Over so many decades now, we've witnessed these horrible school massacres, and they just seem to get worse and worse, and now even more frequent, as the years go by. And of course the Socialists with their enslavement and oppression agendas keep popping up after each one and demanding to take more human rights ( yes, the RKBA – Right to Keep And Bear Arms is a fundamental human right ) away from the vast, vast majority of us who didn't do them, as if good and trustworthy people should be punished with a loss of their freedoms, for what a very tiny number of bad people did.
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” - Benjamin Franklin
And the first question that always comes to our minds after one of these horrific events, is that of how anyone could do such a thing. That's because most of us are sane, and we can no more comprehend why anyone would do such things, than we can comprehend why insane tyrants would want to take our freedoms away because of it, and treat us all like convicted criminals in a societal prison.
And time after time we have failed to comprehend these things, and they keep happening and getting worse. We feel horribly sad, some of us who believe in a deity pray, yet nothing ever changes.
Well, my fellow patriots, I come bearing hopeful news.
The “why” has finally been explained!
Leave it to Glenn Beck. I don't always agree with him ( just about 90% of the time ), and don't think he always has all the answers, but he's amazing, in that he can usually rally the right minds to him, and get them!
Well someone finally answered this agonizing question “why”, and as a bonus, they even gave us the first ideas of a plan that can be implemented to reduce these massacres, in hopes that some day they will never happen again.
It's not a simplistic thing, like “easy access to guns”, “making sure mentally ill people don't have access”, background checks, banning, registration, and all that. Those things haven't worked in the past and they won't work in the future.
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” - Albert Einstein.
It also wasn't as simplistic, or as easy to understand as some of the suggestions of the right, that these things might be caused by violent movies and video games. I used to ponder those ideas and kept thinking; But most people watch violent movies, and millions play violent video games, yet very very few are going out and committing school massacres. It never made sense to me.
But on January 3rd, on his TV program on The Blaze TV, Beck hosted Marine Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman ( RET. ) who, besides being an absolute icon at what he's done, it turns out is the perfect person to help shed some light on the “why” and start working on some good potential cures!
You see, he pretty much wrote the books on how to kill, for the military and police officers.
He was well-trained in psychology, and in these topics, and has taught them for many years.
Beck was extremely honored to have him as a guest, and he seemed extremely honored to be one on the program, and extremely grateful to have a forum in which he can now offer effective help. He's evidently a very good man who has been horribly affected by these massacres, in fact one of them even happened in the school next to where his son was attending school when it happened.
So it turns out that my thinking was correct, it's not just “the violent movies and video games”. What it really is, is the movies that instill certain attitudes about killing ( You've heard that, “attitudes are everything”. ) – that human life is not to be revered, and that it doesn't matter who or what you kill, that it's “fun” and you can feel nothing – no negative feelings about doing it, to kill a criminal, or even cops or school kids. Most people have natural inhibitions about such things, from birth. Nature teaches us to kill only to survive, and humans have, for the most part, evolved above animals, in the sense that most of us would feel wrong about killing for any reason other than self defense and our own survival.
The problem was that too many military people felt the same way, yet they had to be sent out to follow orders and kill anyone they were told to. This is why the very philosophy of Objectivism and orthodox Libertarianism teach that force should never be initiated and should only rightfully be used in defense or in retaliation. Remember?:
“The necessary consequence of man's right to life is his right to self-defense. In a civilized society, force may be used only in retaliation & only against those who initiate its use. All the reasons which make the initiation of physical force an evil, make the retaliatory use of physical force a moral imperative. If some 'pacifist' society renounced the retaliatory use of force, it would be left helplessly at the mercy of the 1st thug who decided to be immoral. Such a society would achieve the opposite of its intention: instead of abolishing evil, it would encourage & reward it.” - Ayn Rand “The Nature of Government” ( 1961 )
Yet most of the world is not orthodox Libertarian or Objectivist, they are some degree of forced-collectivism, so soldiers and police must be trained against their natural inclinations, to go out and kill people because they were ordered to do so, not because those people initiated force against them, but because someone else ordered them to, often “for the collective good”, whatever that is.
