Thursday, October 01, 2015

The Real Sickness Infecting American Society Happened Online Last Night--BEFORE the Umpqua Community College Shootings Today

Author's note: This blog post is not a pleasant post. WARNING: 18 and up only for language and disturbing imagery contained in some of the comments regarding violence and the alleged Roseberg shooter's online activities before the tragic events took place this morning. I have posted the comments as they were written, but have cleaned up the log for easier reading and removed any identifying marks from the posts--BUT ONLY IN THIS BLOG. The direct link to the conversation transcript is in this blog if you want to read it, and everything including user names and IP addresses  is intact on that webpage. 

Today, in Roseberg, Oregon, the 485th school shooting of this year took place. 

Although I could fill page after page about how the right to bear arms was never intended to protect weapons that have no practical use besides killing other human beings, that's not what I want to talk about today. I don't know the shooter's name yet, or how many of his victims died or survived. All that I do know at this moment, when the anger and revulsion is raw, is that this mass shooting just like all the others draws attention to a real epidemic in our country--a sickness, infecting our young adults, that no doctor has yet to either identify, diagnose, or treat. 

It's 4:52 here in Ohio, and almost 1 pm in Roseberg. I am writing this as the information begins to trickle out of Oregon, and I'm not going to backtrack and update as information comes in or is confirmed to me via the media. I want to write this now, without knowing the guy's name or have heard anything about some stupid-ass "manifesto" that I'm sure someone will find on his Facebook page or whatever. I want to write this while my anger and thought processes are fresh, and unimpeded by media speculation or the inevitable dreck that follows a tragedy of this magnitude, because what I have to say is hard, and harsh, and merciless. I don't want that diffused by political crap. 

At 10:38 PST the police were called to the Umpqua Community College, where a shooting rampage was ongoing. The shooter, as yet unidentified, made his way through two buildings, leaving the dead, dying, and wounded behind him. Right now, there are only a few things confirmed about the shooter--a male, 20 years of age, who engaged in a gunfight with police and was neutralized--police-speak for what was later confirmed to mean dead. 

But there's more to learn about this unnamed shooter--facts that are, unfortunately, only too easy to find. In particular, I'm talking about the online conversations the shooter conducted last night and this morning, his last post coming about ten minutes before the rampage at Umpqua began.

We have a stupid belief in the inherent good of people around us. We will paint pictures of this shooter, this mass murderer, as some poor, unhappy soul with a mental illness, who was forced into this situation by a cruel world where bullies taunted and prodded him into making this final, unplanned, desperate act. 


Political correctness needs to be thrown aside NOW, not only for the lunatic who pulled the trigger but for the scores of people online who knew LAST NIGHT this guy was going to shoot up a school, the hordes of people who knew LAST NIGHT that a massacre was going to take place, the unprincipled mass of people who witnessed LAST NIGHT a murderer's intention and never bothered to report him to the police. Because those same people waited, and this morning while the shooting was going on were CHEERING HIM ON in the same damn thread. Don't believe me? 


The alleged shooter's first comment lays it all out:

 Some of you guys are alright. Don't go to school tomorrow if you are in the northwest.  happening thread will be posted tomorrow morning. so long space robots

How could anyone read that post and NOT contact authorities? You can see all over the transcript the ability for anyone reading the post to report the content to the website admins if nothing else, which would at least have led to a report to the authorities, right? Evidently this doesn't happen because the conversation continues.

     response 1:  Is beta uprising finally going down? You might want to chillax and not alert police.
response 2:  It's either you kill me or my parents do, I'll be waiting lad
response 3: I live in the northwest but I'm 28 and not even in community college.  response response 4: Seattle or Portland OP? I will be watching the news.
alleged shooter: Will post again in am, 10 min countdown. Won't say more to much to prepare.

So the shooter announces he'll start a 'happening' thread about ten minutes before he starts the killing. This is not only  chilling, but disturbingly familiar with the recent on-air murders of Alison Parker and Adam Ward in Virginia.

