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Alex Symington

by Alex Symington…….

Looking back three and a half years ago I finally had to admit we have gone collectively insane as a country with the passive acceptance of the Newtown, CT massacre of twenty toddlers and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School. With that nightmare I had thought, well, finally the nation will come to its senses and at least make it harder for crazy people to get a hold of weapons of mass murder. Nope. Other crazy people we elected to office dug in their heels and said the rights of gun owners trump the rights of six year olds to go to school and live to come home to their parents. Other crazy people on the board of the National Rifle Association reluctantly admitted, yes, it was sad all those kids died, BUT if the staff had been armed all would have been well. Plenty of crazy to go around.

Today we are living in that classic asylum run by the inmates. Rather than pass common sense gun legislation the sad sick crazy truth is support for gun control is waning even in the face of overwhelming numbers of gun deaths since the Sandy Hook massacre. Did I mention twenty first graders were literally cut into pieces by Adam Lanza’s Izhmash Saiga 12-gauge semiautomatic shotgun, his Bushmaster Model XM15-E2S .223-caliber semiautomatic rifle, his Glock 20 10mm semiautomatic handgun and his Sig Sauer P226 9mm semiautomatic handgun?

Our insanity continues to manifest itself in ways I could not have imagined even a decade ago. In Charleston, SC we witnessed the mass murder of nine African-American parishioners at a bible study meeting carried out with a semi-automatic handgun. Will this change our descent into madness? Nope. Like Sandy Hook and every other abomination previous to Sandy Hook, the crazies will slither out of the woodwork and deflect blame, rationalize, point fingers elsewhere and generally do everything in their power to fabricate excuses for their insanity.

Not to be out-done in the crazy department, ex-governor of Texas, Rick Perry decided Obama was the problem because the president was “taking advantage of the tragedy for political reasons” and claimed the president is seeking to “take the guns out of the hands of everyone in this country.” Really?! Were all the guns confiscated after Sandy Hook or any of the last umpteen tragedies? Nope. Perry went on to work his base into a lather by saying, “This is the MO of this administration. Anytime there is an ACCIDENT [yes, he said that] like this, the president is clear: He doesn’t like for Americans to have guns, and so he uses every opportunity, this being another one, to basically go parrot that message.”

Don’t fret, Rick. Forget-about-it, we love our guns! According to the Small Arms Survey, “…With less than 5 percent of the world’s population, the United States is home to 35-50 percent of the world’s civilian-owned guns.” That is some serious gun love, bordering on, dare I say, crazy? Approximately thirty two thousand plus Americans die every year from gun suicide, murder, accident and what is euphemistically called “legal” gun death. The gun death toll is fixing to surpass the auto fatality numbers this year for the first time. Let’s get something straight. People with guns kill people. OK? People with semi-automatic guns with thirty round clips kill lots of people. OK?

The Charleston massacre is a new hybridized Amero-centric brand of insanity; mass murder with a gun that is racially motivated. Enter the crazies. In this case the vile protectors and defenders of mass murder by firearms, the second amendment (the only amendment) NRA worshipers are now joined by right wing racist neo-Confederates. Lindsey Graham, Senator of the Confederate State of South Carolina, the first state to proudly secede from the Union in 1860, has told us, “No, this murder spree was not racially motivated, but was an attack on the Christian faith…” Oh, Lindsey, you have definitely jumped the shark with this twisted lie.

Dear, dear Lindsey, that young white thug, Dylann Roof, told his victims, as he was pumping them full of bullets, “I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.” I don’t think he was referring to Christians. He also told investigators he had researched the church and targeted it because it was an “historic African-American church,” and he wanted to spark a race war. Again, no mention of Christians, but plenty of hate for African-Americans.

Lyndsey has since retracted this absurd interpretation of Dylann Roof’s motivation to kill the nine people attending the bible study that had also been supported and repeated by FOX News and other racist apologists desperately flailing around in damage control central. Graham has also changed his defiant mind on the Confederate flag being “who we are” and has joined with Governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley and all of the other republican presidential hopefuls in proposing removal of the offensive flag from the state capitol grounds. Even a broken clock tells the correct time twice a day.

Keith Brekhus of PoliticusUSA expressed a very compelling analysis of our penchant for the double standard of perceptions by white America pertaining to white behavior and the behavior of non-whites. He explains it this way, “Whenever a white mass shooter goes on a killing spree in the United States, media reports invariably turn to labeling the murderer as a mentally ill lone wolf, thereby removing his crime from any cultural context. The same luxury of course is not afforded Islamic terrorists or urban black gang members, whose crimes are automatically associated with the unique pathology of the Muslim faith or of African-American culture.”

