posted on Dec, 31 2012 @ 01:10 PM
"Jack Reacher" is a new action adventure movie starring Tom Cruise. It's pretty good, about a fictional mass shooting incident in the city of
Pittsburgh. The protagonist Jack Reacher becomes involved when the suspected shooter, an old Army acquaintance, asked for his assistance. What
interests me are the many parallels with the current mass shooting phenomenon. To wit:
--The opening scenes of the movie include a camera shot of the view of the victims through the rifle scope of the killer's weapon. The very first
person seen through the scope is a young, blond haired girl, about the same age as the child victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.
--The man accused is a military veteran, just as almost all of the alleged perpetrators in recent mass shootings have connections to the military.
--When the police sweep through the apartment of the alleged perp, the camera stops to focus on a prescription pill bottle. Of course almost all of
the mass shooters have been taking prescription drugs, usually of the SSRI variety.
--After being beaten into a coma, the accused suspect can't remember anything, just like many of the mass shooters claim they cannot remember
anything of the acts they are accused of.
--It turns out the accused has been setup, he is not the shooter, and another person has actually done the deed. Just like I suspect many of the
current mass shooters are actually only patsies, with others committing the murders.
Interestingly, the movie was supposed to have premiered in Pittsburgh on December 15, the day after Sandy Hook. Needless to say, it was canceled. Is
all this just coincidence, or is it another curious 'synchronicity' that we see so often in these cases?