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The Newtown Massacre, Pedophile Priests and the Pope’s Resignation: A Conspiracy Theory Within a Conspiracy Theory


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COMMENT: Red Alert: this is one hel­lu­va con­spir­a­cy the­o­ry. In fact, it is–as the title indicates–a con­spir­a­cy the­o­ry with­in a con­spir­a­cy the­o­ry. Major kudos to Neil Allen, who assem­bled much of the out­er lay­er of analy­sis in his blog post, accessed in its entire­ty below.

Much has been writ­ten about the Sandy Hook Ele­men­tary School mas­sacre in New­town, CT in Decem­ber of 2012.

Most of the dis­cus­sion has focused on firearms and gun con­trol-relat­ed issues, with con­spir­a­cy the­o­ries orig­i­nat­ing, large­ly from the anti-Oba­ma right wing, about this being a gam­bit to “take away our guns.”

In this post we explore a hypoth­e­sis that has not had much expo­sure.

Adam Lan­za cer­tain­ly had severe psy­cho­log­i­cal prob­lems, includ­ing autism (accord­ing to some sources).

That he exist­ed in an envi­ron­ment inhab­it­ed by pedophile priests, appar­ent­ly enjoy­ing tac­it sup­port from the Church hier­ar­chy in the area, has been large­ly eclipsed by oth­er points of debate.

Neil Allen has chron­i­cled the pres­ence of ser­i­al pedophile priests in the church and Catholic school Lan­za attend­ed. One of the molest­ing priests was award­ed a posi­tion in Stam­ford (Con­necti­cut) where his father resided. One won­ders if Adam may have encoun­tered him dur­ing his stay in Stam­ford.

IF Adam Lan­za was molest­ed by Castal­do and/or oth­ers as Neil Allen has hypoth­e­sized, we won­der if that may have helped to pre­cip­i­tate the res­ig­na­tion of Pope Bene­dict XVI in Feb­ru­ary of 2013. (Lan­za­’s murder/suicide spree was in Decem­ber of 2012.)

The Pope has been fault­ed for not act­ing with suf­fi­cient vig­or when he was in charge of the Vat­i­can body respon­si­ble for over­see­ing such mat­ters.

In an update, “Pter­rafractyl” informs us that Adam Lan­za had an appar­ent pre­oc­cu­pa­tion with pedophil­ia. (See text excerpt below.)

Sev­er­al points to con­sid­er in the con­text of Vat­i­can pow­er pol­i­tics:

  • The Catholic prist­hood has long been a focal point of intel­li­gence gath­er­ing and polit­i­cal intrigue, deriv­ing from the rit­u­al of con­fes­sion. That has long attract­ed the inter­est of insti­tu­tions and indi­vid­u­als seek­ing “inside infor­ma­tion” and/or dirt on the vul­ner­a­ble and pow­er­ful. Orga­nized crime ele­ments have also been involved with the Vat­i­can’s finan­cial hier­ar­chy for quite some time.
  • The Vat­i­can has been inex­tri­ca­bly involved with fas­cism and the world’s intel­li­gence ser­vices. The IOR (Vat­i­can Bank) was heav­i­ly involved in the financ­ing of Nazi indus­try and a nexus of intrigue and cor­rup­tion in the decades fol­low­ing the end of the war. (AFA #‘s 17–21 pro­vide an in depth inves­ti­ga­tion of many of the Vat­i­can’s shady rela­tion­ships.)
  • As one of the world’s major reli­gions, the Catholic Church is a major epi­cen­ter of glob­al pow­er.

“Why Adam Lan­za Mas­sa­cred Chil­dren at Sandy Hook, New­town – A The­o­ry & Motive” by Neil Allen; NeilAllen76; 12/19/2012.

ENTIRE TEXT: To save peo­ple time, I will give a 1 minute sum­ma­ry fol­lowed by details with ver­i­fi­able online point­ers to facts.

