PostHeaderIcon A New Mantra

The old mantra was “see something, say something.”

After the Broward massacre, the new mantra evidently is “see something, say something, be ignored”.

Seems that even the FBI (Federal Bureau of Incompetence) was warned about this kook Cruz still no one did anything. That is, until the kook did something.

Of course, guns are the problem just like automobiles are the reason for the carnage on our highways. So, no cars, no car wrecks – no guns, no shooting. Seems simple enough but what about knives, bombs or just plain tree limbs?

Just to muddy the waters a bit with some abnormal thinking —— might it be that the tools are almost beside the point and the real issue is why so many among us, especially the young, want to kill indiscriminately. Might this not indicate a very severe problem in modern culture that we conveniently ignore? Might we be building a brave new world that is virtually without values or self-responsibility? Has actual life been reduced to some ultra-real game, little different from a virtual game except the blood actually stains your clothes?

Folks, it is way past time to rise up and discard this ridiculous fiasco that passes itself off for government at all levels. In fact, they are just giant manipulation machines meant to herd us about while having us produce for their benefit. So there is a massacre now and then – in the final analysis, don’t these serve only to give the manipulators more power over us? Yes, the word for public consumption is that these “heroes” are going to make whatever it is better but, when have they ever?

As some pundit said while reporting from Broward yesterday, “this is the new normal, get used to it” to which I reply, “there is nothing normal about this and I am damned if I will get used to it”.

Think about it,

Troy L Robinson

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24 Responses to “A New Mantra”

  • I can see the FBI ignoring vague threats made by teenagers on YouTube. While it’s the FBI’s job description to keep us safe from domestic threats, it’s teenager’s job to push their boundaries and be angsty. Should they just be imprisoning all the teenagers who show signs of being anti-social? I’d probably be behind bars too.

    What offends me about the FBI response is that they claim they couldn’t figure out who made the comment. It was made in his name on YouTube, which is a google account and has to be linked to a ton of identifying info. Local cops had been in very frequent contact. I also hear they missed a lot of classified Hillary emails because their conversion software interchanged brackets and parentheses, so their ctrl-f search for classified markers failed. Reddit had no trouble finding them, because they READ the emails. Corruption, incompetence, secrecy, power, and lack of oversight are a poor combination apparently.

    It sounds like the kid was adopted, had been in therapy, and his mother had just died of the flu. I’d be interested if he was taking, or recently off of meds. I also wonder what the deal was with his real parents. Were they on drugs? Did they have mental illness? He’d also been fighting with his ex’es new BF.

    The most common factor I see in these kinds of events is beta male syndrome. These are boys who get little attention from the girls, and their peers are unwilling to be seen positively associating with them for fear it’s contagious. They’re even more ostracized by modern snowflake culture than they would have been in the past.

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    • Troy says:

      The FBI as since publicly admitted that they screwed up.

      Most of my irritation with the FBI is, like almost every government agency, they are too busy playing political games to do the job they were hired for.

      BTW, this is not the first misdeeds by the FBI. Under Hoover they were almost totally political and, IMHO, Hoover was at least indirectly involved in the rash of assignations that occurred toward the end of his tyranny (both Kennedys, Marilyn Monroe and MLK — all of whom Hoover spied on, kept dossiers on, and thought were threats to the nation.

      Troy

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    • If the reports on this kid torturing animals is true it is likely his issues are deeper than just his mothers death and being bullied.

      As far as the FBI?
      Why are some of these people still employed and not in jail cells?

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  • ◄Dave► says:

    “Folks, it is way past time to rise up and discard this ridiculous fiasco that passes itself off for government at all levels. In fact, they are just giant manipulation machines meant to herd us about while having us produce for their benefit. So there is a massacre now and then – in the final analysis, don’t these serve only to give the manipulators more power over us?”

    Careful, Troy, that could easily be mistaken for one of my futile anarchist rants. 🙂

    Of course, I would have been quick to point out how tragic events occurring in a mandatory government indoctrination factory in Florida really don’t matter much elsewhere. It might as well have been in Bangladesh, for all the relevance it has to my own carefree life here 3K miles away. I have wasted very little of my time following the developing media narrative, ever eager to blame others besides the depraved perpetrator, for not preventing his crime.

