Do Mass Killings Bother You?

We now know this. A young man who had successfully killed on a large scale went to his religious leader with doubts and was told that mass killing was part of God’s plan. The young man continued killing until he had participated in killing sprees that took 1,626 lives — men, women, and children.

I repeat: his death count was not the 16 or 9 or 22 lives that make top news stories, but 1,626 dead and mutilated bodies.

Do such things bother you?

What if you learned that this young man’s name was Brandon Bryant, and that he killed as a drone pilot for the U.S. Air Force, and that he was presented with a certificate for his 1,626 kills and congratulated on a job well done by the United States of America? What if you learned that his religious leader was a Christian chaplain?

Do such things still bother you?

What if you learned that most of the people killed by U.S. drones are civilians? That the pilots “double-tap,” meaning that they send a missile into a wedding party or a house and then wait for people to try to help the injured and send a second missile into them? That as a result one hears the injured screaming for hours until they die, as no one comes to help? That a drone pilot sent a missile into a group of children from which three children survived who recognized their dead brothers but had no idea that various pieces of flesh were what was left of their Mom and Dad and consequently cried out for those now gone-forever individuals?

Is this troubling?

What if President Obama’s claim of few or no civilian deaths was proven false by well-documented reporting? And by the fact that most victims are targeted without even knowing their names?

What if a leading candidate for president in the past week were to both declare that the way to win a war is to start killing whole families, and stage a public Christian prayer session in order to win over a certain demographic of voters?

Is that bothering?

What if it became clear that police officers in the United States have been murdering people at a higher rate than drone pilots? Would you want to see police videos of their killings? Would you want to see drone videos of their killings? We have thus far gained limited access to the former and none to the latter.

What if it were discovered that gun murders in San Bernardino are almost routine. Would they all be equally tragic?

My point is not to cease caring about the tragedy that the television stations tell you to care about. I wish everyone would care 1,000 times more, and even better do something to take away the guns and the hatred and the culture of violence and the economic injustice and the alienation.

My point is that there are other tragedies that go unmentioned, including larger ones. And exploiting one tragedy to fuel hatred toward a large segment of the human population of earth is madness.

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  • December 03, 2015 Active shooter drills carried out ‘EVERY MONTH’ at San Bernardino Inland Regional Center… staff tweeted ‘drill started’ as police raid began

    What are the mathematical odds that a building where law enforcement has been “active shooter” drilling month after month would be randomly hit by active shooters? Nearly zero, of course. Similarly, of all the buildings in Los Angeles, how many are used by police as training grounds for monthly shooting drills? Virtually zero.

    http://www.naturalnews.com/052196_active_shooter_drills_San_Bernardino_shooting_Inland_Regional_Center.html#ixzz3tIQXAjwc

  • Dec 2, 2015 Ever Wonder Why the Most Mass Shootings Ever Have Happened Under Obama?

    When compiling the data for mass shootings (where four or more people have died as per FBI definition of mass murder) under the last five presidents, clearly there’s a startling outlier under the Obama administration. Largest push for gun control in American history just so happens to coincide at a time when there are more mass shootings than ever before in American history. What are the odds?

    https://youtu.be/Az2neZzL6UA

  • February 28, 2014 FBI Preliminary 2013 Numbers Show Violent Crime Continues to Drop

    The FBI’s preliminary Uniform Crime Statistics for the first half of 2013 that showed that murders fell by nearly 7 percent compared with the same period in 2012 while violent crime overall fell by 5.4 percent. Source: Dept. of Justice These crime reductions continue a 30-year trend as the Department of Justice reported last year, even while the public is largely unaware of this remarkable shift toward a safer society.

    http://www.nssfblog.com/fbi-preliminary-2013-numbers-show-violent-crime-continues-to-drop/

    APRIL 17, 2015 Despite lower crime rates, support for gun rights increases

    For most of the 1990s and the subsequent decade, a substantial majority of Americans believed it was more important to control gun ownership than to protect gun owners’ rights. But in December 2014, the balance of opinion flipped: For the first time, more Americans say that protecting gun rights is more important than controlling gun ownership, 52% to 46%.

    http://pewrsr.ch/1E8OLMu

  • guest

    And what if you then learned that the Attorney General of Pakistan issued a stern warning to all Pakistanis that “remarks edging toward violence directed at drone operators will be vigorously prosecuted”.