Note that this is just a the­o­ry about a motive, and will be shock­ing to every­one.


  • Adam Lan­za was raped by a known, con­vict­ed Catholic pedophile priest named Fr John J Castal­do when Adam Lan­za was 6 years old, when his fam­i­ly moved to New­town, CT, in 1998.
  • He nev­er stopped think­ing about the trau­mat­ic moment of being raped by “Christ on earth”, which is what priests call them­selves.  He spent every moment of his life try­ing to ratio­nal­ize it.  He nev­er devel­oped nor­mal­ly.
  • Then he went to that spe­cif­ic class­room because there were most­ly 6 year old Catholic chil­dren in that room.
  • No one pro­tect­ed Adam, Adam would show the Catholics that their chil­dren couldn’t be pro­tect­ed.


  • The Lan­zas moved to New­town in 1998.  See last para­graph at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/for-lanza-family-son-adams-difficulties-dominated/2012/12/17/3c0e8eb0-4890–11e2-ad54-580638ede391_story.html
  • known, con­vict­ed, ser­i­al pedophile priest named Fr John J Castal­do resided there from 1998 until 2001.
  • Now the spec­u­la­tion:
    • Adam is a qui­et 6 year old who moves to New­town in 1998.    Fr Castal­do was a ser­i­al child rapist, and pedophile priests have as much sex as they can get away with.   Most vic­tims nev­er came for­ward (like Adam) because they knew they wouldn’t be believed.
    • Castal­do prob­a­bly had many vic­tims, most of which nev­er came for­ward.
    • Adam may or may not have had autism, mak­ing him easy prey.  Adam would nev­er tell any­one, and could be manip­u­lat­ed eas­i­ly.
    • Castal­do has sex with Adam, and the Catholic church hides and reas­signs Castal­do, as they have done thou­sands of times in the Unit­ed States
    • Psy­cho­log­i­cal trau­ma:
      • It is tough for any­one to grasp the psy­cho­log­i­cal trau­ma that a child expe­ri­ences when they are raped by a Catholic priest.
      • <trig­ger alert>
      • They think they are being anal­ly stabbed to death by “Christ on earth”, because that is what Catholic priests call them­selves.   The pain is excru­ci­at­ing.  They think Christ is try­ing to kill them, and God won’t help.  They feel grunt­ing, and groan­ing, and vio­lent move­ment.
      • Then the pedophile priest typ­i­cal­ly tells them it is their fault, and that they will get in trou­ble if they tell any­one, and that no one would believe them.  They believe they are going to hell, and don’t know why.
      • They have more psy­cho­log­i­cal pres­sure than any­one could endure, let alone an unde­vel­oped 7 year old.
      • The pedophile priest goes to Catholic con­fes­sion, is for­giv­en, and for­gets about it.
      • Adam thinks about that moment every moment of every day.  For years, he thinks he is the only child in the world raped by Christ on earth.  He has night­mares that nev­er stop.
      • His first goal is to make sure that no one ever knows what hap­pened to him.  His biggest fear is that he is caught, and will be eter­nal­ly bul­lied for being punished/raped/stabbed by “Christ on earth”.
      • Catholic child rape, and pedophile priest pro­tec­tion, is the ulti­mate psy­cho­log­i­cal bul­ly­ing.
      • He can’t even talk to oth­er chil­dren.  He nev­er devel­ops social­ly.
      • As he grows old­er, he sees the world dif­fer­ent­ly than every­one else.  He has no help or guid­ance.  Every­one calls him “odd”, affirm­ing his belief that there is some­thing wrong with him.  He knows.  He may think he was raped by Christ because he was bad, at age 6, or he was odd.  He can’t fig­ure out what he did wrong.  The psy­co­log­i­cal games would destroy any human mind.  Espe­cial­ly a 6, 7, 8 year old.  And it gets worse every year.  And he can’t talk to any­one about it, so he doesn’t talk to any­one at all.  He lives life in a com­plete bub­ble.  Even Mom and the psy­col­o­gists don’t have any idea.
