posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 08:52 AM
Originally posted by Simulacra
Just wanted to pose a question to the people activity participating in the thread.
Would you not call the Minnesota school shootings a 'Waco-Like Event'? Granted it's nothing like ATF infiltrating a compound and moments later
setting it ablaze. But there are striking similarities.
Not really. I know the Neo-Nazis are trying to reconstruct it as such, because they like to "re-image" the perps as "Victim-Hero."
For the record, I scooped up all of Weise's messages and ran an analysis of them (I'm a grad student anthropologist.) What we had was NOT a fundie
preacher who gathered a cult together and staged a standoff after several encounters with the police.
What we have is a kid who had a number of mental and social problems, who was on Prozac but who ALSO admits in his messages that he has a drinking
problem and does drugs, too. His anger at the way he's treated by Native American kids who also are into American culture is strong -- so he buys
into the Neo-Nazi "let's keep the races pure."
But he's aslo a kid "on the edge."
And what about the Terri case that has been running rampant in the news? Is this not a clear polarization of America?
Not really. Most people think that Congress has way overstepped its bounds, and most folks support the husband. But it's NOT a major issue. It's
a major media event and several ... "circus performers" (Randall Terry, Jessie Jackson) are out to let the people know that they are still alive.
So it's performance. But after the huff and the puff, the whole house of cards will go away and everyone will go frothing and howling about the
Michael Jackson trial or whatever the media event of the week is.
Maybe Johnny Depp will have a wardrobe accident somewhere. I know there's not much chance of it, but I think I'm ready for news like that again.