Another mass shooting chart with Pholus and Nessus in the angles — Nessus 10th, Pholus 7th. The new kind of war. I have two definitions of that.
One I’ve outlined in an article called “Here At the Edge of the World.” That will google up; in that context I mean a war in which the environment is the weapon. In this context, I mean a government that allows, and encourages, people to possess weapons of war, where those weapons are used routinely on the people. (This is similar because guns are part of our environment, by design.)
The effect is a proxy war on the people, on behalf of the people who arm the population, who then take “their own” guns and do its bidding (i.e., the killing itself). The purpose is the same as the purpose as any terrorism: to inflict shock and horror, and to keep the people in a helpless state. When you hear guys with guns talk about uprising and revolution, this is what they mean. It’s also essential to remember that the 2nd Amendment was a compromise with the south so that their slave patrols could be armed.
Note that this particular shooter was so well armed and at such a distinct strategic advantage that nobody could stop him. By the time SWAT teams (themselves pinned down by live fire) had located him and had blown up his hotel room door, he had already killed or injured more than 500 people and then had killed himself. No justice, no peace.
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