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I predict that he's a white or Asian male who doesn't have a wife or girlfriend.
A bold prediction given that the majority of violent criminals in prison are black or Hispanic.
July 20, 2012 | Permalink
It's hard to believe a guy could shoot 64 people in a crowded theater and no one took him out with a concealed carry.
July 20, 2012 at 08:20 AM
@HS: "A bold prediction given that the majority of violent criminals in prison are black or Hispanic."
Mass murder is certainly both violent and criminal, but I don't think "violent criminal" is the best description of a mass murderer. Somebody who shoots up a movie theater is most likely driven by ideology (e.g. a terrorist) and/or insanity. This is entirely different from the typical violent criminal in prison.
Some small percentage of the population is insane. Their brains are broken, and can't be fixed. Conservatives don't like this explanation because they want to blame misbehavior on moral failure. Sorry, some people are just fucking crazy. It isn't their fault. Liberals think that because it isn't their fault, there shouldn't be consequences for their actions. Personally, I have no objection to the death penalty for violent crazy people. It isn't about justice, punishment, or deterrence. It's about protecting the rest of society.
July 20, 2012 at 09:02 AM
"It's hard to believe a guy could shoot 64 people in a crowded theater and no one took him out with a concealed carry."
I've got a concealed carry license but I don't take my pistol into the movie theatre since they generally have a security guard out front on busier nights.
July 20, 2012 at 09:17 AM
"I don't think 'violent criminal' is the best description of a mass murderer"
"Violent" and "criminal" must mean different things to you than they do to me.
July 20, 2012 at 09:19 AM
Yep, young white guy. They haven't mentioned his lack of girlfriend yet. This is the reason that we need social conservatism in society. If he were married (undermined by loose sexuality) and had a nice career (undermined by NAMs) he would not have done this. He would have been a very productive member of society.
July 20, 2012 at 09:25 AM
Yeah, the info on the preparations taken by the suspect (tear gas, black outfit, several weapons, etc.) pretty much rules out the possibility of a black or mestizo shooter.
July 20, 2012 at 09:33 AM
The name, James Holmes doesn't tell us anything, but I agree with you. I'm thinking it's a Timothy McVeigh type guy on the far right of the spectrum. The MSM will be all over this one.
July 20, 2012 at 09:45 AM
Why would a frustrated Beta shoot up a movie theater that likely was full of Betas? An NFL game would have been a far more likely target.
July 20, 2012 at 09:58 AM
It already has a detailed wikipedia page. They sure don't waste any time.
July 20, 2012 at 10:04 AM
As Chris Rock might have said, "Shooting up a theater on Batman's opening night--that's a white guy."
I know school's out, but it's pretty amazing that people took elementary school kids to see this supposedly very violent film, and at a midnight showing nonetheless.
July 20, 2012 at 10:07 AM
destructure: that theater was filled with kids. Kids don't carry. all their lives they've heard guns are bad and should be banned. like they've heard environmentalism is practically sacred. only old guys carry, like that 71-year-old samuel williams who broke up the internet cafe robbery in florida earlier this week.
mark tomeo |
July 20, 2012 at 10:27 AM
Prediction is looking good so far. Looks like a 24 year old white dude did this.
The Engineer |
July 20, 2012 at 10:47 AM
It isn't about justice, punishment, or deterrence. It's about protecting the rest of society.
Posted by: John | July 20, 2012 at 09:02 AM
I agree. If a pittbull mauls a child to death, a sane person wouldn't try to understand why the pittbull did what it did and try to rehabilitate the dog to be a good little dog. They'd have it put down.
If someone is so crazy that they operate violently like a mad pittbull or grizzly bear, you've got to isolate violently crazy person from society. Even for less aggressive people, like those with extreme schizophrenia combined with drug-induced brain damage should be put away. Libertarians would rather allow anyone with the most extreme mental issues to roam freely and only put people away if they commit a serious violent crime. Part of the reason the 1950s was safer is due to many crazies locked up in mental institutions. The libertarians cry about civil liberties and other nonsense. But when they themselves are threatened by crazy people, they are the ones to cry the loudest like a baby.
