COMMENT: So, another lone nut has gone off and slaughtered a bunch of people in cold blood. With regard to the Connecticut massacre of 12/14/2012, we are not in a position to say if there is anything more to the story than we have been told.
(There were initial reports of a second shooter . The shooter’s mother–owner of the firearms and one of the victims–was a “prepper”–the current term for “survivalist,” a paramilitary right-winger. That does NOT mean that there necessarily was more to this than we have been told. That is certainly a possibility that must be explored. In this context, one should note that none other than Mark Fuhrman was FOX News’ in-house expert  called upon to debunk the report that there was more than one shooter. As we have seen, there is a significant body of evidence pointing to Mark Fuhrman’s probable guilt in the O.J. Simpson case . Head of a white-supremacist group within the LAPD, Fuhrman retired to Sandpoint Idaho, an epicenter of the neo-Nazi movement  in this country.)
What we can say is that the entire phenomenon has not been properly analyzed.
(Before proceeding, we should observe that two concepts that have almost become obsolete and/or irrelevant here in “The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave” are mind-control and the agent-provacateur.
With our media establishment having giving itself over to the sensational and the ultra-violent, with so many young people playing violent point-and-shoot video games, with so many people on drugs and with so many examples to copy, it shouldn’t be too surprising that people are going off like this. Add in improperly-vetted psych drugs, behavior-altering street drugs [which are epidemic] bad food [including gmo’s] and various forms of electromagnetic radiation, there are a number of variables that might or can affect human behavior.)
We note in passing that there have been a number of changes in the “human psychological ecology” in recent years. For example, there has been a significant increase in the incidence of autism in this country. That has not been caused by assault weapons. The point in this context being that there have been environmental factors introduced into American society that are causing significant changes in human behavior. These must be factored in as we evaluate the school shootings.
We also note in passing that these incidents spawn “copy-cats” who emulate the behavior of the killers.
A very important and largely overlooked book On Killing by Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman  (a former paratrooper and Army Ranger who taught psychology at West Point) makes some important points:
- Colonel Grossman expresses the view that the key variable in the rising epidemic of gun violence perpetrated by relatively young people is the point-and-shoot video games and high-body-count movies and TV programs.
- Colonel Grossman sees those as closely replicating the behavior modification programs employed by the Army to get a higher percentage of soldiers to fire their weapons.
- He notes that youth gangs have existed for decades and that they had access to drugs and alcohol and plenty of firepower–sawed off, pump-action shotguns are very deadly and have been around a long time. Virtually as effective at close range as an assault rifle.
We would note that the presence of firearms–including military-style assault rifles– is not the key variable in analyzing this country’s epidemic of gun violence. In both Israel and Switzerland, military reservists keep their selective-fire military weapons in their homes and those countries have a low level of gun violence. If the presence of assault rifles alone was the key variable, those countries would be experiencing the same type of epidemic and they are not.
In past discussion, we have noted an intelligence community connection  to the gun control movement in the United States, as well as influence of the Third Reich’s gun control laws on our own.  Interestingly and significantly, the paramilitary right-wing has mobilized around its opposition to gun control, which it views (not entirely incorrectly) as “government suppression.” It doesn’t occur to the denizens of the paramilitary right that they may well be pawns of that very government .
It is important to remember that the issue of gun control is yet another consideration further sowing division and dissension among Americans–something of great interest to the Underground Reich.
It is very important to note that some of the supposedly random shootings that have plagued America have been the work of Nazis and White Supremacists.
Almost a quarter of a century ago, we analyzed the Stockton school yard massacre perpetrated by Patrick Edward Purdy, who had literature from the Aryan Nations and the Moon organization in his possession when he perpetrated his act.
You can listen to both halves of the show (Miscellaneous Archive Show M55: “Purdy’s Last Stand”) here:
We’ve also analyzed the Littleton, Colorado massacre at Columbine high school  . Perpetrated on Hitler’s Birthday (the neo-Nazis love anniversaries) there appears to have been much more to this than meets the eye.
An excerpt of the description for FTR #150  reads: “Introduction: Teacher Al Wilder was dismissed from Columbine in 1996 for showing his senior class on debate and logic excerpts of the Bernardo Bertolucci film 1900, an historically and sociologically penetrating look at the rise of fascism in Italy. Eventually reinstated by the school board, Wilder was told that the film was “too controversial” and contained violent and sexually explicit content. The controversy drew the attention of major film directors such as Martin Scorcese and Milos Forman. Bertolucci himself testified via telephone on behalf of Wilder. Noting that a decision to sustain Wilder’s suspension would propel the U.S. down the road to “amnesia,” Bertolucci voiced dismay at the departure from traditional American values constituted by Wilder’s dismissal.
