My "favorite" juicy little detail from yesterday's shooting could be found anywhere, but this one is from the Daily Beast.
[Adam Lanza] wore all black and carried two handguns plus a .223-caliber rifle... When his dead body was found in the school, he was ... wearing body armor.
Body armor. You know, just in the case the kiddies were heavily armed. Just in case young Adam found himself in a firefight at an elementary school. Just in case he met fierce resistance.
There are lots of ticking time bombs like Adam Lanza in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. And why? Word on the street says that Adam Lanza was "developmentally disabled" but let me tell you something—we can see poor human development everywhere we look here in the United States. Heads buried in iPhones. Eating disorders. Ultra-violent video games. Glorification of violence everywhere on TV and in the movies. Rampant immaturity. Sometimes I despair that we will ever see an Adult spring forth from all this fantasy horseshit.
But above all, poor human development comes from unnatural isolation. It's literally every man for himself in America. The "you're on your own" message gets beat into everybody from the day they are born. There's precious little sense of togetherness. There's precious little sense of community. That's not the way humans were made to be made. Humans like big extended families, communal child-rearing, lots of togetherness all the time. As far as I can see, this Lanza kid lived in near total isolation in the normal dysfunctional, psychologically fucked-up household. That's how child rearing goes in the United States. Most American kids grow up to be normal, dysfunctional, fucked-up, so-called "adults" but a few don't—they snap.
And since Adam's undoubtedly mentally fit mother Nancy (52, now deceased) saw fit to keep a Glock pistol, a Sig Sauer pistol and a semi-automatic Bushmaster rifle in their happy home, all legally, 20-year-old Adam could be heavily armed when he became an enraged Rambo on a mission to eradicate those menacing kiddies at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
There will be calls for better "mental healthcare" but if you actually wanted to prevent this kind of mass killing, if your goal was to promote mental health, you'd have to tear down the whole of Amercan society and rebuild it from the ground up. And Connecticut already has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation—no help there.
But you know and I know that nothing will change, and this kind of slaughter is going to happen over and over again. And every time it does, Americans are startled from their usual torpor. In shock and horror, they ask What happened? Because they really don't know. They really don't know how sick the society they live in truly is.