An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
A lone gunman dressed in riot gear burst into a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., at a midnight showing of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises” and methodically began shooting patrons, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 50.
The suspect, James Holmes, 24, of Aurora, was caught by police in the parking lot of the Century 16 Movie Theaters, nine miles outside Denver, after police began receiving dozens of 911 calls at 12:39 a.m. MT. Police said the man appeared to have acted alone.
Apparently, this animal didn’t expect, or hope, to escape. I am more and more appalled at the behavior of many in our society. Twelve (the url/link says 14, the related video is saying 14) people have lost their lives for watching a movie, and many injured, including a 6 year old and a 3 month old baby. Why? What would motivate ANYONE to be so callous? (An irrelevant thought….why would parents have their small children out in the middle of the night just to go see a movie they could have waited to see during the day, and why do people take babies to the movies? They don’t care, and usually annoy the bejabbers out of the rest of the attendees.)
As he was taken into custody, Holmes mentioned having “boobytrapped” his apartment with explosives stored, leading police to evacuate his entire North Aurora apartment complex and search the buildings early this morning. Haz-mat officers are expected to arrive at the complex sometime this morning.
I’m sure I’m not alone when I think there is something SERIOUSLY wrong with this guy! Is it an ideology? Is he a Muslim convert? Is he a white supremacist? Is he an anarchist? Does he hate Batman movies? What???? All of which would tell me the guy is more than just insane!! It seems the guy wasn’t kidding about his apartment being booby trapped.
An explosive device was also found inside the movie house. Police are not sure whether the device, which investigators are calling a bomb, was already in place or whether it was thrown into the crowd.
If it was already there, then I’d say this wasn’t a spur of the moment thing. If it was thrown, perhaps he couldn’t get access to the theater beforehand. Either way, it’s obvious he wanted to cause chaos and maximum damage.
Considering that our society, and Hollyweird specifically, seems to glorify violence, I’m not surprised at the review from one of the film critics. Some in the general population has always wanted to emulate what they see on the ‘big screen’. Wouldn’t it be nice if Hollyweird could come up with more positive themes? I don’t know….like family oriented? Unfortunately, the big shots refuse to back any films that could bring about a positive change in people’s lives. Yet people keep spending their hard earned money at theaters that show movies filled with gratuitous sex, and unnecessary violence. Actors and actresses get filthy rich from such movies, then have to gall to turn around and talk….about anything and everything, telling the masses how they should live their lives. You first Bubba!
There are have always been crazy people. We know more about their actions now through the 24/7 media blitz. Now, I am going say something that might piss a few people off, but here goes. We know this animal is white. Why, because the media has told us. What they failed to mention is the skin tone of the ‘flash mobs’, who caused a great deal of damage, and harm to those of a different hue, or orientation. Keep in mind the “Knockout Game” that has become quite popular with the black youth, that is not just in St. Louis, but has gravitated to other large cities, like Chicago.
Pray for the families of the dead and wounded. Pray for all the victims of senseless violence. Pray that we turn our face BACK to God, and get right with Him, and ourselves!