The program presents the possibility that Nazi elements (inside and/or outside of government) may have targeted Columbine High because of the controversy over 1900 (the film is anti-fascist). Attempts by the right to censor the curricula of schools have been increasing in recent years. The shooting focused national debate on the issues of censorship of the media and video games (blamed for the massacre by some observers), as well as gun control.
Program Highlights Include: indications that the two gunmen may have had help; the curious behavior of the police in the case; comparisons to Patrick Edward Purdy (see Miscellaneous Archive Show M55), another “school shooter” with Nazi inclinations; the film Harris and Klebold made for a class, directly foreshadowing their killing spree (they were not able to show the film because of its violent content) . . .”
On the same day as the Newtown shootings, another, similar incident appears to have been executed by a member of a white supremacist biker gang–The Invaders.
EXCERPT: Police in Indiana said they found a stockpile of 47 guns hidden throughout the home of a man who had threatened to set fire to his wife and then walk to a nearby elementary school and “kill as many people as he could.”
Von I. Meyer, 60, was arrested at his Cedar Lake home Saturday afternoon on suspicion of felony intimidation, resisting arrest and domestic battery.
Police in Cedar Lake, less than 100 miles from Chicago, said they were called to the man’s home early Friday after he threatened to kill his wife and open fire at Jane Ball Elementary School, located less than 1,000 feet from his home and connected by a series of trails through a wooden area.
The threat came the same day 26 people, including 20 students, were shot and killed by a gunman at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
Police identified Meyer as a member of a local motorcycle gang, the Invaders, and said his arsenal was hidden throughout his two-story home. . . .
EXCERPT: . . . . More than 30 members and associates of the Invaders Motorcycle Club, a white supremacist gang founded in 1965 in Gary, Ind., were arrested on drug trafficking charges during raids throughout Northwest Indiana, Missouri and Colorado. DEA agents seized chemicals used to make methamphetamine, 35 firearms, and paraphernalia bearing the gang’s logo — a swastika with “SS” lightning bolts. . . .
COMMENT: As incredible as it may seem to some, there are elements of the Nazi and fascist movements that see these “lone-wolf” mass killings as vehicles for destabilizing society. In the Nazi tract Siege by James Mason, the efforts of some of these mass killers are lauded. The bold-faced excerpts in the passage that follows highlight the philosophy and motive apparently underlying the endorsement of such slaughter.
EXCERPT: . . . . One year later, [Michael] Moynihan was more preoccupied by literary than legal matters. His Denver-based Storm Press published Siege, a 400-page anthology of the writings of James Mason, the Nazi fan of Charles Manson. In his acknowledgments, Moynihan (“Michael M. Jenkins”) thanked (among others) both Adam Parfrey and Anton LaVey • for their help in facilitating Siege’s publication.
Mason argued in Siege that National Socialism had lost its violent, revolutionary edge. “We want to see crime and chaos rise to such a degree where the System becomes no longer viable and falls apart,” he wrote. In a tract called “Smashing the Pig System,” he growled: “If a bunch of Black Nationalists rob a Brinks truck, if they kill some System Pigs, WHO CARES??!!”
Siege also paid homage to white racist “lone wolf” assassins like Mason’s former ANP colleague Joseph Franklin, who specialized in shooting interracial couples (“race traitors”); and James Huberty, who massacred a largely Hispanic clientele at a McDonald’s restaurant in San Diego. Mason felt that the lone wolves were merely expressing healthy “Viking berserker rage” against “Big Brother.” He especially liked the fact that, since they acted alone, these lone wolves were very difficult to catch. Siege also glorified Charles Manson. Mason even created a Manson-inspired successor group to the NSLF called the Universal Order in an effort to transcend the traditional “left-right spectrum.”
In his introduction to Siege, Moynihan also highlighted Mason’s call for a unity of extremes against the System:
At this point in history there were no such things as “innocent bystanders.” The degeneration and decline of the West had long since passed the point where such ideas had any meaning. Now it all boiled down to whether you were working “for” or “against” the System, and anything which helped further augment instability in society – no matter what comer it came from, or what “opposing” (i.e.. Left Wing or Marxist) group might be responsible. The break with conservatism and “Right-Wingism” (the categories most people invariably believe Nazism falls into) had now been made once and for all...Mason will reiterate that he wishes the best of luck to anyone willing to attack the System head-on.
For all its crudeness, Siege echoed Franco Freda’s radical Evolan call for total social disruption in La Disintegrazione del Sistema. . . .
