The spate of mass murders and shooting sprees across the US are the outcomes of the American culture not the mere result of a self-motivated action, an American scholar says.
Dr. Eugene Michael Jones criticized the official accounts of shooting rampages in the US, including that of the recent massacre at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, which suggest that such threats are posed by “lone gunmen.”
What these reports do not reveal is that the “American culture creates its own ‘natural born killers’ from the pool of alienated white men in their twenties,” he pointed out.
According to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, only in 2012 there have been 22 mass shootings across the US.
Jones argued that such killing sprees in the American society are “a result of a toxic mixture of feminism, which belittles men in everything from TV commercials to affirmative action programs, video games which teach them how to kill without remorse, pornography, which makes it impossible to relate to members of the opposite sex, and Jewish comic book superheroes, like X-men, who convey approval for revenge on society by the people it has marginalized.”
He also lashed out the FBI for its questionable role in handling cases of mass murders, saying the agency “is one of the prime suspects in cases like this.”
“The same thing has been happening over here for almost as long as we have had our own internal secret police, which is to say, as long as we have had the FBI sending out agents provocateurs and creating the mayhem we thought we were paying them to prevent,” Jones pointed out.
The remarks come as the American society is stunned by the news of the Friday mass shooting in Aurora.
James Holmes, 24, opened fire on viewers during the screening of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, in Century Theater Cinema in Aurora near Denver, killing 12 people and wounding 58 others.
The masked gunman, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest, was immediately arrested in the rear parking lot of the movie theater without any resistance.
Holmes has not been officially charged because, under Colorado law, Monday’s appearance is called ‘an advisement’ where the accused will reportedly be asked if he knew why he was arrested, jailed, and brought before a judge, while being informed of his rights.
The US police said on Friday that Holmes had had his hair painted red to look like the Batman movie’s villain. “We have some information, most of it is public. It clearly looks like a deranged individual. He had his hair painted red, he said he was ‘The Joker,’ obviously the ‘enemy’ of Batman,” said New York Police commissioner Raymond Kelly.
Also on Friday, US officials said that Holmes had bought over 6,000 rounds of ammunition over the Internet in the past two months.