  • Innocents Betrayed – The True Story of Gun Control

    Warning: Graphic Violence. This disturbing video clearly demonstrates the consequences of centralizing government power and disarming citizens. Genocide always follows, leaving millions of innocent victims dead.

    https://youtu.be/Nopsh4cxMvQ

  • areya

    Bryant will not be able to sleep at night some day.

  • Silverado

    It bothers me that this is going to have to get a whole lot worse before anything changes for the better and that it’s that 0.01% that are causing all these problems. If we as a society can’t even shake this small percentage of traitorous, criminal trouble makers with a psychopathic bend off and deal with and put them where they belong – the ideologues & founders at the end of a rope and the rest in jail, we deserve our fate. It all boils down to who this country belongs to – the criminals and psychopaths in DC and Wall Street? Or the rest of us…

  • MrLiberty

    1.5 million Iraqis murdered as a result of US sanctions on the nation following the destruction of their water treatment infrastructure was certainly upsetting. Knowing that governments around the world murdered over 200,000,000 citizens during just the 20th century is certainly disturbing. The individual does not frighten me. The individual – on his own – can only kill so many. Employed by a government, that same individual can kill thousands with impunity, and all the millions of dead at the hands of “government” were ultimately murdered by individuals who bought into the lie that government is good, deserving of blind allegiance, and is worth murdering for. Governments bother and scare me.

    • mulga mumblebrain

      The destruction of water treatment works, a major war-crime, was deliberate, as was the subsequent sanctioning of material to repair and operate the facilities and medicines to treat water-borne disease. The Pentagon ran a number of studies to assess the efficacy of these crimes in spreading disease amongst the ‘sand niggers’. Of course the population most affected were the children, but the Real Evil Empire has a particular appetite for child murder. It’s ‘worth it’, as Madeleine Albright observed.

  • Bob

    Yes it bothers me. I don’t know if that bothers me more or the fact they ignore the cause of Islamic terrorism and blame guns and “lack of resources at the FBI”.

  • Rob

    The Muslim Islamic Death Cult is THE CLEAR and PREESENT DANGER.
    This is a Indisputable Fact.
    They know not what they have awaken.

    • mulga mumblebrain

      Of course they know it. The entire non-Western world has endured 500 years of Western, Judeo-Christian aggression, pillage, exploitation and genocide. They know EXACTLY what to expect. Merciless bloodletting while screeching their lunatic claims to ‘Exceptionalism’.

  • August 2, 2014 U.S. Holds the World Record of Killings of Innocent Civilians

    A world-renowned Canadian philosopher argues that the United States holds the world record of illegal killings of unarmed civilians and extrajudicial detention and torturing of prisoners who are detained without trial.

    http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/08/02/u-s-holds-world-record-killings-innocent-civilians-john-mcmurtry/

    • Kate

      Professor, I read all your comments and absolutely agree with every one!
      It is obvious you are an intelligent individual, which gives me great pleasure to call you an American National Brother.
      Come join the conversation @ http://www.fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/ radio broadcast M-F 2-4 pm CST.

    • mulga mumblebrain

      I do like McMurtry, having read the ‘Cancer Stage of Capitalism’ some years ago, although I did find the title somewhat tautologous and the jargon well-nigh impenetrable at times. I also recommend Gideon Polya who does excellent work on ‘excess deaths’ caused by Western malevolence. To understand the Western drive to genocide I believe you need only contemplate the ‘Good Book’, the Old Testament/Torah, with its insistent demands for Holy Genocides to slake old Yahweh’s bloodlust.

      • Psalms 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

  • basho

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/02/america-war-93-time-222-239-years-since-1776.html

    the u.s.a. is a violent land. it has always been as the above post illustrates.
    the u.s.a. has been mass killing for the past 200+ years according to the post.
    Do you think it will stop?
    never happen.
    It is the way the u.s.a. “solves” its problems.
    look at your politicos.
    look at your TV.
    look at your movies.
    look at your religions.
    look at the way you treat each other.
    look at the way you treat animals and environment.
    it’s all me, me, me.
    your POTUS said it well. “americans are exceptional”
    yes you truly are exceptional.