Drole Prole |
July 20, 2012 at 10:47 AM
"I have no objection to the death penalty for violent crazy people. It isn't about justice, punishment, or deterrence. It's about protecting the rest of society." That's about the size of it - it isn't really a "penalty" at all, it's a putting down.
July 20, 2012 at 10:48 AM
He's white, 24 years old. Drive a shitty car and lives in a shitty apartment. Even own mother immediately knew he was the one who did it.
July 20, 2012 at 10:58 AM
The only mass shooting where the perpetrators were black was the DC sniper and his accomplice.
Drole Prole |
July 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM
According to Wiki, Aurora is 61% white, 15% Afr-Am, 5% Asian, 12% other races (I have no idea what it means) and 5% mixed races. 29% of all races is Hispanic (not counted as a race).
The gas masks make me think its a white guy or two. Gas masks are militaristic and militarism is a white thing.
albert magnus |
July 20, 2012 at 11:01 AM
Name of the lead suspect is James Holmes, and he appears 99 percent likely to have done it. Certainly doesn't sound Asian, sounds like a black name in fact although the facts of the shooting definitely seem like a crazed white guy's work.
July 20, 2012 at 11:16 AM
It sounds like the shooting conditions for any kind of defense were terrible. Not like the Internet cafe situation.
This is all very disturbing because I have a carry license, and quite a bit of training, but probably would not have been armed in a theater. Or, it would have been a low capacity .380.
Then again, I don't go to movie houses anymore either.
July 20, 2012 at 11:26 AM
His name is James Holmes. I don't know what that might say about his race though.
July 20, 2012 at 12:03 PM
destructure, the movie theater is a "no gun zone" of course anyone can see that this only affects law abiding citizens and not murders and criminals. we already have the politicizing of this by the far left anti gunner like mayor for life bloomberg
July 20, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Half Sigma, you are correct. He was a tall young white male.
Half Sigma, It seems that a certain percentage of the male population is born criminally insane.
Here on HBD blogs people enjoy talking about NAM criminality, but shouldn't we also look at the solution to white and asian males born criminally insane?
Half, is there a way to screen all male teenagers for criminal tendencies and prescribe zoloft or prozac to those that need it and make it mandatory?
I want to hear solutions suggested here, serious solutions for preventing white and asian males from committing mass murder.
Now is not the time for joking around or politicking, I want to hear real solutions
July 20, 2012 at 12:26 PM
@destructure: "It's hard to believe a guy could shoot 64 people in a crowded theater and no one took him out with a concealed carry."
I wonder if there really was nobody carrying, if the tear gas and mass of people prevented a clear shot, or if people chose not to act (I'm not passing judgement -- I don't think a concealed carry permit comes with an obligation to be a hero). Also, the guy was apparently wearing body armor, so anything short of head shot might not have stopped him.
P.S. Can you imagine what the anti-gun nuts would be saying today if somebody had tried to take out the shooter and not succeeded? Or worse, tried to take him out, missed, and hit somebody else?
July 20, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Come on Sigma, what's with the troll baiting? That's hardly a bold prediction. Most of these stupid mass murders are white men or the occasional Asian, not black men.
Considering Colorado is only like 4% black, that makes it even less likely.
July 20, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Not so bold, as there is a different dynamic in play. More interesting: Tea Party or Occupy Wallstreet? Probably the latter.
July 20, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Let's combine HS's speculation with John's approach: maybe the guy realizes that crazies in prison get lots of attention from women.
not a hacker |
July 20, 2012 at 01:15 PM
"and no one took him out with a concealed carry."
No, it's not hard to believe. A darkened, crowded, panicked movie theater, some people dressed up in costumes??
The Real Vince |
July 20, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Almost all Mass murders are done by whites with some by Asians. You are smart enough to know that so I don't believe you actually believe its a bold prediction. The black and hispanic criminals commit different kinds of crimes. They commit crimes with a purpose. They don't typically just go nuts and shoot random people on a rampage.
