Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight Rises” was set to be a triumphant success. The last in his three series of movies about Batman, and clocking in at nearly three hours long, the movie premiered at Midnight Friday all across America, in a blaze of publicity. Until a man named James Holmes, age 24, shot and killed 12 people (as of this writing) and wounded 58. Ultimately, fantasy is healthy if it lets artists, audiences, and a people work out real issues affecting them when open discussion is also possible. Fantasy is avenue for additional discussion, not a substitute for real, open, rational political discussion. But most of all fantasy is meant, and is mostly used, for fun. For a diversion. And there’s nothing wrong with that. People have loved, and enjoyed Sherlock Holmes, Superman, the Count of Monte Christo, and yes, Batman, for ages. If done properly, there is nothing wrong with watching a man fly, and believing it (for as long as the movie is running, anyway). Or a revenge tale within moral limits.
But that an (admittedly crazy) 24 year old White guy with an extremely high IQ would paint his hair red, carefully position his beat up old pickup truck against one emergency exit door, enter through the pre-arranged opened other door, and kill (again as of this writing) 12 people while wounding 58, many seriously, shows how out of hand Obama’s America has become. A generation of young White boys grew up wanting to be Superman or Batman. Now it seems the Joker has his appeal. Who the hell wants to be the Joker? He stands for nothing but endless destruction. At the end of the day, even the bad guys want a working hospital. And food that is not disgusting to eat.
Who is at fault? In no particular order, Obama, the entire Affirmative Action establishment, Jessie Jackson, feminists, the media, and the American people for taking the easy way out and not removing the former from public life through a hard, brutal political struggle that costs time and effort and more.
America has always had crazy people who shoot things up. Many of them, contrary to the media, are low-IQ Black men. Lee Boyd Malvo and John Mohammed killed 10 people, Omar Thornton, another Black man, shot and killed 8 White men at Hartford Distributors. [The FBI investigated for over a year if the victims were "racist" and "deserved it."] Andre Turner, a Black man, shot and killed a White male and Hispanic Male at the SCE Irwindale facility. Shareef Allman, a Black man, shot and killed three Hispanic men and wounded six before being killed by police.
There is of course also, Major Nidal Hassan, a tribute to the military’s Muslim outreach, who shot and killed 13 people (14 including the unborn baby of one woman) and wounded 29 others.
So it is factually incorrect to label mass shootings as an exclusively White/Asian phenomena. Black men, Muslim men (the Ecole Polytechnique Massacre in Montreal was done by Marc Lepine aka Gamil Gharbi, raised as a Muslim and born to Muslim father, he was about as French Canadian as Mullah Omar), have a long and distinguished history of mass killing in the West, to rival that of White men. The media just doesn’t like to cover it.
Because mostly, the Media … HATES HATES HATES average White guys. And wants to make them look bad at every opportunity. Thus White guys are the nerdy, asocial mass-killers. And Blacks, Hispanics etc. are noble scientists and such brutally oppressed. Why, wasn’t Batman’s brilliant scientist played by Morgan Freeman? After all, when we think of science, don’t we think of Morgan Freeman? [Instead of say, marrying one's grand-daughter? I cannot wait for the Woody Allen, Morgan Freeman movie they just HAVE to make.]
Blogger Half Sigma reports via ABC that James Holmes was dateless, with a female classmate citing her “female instincts” not to get close to him. No doubt those female instincts will operate differently now that he’s famous, and killed people. Anders Breivik is overwhelmed with female attention, as was Scott Peterson, Drew Peterson, and Joran Van Der Sloot. Was and is Van Der Sloot dangerous? Certainly. But Natalee Holloway and Flores Ramirez (and reportedly dozens of women in the Netherlands, Europe, Asia, and Latin America) could not get enough of him. Why, he’s even getting married, in prison. Women don’t find killers unsexy. See Breaking Bad, the Sopranos, Game of Thrones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Shield, Boardwalk Empires, Dexter, Twilight, Tru Blood, pretty much most of basic and premium cable TV. Quite the reverse. Women find killers “hot” since they express that most primal of primate dominance. Given that resource provision in a welfare state is unimportant, how else would women view men? Either as Alpha male winners, killer or not, or beta male losers (or even worse, omegas who should not even exist).
James Holmes was reportedly, a neuroscience grad from University of Riverside, who graduated with highest honors. He could not find a job, and was working at a McDonalds. He’s tall and good looking. He was set in May to give a presentation at University of Colorado-Denver where he was in the Phd program on the DNA markers of those prone to psychotic violence.
Meanwhile, the Obama Adminstration has set quotas on men (really, White men) in Math and Science. Males are to be strictly limited (again this means White men).
Was James Holmes forced out of the University of Colorado for being too White and male? We may never know. But certainly, being White, male, and applying for science related jobs after graduating with honors led to … McDonalds.
Being crazy is no impediment for being hired — as long as you are not a White male. See Dr. Deborah Frisch, of University of Arizona. See also, Ward Churchill, Chief Heap Big Fake Indian, University of Colorado. Heck one can be as nutty as peanut factory, and still be hired as an Astronaut. Just not as a White guy. That’s out.
So you have a very toxic combination. A man with a high IQ, denied any gainful employment or relationship with the opposite sex. [Guys who drank beer with him the night before at the local bar according to news reports thought he was smart and with a "swagger" but not weird or nutty, see the Fox News link regarding Holmes graduating with honors above.] America has become so debased, so hostile to ordinary White guys, that instead of say, devising his own bat-suit and rescuing someone, this guy figures he’s the Joker, and shoots a bunch of people he has never even met, dead.