    • Kate

      #1, I hope you are not living within the sovereign borders of America. #2, this land was fought and won in blood from the English empire. #3, the American National’s are the best friend any man or country could have, as we adhere to every man having equal status under our Bill of Rights, no one is above the law! Since the Zionist’s have infiltrated, yes, much of what is seen in America is polar opposite to Christianitie’s theme, “Love God and love your neighbour as yourself.” If we ever allow ourselves to be disarmed, you will witness a blood bath far beyond what you see now, as history has shown what happens to those that betray their ability of self defence. This is a great essay post, although for me it lost great credibility when the author proposes “take away the guns”.

      • basho

        “#1, I hope you are not living within the sovereign borders of America.”
        what is this supposed to mean?

        “#2, this land was fought and won in blood from the English empire.”
        read some history.

        “#3, the American National’s are the best friend any man or country could have,”
        what is an american national? can’t seem to find a definition w/ google. if you mean american indian then i suggest you read some history, if you mean black americans, i suggest you read some history, if you mean hispanic americans, i suggest you read some history, if you mean anyone that is not “christian”, i suggest you read some history.

        “as we adhere to every man having equal status under our Bill of Rights”
        your Bill of Rights is dead. wake up.

        “no one is above the law!”
        OMG Kate, you really do have to wake up.

        “Since the Zionist’s have infiltrated, yes, much of what is seen in America is polar opposite to Christianitie’s theme,”
        Who are the Zionists?

        “”Love God and love your neighbour as yourself.”
        Seems like a lot of folks believe this but don’t live it (it’s easier that way – lol), but the ussa is not alone in that regard.

        “If we ever allow
        ourselves to be disarmed, you will witness a blood bath far beyond what
        you see now,”
        You keep believing that.

        ” it lost great credibility when the author proposes “take away the guns”.”
        You must be reading someone else’s post. Oh well. 🙂

    • Coonhound

      Do not confuse Americans with the UNITED STATES GOVT. We are not represented by this criminal cabal that infests the District of Columbia and seeks to usurp as much control and power as the citizenry will allow. There is an awakening as seen by the many state bills introduced and laws enacted that repudiate the usurpation of THE PEOPLES AND THE STATES RESERVED POWERS. i would like to repeat that for most other countries as well. I do not see anything but the elites and their brainwashing propaganda that separates the populations of MOST other countries from living peaceably together. Bankers and Govts do NOT wish to see this. The divide and conquer narrative is ongoing in the US AND on the worldwide stage. And it IS a stage. Many things are not as they appear. Research please and refresh your memory. Americans, of all religions, are generally a good people. Do NOT ‘buy in’.

      • basho

        >>”Do not confuse Americans with the UNITED STATES GOVT.” “usurp as much control and power as the citizenry will
        allow.” ?? not complicit??

        ” i would like to repeat that for most other countries as well. I do not
        see anything but the elites and their brainwashing propaganda that
        separates the populations of MOST other countries from living peaceably
        together. Bankers and Govts do NOT wish to see this. The divide and
        conquer narrative is ongoing in the US AND on the worldwide stage. ”

        >>no argument here mate. it’s Orwell, P.F. the Wall, Gilliam’s Brazil all in one package and it is worldwide, as you say.

        “And
        it IS a stage.”

        >>as in “all the world’s a stage” or as in “it’s a stage of our evo/devo/lution

        “Research please”

        >>i’m open to suggestions

        “and
        refresh your memory. ”

        >>yes, unfortunately, that is what i’ve been doing and i don’t recognize america anymore.

        “Americans, of all religions, are generally a good
        people. Do NOT ‘buy in’.”

        >>shouldn’t this be “race, color and creed” ?

  • December 4, 2015 Mark this as a favorite Chart of the day: More guns, less gun violence between 1993 and 2013 Carpe Diem!

    Bottom Line: Even if you’re not convinced that increased gun ownership reduces violent crime and gun homicides, you should be totally convinced of this indisputable fact: Gun violence has been decreasing significantly over time, not increasing as you’ll frequently hear from anti-gun politicians and progressives. The gun-related homicide rate of 3.6 deaths per 100,000 population in each of the years 2010, 2011 and 2013 makes those recent years the safest in at least 20 years, and possibly the safest in modern US history, since “older data [before 1993] suggest that gun violence might have been even more widespread previously,” according to Ehrenfreund.

    http://www.aei.org/publication/chart-of-the-day-more-guns-less-gun-violence-between-1993-and-2013/