      • He has night­mares every sin­gle night, and can’t stop them.
      • When he matures, and finds out that the Catholic church knows about his, and no one cares, and Castal­do and oth­er priests get no penal­ty, he sees a world of evil.
        • Many vic­tims of Catholic pedophile priest rape com­mit sui­cide.  In Aus­tralia, 40 sui­cides have been traced back to just 5 pedophile priests who abused chil­dren between 1960 and the late 1980s, and Catholics STILL don’t care enough to do any­thing about. ithttp://www.theage.com.au/victoria/churchs-suicide-victims-20120412–1wwox.html
        • Adam Lan­za would know, through his inter­net research, that the Catholic church paid $11 mil­lion in Philadel­phia to pro­tect Msgr Lynn, who admit­ted to shred­ding evi­dence about 35 known pedophile priests in 1994.  Msgr Lynn shred­ded this infor­ma­tion at the request of Car­di­nal Bevilac­qua and with the knowl­edge of 2 bish­ops, Cullen & Cis­tone.
      • Most­ly, in Adam Lanza’s bub­ble, he knows that the Catholic church fights to pro­tect known child rapists and fights to humil­i­ate the vic­tims.  There is no good in this world that Adam sees.  In a world where Catholics say this is God’s best church, Adam sees noth­ing but evil.  He did some­thing wrong when he was 6, and doesn’t know what it is.  He has always thought he was going to hell.
      • He will com­mit sui­cide, but before he does, he will take revenge against the 6 year olds, most of which were Catholic.  Catholics nev­er pro­tect­ed or helped Adam at any point since he was 6, and he would show that their chil­dren couldn’t be pro­tect­ed.
    • I could go on for hours, but you get the idea.  An evil brain has been cre­at­ed, and has been cook­ing for 14 years.
  • New (2/1/13) In 5th grade, Adam Lan­za threw up while watch­ing a sex edu­ca­tion video.  This would make sense for a child rape vic­tim of a Catholic priest, who is now 11 years old and just learn­ing about sex, reliv­ing what hap­pened to him when he was 6 years old. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2012/12/18/adam-lanza-sandy-hook-student/1777525/
  • Like most Catholic priest rape vic­tims, Adam nev­er tells any­one.
  • Adam goes to the school with a plan:
    • Kill the psy­chol­o­gist that didn’t help him when he was young.
    • Kill any­one who gets in his way.
    • Kill the 6 year old chil­dren, most of which were Catholics.  If Catholics didn’t pro­tect him, he would see that those 6 year olds weren’t pro­tect­ed, and take revenge against the par­ents of those 6 year olds, who didn’t care what hap­pened to him when he was 6 years old.
      • In his world (his iso­la­tion­ist bub­ble), he can now con­trol whether 6 year old chil­dren are pro­tect­ed
      • The vicious­ness has been devel­oped for years, and the hatred is unlim­it­ed.
      • An insane mind has been cre­at­ed.
    • He shoots him­self as soon as the police showed up.  He can nev­er be touched.
  • After the mas­sacre, the local Catholic church, St Rose, was threat­ened, prob­a­bly by anoth­er of Castaldo’s vic­tims who nev­er came for­ward:

There’s the the­o­ry, and is a more com­plete expla­na­tion than any­thing else I’ve seen.  If they inves­ti­gate with this in mind, they will find inter­net sites he vis­it­ed about Catholics pro­tect­ing pedophile priests.  Even if his com­put­er was destroyed, his inter­net provider will have a log of all the sites he vis­it­ed.

Last­ly, why did his brain snap that day?  My guess is that it was the anniver­sary of the date he was raped, a date he fears every year, when the weath­er, day­light, and pre-Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tion by every­one remind him in ways he can’t for­get.

