reply to post by michaelbrux
Most probable explanation: he was sick.
However, there are some issues that I think deserve to be investigated.. For instance, how he got into the theater (an eyewitness claims someone on
the inside opened the door for him, which belies the theory that he was simply deranged; when one acts alone, suspecting him of some mental
instability is probable; when he acts with others, the chances of some more convoluted, possibly conspiratorial scenario becomes more plausible) how
he got hold of those types of weapons despite being (unconfirmed, but suspected) on various psychotropic medications - when any person such as that
should if not denied the right to own guns, at least be restricted from owning assault rifles, etc, not to mention the need to keep an eye on such
How he fell off the radar, is compelling. Not to mention the fact that since this attack the calls for stricter gun laws has become more vocal; and
stricter gun laws, of course, are incompatible with the spirit of liberty - mainly from the malefic ambitions of government, and given the state of
the world today, the probability of a future economic collapse in the western world, the portents of war in the middle east (israel verses Iran,
Egypt, Syria, to name just a few) enunciates the need to inhibit the public's ability to acquire guns.
As I said earlier, there is no argument to be made against suspecting the government of pulling this off, or at least facilitating a tragedy such as
this, since government i.e. the art of ruling, takes ends into greater regard than the means used to attain ends; government is an intrinsically (at
least in most peoples eyes; both Plato/Aristotle, for example, argued a sort of relativism in governance) amoral business. To take morality into
consideration inhibits your ability to affect certain policies. So, neither the left (marxist) nor the right (straussian)
shy away from devising scenerio's designed to lead to some definite end.
But it's important not to go too far off in speculation. The most reasonable explanation, despite all of the above, in my mind, is that he was
mentally ill. That doesn't mean that I don't think the government will take advantage of it, though.