The killer awoke before dawn.
He put his boots on.†
They emerge, one at a time, from darkness, at random intervals.
Each one unexpected. His appearance irrational. Shocking.
You don’t know why he came.
He took a face from the ancient gallery…†
Adam Lanza drove to Sandy Hook elementary school in his mother’s car, with her blood on his hands, in boots, clothing, tactical vest, and mask; all black.
Geeky kid, transformed into demigod: each fist holding the power of death.
… and he walked on down the hall.†
Adam shot his way through a locked glass door, confronted Ms. Hochsprung and Ms. Sherlach, the school’s principal and psychologist, and dispatched them both with momma’s carbine. There were no confrontations after that. Hundreds now fled before Adam. The demon danced inside him and the children hid and their elders cowered, helpless in the kind of self-defense-free zone typically constructed by the American Educational establishment.
“Let the bodies hit the floor…”
This could not have happened in 18th Century America. But now it happens over and over. We have become a people universally depending on “the system” for our basic needs. The children were told to hide in closets or huddle in bathrooms or corners and wait to be rescued. Their elders hid, too.
“We just want to have Christmas,” the little ones said but no one ever stopped the killer. 20 of them would never open their presents.
Tyler Roberts was wearing a mask when he walked into the Clackamas Town Center Mall and announced “I am the shooter.” He then began demonstrating the truth of his words. Equipped with ammunition in multiple magazines, he only briefly stopped to clear a jam. As Tyler fired 60 rounds, Christmas shoppers ran and hid … but not all of them.
Each different time it keeps being the same. Remember Ismail Ax?
That was the “super villain” identify, the “face” Korean-American and Virginia Tech English major Seung-Hui Cho took on when he filled the title role in the same nightmare in 2007. It is as if the outline of the scenes has been distributed from Central Casting. Cho transformed himself into a character of imagination, fully armed, equipped, and costumed. And in his final appearance on Earth, he was pagan-god-like, dealing death, unimpeded through 32 victims on the Virginia Tech campus before taking his own life. The story includes the impotence of the police and victims obligingly assuming roles as sheep.
We know that even after they realized a killer was loose, students and faculty both, sat frozen in their seats, waiting for others to decide their fate.
We first chronicled the story here.
That ingrained and epidemic inertia, that sheep syndrome, that makes adults hide under desks and in closets with children, waiting to be rescued, is at the root of America’s crisis.
It is the same inertia that Western economic consultants found in the human wreckage remaining after the fall of the Soviet Union. Men and women who had become sheep… an entire culture that had forgotten basic human skills, compliant subjects waiting to be ruled. Socialist fodder.
The killers wave guns like wizards’ wands and bring it forth… summoning the slave heart beating in the chests of the new disarmed American. And the socialists call out for more disarmament.
They’re working together, you know.
The socialists and the killers have the same spiritual father and the same ends in view.
And they are coming down the hallway of Classroom America, dressed in black with death in each fist. Butchering property rights, exterminating national sovereignty, attacking industry and agriculture, fomenting famine in the name of the environment, eradicating sexual morality and love, recycling rapists and literally slaughtering innocent children by the thousands.
Who took us down that socialist road, disarming citizens and making government bigger? Carter? Clinton? Obama? Yes. Who attempted, or even proposed, that we reverse course? Nixon? Ford? Bush? Dole? Bush? McCain? Romney? No, No, No, No, No, No, and No, respectively.
Since the retirement of Ronald Reagan the Republican Party has been unwilling or unable to act, though the future of Freedom and Justice on the Earth depend on it.
We are told to forfeit our rights for public safety. The leaders of the Republican Party agree, in principle, with the government objectives of the Democratic Party but offer a “cheaper” variant. They tell us to crawl under our desks or hide in closets (while they lose elections) and wait.
And wait. “It will be different next time.”
And when that story came out the press and the police hid it…
… because it is the answer.
Nick Meli, 22, may or may not have known that it was a violation of his 2nd Amendment rights to require him to secure a concealed-carry permit for his .40 caliber Glock, but he got it anyway and that was lucky for the surviving Christmas shoppers at the Clackamas Mall because, Nick was in the Mall that day and he had the Glock handy. When Nick saw Tyler Roberts he no longer kept it concealed but drew a bead on Roberts and locked him in the front sights.
Finding a .40 cal. Glock in his face was a transforming experience for the killer. It was checkmate. His next shot took his own life. After his death, though, Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts arrived, expensively, with deputies, to take credit.
So let us review:
In Part 1: The Decline of a Great Nation, we stated the problem. That the nation is in cultural/political free fall and it is God, not Government, to whom we should be looking.
In Part 2: The Rise of Terror and its success, we saw that American Government reacted to our national crisis by exalting faith in government, not God, to do what government cannot pretend to do without a police state.
In Part 3: The Power of Image we saw that the Republican Party, deeply culpable for our national shift of faith, has slowly abandoned its own fundamental principles, preferring instead, graven images, shorn of principle, to which they demand we bow.
In Part 4: Post-Reagan Stress Disorder and The Pitfall of Pride, we saw that the images the GOP has revered are national self-congratulation and trusting “in our own might.”
In Part 5: Republican Suicide we observed that any hope the Republican Party had to be reformed, to rectify its own direction has been defeated, internally. The current, unprincipled, pragmatic, consensus-with-Democrats GOP leadership, by vote fraud and parliamentary cheating, have made a return to Republican roots procedurally impossible from within.
What you Can Learn from Republicans and Mass Murderers (the article you are currently reading) was proposed in Riverfront Park in Spokane, Washington, Friday, May 31, 2008 [at 00:04:58, below] well before Adam and Tyler and George Sodini and Edwardo Sencion and Wade Page each repeated the same lesson before killing himself.
From the transcript:
The world awaits a generation that is undeterred by social convention, that is not psychologically disarmed, that’s willing to ignore immobile leadership, and not to push the teacher’s desk in front of the door either. They’re going to get up from their desks, cross the classroom and kick the door down, locked and loaded.
We need a whole new quality of activist. Men and women willing to act on their own, to confront lies and endure the personal smears at which the GOP left is growing adept, able to penetrate deceptive rhetoric, recognize the truth and not compromise it, willing to fight long battles without seeking reward.
We need a generation capable of acting on faith in the foundation principles of just society even when they have no sparkling “leader” in which to trust.
Where will that generation come from?
† “The End” Words and Music by The Doors