Alter­na­tive­ly, it could have been because his moth­er said she was going to put him in an insti­tu­tion.  How­ev­er, the big­ger issue for him would have been that he couldn’t han­dle being touched.

This is a com­plete motive with an expla­na­tion for every­thing.  Let’s see what oth­er evi­dence comes up.

UPDATES, thanks to a com­menter below.

  • Anoth­er known (and admit­ted) pedophile priest named Fr Charles Stubbs, who admit­ted molest­ing a boy in 1997, was also at St Rose of Lima Parish around that time, as proven in the Reuters arti­cle. pedophile priest Fr Charles Stubbs at St Rose of Lima Church when Adam Lan­za was there.  How­ev­er, he may have left after 1997, and Adam Lan­za arrived in 1998.  The arti­cle doesn’t make it clear whether Stubbs con­tin­ued to live in New­town in 1998.
  • Stubbs had been pro­tect­ed and moved by mul­ti­ple priests includ­ing Bish­op Egan, who put him in New­town in 1997.
  • I could not find proof that Fr Dono­van was at St Rose of Lima dur­ing that time peri­od.
  • Regard­less, with AT LEAST 2 known pedophile priests in the New­town parish at that time, there cer­tain­ly was a cul­ture of accept­ed pedophil­ia.

“Despite Files, Conn. School Shoot­er Remains Enig­ma” by Allen G. Breed and Michael Bieseck­er [Asso­ci­ated Press]; Yahoo News; 12/28/2013.

EXCERPT: . . . .He liked to go “off grid” from time to time, and fre­quently refor­mat­ted his com­puter hard dri­ves, pre­sum­ably to cov­er his tracks, the friend said.

Anoth­er top­ic of dis­cus­sions was pedophil­ia.

Among the doc­u­ments inves­ti­ga­tors found on Lanza’s com­puter was one titled “pbear” that inves­ti­ga­tors described as “advo­cat­ing pedophiles’ rights and the lib­er­a­tion of chil­dren.” Anoth­er, called “Love­bound,” was a screen­play describ­ing a rela­tion­ship between a 10-year-old boy and a 30-year-old man.

Lan­za said his stance on issues of men­tal ill­ness, includ­ing pedophil­ia, “would cause oth­ers to make snap judg­ments about him as an apol­o­gist,” Lanza’s the­ater friend told author­i­ties. . . .


3 comments for “The Newtown Massacre, Pedophile Priests and the Pope’s Resignation: A Conspiracy Theory Within a Conspiracy Theory”

  1. Some of the details in the police final report cer­tain­ly raise these kinds of ques­tions:

    Despite files, Conn. school shoot­er remains enig­ma
    Asso­ci­at­ed Press
    By ALLEN G. BREED and MICHAEL BIESECKER Decem­ber 28, 2013 2:22 PM

    Adam Lan­za was fas­ci­nat­ed with chim­panzees because of their capac­i­ty for empa­thy, but could show lit­tle or none him­self.

    He could write sto­ries that struck hor­ror into a teacher’s heart, then turn around and craft a poem so beau­ti­ful it moved lis­ten­ers to tears.

    As a kid grow­ing up in Con­necti­cut, he rode bikes, played base­ball and sax­o­phone, and kept ham­sters. As a man, he taped black garbage bags over his bed­room win­dows, retreat­ing into a world of vio­lent video games, guns and sta­tis­tics on mass mur­der.

    Despite the release Fri­day by Con­necti­cut state police of thou­sands of pages of inter­views, pho­tographs and writ­ings, the man who gunned down 20 first-graders and six adults at New­town’s Sandy Hook Ele­men­tary School on Dec. 14, 2012, remains an enig­ma.

    Some of the most tan­ta­liz­ing evi­dence of the inner work­ings of the 20-year-old New­town man’s brain appears to be con­tained in writ­ings that the police chose not to release.

