Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Reminded of the Arizona Tragedy

I was reading old Zerohedge articles, and I came across a comment that pertained to the sorry state of the American structure, the paradigm.  I think that it represents how I feel about the shooting in Arizona.

The question proposed, 'Whose fault is this?'

by Mr Lennon Hendrix
on Sat, 03/13/2010 - 16:24

Everyone's; thus because their cluelessness affects all, it is everyone's "fault".  Blame the individual first, then let the blame trickle up.  If America had been told not to eat fast food, then it would be the fault of the individual.  Because it was not only made readily available, but was thrust on the populace, it is the fault of all.  Is this too much to ask?  At this point, yes.  Hindsight is 20/20; but a fool and his time will soon part.
Blame the kid or the parent?  The kid is mentally fragile, due to the upbringing.  The parent also?  A vicious cycle.  Really, who cares anymore, it is all over.  The time for debate was long ago.  America FAILS.  The world FAILS.  No "redos".  Calvinball lasts until supper.  We lost Hobbes in the forest.  Now Calvin goes to bed while the rents go searching for him.  Too bad in this case, the parents hate Calvin; this because Calvin is not their son.  The DOELARR was double XROSSED!  Y?  because they DON"T LIKE YOU!

The context is economic, but in Arizon's case the dialectic has the same rhetoric.  The parents of the shooter were complacent of their son.  The boy was complacent in life.  This is like the relationship between government and its civil 'servants' (used as a like term to government overlords).  Who is to blame for the wars abroad.  Yes we marched and protested the Iraq war but to no matter.  Yes we protested the bailouts, but they have never stopped.  And for many, there is no protest, and there is no action.  Many people are totally complacent and passively support the lie.

The maniacal killer may have never had a chance in life, and if that is the case, it is not oly his failure, but his society's.  He needed  and never received help for his problems.  In fact, it is reported that he was pushed to act savagely by the police because he had been reported by many concerned citizens.  This microcosm of culture should be examined further.  If the government is lying to facilitate the problems then they need to be ended.  This economically, politically, and socially.


  1. Great perspectives and prose per usual, Mr LH! Thank you for sharing.

    I've been blessed to visit many "3rd world" countries in Latin America and SE Asia, and one thing that sticks out are the vast cultural differences between "there" vs "here". There is a marked inner peace, joy for life, and respect for the humanity of others in those countries that is largely missing here. Poor in fiat, perhaps, but rich in spirit.

    There are bad seeds, everywhere, to be sure. But sick societies help to produce sick individuals. And the us of a is the sickest of all.

    That said, there are a lot of great people here, and more getting to this place of understanding everyday. How will it all play out? That is beyond the scope of my understanding.

    Thanks again for your blog.

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  3. Thank you for the kind words Scooter and also for creating a dynamic in this blog.

    Along those lines, I feel it is the family that is the strength of the non-American world. Other countries have the old non tech culture in tact. The mythes have not been bastardized by media. Although I think there is a lot of good that comes from being independent, it seems to be beyond healthy. Americans eat in front of the TV, people spend there time farming farmville instead of talking with loved ones. The American family has become comfortably numb and isolated.