    • Coonhound

      that is why they obfuscate and use certain terms like gun-deaths to inflate the numbers as the Federal Govts own stats dont back up the ‘epidemic’ farce. UCR by FBI is the Gold Standard. I used to waste alot of time posting figures but if people want to be brainwashed a few stats that they can kill w/ a wink aren’t going to overpower the Ministry of Love’s(CNN) narrative. See gun deaths include suicides and ACCIDENTS which both make up many more deaths than homicides. So they play on emotions, that is why the headlines are carefully picked among the hundreds of choices for ‘front page’ or headline news. They take particular interest in using these killings to distract the public from another story, usually one of MAJOR significance that is occurring simultaneously or in recent week or so. Take the YUAN/renmimbi inclusion into the IMF ‘basket’. Not a peep except from a couple talking heads on a financial segment. One clown from Forbes had the audacity to say that it was a bone thrown to China to encourage reforms and get them to consider ending QE!!!!!!Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. They speak in terms of the ‘recovery’ and how it is coming along. Translation here~we’ve seen a slowing down of the recovery in the energy sector=Holy crap were basically in the beginning stages of a DEPRESSION but dare not say a word like that as it will cause a panic and a run on the banks. The bond market is BROKEN, the stock market is falsely inflated by algorithm trading among the Investment Banks between THEMSELVES accounting for to 80% of ALL TRADING!!

      Yep these military exercises like Jade Helm are in preparation for the biggest collapse in modern history because its global. No disrespect to the deceased, but one has to ask a simple question. WHY? Why is the push on to restrict firearms, even confiscating now from VETERANS deemed mentally ill for minor bouts of PTSD (which isn’t even a mental illness) when the govts own numbers show a decline in gun violence and overall violent crime even in absolute terms despite a population increase in the last 20yrs of close to 55 million people possibly 60 if you count illegals? If you were a criminal and had just stolen the wealth of a nation twice in the past 15yrs would you want your victims armed? I take that as a NO. People dont pay attn and its their fault. They get bs for news from the Ministry of Love, like when is Caitlyn Jenner going to chop of his/her schlong, while the Fed becomes so desperate they try to sell some story about a buyer in BELGISTAN (FORMERLY BELGIUM) of US T-Bonds, that the WHOLE WORLD IS DUMPING BECAUSE OUR ECONOMIC POLICIES ARE MADE BY CRIMINALS. Every form of govt is corrupt to a degree, its basic human nature, but ours has gone beyond the pale (check your Irish History). Its NOT going to just fade away, that is not what govts like these do. The armed citizenry are the number one obstruction to the deveolpment of complete control of a population. Military beheaded?Check. Social security net overloaded? check Debt default almost assured? check Scapegoat at the ready? Check (Christions, middle class, whites, police,gun owners, veterans,small business owners (korean, white,black, etc), See a correlation between Nazi Germany and the US today? If you dont you need to brush up on your history and buckle up cuz our country is on the line RIGHT NOW. Get involved in your govt at the local and state level, tell them they need to interpose themselves between an overreaching federal behemoth and its people. This has already started by the Nullificaton movement, the sovereignty movement, the militia movement (every able bodied male in your state as stated in the CONSTITUTION despite the cry of domestic terrorist by the criminalsin DC. Ask yourself this question (not directed at you Professor just to those reading along that have stuck it out this far) has anyone from a State Defense Force/Militia sent arms to ISIS OR THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD? Has any citizen obfuscated the ‘syrian’ question more than our media (Obama is pretty close)? We get chastised as being afraid of orphans and widows (made from these drone killers) when the reality is Europe is being torn apart and not one bit of it is reaching mainstream media outlets. That is criminal in light of the push to restrict gun ownership. The people of Europe are in a crisis of monumental proportions and wish to God they had a 2nd Amendment. ‘Long guns’ are sold out/ not available. Sweden is the RAPE CAPITAL OF EUROPE W/ OVER 90% OFFENDERS MUSLIM MEN OF MILITARY AGE WHO MAKE UP MOST OF THESE ‘SYRIAN’ REFUGEES. This lie is so bad its shocking mostly men of military age (picked by the UN) sent to Europe and soon the US (thousands already here just waiting around collecting welfare and freebies until they reach critical mass). Then every liberal who went out for ‘common sense’ gun control will pray to God that they would have had some common sense while they watch their daughters and wives raped in the street by ‘syrians’ from Ghana and Somalia.