    An eight-page doc­u­ment titled sim­ply, “me,” is described in a police inven­to­ry as “detail­ing rela­tion­ships, ide­al com­pan­ion, cul­ture, vot­ing, per­son­al beliefs, describes doc­tors touch­ing chil­dren as rape.” Anoth­er, named “tomor­row,” appar­ent­ly con­tains details about the author’s “desires, list of the ben­e­fits of being thin and neg­a­tive con­no­ta­tions asso­ci­at­ed with being over­weight, list of goals ...”

    What the files do show is a deeply trou­bled young man, liv­ing with a sin­gle moth­er who was either unable or unwill­ing to accept the depths of his ill­ness.

    The pic­ture most peo­ple have of Adam Lan­za is the skele­tal, blank face from pho­tographs released by police fol­low­ing the mas­sacre. Child­hood pho­tos show a smil­ing boy who could look into a cam­era, but signs of trou­ble — if not vio­lence — emerged ear­ly.


    By sev­enth grade, a teacher told inves­ti­ga­tors, Lan­za­’s writ­ing was “so graph­ic that it could not be shared” — except with the prin­ci­pal. The teacher said Adam’s par­ents were not “upfront” about his men­tal abil­i­ties.

    Adam would write essays “obsess­ing about bat­tles, destruc­tion and war,” said the teacher, whose name and gen­der were redact­ed. “In all my years of expe­ri­ence, I have known ... boys to talk about things like this but Adam’s lev­el of vio­lence was dis­turb­ing.”

    But when the teacher asked Adam to sub­mit some­thing else to share with the class, he pro­duced a love­ly poem.

    “Adam shared his poem in pub­lic with his father present, who was in tears,” the teacher told police.

    Peter Lan­za has declined to speak pub­licly about his son. But in inter­views with inves­ti­ga­tors, he said that his son’s life appeared to take a turn after his 11th birth­day.

    He seemed “less hap­py, stressed and frus­trat­ed,” his father said, but he nev­er exhib­it­ed any “out­ward signs of anger or aggres­sion.” He told peo­ple he “did not think high­ly of him­self and believed that every­one else in the world deserved more than he did,” accord­ing to inves­ti­ga­tors.


    Despite all the evi­dence that he was a lon­er, Lan­za had not yet cut him­self off com­plete­ly.

    In recent years, Lan­za would spend near­ly every week­end play­ing the videogame Dance Dance Rev­o­lu­tion at a near­by movie the­ater. In fact, he was there so often and long, peo­ple there called him “DDR guy.”

    Some­one who befriend­ed him there told author­i­ties that Lan­za was not com­plete­ly with­drawn.

    “Emo­tion was­n’t some­thing expressed in par­tic­u­lar­ly ver­bose or grandiose fash­ion but it was expressed,” the unnamed wit­ness, who met Lan­za some­time in 2011, told inves­ti­ga­tors in a lengthy email. “He was capa­ble of laugh­ing, smil­ing and mak­ing jokes though always in a dry fash­ion.”

    The two had wide-rang­ing con­ver­sa­tions.

    They dis­cussed chimp soci­ety, with Lan­za remark­ing that chimps “were able to show more empa­thy to mem­bers of their group than humans were at time.” Lan­za said humans were “glo­ri­fied ani­mals” with a “flawed fac­ul­ty of judg­ment.”

    Adam was inter­est­ed in Japan­ese tech­no music and had tak­en Chi­nese lessons with a pri­vate tutor. He even talked about join­ing the mil­i­tary.

    In gen­er­al, the friend said, Lan­za would adopt “a very nihilist take on things” and seemed “overt­ly fatal­is­tic and bleak.” Lan­za would dis­ap­pear for weeks at a time, after which he would say he was “hav­ing an exis­ten­tial cri­sis.”

    He liked to go “off grid” from time to time, and fre­quent­ly refor­mat­ted his com­put­er hard dri­ves, pre­sum­ably to cov­er his tracks, the friend said.

