For the time being, the Virginia-Tech massacre, where an Asian young man shot and killed 32 students (I don’t include the killer; media do, hence their reports of 33 dead) and injured at least 22 more, will end the insufferable Imus autopsies, and start the assaults on Second Amendment rights. Rosie will be mouthing what she regards as a given (ditto Bill Maher, the so-called libertarian): If all Americans are denied their right to defend home and hearth, it follows that all criminals will be unable to obtain weapons (NOT). Disarming law abiding Americans, with the exception of her security detail, is absolutely essential in order to prevent the odd evil individual from acting on his or her criminal impulses (NOT).
EVIL. Banish reference to that existential reality from your lexicon, won’t you? The “experts” have been dragged in to “explain” why a bad individual, described by his victims as calm and calculating during the executions, commits mass murder. To MSNBC’s credit, they mentioned that most such shootings have been carried out by individuals of foreign origins. Having brought that “out in the open,” to use the title of Paula Zahn’s putrid program about alleged, endemic, American racism, the network commenced the root-causes rabbiting. Society and the family must be saddled with the blame for the culprit’s actions.
You know the drill: crimes are never committed, but caused. Perpetrators don’t do the crime, but are driven to their dastardly deed, victims of larger, uncontrollable societal or familial forces. In the case of the common criminal, the exculpatory idiom is, “Daddy didn’t love me”; in the case of the terrorist it’s, “America loves Israel more than me.”
What we don’t need but will get in abundance is the staple mumbo jumbo from the experts, whose bag of tricks includes pharmacology (even though there is no scientific proof that these evil actions are fueled by misfiring neurons or defective levels of neurotransmitters), unconditional love (although adulation, with little or no corrective feedback, contributes to the creation of these monsters), and anger management.
Coddling Killers: The Liberal Root-Causes Racket (The American Spectator), Mel’s ‘Malady,’ Foxman’s Fetish (WorldNetDaily.com) Trading Morality for Medical Mumbo-Jumbo (WorldNetDaily.com), Broken Brains? (WorldNetDaily.com), Sloppy Science Justifies Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (The Calgary Herald)
Update: Who knows? If not for the legislator, an armed student or faculty member might have been able to take the killer out before the body count reached 32. As WND reports, “More than one year before today’s unprecedented shooting rampage at Virginia Tech, the state’s General Assembly quashed a bill that would have given qualified college students and employees the right to carry handguns on campus… Most universities in Virginia require students and employees, other than police, to check their guns with police or campus security upon entering campus.”