“I filmed the shooting, see Facebook,” former reporter Bryce Williams tweeted along with chilling footage of him killing Alison Parker and Adam Ward from Roanoke affiliate WDBJ.
The conversation continues online, and although you'd think that SOMEONE would have spoken up to challenge the alleged shooter's intentions, the exact opposite occurred as people began to cheer him on.
  •  I suggest you enter a classroom and tell people that you will take them as hostages. Make everyone get in one corner and then open fire.
  • Make sure that there is no way that someone can disarm you as it it possible. I suggest you carry a knife on your belt as last resort if someone is holding your gun.
  • alleged shooter -- Thanks. Keep me in your prayers
  • You might want to target a girls school which is safer because there are no beta males throwing themselves for their rescue. 
  •  Do not use a shotgun. I would suggest a powerful assault rifle and a pistol or 2x pistols. Possibly the type of pistols who have 15+ ammo
And if that's not enough to make your jaw drop, read on:
  • If this happens I'll smile OP, do it for that      
  • do it op the chads deserve it, also shout r9k memes while pumping lead to normies
  • will this thread be on the news? but srsly dont do it if ur srs
  • Replying to get seen in the newz   This is the only time I'll ever be in the news I'm so insignificant
  • Fuck you you are gonna make us white people look bad dont do this shitfucker
  • Bumping for news

Yes, you're reading that correctly. Not only were people advising this murderer how to best accomplish his plan, but they were so bizarrely excited at the thought that this thread would be picked up by the media that they wanted to contribute to the conversation just so they, too, could be on the news! 

        alleged shooter-I am the hacker known as 4channel.    

  •  If you are suicidal and hate people then do it. If not then stay away from what will ruin your  life.  
  • beta uprising 
  • beta uprising now  
  • /r9k/ needs a new martyr to stand alongside our hallowed Elliot

I am assuming "our hallowed Elliott" refers to Encino/Isla Vista school shooter Elliott Rodgers, who killed six and injured fourteen last year in California. 

Well said! Do it OP! Im somewhat a normie and i wouldnt be sad if i got killed by your hand.
If this kid's life is ruined due to shitposting he might aswell go through with it.
one of these days this will be real
this one could be itc 
Can i join in the beta uprising? I'm in Michigan!
You're only shooting college age students, correct? I have grandparents that live up there.
In this very clearly hypothetical situation you actually shoot people in your high school or college, try to aim for shitty people at least. Spare the kind fools, humdrum druggies, and churchies and go for he whom really terrorises the populous: Chads and Stacies who have scorned many and yourself.
You'll do the world a favour by purging part of the population that only exists to consume resources and act for themselves 
Fucking this. Chads and Staceys are priority.
alleged shooter--The true beta uprising is refusing to be girls' last options in conversation. Refusing to be a leveraging point against Stacey's boyfriend. "Oh, anon is there for me when you aren't, Chad." She'll never really get with us. PAH! Refusing Chads' tactics to perturb our own security as people. Refusing normies from affecting our self esteem. Fuck all that.
Stop letting ourselves be used when we can get away with it. We should put our value in ourselves and get pissed. We are the best thing we got. Fuck the "ideals". Stopping being na├»ve and autistic about things is our best bet. 
I bet you're too pussy to do it
But what really disturbed me the most? Happened today, after the shootings.

  • LOL
  • SHITTT!!!! He did it!
  • Links now
  • L M A O
  • hi journalists
  • top kek
  • he actually did it, what a madman, he shot her in the chest
  • wew 4chan does it again lads wew
  • Oh fuck, he did it, it's a false flag, they framed him, trust nothing!
  • OP fucking did it. Absolute madman.
  • toasting in the happening thread OP DELIVERED, REST IN PEPPERONI SWEET SPACE COWBOY
  • OP delivered I guess 
  •  ayy lmao my man
  • That score, ouch. Not even double digits on current reports. 
  • society failed him it's not his fault don't blame him he was the hero we deserved 
  • Oh shit he actually did it.
Now, let's take a look at the REAL problem all of this online activity exposes.

The 'beta uprising' is where all the kids who feel like secondhand citizens rise up against the Chads and Staceys/Ashleys--the popular kids who represent everything the betas feel like they are deprived of. The alleged shooter is just 20 years old--an age that 70 years ago was considered an adult, but in our instant gratification-entitled society a 20 year-old is still just a kid. Although online activities are monitored by governmental agencies, their priority seems to be more about protecting the money of Hollywood corporations and tracking down torrent users, not patrolling those still-murky areas of the underside of the internet--where this conversation thread took place. Although I have deleted user names and IP addresses from this blog post, on the transcript link I've posted those online identities are visible--and most likely hidden behind multiple virtual reality screens to protect the actual posters.

However, I have very little doubt that law enforcement agencies can break through those anonymous proxy servers. I know for a fact that hackers can and do. So why then is it so easy to bust someone for torrenting a movie and so hard to prevent a massacre like this one?