    Anoth­er top­ic of dis­cus­sions was pedophil­ia.

    Among the doc­u­ments inves­ti­ga­tors found on Lan­za­’s com­put­er was one titled “pbear” that inves­ti­ga­tors described as “advo­cat­ing pedophiles’ rights and the lib­er­a­tion of chil­dren.” Anoth­er, called “Love­bound,” was a screen­play describ­ing a rela­tion­ship between a 10-year-old boy and a 30-year-old man.

    Lan­za said his stance on issues of men­tal ill­ness, includ­ing pedophil­ia, “would cause oth­ers to make snap judg­ments about him as an apol­o­gist,” Lan­za­’s the­ater friend told author­i­ties.

    Even­tu­al­ly, how­ev­er, Lan­za even fell out with his DDR bud­dy. In June 2012, the man told author­i­ties, Lan­za said “that he should not expect him to par­tic­i­pate in any more activ­i­ties with him.”

    Work­ers at the the­ater say they last saw Lan­za there in August or Sep­tem­ber 2012. His iso­la­tion had now become total.


    Posted by Pterrafractyl | January 27, 2014, 8:17 pm
  2. There was a recent piece in the Con­necti­cut press address­ing this top­ic. It includ­ed inter­views with a num­ber of the experts involved in the inves­ti­ga­tion that dis­cussed the pos­si­bil­i­ty that the shooter’s was a vic­tim him­self. The experts assert that there’s no evi­dence that he was a vic­tim, although the fam­i­ly’s atten­dance at the Catholic church with mul­ti­ple con­vict­ed priests is nev­er men­tioned:

    Com­put­er evi­dence shows Lan­za­’s inter­est in pedophil­ia
    Dirk Per­refort
    Updat­ed 1:01 pm, Sun­day, Jan­u­ary 19, 2014

    NEWTOWN — Adam Lan­za had an inter­est in pedophil­ia.

    On his com­put­er hard dri­ve was a screen­play, “Love­bound,” that describes a rela­tion­ship between a 30-year-old man and a 10-year-old boy, as well as doc­u­ments advo­cat­ing for “pedophiles’ rights and the lib­er­a­tion of chil­dren.”

    He also dis­cussed with a friend how it was “a dis­ease that need­ed to be treat­ed and not looked at as evil,” accord­ing to the State Police report on the shoot­ing released late last month.

    Smiggles, a screen name state police said Lan­za used, made hun­dreds of posts on a now-defunct online forum, “Shocked and Beyond,” that focused on mass shoot­ings after Columbine.

    In a post dat­ed Dec. 30, 2009, Smiggles said, “I used to think I was asex­u­al, but the pri­ma­ry rea­son why I thought that was because my BMI (body mass index) was 14.” At the time of his death near­ly three years lat­er, he was 6 feet tall and weighed 112 pounds.

    Smiggles also post­ed on the forum, “I cas­trat­ed myself when I was 15 to rebel against soci­ety.”

    Dan­bury State’s Attor­ney Stephen Seden­sky said he was “unaware of any infor­ma­tion” about Lan­za attempt­ing to cas­trate him­self.

    While there is still no con­crete evi­dence that Lan­za was a pedophile — or a vic­tim of one — the mate­r­i­al does point to an inter­nal con­flict that may have plagued Lan­za in the years before he walked into Sandy Hook Ele­men­tary School and took the lives of 20 young chil­dren and six edu­ca­tors before killing him­self the morn­ing of Dec. 14, 2012.

    “Cer­tain­ly, there isn’t enough evi­dence to come to a firm con­clu­sion,” said Dr. Fred Berlin, direc­tor of the sex­u­al behav­iors con­sul­ta­tion unit at Johns Hop­kins Uni­ver­si­ty, “but it sounds like he was con­flict­ed about these issues. It’s pos­si­ble he had an attrac­tion (to chil­dren) or he knew peo­ple who had them and he was try­ing to sort it out. But it’s still a long way from explain­ing what he did.”

