Remember I told you that the satirical mass shooter would become a serious problem?
Here's the third.
He had no real beliefs. His entire life--as it were--was based on social media memes and jokes.
A mass shooting was the ultimate troll.
At least this time he was killed before he could hurt anyone else.
@ThomasWic It amazes me that not a single soul thought, Wow, Brian has problems, we should keep an eye on him. Are these people so isolated that no one sees they are about to go off the deep end?
That's part of it, and the other part is that troll culture is now mainstream.
So you can say whatever you want, and people will chuckle and move on to the next meme or satirical comment.
@JM @DuaneCates @ThomasWic @DonnaLea I believe it was JFK in 1963 that signed the initial law that made it virtually impossible to commit someone against their will. Then Reagan came along behind him and closed all of the insane asylums rather than improve them. So now we live with the criminally insane walking amongst us. Every one of these characters is virtually the same person with the exception of this new breed that Thomas has pointed out.
Staff at the highschool had said amongst themselves, if that ever happens here, it will be Nick Cruz. When he blended into the kids streaming down a hall, a girl acquaintance remarked to Nick that she was "surprised he was not the shooter". Multiple people called the cops and the FBI on his dangerous behavior. But he was still left to march across campus with a long bag in his hand. With school cameras on delay setting. How's Russia?
@barrsniffsatjejuneanalysis @JM @WarriorPoet @ThomasWic @DonnaLea People SPECIFICALLY empowered & charged to stop someone like him SAW HIM APPROACH & ENTER THE BUILDING and did nothing.
No alarms, no calls. NOTHING.
Then when Armed Police arrived THEY did nothing (they were the kind of Cop that Polices US, not the BAD people)
Multiple failures on multiple levels.
And a disgrace.
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.