Brekhus goes on to say, “Labeling a racist killer as mentally ill is a form of white denial that absolves the majority white culture of any collective responsibility for the actions of its members. It also forestalls any discussion of the crucial issues that the killing spree brings up, like institutionalized racism, gun culture, and perverse expressions of masculinity.” The continued denial of these pathologies is the root cause of our collective mental illness and tacit state sanctioned violence.

Addressing the racist environment that Dylann Roof was raised in, Ta-Nehisi Coates, editor at Atlantic Magazine posited this, “Roof’s crime cannot be divorced from the ideology of white supremacy which long animated his state nor from its potent symbol—the Confederate flag.” Coates sums up the culture of state sanctioned/institutionalized race hate with, “Moral cowardice requires choice and action. It demands that its adherents repeatedly look away, that they favor the fanciful over the plain, myth over history, the dream over the real.”

On a personal note, to illustrate the deeply ingrained and all-to-common denial in white American perception, an otherwise intelligent white friend of mine told me that a flag, the Confederate flag, is just a piece of cloth and people should simply ignore the imagery and leave it in the past and move on. Wouldn’t that be nice? The problem with that sweet notion is what happened in Charleston last week and what happened to Freddy Gray in Baltimore three months ago, and what happened to Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO last August and on and on and on. How is it possible to move on and forget the past when it is still very much here and painfully present? Denial equals insanity.

More from other sources…

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/01/americas-top-killing-machine/384440/

http://www.courant.com/politics/hc-pew-study-gun-rights-20141210-story.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/dylann-roof-confesses-charleston-church-shooting-report-article-1.2263668

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/06/take-down-the-confederate-flag-now/396290/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/04/20/baltimore-video-arrest-death/26064623/

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/12/michael-brown-eric-garner-other-america-john-lewis/383750/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Michael_Brown

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/31465-we-were-never-meant-to-survive-a-response-to-the-attack-in-charleston

http://www.politicususa.com/2015/06/19/calling-racist-killer-mentally-ill-dangerously-delusional-form-white-denial.html

http://shootingtracker.com/wiki/Mass_Shootings_in_2015

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/06/18/1394261/-Fox-News-Charleston-shooting-is-an-attack-on-faith-not-race-calls-for-pastors-to-arm-themselves#

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/lindsey-graham-confederate-flag-119301.html

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Alex Symington

Actively engaged human being distressed by the current global paradigm of destruction of the planet for short term profit by the global corporatocracy and the bovine reaction of the people most affected. I write essays and poetry in order to sleep at night.

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 June 26, 2015  Posted by at 12:42 am Alex Symington, Issue #120  Add comments

  12 Responses to “Collective Insanity”

  1. i am surprised that an avowed progressive such as yourself so completely and deferentially accepts the word of the government. to even the most superficial observer events such as sandy hook, the boston marathon, 9/11, oklahoma city, and now this south carolina thing, are false flag events. there is ample information out there to convince even the most determined skeptic that these events were orchestrated. take the latest SC event. they want you to accept that a kid can walk into a church with a .45, and calmly kill 9 people while reloading 5 times, then just as calmly walk out and go about his business. ask Mr. Donnelly how hard it would be to do that even for a well trained experienced person. it is very difficult to kill people with a handgun; they do not just go down with one shot like in the movies, and it is very difficult to hit your target. but this kid did it, and no one rushed him during all those reloadings? then immediately, we are treated to picture after picture of the “crazed” killer with his racist patches and manifestos, to enhance the narrative on one side, and on the other, gun control, and flag burning. please.

    then again, you continue to source main stream media, the same media you decry as bought and paid for. how do you reconcile that? the daily news? really???

    they took this guy to burger king for gosh sakes….

    cognitive dissonance, a truly fascinating phenomena.

  2. msm just does not meet the smell test.

    try this for some ‘foil hat’ reading then ask yourself…why?!

    http://sgtreport.com/2015/06/on-the-record-wolfgang-halbig-v-sandy-hook-foia-commission-hearing-part-2-in-hartford-ct/

  3. Alex – I always enjoy your thoughtful commentary on the larger issues. Your recent article – “collective insanity” in the Blue Paper – is no exception. Is it time to go a little deeper into the “rabbit hole” to see what might really be at play here?

    Veteran’s Today (web site run by former Marine Corps officers) thinks the recent South Carolina shooting may have been another “false flag” event like the Sandy Hook shooting – which allegedly cost the lives of 26 students and teachers. The devil is in the details. It was determined by researchers that there was never a call for a “blood cleanup” after the massive and surely messy shooting at Sandy Hook. That was the “smoking gun” that derails the official story. Many other “facts” don’t add up to the truth. Extensive protocols outline complex blood clean-up procedures to be followed in events like these – and were apparently not followed.
    http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=sandy+hook+sophia+smallstorm&FORM=VIRE11#view=detail&mid=B2470EE1773FF3BE7802B2470EE1773FF3BE7802

    That the NWO propaganda system (big business is big brother) is so sophisticated they can pull off these Homeland Security (Capstone) data mining events (and maintain the fiction) is mind boggling. It appears we are living in a Truman Show – like existence with many NWO “insiders” profiting from (control of) the rest of us – with no regard for the unintended consequences.

