And while “we can make facile jokes about avocado toast and baristas with degrees in cultural studies” he is “not sure we should find them amusing.”
The crisis of modern loneliness is but one facet of an atomized, soulless society: “We cannot concentrate on anything. We don’t go anywhere, not even to buy food or diapers. . . . The richer we happen to be, the less likely we are to take time off to enjoy ourselves, despite generous vacation allowances.
The poorer we are, the more likely we are to kill ourselves with drugs, alcohol and guns. Even fornication is boring — we have porn for that.”
For political types the recent mass shootings in Ohio and Texas
are about ideology, sadly they are blinded by their own dogma.
Let’s look at the facts:
Dayton, Ohio – Shooter Connor
He wore a mask, Ballistic vest and ear
He was not a suicide shooter, he planned on escaping and concealing his identity.
This is unusual for this type of crime.
He came to the event with his sister in the same
vehicle but ended up killing her.
This means that there was a personal element.
He was a Sexual Sadist.
A classmate told the Daily News that
Betts had “fantasized about tying her up and slitting her throat” and he
told her he was scared he had those thoughts. She said she was included on a
hit list, but her concerns weren’t taken seriously when she reported them.
“found a notebook where he reportedly
wrote a list of people who he wanted to rape, kill and skin their bodies.”
He classified himself on social media as:
“i’m going to hell and i’m not coming
he would happily vote for Democrat
was upset about the 2016 presidential
“I want socialism, and i’ll not
wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding.”
He was a psychology major.
during his high school years for compiling a “hit list” of those he wanted to
kill and a “rape list” of girls he wanted to sexually
while the police investigated, and the school system suspected him. He was not
charged allegedly with a crime and after a short time, school officials allowed
him back to the school.
Graduated From Bellbrook High School, Where Students
Considered Him a Bully
El Paso, Texas – Shooter Patrick Crusius
He was a loner.
ASSESSMENT This type of behavior is not
healthy or biologically normal. Humans seek connection with others.
Manifesto on 8chan was unusual.
Stated his Ideology
MESSIAH COMPLEX “I can no longer
bear the shame of inaction knowing that our founding fathers have endowed me
with the rights needed to save our country from the brink
USES MARXIST TERMS “Our
European comrades don’t have the gun rights needed to repel the millions
of invaders that plaque (sic) their country. People who are hypocrites because
they support imperialistic wars that have caused the loss of tens of
thousands of American lives and untold numbers of civilian lives.
“My death is likely inevitable. If I’m
not killed by the police, then I’ll probably be gunned down by one of the
invaders. Capture in this case if far worse than dying during the shooting
because I’ll get the death penalty anyway. Worse still is that I would live
knowing that my family despises me. This is why I’m not going to surrender even
if I run out of ammo. If I’m captured, it will be because I was subdued
somehow. Remember: it is not cowardly to pick low hanging fruit. AKA Don’t
attack heavily guarded areas to fulfill your super soldier COD fantasy. Attack
low security targets. Even though you might out gun a security guard or police
man, they likely beat you in armor, training and numbers. Do not throw away
your life on an unnecessarily dangerous target,” he wrote. “If a target seems
too hot, live to fight another day.”
ASSESSMENT He moves from fatalism
about his life to regard for life.
LinkedIn Page, Cruscius Says He’s ‘Not Really
Motivated to do Anything More Than What’s Necessary to Get By’
ASSESSMENT This type of personality trait
is common in children who come from overprotective parents who create a
codependency in their children or parents who have an emotional disconnect and no
accountability for their children’s behaviors. Parenting from the extremes.
experience mass shooters have three things in common:
Dysfunctional families. Codependency, lack of accountability
and / or abuse.
Mental health issues that are not dealt with
by family and school officials.
These shooters are created not born that way. Adults who should
act in a mature or professional manner failed these people when they were
The use of child welfare laws to hold parents and caregivers
accountable will go a long way towards reducing these crimes.
A teen badly injured when she was doused with acid at an East Village party in May is calling on cops to catch the person who left her with debilitating third-degree burns.
Ava Aldrich, 18, spent two nights in the ICU at Weill Cornell Medical Center and underwent skin-graft surgery in June after she was among a dozen teens burned when drain-clearing sulfuric acid was thrown at them during a party at a NYCHA development.
“It was extremely painful,” the young Manhattan woman told The Post. “I felt like my legs were burning. I saw holes in my jeans, and it was eating into my skin.”