July 20, 2012 at 01:52 PM
OT: What happened to Mangan and One - been on holiday...
where's the beef? |
July 20, 2012 at 02:07 PM
@destructure: Licensed concealed carry is the domain of mostly non-hispanic white males over the age of 40 (though they don't hold a monopoly on the practice). Given that it was a midnight showing, that demographic was hardly present. The crowd at the theater was probably younger than average: college students and/or prole parents with illegitimate kids (no middle-class parent would take a 6-year old to a midnight showing). Heck, a lot of hispanic names came up as initial witnesses in news stories last night.
Colorado also might have a law where "no guns allowed" signs hold legal weight even for permit holders (Texas has this). It could very well be that the theater posted this stuff and it deterred permit-holders from spending their money at this particular theater. But it's important to note that all this is just speculation at this point.
Bilbo Baggins |
July 20, 2012 at 02:13 PM
The suspect was a white neurosciences grad student at the University of Colorado. He should like your kind of guy. ;-)
July 20, 2012 at 02:13 PM
How's the weather up there? Remember when you would post snarky crap about climate change every time it snowed?
July 20, 2012 at 02:22 PM
And they're male, don't forget that.
July 20, 2012 at 02:26 PM
"Somebody who shoots up a movie theater is most likely driven by ideology (e.g. a terrorist) and/or insanity." John
It's more like beta male rage. The only 911 hijacker who wanted to back out was the one with a girlfriend. It's been suggested that suicide bombers are driven to it by loneliness, depression, and Islam's promise of sexual rewards in the afterlife.
Marriage itself was created as sexual socialism. To promote cohesion and prevent men from dropping out of life and becoming malcontents but western (especially anglo) countries have abandoned that. Although even China is seeing similar stuff with knife attacks targeted at children. Low status men getting even with others who were reproductively successful. The ugly side of human nature is driven by primal urges not politics.
July 20, 2012 at 02:26 PM
A white PhD flunkie.
Rain And |
July 20, 2012 at 02:33 PM
This guy, James Holmes, is a white 24 year old who was studying for a PhD in Neuroscience. Although he was going to drop out soon. Nothing about girlfriend so far which probably confirms your version.
July 20, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Alas not an Asian Male. Are you sad half sigma?
Peter Lim |
July 20, 2012 at 03:19 PM
"Neighbor Tom Mai, 61, said he had lived next door to the Holmes family for years and was friendly with them. He said James Holmes had a degree in neuroscience from a University of California school. He said James Holmes' mother, Arlene Holmes, told him that James had been unable to find a job, so she sent him to a school in Colorado to earn an advanced degree."
July 20, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Steven Pinker on the universality of the loser male rampage:
"But running amok is not unique to America, to Western nations, or even to modern societies. Amok is a Malay word for the homicidal sprees occasionally undertaken by lonely, Indochinese men who have suffered a loss of love, a loss of money, or a loss of face. The syndrome has been described in a culture even more remote from the West: the stone-age foragers of Papua New Guinea.
The amok man is patently out of his mind, an automaton oblivious to his surroundings and unreachable by appeals or threats. But his rampage is preceded by lengthy brooding over failure, and is carefully planned as a means of deliverance from an unbearable situation. The amok state is chillingly cognitive. It is triggered not by a stimulus, not by a tumor, not by a random spurt of brain chemicals, but by an idea. The idea is so standard that the following summary of the amok mind-set, composed in 1968 by a psychiatrist who had interviewed seven hospitalized amoks in Papua New Guinea, is an apt description of the the thoughts of mass murderers continents and decades away:
> "I am not an important man... I possess only
>my personal sense of dignity. My life has been
>reduced to nothing by an intolerable insult.
>Therefore, I have nothing to lose except my
>life, which is nothing, so I trade my life for
>yours, as your life is favoured. The exchange is
>in my favour, so I shall not only kill you, but
>I shall kill many of you, and at the same time
>rehabilitate myself in the eyes of the group of
>which I am a member, even though I might be
>killed in the process."