      S0, while these shooting bother me, what bothers me more is the deception of our govt and the media and the usurpation of reserved powers belonging to THE PEOPLE who GAVE the federal govt powers (ENUMERATED NOT unlimited power) in return for guarantees that certain GOD,NOT GOVT GIVEN RIGHTS were respected and not restricted. People have gotten lazy and distracted while they allowed UNELECTED BUREAUCRATS MAKE LAW. These unelected dolts work for the alphabet soup agencies like FEMA, DEA, EPA, FDA, USDA, CDC, ETC, nd they call them rules and regulations but make no mistake they are laws as you will go to jail or be fined heavily for breaking one of the 81,000 made in the past 20yrs alone.
      So to those who blindly trust the govt and want ‘common sense’ gun control? Watch a few documentaries online about the Armenian Genocide, The Holodomor in the USSR. The Holocaust, The Chinese Communist takeover under Mao, Cambodia under Pol Pot, Jews do not have a monopoly on genocide. I dont say that w/any disrespect or anti-semitism only to show that it was NOT an isolated experience or confined to ‘the Germans’ etc. It can happen anywhere and the place that least expects it is the easist place for it to occur. Stereotyping that the author of this article says is horrible is the reality of the situation. Hindus, Christians, Jews, Atheiests, Buddists, Shintoists, Agnostics, Mormons, etc have lived here and in other tolerant societies w/ each other for thousands of years. The only problem seems to be Islam which preaches that either infidels convert to Islam or be put to the sword. So for those who cry for tolerance I say yes i agree, let us be tolerant of all religions but why be tolerant of a religon taht is intolerant to the values of tolerance itself? That is the 1,000 dollar question.

    • The whole gun control thing makes no sense to me, and I consider myself more of a so-called “liberal”. It would seem to me, we need MORE guns for everyone…if there’s “terrorists” everywhere. Also, how can Obama or anyone in congress say we need more gun control while they’re supplying “rebels” everywhere around the world with guns? That makes ZERO sense. Obama and congress have no moral OR logical ground to stand on, gun control is the biggest hypocrisy going. And I don’t even have a gun! And I’m more of a “liberal”. I’m just using common sense and logic, and the gun control argument makes ZERO sense. I’m more af a Cynthia McKinney liberal, though, not the FAKE DEMOCRATS liberals And btw you never hear REAL liberals calling for gun control. You never hear McKinney, Nader, Hedges, etc.. Jonathan Turley calling for gun control. It’s the FAKE liberals called “democrats”.

      • Does Obama make much sense on anything from his Prompter reading? Not with me. I know history very well!

        Innocents Betrayed – The True Story of Gun Control

        Warning: Graphic Violence. This disturbing video clearly demonstrates the consequences of centralizing government power and disarming citizens. Genocide always follows, leaving millions of innocent victims dead.

        https://youtu.be/Nopsh4cxMvQ

      • Here your sign! September 29th, 2015 Gallup: 60% of Americans Want a New Political Party. But, Why? A Crisis of Legitimacy.

        When Gallup started polling on this matter in 2003, only 40% wanted a different major party from the two existing major parties.

        A Gallup poll issued on September 25th is headlined “Majority in U.S. Maintain Need for Third Major Party,” and it opens: “A majority of Americans, 60%, say a third major political party is needed because the Republican and Democratic parties ‘do such a poor job’ of representing the American people.”

        The only other time when as high as 60% wanted a new major party was in October 2013, when the government shut down — something that now threatens to repeat. No other period had a percentage this high. 78% of independents want there to be another “major” party; 47% of Democrats do; 45% of Republicans do.

        http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2015/09/29/gallup-60-of-americans-want-a-new-politi#more39973

      • This is what I use to help folks understand my personal way way of thinking, and feel free to share it if you will.

        Mar 12, 2013 Milton Friedman on Classical Liberalism

        What is Classical Liberalism? According to a Classical Liberal, what is the proper role of government in a free society?

        https://youtu.be/QmeeMYrnweg

  • Mar 11, 2015 – Prof. Michel Chossudovsky: Terrorism is Made in the USA.

    The Global War on Terrorism is a Big Lie! Dr Chossudovsky said terrorism is made in the US and that terrorists are not the product of the Muslim world. Prominent academic and author Dr Michel Chossudovsky warned that the so-called war on terrorism is a front to propagate America’s global hegemony and create a New World Order.

    https://youtu.be/1YExwxN4CT8