    The problem, of course, is that Americans bought the implied promise of the “See something… Say something” propaganda to begin with. As if joining a nationwide cadre of suspicious busybodies, reporting questionable behavior to the so-called authorities, would somehow make Americans collectively safer from the kooks and religious fanatics. Has it? Could it? How much increased tyranny would Americans be required to endure, to achieve the total security most seem to crave?

    What disturbs me, is how conservatives and libertarians are so quick to castigate the FBI, for their “failure” to convert such tips into effective preventative action. What crimes had he committed that fell within their purview? The guns he owned had been purchased legally, after passing the Federal background check, and were kept in a locked safe, ostensibly under the control of the head of his household. Have Americans arrived at the point where they expect Federal jackboots to preemptively confiscate a citizen’s firearms, because he has been reported as suspicious and/or potentially dangerous by his neighbors?

    Even had they violated his rights to do so, they would have then been required to keep him under 24/7 surveillance. If he was bent on mass mayhem, he could have simply acquired a jerrycan of gasoline and a case of beer bottles for a lot less than he spent on ammunition for his AR. Can America afford a full-time surveillance detail, for every known potentially volatile kook across the land? That would require at least four very expensive FBI agents for every suspicious person. That could lower unemployment levels to the basement; but just imagine what it would do to the budget/deficit. 😯 ◄Dave►

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    • Chris says:

      Have Americans arrived at the point where they expect Federal jackboots to preemptively confiscate a citizen’s firearms, because he has been reported as suspicious and/or potentially dangerous by his neighbors?

      Our president seems to think so.

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      • ◄Dave► says:

        Our president…

        Our? Fortunately, as a free, sovereign, individualist, anarchist, I choose not to be part of your collective. 😉

        …seems to think so.

        Sure… Trump is the very definition of a collectivist/statist. He seems to think coercive government is the proper solution to most societal problems (as long as he is in control). As a spectator, I can enjoy watching him drive other politicians mad, without the slightest inclination to try to defend or justify his own foibles. 😀 ◄Dave►

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        • Jim Bell says:

          I was overjoyed to see Hillary Clinton lose the election in 2016. I was NOT, however, pleased to see Trump win. (I voted for Gary Johnson, despite his “Aleppo” performance.)
          Nevertheless, I blame the MSM (mainstream media) for the outcome: Around the election time, I recall the claim that the MSM had, in effect, donated $1-2 billion in free publicity to Trump. I don’t doubt that at all! I think the MSM was trying to steer the Republican nomination to Trump, who they probably considered the “most-beatable” Republican candidate. (Many Republicans opposed him.)
          I read repeated points that Trump didn’t have to actually pay for publicity: The cameras followed him around everywhere.

          The MSM might have been right that Trump was “most beatable”, but “most beatable” didn’t necessarily mean “beatable”, as we all saw. I think Hillary Clinton lost primarily because of the email scandal, and I further think she should have been convicted of crimes due to that.

          I would have much preferred it if the Republicans had chosen Rand Paul or Ted Cruz. (Not that I would have voted Republican, of course!!!).

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  • What disturbs me, is how conservatives and libertarians are so quick to castigate the FBI, for their “failure” to convert such tips into effective preventative action.

    FACE IT … in reality there was no effective preventative action period.

    Call me callous … he should have been shot on the spot. Why he did it does not matter the fact he did does. We learn nothing preventative in keeping him around.

    It appears I agree with your observation Dave … 😉

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  • Chris says:

    I agree completely Dave. How long before this turns to another form of “swatting”? Crazy leftists saying a legal gun owner said something or is acting suspiciously just to get his or her gun cabinet raided. Remember you can never prove a negative. It will come to the point where you can dispute it all you want but they will take your property just to be on the “safe side”. At that point you have no rights.

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  • Troy says:

    So now even Trump seems to agree with more intense background checks for gun buyers. Yep! Just what we need — more government intrusion into our lives.