The sad truth is that the murky underside of the internet is pockmarked with online threads like the one I've quoted here,  with hundreds, thousands of disaffected people threatening to shoot up elementary schools, malls, movie theaters, universities. And those selfsame people are the ones who, as evidenced here, encourage those who feel the same way to go for it--to go ahead and just shoot those people you don't like/who are mean to  you/who have what you want/who seem to have it all.

But that's not what this murderer did. He didn't shoot up a sorority party or the debutante ball. He went into the science building and shot people JUST LIKE HIM--the smart kids, the unpopular kids. The betas. And what makes that even more pathetic is the fact that betas, not alphas, rule the world. Wasn't the Chads and Staceys who created the internet empires, or the new technology that we all spend billions of dollars on annually. Chad and Stacey work for the betas that, way back in high school they made fun of.

So what in the hell, then, is so horrific that it requires going into a building and shooting up as many people as you can find? And this was a community college on top of that. We aren't talking about rich kids here. We're talking about young parents struggling to make it, retirees looking for a new direction, kids who needed extra help academically or who couldn't afford a traditional four year college.

We're talking about betas.

All this shooter accomplished, aside from his own death, was the end of the dreams of many, many people who were most likely just like him--fighting for the same recognition, the same validation as he.

What a waste. What a brutal, disgusting, fucking waste.

I posted this link and online thread for a reason--and I want to make that reason absolutely fucking crystal clear. EVERY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL who participated in that online conversation with the alleged Umpqua mass murderer last night or this morning before the shooting took place IS an accomplice to that mass murder. EVERY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL who posted in support of this murderer's planned actions SHOULD BE PROSECUTED AS AN ACCESSORY TO MURDER TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.

That, to me, is undeniable.

But more importantly--and more frighteningly--for every individual who posted in that thread, there are hundreds of people who feel the exact same way as they did--and as the shooter did. Every single one of THOSE people--posters and viewers of the thread who didn't get involved--are potential dangers to our society. Who's to know how many of them will be encouraged, somehow, by what went down today? How many of those individuals are also potential mass shooters?

And how do we find them?

I am not an advocate of any sort of federal curtailment upon the constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of press, speech, congregation, etc. I'm a writer; I just cannot approve of that in any way. But, I've got to consider it a matter of pressing urgency for law enforcement to identify potential shooters at some point BEFORE they find a way to get their hands on a gun. And if that means busting a few kids who bitch online that they got a bad grade and are going to shoot their teacher in addition to identifying shooters like this guy--well, so be it. If nothing else, that'll teach these kids that making online--or any kind--of threats will result in criminal charges. Hopefully, it'll make those shady online sites more liable for the goings-on under their realms of responsibility, and if those sections of the internet are patrolled to extinction, I seriously doubt more than 5% of the general population will ever even know about it. Or care.

In the end, it's a matter of immense importance for us to find, identify, apprehend, and remove people who are a threat to the safety and lives of people who are sitting in classrooms across this country, studying so that they can become a productive member of our society. Obviously, since our politicians are so reliant upon the NRA and other lobbyists who try to convince the intelligent segment of the US that the sale and ownership of semi-automatic and automatic weapons has some use OTHER than killing other people--and I've yet to meet a deer that needed an Uzi to bring it down--the government is too cowardly and ineffective to make any progress to affect the epidemic of guns that are killing our children. But those guns are being wielded by people without scruple, conscience, or morality. If these people are sick enough to hop online and brag about killing a bunch of strangers at school the next day, then they've got to be taken off our streets BEFORE some idiot in a pawn shop sells them a goddamn gun.

Yes, I'm furious. I am outraged. I am positively fucking pissed off.

But it's not about the guns. It's about our government not doing what WE PAY THEM TO DO.  So let's just put this out there.




Because if you lock these idiots up before they start shooting, then no one's life gets ruined by tragedy. And who knows? Maybe I'll be able to sit in my house, writing on my novels...instead of worrying about my three beautiful little granddaughters and handsome little grandsons and KNOWING that to a kid with a troubled mind, any one of them would qualify as a Chad or a Stacey.


And if you need a blueprint to the identities of some of the sick fucks who empowered the disaster in Roseberg today, then grab those IP addresses off the transcript I posted and GO GET THEM.

Prayers, tonight, for Roseberg. And for all of you, my readers. I hope and pray that none of us ever have to live through a day like the one all those families in Oregon are experiencing right now.