posted on Jul, 27 2012 @ 04:27 AM
Please understand I mean not disrespect with any of the following thoughts...
Firstly, my heart goes out to all that were faced with the horrors of what happened in the cinema. I may live all the way down in Australia, but the
cinema has always been a special place of retreat to enjoy art and experience countless emotional and thought provoking stories in a darkened room
surrounded by strangers. For some, the cinema will never be enjoyed again.
Secondly, let us all please take a moment to remember that ATS is not about jumping to conclusions, but to openly discuss important, strange or
entertaining aspects of life that invoke discussion and allow us all to share differing viewpoints that can expand or humour the thoughts of
Looking for a conspiracy in what has happened in the Batman shooting is both distasteful and insulting. At this stage we are all at the mercy of small
snippets of information, and unless we were there, we should not yet be drawing any sort of conclusions.
The killer knows why he did what he did. We do not. We will never truly know. As an Australian, I find it interesting when on one hand Americans are
proud of their right to own weapons, and yet I am also reading many threads and comments that seem to ask how this guy managed to purchase so many
weapons. With regards to having the money, there are countless ways to finance such a purchase. Credit cards, student loans, saved wages, money from
parents (I believe his father worked in finance?)... there are too many ways to list. As to how - it seems it is the system you have in America that
allowed the purchase. If not, then obviously there are ways around the system, like so many other systems in society that can be worked around.
Are there things being held back from the public? I've no doubt. It's an investigation, and that's just the way things go.
Brainwashed killer? Smokescreen for something more sinister? An assassination of someone in the cinema? Um....no. A person who chose to kill innocent
people with either a lucid mind or a broken mind? Bingo.
The horror of the event cannot, and should not, be understated in any way. Let us not offend those who died and those who survived by weaving fanciful
ideas into the need to find an explanation for something that maybe, just maybe, has no real explanation.
Martin Bryant killed 35 people in Tasmania some years ago. He was not the devil, he was not a puppet for the military, nor was he executing a plan to
bring down the world. He was, and is, sick, and will remain in a concrete cell until the day he dies.
Now is the time to focus energies on supporting those who survived, and offering help to the families of those that did not. Cease giving any energy
to the trigger puller. Please don't look for secret conspiracies that just aren't there. If this has taught us anything, it's that LIFE and REALITY
is far stranger and often more dangerous than those stories our imagination gives birth to.
Humans - what a strange animal we are. Capable of such wonderful and beautiful things, and capable of such horrible and detestable things. I'm sorry
to those who find themselves facing the latter.