    As for the potential effectiveness of background checks, consider this… I can be squeaky clean and totally sane today, buy all the guns and ammo I can afford, then go totally bonkers tomorrow. Then what??

    The net result being more government data when they already have so much data they are drowning in it. I submit that adding more will make government LESS effective because there will be more background noise drowning out the few morsels of intelligence available.

    Dave, yes, I sound a bit more like an anarchist that before but I am not really. I actually support the idea of government, only in very small, strictly controlled doses. I liken it to using radiation to treat cancer… well controlled small doses can help heal while large, uncontrolled doses are 100% fatal.

    IMHO, the biggest problem today is the limitless amounts of money we allow governments to control. As we all know, money attracts corruption like pasture patties attract files.

    Troy

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    • ◄Dave► says:

      I actually support the idea of government, only in very small, strictly controlled doses.

      Have you thought of a way to actually control the dosage? It has never been managed before. It never could be in a so-called democracy, with a standing army and universal suffrage. (Don’t waste time pointing out that America’s founders thought they were creating a republic. Today’s voters think it is a democracy, so their elected representatives treat it as such.)

      The best hope for your vision is probably Voltaire’s suggestion that the best form of government is a benevolent dictatorship — tempered by an occasional assassination. 😉

      IMHO, the biggest problem today is the limitless amounts of money we allow governments to control.

      “…we allow…?” And have you thought of an effective way to disallow this that could ever actually be implemented? I can’t imagine what it would be, or how it could be done… 😉 ◄Dave►

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      • Troy says:

        Have you thought of a way to actually control the dosage?

        I don’t have to… the founders did that for us. As I have opined many times before, we have to take back control of our education (indoctrination) system so that our young are no longer fed the lie that government can somehow create something out of nothing then spread that something to benefit the irresponsible. This is a perversion of reality which WILL stop. I would just like to see it stopped in a more humane way than nature will eventually use.

        Troy

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        • ◄Dave► says:

          I don’t have to… the founders did that for us.

          Not really. “A republic, if you can keep it…” Obviously, their posterity failed to keep it… miserably! Their Constitution has been a dead letter for at least 105 years. The nature of government in this land is whatever the current politicians, and the voters who elect and encourage them, decide it is. The Constitution is routinely misinterpreted or simply ignored in those decisions.

          …we have to take back control of our education (indoctrination) system…

          That is just vacuous rhetoric, Troy. Again, how could this ever be accomplished without a serious revolution, since the majority of clueless voters, and nearlyall of the bureaucrats in the system, seem quite content with the status quo?

          I am more inclined to just ignore the fools, rather than try to reeducate or fight them. They can have their silly state and its indoctrination facilities, I don’t want any part of it. ◄Dave►

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  • Troy says:

    And have you thought of an effective way to disallow this that could ever actually be implemented? I can’t imagine what it would be, or how it could be done…

    1. Some form of tax revolt, coupled with,

    2. Selected production stoppages,

    Both continued until the ruling class realize we have had enough of their crap.

    Regarding the production stoppages: it is not necessary but for a few key elements of the economy to be interrupted. Oil and gas would be my first choice because they are vital, second because they involve very few progressives.

    Troy

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    • ◄Dave► says:

      John Galt was a fictional character. One hell of a lot of people read Atlas Shrugged, yet a real life messiah has yet to appear. I’m afraid that the oligarchs would quickly quash a tax revolt and nationalize any energy sectors that stopped production. Leaders would be jailed or disappear, so once again a violent revolution is the only real alternative to the status quo. Lest that sounds appealing, remember that the majority of Americans would be steadfastly against it. ◄Dave►

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  • Troy says:

    What primarily separates us humans from lower-order animals (at least so we think) is the ability to conceive that which does not yet exist in reality. Yet, while the intellectual tools to do this are innate in humanity, the ability to do it productively must be TAUGHT. Competing cultures are vastly outstripping the United States in such teaching and we will pay dearly for this if we don’t get our heads back out into the sunshine and do it quickly.

    Troy

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