category of monsters and beasts; emasculation become the watchword of these very women. And when they became wives and mothers, they may not have accused their husbands and sons of such behavior but treated them as if they were unsalvageable cretins. This brings up the issue of a generation, perhaps two of all those young boys who were thought to be both unmanageable and uncontrollable by their own mothers. That would be Adam Lanza in all likelihood. And it’s undeniable there are young boys who should be watched closely but not to the extent the last two generations have relied on psychotropic drugs (Ridalin and others) to control misbehaving young boys and probably some wayward girls as well. And this goes to the culture. This is presumably acceptable to give boys whose parents (especially the mothers) don’t want to deal with either disciplining them or punishing them. There seems to be a prevalence of mothers and fathers who just don’t want to deal with responsibility at all. They just walk away and hope the whole situation will go away. And I suspect although Mrs. Lanza had every reason to be terrified of her own son, someone should have seen this coming. It’s almost a surprise it took so long. Seeing it on a national level is both frightening and sad. The gun control issue isn’t an issue at all. This is coming from DC politicians who see an opportunity to gain more control of the populace and shred our Constitution and Bill of Rights. The people see it for what it is.

  • 36 David Yeagley // Dec 18, 2012 at 7:16 pm   

    Ah. The testosterone theory! A lot to it, I admit. But, just remember the alternative: Islam. Today, that’s where we are.

    Earlier in Western culture, and in American culture, such extremes were not the only alternatives. I think we had more of a balance.

    National law is a crime in and of itself, almost. No such concept should control local circumstances. When you make a national law, a world of unintended consequences are inevitable. Because some abused, abandoned woman needed to work for herself and her kids, doesn’t mean that all women were supposed to work, or that they weren’t equal if they didn’t. Personal situations should be handled creatively and locally, with mercy and compassion.

    The Constitution provides the only national level law we need. The rest is state. I venture to say county or town should be more independent. Not sure. Just an intuition.

  • 37 Thrasymachus // Dec 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm   

    Also there is a serious problem with artificial ingredients in our national food supply. Growth hormones given to farm animals cause problems in human beings who eat this meat. (Hint: European children do not seem to mature, physically, as rapidly as U.S. children, because the meat in Europe is not artificially fortified with growth hormones. The average American 13-year-old may be at the physical growh stage of the European 15-year-old, and vice versa.

    Also, I have seen a study somewhere recently that states that young college men today are only half as fertile as they were 50 – 60 years ago. The sperm count has dropped, say medical doctors, by at least 50%

  • 38 Thrasymachus // Dec 18, 2012 at 7:58 pm   

    Bio-Medicine: The Falling Sperm Count In Men

  • 39 Thrasymachus // Dec 18, 2012 at 8:19 pm   

    It helps if a boy has a man to teach him how to become a man and a girl has a woman to teach her how to become a woman. Children raised by the state — the government — may have very important psychological needs go unmet.

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