Any society will always have mentally ill people. That’s unavoidable. Mostly when they become violent they go after, historically, important people. Presidents McKinley, Garfield, and JFK. Before that, attempts on Andrew Jackson. After that, attempts on Gerald Ford (history’s placeholder President). John Hinckley Jr. thought he would impress Jodie Foster by killing Reagan so he would date her. On every level, insanity. But most of the time, until the 1960’s, crazy people went after the famous and mostly, left ordinary people alone. Who could be famous killing Joe Average, after all? Its not much of an accomplishment to kill an ordinary Joe and Jane who don’t sit around like a Gangster waiting for a hit attempt.
So let us be honest, instead of delving into fantasy. The constant demonization of White guys, and destruction of heroism as a model, has real consequences. Guys with high IQs who are intent on killing people are dangerous. They get that way not from “turning evil” like a Joss Whedon character in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” but because they are turned away from anything positive, socially isolated and alone while a lucky socially dominant few have everything (before he ever got famous, and with a massive drug habit, Russell Brand boasted he was having sex with 80 women a month). These guys study for years, graduate with honors, and end up at McDonalds. Wrong sex and color.
Life is an endless buffet, just watch it on TV. Only they can’t take part. Any wonder they choose a violent avatar to emulate in destruction? That they want to kill what they cannot have?
This is nothing new, men in China who are without any women or hope of one are killing kindergartners.
Obama, and the media, and feminists, and Democratic pundits have trumpeted the “end of White men.” Well, what exactly does that mean, in real terms?
Answer: James Holmes.
And the real threat is not guys on suicide missions, but those who use High IQs to kill, over and over again, at targets of their own choosing, to get ahead. Get denied that job? Start killing the applicants (for that and all other jobs) like the TV show on Fox Broadcasting “Profit”.
I want to be as clear as possible. The most dangerous man in WWII, was not Patton, or Rommel, or Yamamoto. No, it was nerdy, lanky, unassuming and part prima donna, J. Robert Oppenheimer. A high IQ unmoored by social ties, love, family, relationships, a job that is not demeaning (McDonald’s now is the sole province of non-Whites and the Whites working there are labeled “loser”), in short the usual ties that bind, is a man who is a potential weapon. One who can kill without even being known to kill. After all, no one knows who the Anthrax killer was. Not even today.
Batman’s fantasy of evil White masterminds, has up to now, been merely that, a fantasy, reflecting the time period of the late 1930’s when only White guys mattered, for good or bad. The argument made for anti-colonialism and things like South Africa’s “Black Economic Empowerment” (BEE) was that people without any stake will simply burn things down. But when they get partial ownership, they act like owners. You’ll barge around a rental, but baby your own car (as long as you have insurance on said rental of course).
If Obama’s anti-White guy policies, the media’s demonization of (particularly nerdy) White guys, and the legal discrimination against most non-connected Whites were deliberately constructed to create guys far more dangerous than James Holmes, they could not have done a better job. Of course, it wasn’t. Most took the prior investment in years past in social ties, family, obligations, jobs, to keep the anger moderated by the good things in life and an abiding faith in the system. But for those without it, the path is far more open. To anything, good or bad. They might be the Punisher. Or the Joker.
America has had unhealthy fantasies for over fifty years now. Partly a result of rising female social standing and income, partly a result of a consumer advertising and media society that caters to stupid female prejudices (against men not born on third base, i.e. not the dominant, alpha cad of their dreams), and partly of electoral spoils politics (Steve Sailer’s High-Low coalition of rich Whites and non-Whites allied against “the wrong sort of White people”), America has indulged in fantasy that is destructive.
America’s first fantasy is that demonizing White guys, and particularly nerdy ones, and excluding smart White guys without connections is cost free. It is not, and the cost of the Colorado shootings will be trivial compared to the amount of death and destruction high IQ White guys determined to get even without getting even identified much less caught will create. Guaranteed.
That’s a stupid fantasy.
Secondly the fantasy that science, math, technology, can be built upon a foundation of the politically correct, gays, women, non-Whites, is just that. A fantasy. Let us be clear. James Holmes had the capacity to maybe find a cure for Alzheimers. Yes he was crazy. But he was smart. Do you care if the guy who saves your father (or you) from a debilitating death is crazy? Meanwhile Trayvon Martin was never going to amount to much of anything. Ever. And neither will all those young Black man just like him.
Everyone, Black or White, male or female, straight or gay, is due the same legal rights, same human dignity, same obligations, and same equality under God. That does not mean they are all capable of the same things, and it is a fantasy to think that they are, just because they are possessed of the same humanity. James Holmes was never going to dunk a ball like LeBron James. But LeBron James will never do anything to cure Alzheimers. He’s not capable of even understanding the simplest class at UCR that James Holmes took and excelled in, by all accounts. LeBron is not evil. He’s just not capable of doing something he is not suited to do at all, in any way.
The human cost of not having anything good or rewarding for the Trayvon Martins of the world save for a very few, athletic success, is considerable. The cost for James Holmes is even higher. Literally any number of people you know, could die, in the future because society did not channel James Holmes into a productive outlet: neuroscience.
There is nothing wrong with the fundamentals of the Batman character. Bob Kane, and many others over the years, created him as a moral revenge story. Batman was wronged, but did not become a monster. Rather, he hunted the monsters themselves and sought to frighten them. He never killed, drawing a line that even the Punisher did not draw. Batman is not the problematic fantasy.
Rather, it is the fantasy that we can have no cost to marginalizing White guys (particularly the smart ones without connections) and that we can continue to have clean water, and air, and food that is safe to eat, and the power always one, by betting it all on the Trayvon Martins.