COMMENT: Note that the publication of Siege was assisted by Adam Parfrey, whose Feral House imprint has considerable cache in elements of “alternative culture.” As noted in FTR #437 , Feral House publishes “counter-culture fascist” tracts like The Lords of Chaos, in addition to promoting books of interest to students of para-politics, such as America’s political assassinations . Feral House also caters to Manson Family afficianados and Satanists among other subcultures.
As we noted in FTR #437: . . . . Another central point of discussion is Moynihan’s long time friend, professional associate and political fellow traveler Adam Parfrey, the owner of Feral House and a significant presence on the alternative publishing scene. Coalescing in the Abraxas Foundation, an alternative music/occult/fascist/Social Darwinist think tank (their description), Parfrey, Moynihan and Boyd Rice have intertwined musical and political cultures with a counterculture fascist ideology. (Rice is pictured at right and above, with Nazi associate Robert Heick.)
Parfrey’s significant and growing presence in the conspiracy publishing field is worth noting. Feral House political books–much of their inventory deals with cultural, not political, subjects–tend to be uneven: many volumes have excellent material mixed in with drivel, some of the books are quite good and others ludicrous and insane.
What is important about the use of conspiracy theories in the context of a proto-fascist political view is the confusion that can result for those who come to realize that in fact, Lee Harvey Oswald did not kill Kennedy. This awareness may leave some in a relativistic political/intellectual universe. “Maybe the Holocaust didn’t happen!” In the era of the big lie, Parfrey and others who market some political truth mixed in with the vilest of fascist ideologies are truly dangerous and are sowing the seeds of doom.
Although Parfrey and company have deep connections to fascist and Nazi elements and have worked extensively to further some of those elements’ projects, one should not be too quick to label Parfrey a fascist himself. Rather, he might be termed a “fellow traveler,” whose efforts on behalf of, and association with, Nazi/fascist elements may be due to Parfrey’s devotion to the promulgation of “extreme culture.”
Defying easy definition, “extreme culture” could be said to be defined by anything that is edgy, over-the-top and, more often than not, offensive and/or unbelievable. . . .
COMMENT: In a related consideration, Parfrey and his associate Boyd Rice helped start a website called Unpop Art , which caters to the “extreme culture” touched on above. Significant elements of that culture are overtly or quasi-fascistic, with some of them even extolling incidents such as the Columbine shootings.  The website and its operators also present material of interest to the Manson Family accolytes mentioned above. 
Again, we should note that exponents of “extreme culture,” such as the Unpop Art crowd should not necessarily be viewed as fascists per se. They may be motivated by degeneracy rather than ideology. Perhaps they just have “too many birds on their antennae.”
Nonetheless, the effect of this sort of thing on the growing number of people in this society who aren’t wrapped too tight is to be seriously contemplated. If, say, an Adam Lanza is exposed to this sort of thing, what might be the effect?
The last item for consideration here is an incident that took place in Weimar Germany and which served to further destabilize that imperiled society. In the early 1920’s, a case broke in the German city of Hanover that shocked and horrified the German citizenry. An ostensibly feeble-minded gay man named Fritz Haarmann went on a spree in which he murdered more than a hundred boys, butchering their corpses and selling the flesh in meat pies. Haarmann used Hanover police department ID and a front as a “detective agency” to help perpetrate his horrors.
In addition to discrediting the nascent gay rights movement in Weimar Germany, the Fritz Haarmann episode discredited the Weimar authorities.
The slaughter of so many young innocents inclined people to wonder how such a thing could have happened and what needed to be done to to put things right.
“We need order! Can’t ANYONE or ANYTHING stop this?” might be an accurate encapsulation of popular sentiment at the time.
Having children murdered, particularly at Christmastime no doubt affects Americans in a similar fashion.
Listen to the account presented of the Fritz Haarmann incident (in the spring of 1987) and compare it with what is happening today.
Are some of these school massacres serving as a contemporary “Fritz Haarmann” incident? Are people echoing the cry of the citizens of Weimar Germany? Will the American people experience the same fate as the Weimar citizenry?
We analyzed the Fritz Haarmann incident in Miscellaneous Archive Show M13, “The Pink Triangle: Gay Rights, Reproductive Rights and the Third Reich.”
The two sides of the program containing discussion of the Fritz Haarmann incident are:
Side A: http://emory.kfjc.org/archive/misc/m_13a.mp3 
Side B: http://emory.kfjc.org/archive/misc/m_13b.mp3 
Presentation of the Fritz Haarmann episode begins around 39 minutes into side A and continues into side B.
M13 draws on the book The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War against Homosexuals by Richard Plant .