    Berlin said one could spec­u­late that Lan­za, if he had pedophil­ia ten­den­cies, could have tar­get­ed the ele­men­tary school in an attempt to elim­i­nate temp­ta­tion.

    “The idea is that some­one who has a strong desire for some­thing and they’re for­bid­den to act upon it, they can be angry at the source of temp­ta­tion,” he said. “It’s not unrea­son­able, giv­en what hap­pened. There must have been a tremen­dous amount of rage inside of him.”

    He stressed, how­ev­er, that the idea is just a hypoth­e­sis and there isn’t enough evi­dence at this point to either refute or sup­port the claim.

    “It’s just more pieces to an incred­i­bly com­plex puz­zle,” he said.


    Mary Ellen O’Toole, a retired FBI behav­ioral ana­lyst whose exper­tise is in mass homi­cides and school vio­lence, said there is a com­pul­sive aspect to many pedophiles that isn’t appar­ent in the evi­dence released to date on Lan­za.

    “These urges come back repeat­ed­ly, and they aren’t sat­is­fied by one instance,” she said. “I would expect to see a more com­pul­sive nature to the inquiry. When search­ing a home, you would expect to find vol­umes of mate­r­i­al on the sub­ject.”

    She added that inves­ti­ga­tors would expect to see some kind of search­es per­tain­ing to a sex­u­al curios­i­ty on most 20-year-olds’ com­put­ers. Lan­za­’s hard dri­ve, how­ev­er, was filled with doc­u­ments per­tain­ing to his research of mass shoot­ings, images of Lan­za hold­ing a hand­gun to his head and a smat­ter­ing of infor­ma­tion relat­ed to the rights of pedophiles.

    While addi­tion­al evi­dence has­n’t sur­faced in the Lan­za case, O’Toole said that does­n’t mean it did­n’t exist.

    “It could mean the inves­ti­ga­tors did­n’t find it or it was part of what was destroyed,” she said.

    Lan­za made every effort to destroy his hard dri­ve before his ram­page, which includ­ed killing his moth­er in her bed at home. He also redact­ed a num­ber of com­ments he left on social media forums that may have dis­cussed the top­ic.

    Dr. Charles Her­rick, the head of psy­chi­a­try at Dan­bury Hos­pi­tal, said it is dif­fi­cult with the infor­ma­tion released to date to know if Lan­za­’s inter­est in pedophil­ia had any influ­ence on his behav­ior.

    “The mate­r­i­al relat­ed to his obses­sion with mass shoot­ings is far more com­pelling about what is dri­ving his behav­ior,” he said.

    Her­rick said that while per­pe­tra­tors of any kind of abuse tend to have been abused them­selves, there is no indi­ca­tion that Lan­za was molest­ed.

    “That’s pret­ty com­mon,” he said, “but they don’t usu­al­ly think about it in such a intel­lec­tu­al way. If abused, why would some­one seek to jus­ti­fy it?”

    Dr. Harold Schwartz, chief of psy­chi­a­try at the Insti­tute for Liv­ing in Hart­ford and part of the 16-mem­ber Sandy Hook Advi­so­ry Com­mis­sion, said there was not enough infor­ma­tion in the doc­u­ments to say whether Lan­za may have been a vic­tim him­self of a pedophile.

    Mem­bers of the com­mis­sion, appoint­ed by the gov­er­nor last year to make rec­om­men­da­tions on school safe­ty, men­tal health and gun vio­lence after the shoot­ing, have been open­ly crit­i­cal of the state police report on the shoot­ing, say­ing the report released late on a Fri­day after­noon was all but inde­ci­pher­able.