Aldrich and more than 100 other teens had shown up at the First Houses on East Third Street on May 4 for a party advertised on social media when paint and a caustic substance — later revealed to be an industrial drain cleaner — started raining down on them from above at around 10 p.m.
Witnesses said it came from a fourth-floor apartment which overlooks an outdoor entrance to the basement where the party was held, according to law-enforcement sources.
At least 10 teens between ages 15 and 18 were hospitalized with minor burns — but Aldrich was severely injured.
She suffered third-degree burns to her legs and will have to wear compression bandages 23 hours a day for at least the next nine months.
“I’m obviously frustrated because they can’t arrest who did this,” said Aldrich, a recent Eleanor Roosevelt HS graduate.
She plans to attend the University of California Santa Cruz next year, and will spend her first year of college in the bandages.
Detectives from the Ninth Precinct have talked to several people who were in the apartment at the time, but they denied throwing anything, law-enforcement sources said.
A 911 call came from the same apartment, they said. But without someone identifying the attacker, it will be hard to make an arrest.
“It’s hard to not think about it all the time,” Aldrich said. “I just try to deal with it, but sometimes, I’ll get upset or angry.
“I’m not really the person to be like, ‘Why did this happen to me?’ I was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” she said.
Her mom, Amy Aldrich, praised her daughter’s bravery but said the past three months had been “really terrible” for the family.
“Just about every medical professional, when they see her legs, say, ‘Why hasn’t someone been caught?’ ” the mom said.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for information on the assault. Anonymous calls may be made to (800) 577-TIPS.
The hard left’s ideology isn’t popular at the ballot box, “so they must resort to caustic measures of their own to literally beat the right,” warns Raheem Kassam at Human Events.
Witness the group Antifa, which over the weekend physically assaulted the journalist Andy Ngo in Portland, Ore., sending him to the hospital.
Despite Antifa’s history of violence, “Democratic candidates, their fellow travelers in the media and international politicians of the left have long attempted to defend” the group — from former Rep. Keith Ellison, “who endorsed the Antifa handbook which encourages ‘militant’ behavior,” to CNN’s Don Lemon and The Nation magazine’s Natasha Lennard, who’ve both offered apologia.
“Given what happened to Ngo,” writes Kassam, “it is time they were all shamed.”
Groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center make headlines by claiming hate crimes have surged since Trump’s election, but the real surge is in hate hoaxes, especially among college students.
The day after the 2016 election, Eleesha Long, a student at Bowling Green State University, also in Ohio, said she was attacked by white Trump supporters, who threw rocks at her. Police concluded that she had fabricated the story.
That same day, Kathy Mirah Tu, a University of Minnesota student, claimed in a viral social-media post that she’d been detained by police after she fought a racist man who had attacked her. Campus and local police said that they had had no contact with her.
Again that day, a Muslim student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette made up a story about being attacked and robbed by Trump supporters, who supposedly ripped off her hijab. For weeks after Trump’s election, America was fed a series of outrageous stories of campus race-hatred that fell apart upon examination.
This hate-hoax trend has continued unabated since. In May 2017, mass “anti-racism” protests roiled St. Olaf College in Minnesota, causing classes to be canceled. Authorities discovered that Samantha Wells, a black student activist, had left a racist threat — on her own car.
In September of that year, five black students at the US Air Force Academy Preparatory School found racial slurs written on their doors. An investigation later found that one of the students targeted was responsible for the vandalism.
In November 2018, students at Goucher College in Maryland demanded social-justice training and safe spaces after “I’m gonna kill all [n - - - - s]” was discovered written in a dorm bathroom. Fynn Arthur, a black student, was responsible for the hoax.
That same month, thousands of students at Drake University in Iowa protested after racist notes turned up on campus. Kissie Ram, an Indian-American student, admitted to targeting herself and others in the hoax. She later pled guilty to making a false report to a public entity.
And there are dozens of other examples. They all point to a sickness in American society, with our institutions of higher education too often doubling as “hate-hoax mills,” encouraged by a bloated grievance industry in the form of diversity administrators.
At Oberlin, in particular, this problem precedes the Trump era. In 2013, students at the elite liberal-arts college panicked after someone reported seeing a person in a Ku Klux Klan robe on campus. The administration canceled all classes for the day.
The phantom klansman was never found, though police did find someone wrapped in a blanket. This overreaction was preceded by a month-long spate of racist, anti-Semitic and anti-gay posters around campus. These, too, were found to be hoaxes.