    The disclosure of these “false flag” events (designed to promote gun control?) will ultimately lead to the disclosure of the really big lie exposing some of the many agendas of the NWO 9-11-2001 “attacks” false flag. Maybe we should insist authentic Presidential candidates call for investigations of both 9/11’s – Benghazi and the 2001 Pentagon/WTC “attacks.” That, my friend could lead to a major leveling of the political, economic and spiritual playing field. Let the chips fall where they may.

    The “Hegelian dialectic” (problem, reaction, solution) is always at play.
    http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2012/08/was-911-staged-using-the-hegelian-dialectic-principle-2459270.html

    In your words – denial does, for sure, equal insanity! Awareness is the key to the evolution of revolution and the betterment of our “one human family.” We are all the keys to Peace.

    In Peace,
    CaptainRon

    • and captain since bldg7 could not be explained by the ‘9/11 commission’ they so thoughtfully decided to simply ignore it.
      ask 10 people about bldg7 and 9 will have greyed over eyes with a perplexing look on their face. seems historical fact didn’t fit into the agenda so they left it out.

    • I have a prediction for the mother-load of false flags, which I think ties all these other recent false flags and all the race baiting events into a final tidy package… I predict that they are going to JFK Obama and possibly his whole family to really stupefy the masses. A lone white racist will be blamed, he’ll probably yell out the N word for effect. Marshall law will ensue. Guns will be confiscated. This will happen close to the election so that they can place Hillary in as the only candidate with real expertise in handling a crisis. Have you seen the gov’s population map for 2025? US goes from 317 million to 65 million. Hope I’m wrong but I don’t see any other reason for the events being pushed presently.

  4. Alex,

    I love, admire and respect you. I consider you a friend. I am honored and privileged to have made your acquaintance.

    Blessings & Respect….

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    “Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.” – Mahatma Ghandi, 1927

    “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.”
    – The Dalai Lama, May 15, 2001, The Seattle Times

    “The unarmed man is not just defenseless – he is also contemptible.” – Machiavelli

    “Gun bans don’t disarm criminals, gun bans attract them.” – Walter Mondale, Democrat, former Vice President

    Those who would give up essential liberties, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty or safety.
    — Benjamin Franklin

    “I’m all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters.” – Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

    “Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms…. The right of citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against the tyranny which now appears remote in America but which historically has proven to be always possible. ”

    — Senator Hubert H. Humphrey

  5. Polly want a cracker?

  6. It’s time for liberals to stop blaming the weapon! Guns don’t kill people, thirty round magazines don’t kill lot’s of people. Do you blame the car for killing people? Do you blame hospitals for killing people? Do you blame knives for killing people? There are over a million gun owners in this country who haven’t killed anyone today. Personally my 1911 APC 45cal has been loaded for over thirty years. It hasn’t killed anyone. Neither have the other fully loaded 25 weapons I own. It’s time to place the blame where it belongs, on the nutcases who want to kill. A nutcase doesn’t need a gun to kill a bunch of people. It only takes a little imagination and a lot of crazy.

    • Ha,Ha,Ha, Ho,Ho,Ho…so funny!

      but then we have this….

      http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/?Article_ID=17847

      Even Australia’s Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research acknowledges that the gun ban had no significant impact on the amount of gun-involved crime:

      In 2006, assault rose 49.2 percent and robbery 6.2 percent.
      Sexual assault — Australia’s equivalent term for rape — increased 29.9 percent.
      Overall, Australia’s violent crime rate rose 42.2 percent.
      Moreover, Australia and the United States — where no gun-ban exists — both experienced similar decreases in murder rates:

      Between 1995 and 2007, Australia saw a 31.9 percent decrease; without a gun ban, America’s rate dropped 31.7 percent.
      During the same time period, all other violent crime indices increased in Australia: assault rose 49.2 percent and robbery 6.2 percent.
      Sexual assault — Australia’s equivalent term for rape — increased 29.9 percent.
      Overall, Australia’s violent crime rate rose 42.2 percent.
      At the same time, U.S. violent crime decreased 31.8 percent: rape dropped 19.2 percent; robbery decreased 33.2 percent; aggravated assault dropped 32.2 percent.
      Australian women are now raped over three times as often as American women.

      The Port Arthur Massacre was a false flag. Do your own research on it and stop being so ridiculously naive!

      I’m beginning to wonder who is paying you to write these mainstream parrot articles?

  7. Just saw a post on my fb page…

    HYPOCRISY: Blaming every law abiding gun owner with the deaths of children, while supporting abortion.