The amok syndrome is an extreme instance of the puzzle of human emotions. Exotic at first glance, upon scrutiny they turn out to be universal; quintessentially irrational, they are tightly interwoven with abstract thought and have a cold logic of their own. "[page 364, How the Mind Works]
Rain And |
July 20, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Tragedy of shy people!!! Shy guys often are bullied by every body. They will think every body is bad and evil. They will get depression about the whole damn world. They will hate every body. If they do not suicide, they will kill every one in sight since every body is bully in their eyes. This is tragedy of omega people (white and asian)
If you are alpha or beta, you will not see every body as bully since all or part of people kowtow to you.
July 20, 2012 at 03:38 PM
"I predict that he's a white or Asian male who doesn't have a wife or girlfriend.
A bold prediction given that the majority of violent criminals in prison are black or Hispanic".
Yes, ghetto NAMs will get it on with any trashy female they can find. Captain Kirk would thrive pretty well in the ghettoes like he does in space.
Nowadays, most White women regardless of attractiveness, seem to only want men who are at the top 20%. This deranged guy was in academia, obviously a loser because there is no money in that field, except useless knowledge that most materialistic women aren't impressed with. He did studied a STEM subject tho, which was neuroscience. But nevertheless, anything in college that is not vocational STEM, medicine, finance or law, isn't a money maker and women magnet.
Just Speculating |
July 20, 2012 at 03:46 PM
One thing is for sure: Christopher Nolan just got a huge marketing campaign for free. What is more exciting than a film whose premiere witnessed a mass shooting by someone dressed as the Joker?
July 20, 2012 at 05:16 PM
According to this article, the shooter owned a Hyundai:
Hyundais are loser-mobiles. If you drive around in a Hyundai, you're basically screaming at the world that you're a giant loser.
July 20, 2012 at 05:42 PM
The theatre in question was posted carry not allowed. Most people obey the law. Even when the law makes them less safe. Criminals, like the shooter, don't give a crap. Free fire zones are easy targets.
July 20, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Thanks for the cite on my blog regarding Beta Male rampage Conquistador.
FWIW, the theater in question forbad guns as was their right. So no conceal carry holders there.
As for rampage shootings, I can think of Andre Turner, the SCE Irwindale shooter (Black male, killed five White/Asian victims). Christopher Monckton (Black male, killed two White Seattle police officers). Omar Thornton, shot and killed 8 MA White guys at a beer distribution business after being fired for stealing on camera (the FBI later investigated ... to see if the victims were "racist" and deserved it). Major Nidal Hassan, the Fort Hood shooter, killed 13 people while shouting Allah Akbar! The Beltway Snipers, Lee Boyd Malvo and John Mohammed, both Black men. The Zebra Killers in San Francisco, four Black men kill sixteen Whites, 1973-74. The shooting a few years ago in a Northern California Quarry by a disgruntled Black male employee, multiple Asian/White victims.
There are far more mass shootings, by Black (or Muslim) guys that you would immediately think, because the Media disappears it down the memory hole. As the shootings conflict with the main story the media loves: "evil" White racists, innocent Black/Hispanic/Gay victims, and the "noble White" good people who rescue and protect them from "the wrong sort of White person."
The shootings are not however, meticulously planned. This guy seems more Breivik or John Hinckley Jr. than anything else, a nutcase who thinks killing people will impress say, Jody Foster or the modern equivalent.
July 20, 2012 at 07:49 PM
"Hyundais are loser-mobiles. If you drive around in a Hyundai, you're basically screaming at the world that you're a giant loser."
You drove a Hyundai to get here tonight! I drove an $80,000 BMW! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCf46yHIzSo
July 20, 2012 at 08:08 PM
"Low status men getting even with others who were reproductively successful. The ugly side of human nature is driven by primal urges not politics."
I'm a highly educated male who lives with my parents and has no job or social network. It's only a matter of time for me as well, and I've told my parents that.
July 20, 2012 at 08:15 PM
"I'm a highly educated male who lives with my parents and has no job or social network."
Hey, you could always try AdultFriendFinder.
July 20, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Only a matter of time until what, exactly?