Obsessed with identity, privilege and oppression, our institutions of higher education increasingly promote a paranoid climate of perpetual crisis. Is it surprising, then, that young men and women caught in this hothouse environment would respond to an incentive structure that rewards manufactured victimhood?
One of the victims, identified by commentator and journalist Michelle Malkin as John Blum, suffered a bloodied face after he was beaten with a crowbar. The other man, identified as Adam Kelly, had his head split open by criminal Antifa members, suffering a concussion; he needed 25 stitches.
Blum and Kelly were in Pioneer Courthouse Square to attend a demonstration for the “Him Too” movement, which purports to raise awareness for male sexual assault victims and men falsely accused of sex crimes. The men apparently stepped into the Antifa chaos trying to “help a gay man in a sun dress being chased down the street,” according to Malkin.
“While John was being pummeled by the mob in the center, Adam was struck in the head with nunchucks, metal water bottles, some sort of metal rod, and fists,” Malkin reported on Sunday. “John was sprayed with mace and blinded. He was led away as blood dripped down his face, then dragged to a sidewalk. Another observer notes that one of Adam’s attackers appears to wield something like a sock and padlock.”
Noting that the Antifa criminals were masked, as per usual, Blum told Malkin he would reveal his identity and show his face: “I’m not afraid,” he said. Kelly, too, agreed to come forward.View image on Twitter
According to Human Events writer Ian Miles Cheong, Rose City Antifa, a group which helped organize the violent showing on Saturday, celebrated their violence and asked for bail money for the arrested suspects. As The Daily Wire reported on Sunday, at least three Antifa members — two females and one male in their early 20s — were cuffed and arrested for their alleged antics.
“Rose City Antifa the group of anarchist militants responsible for organizing Saturday’s protest in Portland where Andy Ngo was assaulted, has posts celebrating his attack, and another begging for cash to pay the bail money for members who were arrested for violence,” wrote Cheong.
As noted by Cheong, journalist Andy Ngo was also viscously assaulted and robbed while covering the demonstrations on Saturday. In a video posted online, Ngo was kicked, punched, and had milkshakes thrown on him by the left-wing thugs. According to Portland Police, some of the milkshakes hurled by Antifa reportedly contained quick-dry cement. The Quillette editor suffered a brain hemorrhage, among other injuries, Ngo’s lawyer said.
Attorney Harmeet K. Dhillon, who is representing Ngo, all but promised a lawsuitagainst Antifa early Monday morning via Twitter. “Goodnight everyone except Antifa criminals who I plan to sue into oblivion and then sow salt into their yoga studios and avocado toast stands until nothing grows there, not even the glimmer of a violent criminal conspiracy aided by the effete impotence of a cowed city government,” she said.
“In February, Notre Dame of Dijon was vandalized, with hosts scattered about,” she notes. “At Notre Dame Church in Nimes, a cross was recently drawn on the wall using excrement and consecrated Communion hosts. Notre Dame of France Catholic bookstore was vandalized last September.”
Indeed, according to the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe, such attacks in France have been relentless for the past four years.” Who’s behind this trend? “A variety of extremists enraged by the identities and teachings that the churches symbolize — Christianity, French nationalism and Western civilization at large.”
But “the only truly modern component” found in left-wing, right-wing and Islamic anti-Semitism alike is Israel: “Anti-Israel sentiment is already the predominant justification for violence, murder and hatred against Jews in the Middle East and Europe.
Now it’s coming here.” Indeed, “the only anti-Semitism still widely used in public discourse is the kind masquerading as anti-Zionism.” Fact is, “when outlets like The New York Times spend decades normalizing the idea that Zionism is tantamount to fascism and apartheid, it’s just a matter of time” before some editor can’t differentiate between a “supposedly ‘anti-Israel’ cartoon and a demonstrably anti-Jewish one.”
Nothing aggravates anti-Semites more “than the idea of Jews protecting themselves after 1,800 years of being at their mercy.”
As John Fund at National Review reports, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is demanding a $15 billion cut in the budget of the National Institutes of Health, claiming the money is spent on animal experiments “that fail to produce cures or treatments for humans.”
Says Fund: How soon we forget our history. Time was when twice as many children died from measles as from polio. But a vaccine was developed in 1963, thanks to animal research; within three decades, “measles was an afterthought.” Same for smallpox and polio. The same research has also produced vaccines and treatments “of direct benefit to animals.”
Humane treatment of animals “must not become tangled up with extremist ideologies that would lead to more suffering than the pain they are trying to prevent.”