So specialists arose, ages ago, who could teach and train these things to soldiers and the police. I remember reading a very interesting book years ago, called “People Of The Lie”, by M. Scott Peck, which also touched on these topics. Topics like the nature of group evil, and that militaries had to “dehumanize” the enemy, to make it easier for troops to kill them.
They could not be seen as fellow human beings, but as “things”, like evil beasts, that needed killing, and they were given names like “Krauts”, “Gooks”, “Slants”... you get the idea – to facilitate such dehumanization.
Well guess what? The same techniques have been used in movies and video games that have been given to kids, for decades now! And the hypocritical irony is that many of the Hollywood stars who have been lamenting these massacres
have also been making the very movies that set people up for them – movies in which people feel good that a gangster kills a “bad” cop. Then they lament that someone goes out and kills cops, and call for more gun control and banning. Shame on them!
And then Glenn Beck and Lieutenant Colonel Grossman touched on the topic that some of these video games actually teach excellent marksmanship skills, yet again, they don't teach people to be discriminate in who they would kill. They teach them to feel nothing and score points, no matter who they kill, and feel no remorse if they kill bad people or good people, having no respect at all for any human life. What dangerous training!
In fact, it seems that gangs and cartels like to use them for training their gangsters. Whoa!
I shouldn't go into anymore detail here – they were much better at it on that program. But I would urge everyone to see that program. Not just conservatives. This is important. Please urge everyone you can, to go see it. It not only contains the explanation of “why” that we've been missing for all these decades, but it starts to hint at the solutions!
For example, I think they said that, despite the fact that guns were even more “available” over 500 years of history, and in the United States before the 1970's, the first of these school massacres didn't take place until the late '70's. Why? Because movies in the '70's had started conditioning people in these ways. And as movies, and later video games, became more and more that way, the school massacres have become worse and worse, and more frequent!
And Lieutenant Colonel Grossman said exactly the same thing that I did in one of my recent blogs here. He pointed out that the Jihadist terrorists are also using these bad video games for training, and that sooner or later we're likely to see massive numbers of schools attacked, all at the same time, and possibly even on the same day at the same time, and if that happens, it could make Sandy Hook pale in comparison and absolutely destroy our way of life!
This is why I think it's crucially important, like I said in a recent blog here, not to just expand government and put a few armed guards in the schools, but to train and arm all teachers to defend and clear their own schools, and protect the children in their care! We must transition to the same strategy that the Israelis have used to successfully prevent school massacres, for many decades now!
Train and arm the teachers!
And like I said before, I think that any teacher who is so cowardly that they refuse to be trained and armed to defend the children in their care, doesn't deserve to have children in their care! Period! Because that teacher can get them all killed!
It seems that in Utah, they figured all this out and have been doing it for awhile now.
But please, urge everyone you know, on all sides of the political spectrum, to go see the Glenn Beck TV Program from January 3rd. Don't quote me, but I believe The Blaze still offers a 2 week free trial. But it's only $5 a month, people! Urge them to take it, if they care about more than a simplistic socialist political agenda and really want to see this problem solved!
This is a litmus test and you'll be able to tell immediately, which ones really care and which ones only have a political agenda to destroy our rights and enslave us! It will separate the sincere from the jackals!
But please, pass the word to the whole world about this. This is not just an American phenomenon! These school massacres have happened all over the world, and for the same reasons! It's not the guns, people or “availability”. These massacres have happened in nations that already had very strict gun laws, for example at Dunblane, in Norway, Canada, Argentina, in so many places.
I can't vouch for its accuracy, but there's a list at http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0777958.html
going back to 1996.
And this Program on The Blaze explains the “why”!
Please get everyone you can, to see it!
And there will be future Programs by Beck, with Lieutenant Colonel Grossman, and I'm sure other guests, to examine these issues and the real workable solutions, so this is a non-partisan issue for everyone who is sincere!
Please get the word out and get people to watch these Programs, so it doesn't continue, and only get much much worse, until it destroys our freedom and way of life, as it has in places like UK, because of massacres like Dunblane.
Please! I can't overstress how important this is!