Monday, January 10, 2011

Swarming All Over Another Oddball Tragedy

Targeted Killings in Arizona

"Coinicidence or conspiracy? That's the question independent sleuths are asking themselves in the aftermath of the Tucson shootings that killed Federal Judge John Roll and seriously wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
The alleged perpetrator, Jared Lee Loughner, has been made to fit the familiar "lone nut" profile, complete with the requisite three names (as in John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, James Earl Ray, Mark David Chapman). One of his other victims was a nine-year-old girl born on Sept. 11, 2001. Rep. Giffords attended a liberal "Reform" synagogue. Both Giffords and Roll were alleged targets of citizen displeasure over their actions relating to illegal immigration. The alleged perp supposedly wrote about government mind control.
At this point, we don't know if there is a conspiracy or not, because the U.S. media have become, with each passing year, ever more the mouthpiece of the police, the FBI and the government. We get breathless affirmation of the official story in all its particulars; anything more complex or probing is confined to the "paranoid Internet," where the likes of Jared Lee Loughner skulk and ferment.
This writer has seen no evidence of a conspiracy, or that the Cryptocracy secretly shepherded Mr. Loughner, even though Loughner's alleged attack undoubtedly pays dividends to the Cryptocracy: renewed calls for "gun control," a backlash against the campaign for control of illegal immigrants, and reanimation of the saintly aura of canonization of government officials last seen in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
The difference between a competent conspiracy researcher (the minority) and incompetent ones (the vast majority) is that a competent one resists the impulses of his or her own wishful thinking and subjectivity. Because the Tucson tragedy pays rather significant dividends to the Cryptocracy does not signal that the Cryptocracy is behind it. True, it's quite a coincidence that such a concatenation of circumstances (pro-immigration Judaic lawmaker, pro-immigration judge, 9/11 baby, and lone nut), have all come together in Arizona on the 32nd degree (of north parallel latitude), as if to confirm Black Panther H. Rap Brown's infamous dictum that, "Violence is as American as cherry pie."

You could go insane trying to figure these incidents out and this one sure has it's oddities and peculiarities.
But one thing you can always bet the farm on is that calls for more severe gun laws start almost before the dust settles at the scene of the crime. Some part of the story always gets the demonization treatment by the usual posturers, in this case it's extended magazines:

"WASHINGTON (AP) — A longtime Senate gun control advocate announced plans Monday to introduce legislation banning high-capacity ammunition clips like the one linked to a weekend shooting that left six dead and an Arizona congresswoman gravely wounded.Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., said he would introduce the measure to re-establish a prohibition that lapsed in 2004 on clips that feed more than 10 rounds at a time."

I've got ideas with some similar reasoning. Since no one likes people dying in car wrecks and the faster you drive the worse the wreck, let's not be able to buy any vehicles that go over 35 MPH. And computer crime is rampant and malicious. Why make it easier for those guys? Let's cap hard drives at 250 Mb tops. That'll take care of the problems.
And if you're going to grandstand with crackhead hysteria Senator, at least use the correct terminology. Magazines, please, not clips.

Never Let a Good Tragedy Go to Waste


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