July 20, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Let me get this straight. Not only did a lot of people die, but they were all Batman fanboys and fangirls? I should go play the lottery tonight.
Scarlet Knight |
July 20, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Hey, that could mean us other half-sigma commenters could get interviewed by the national media for being on the same social network as you. Any adjectives you would like us to use to describe you?
July 20, 2012 at 09:23 PM
"Sounds like a black name in fact" - Saren_Arterius
Your dislike of David Anderson is clouding your judgement. :)
July 20, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Taking kids (and even infants) to movies and restaurants at midnight is pretty common among Latinos around here. A big cultural difference.
Hyundais were crap cars when David Mamet mentioned the brand in Glengarry Glenn Ross; they're not crap cars today. Crap cars don't come with 100k mile warranties.
July 20, 2012 at 09:48 PM
How exactly do "NAMs" undermine availability of "nice careers"?
July 20, 2012 at 10:06 PM
NAM misbehavior allocates capital into security services. Just look at Latin America or South Africa. Security is a major industry in those places. America is also becoming like them. The police are so useless where I live that the HOA hired armed private security guards who do a better job at serving us than the cops. The police here are preoccupied by violent crime in the ghettos that their attitude towards assaults, break ins, vandalism, and auto theft is "so what". That's just one example.
July 20, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Some people objected that someone might CC in a theater because it's posted. But the speed limit is posted, too. And that never stopped anyone. Just saying.
Camlost is in HR and he's pretty smart. You should beg him for some career advice.
July 20, 2012 at 11:21 PM
"I'm a highly educated male who lives with my parents and has no job or social network. It's only a matter of time for me as well, and I've told my parents that." - Jeff
I'm in agreement with you. How much can guys take? Millennial men got totally fucked over. All the jobs are gone, we've been raised on cultural Marxism, we're also the loneliest generation as well. I'm convinced that were it not for video games and porn men would be rioting rather than just dropping out of life.
July 20, 2012 at 11:46 PM
"I'm in agreement with you. How much can guys take? Millennial men got totally fucked over. All the jobs are gone, we've been raised on cultural Marxism, we're also the loneliest generation as well. I'm convinced that were it not for video games and porn men would be rioting rather than just dropping out of life".
In another post, he sounds like a NAM and he says he's in his thirties. He's more like a late Gen X angster instead of a naive Millenial, but this doesn't matter when you are lonely and can't get laid. Wait, NAMs can't get laid? There's plenty of lowly ghetto women for them.
Millenial guys who are lawyers and wall st bankers are MAKING Money.
Again, anyone not in vocational stem(engineering, IT), medicine, finance and law, will be a turnoff in the job market and especially to women (if you don't come from means). Rich SWPL guys pursuing the arts is another thing altogether.
Just Speculating |
July 21, 2012 at 09:03 AM
"Taking kids (and even infants) to movies and restaurants at midnight is pretty common among Latinos around here. A big cultural difference."
Or got to the 24-hour Wal-Mart at midnight and you'll see mucho Mestizas pushing strollers with 3 other kids in tow.
[HS: It's summer, they don't have school, so I don't see the big deal.]
July 21, 2012 at 11:48 AM
"I'm in agreement with you. How much can guys take? Millennial men got totally fucked over. All the jobs are gone, we've been raised on cultural Marxism, we're also the loneliest generation as well. I'm convinced that were it not for video games and porn men would be rioting rather than just dropping out of life. "
Exactly. If you allow yourself to get fucked over time and time again and do nothing to the perpetrators, it will never end. We need more violence, not less. why do you think affirmative action began? Because blacks let it be known they were willing to fuck shit up.
July 21, 2012 at 03:55 PM
I agree that many White guys and White people in general are without a voice. They have been silenced by the Liberals. Then you have the SWPL camps who don't care because their hedonistic lore prevents them from seeing the truth. Who has the time to think about these issues when they have money to fuck around?
Just Speculating |
July 21, 2012 at 04:04 PM
conquistador, i think you should start your own blog. what you write consistently makes a lot of sense.
July 21, 2012 at 05:17 PM
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