    The report is so dis­or­ga­nized that the com­mis­sion has accept­ed the help of a Hart­ford law firm to turn the 6,700-page file — an online col­lec­tion of hun­dreds of indi­vid­ual doc­u­ments with­out a table of con­tents or index — into a search­able data­base.


    Keep in mind that much of the con­tent of destroyed hard dri­ves was nev­er recov­ered so, as the FBI inves­ti­ga­tor point­ed out, it’s hard to say whether or not that was part of what he was hid­ing by destroy­ing the dri­ves. Also note that it was recent­ly report­ed that The FBI made a trip to the fam­i­ly home back in 2004 due to the shooter’s hack­ing of two gov­ern­ment web­sites (he would have been around 12 at the time). So he prob­a­bly would have had the tech­ni­cal know-how required to obtain that kind of ille­gal con­tent online if he was so inclined:

    The Day the FBI Knocked on Adam Lanza’s Door
    By Matthew Lysi­ak
    Filed: 1/19/14 at 2:04 PM | Updat­ed: 1/20/14 at 9:53 AM

    In 2004, offi­cials from the Fed­er­al Bureau of Inves­ti­ga­tion knocked on the door at 36 Yoganan­da Street, in New­town, Con­necti­cut, want­i­ng infor­ma­tion on a 12-year-old boy named Adam Lan­za, accord­ing to his moth­er.

    Adam had used his com­put­er to hack through two lev­els of secu­ri­ty on a gov­ern­ment web­site, the offi­cials told Nan­cy, and they want­ed answers.

    Nan­cy Lan­za knew exact­ly how to han­dle this sit­u­a­tion, how to keep her son out of trou­ble. “He’s a com­put­er whiz,” she told the fed­er­al agents, assur­ing them he was just a very bright, if some­what trou­bled boy. “Adam was just test­ing him­self,” she added.

    The agents left, appar­ent­ly sat­is­fied that the child was not a seri­ous threat.


    “It goes with­out say­ing that an AK-47 and enough ammu­ni­tion could do more good than a thou­sand ‘teach­ers,‘ if one is tru­ly inter­est­ed in reform­ing the sys­tem,” Adam had writ­ten a year before walk­ing into Sandy Hook Ele­men­tary School with a Bush­mas­ter XM 15-E2S assault rifle.

    “In short time the chil­dren will be brain­washed, pumped full of Xanax and told to con­form, until they have been turned into the oppres­sors.

    “They (the chil­dren) are already dead.”

    On the site where he was post­ing, no one bat­ted an eye at any of this. After all, it was typ­i­cal of the stuff Adam had been post­ing on Shocked Beyond Belief for more than a year.

    By “reform­ing the sys­tem,” Adam was espous­ing his already well-doc­u­ment­ed world view that the role of soci­ety was to manip­u­late human­i­ty into its immoral val­ue sys­tem, which is per­pet­u­at­ed by a vicious cycle of pro­pa­gan­diz­ing young chil­dren through the edu­ca­tion sys­tem.

    “Is it real­ly so ide­al to have good and effi­cient cit­i­zens? All they’ll do is be more effec­tive at prop­a­gat­ing the sys­tem you hate,” Adam wrote.

    He believed this sys­tem had made mil­lions sick, both phys­i­cal­ly and men­tal­ly, as evi­dence by the ram­pant use of anti-depres­sants. “The entire phi­los­o­phy behind edu­ca­tion: the bru­tal indoc­tri­na­tion of pris­tine minds so as to prop­a­gate some delu­sion­al sys­tem of cul­tur­al val­ues.”

    In anoth­er post he wrote that “the encul­tur­ing of human chil­dren” was “ter­ri­fy­ing.”

    In his world, mass shoot­ers were send­ing a mes­sage of resis­tance. They were declar­ing that they wouldn’t play by society’s sick rules. They were fight­ing back.

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | January 30, 2014, 12:17 pm
  3. Awe­some

    Posted by Neil Allen | May 7, 2021, 5:16 pm

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