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Posted on 11/06/2009 9:16:11 AM PST by Freedom2specul8
Fort Hood Texas Shootings
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*Update:13 Soldiers Killed 31 Wounded Fort Hood Shooting [Muslim terrorist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan]
*MAJ. GEN. ROBERT SCALES (RET.) "This was a deliberate act of execution." (FOX NEWS)
*Barack Obama Gives "Shout-Out" Before He Comments on Shooting -- FOX News (here's the video)
*Transcript: President Obama delivers remarks on Ft. Hood shooting (after shoutout)
*NBC CHICAGO: Obama's Frightening Insensitivity Following Shooting
*Obama gives "shout out" to friends in audience before $addressing Fort Hood!
*Take Action -- Support for Ft. Hood (Operation AC)
*Army Major Played Role in Presidential Transition
*Fort Hood soldier describes horrific scene to family in Utah (Shooter shouted Allah Akbar)
*Troubling portrait emerges of Fort Hood suspect
*Fort Hood jihad shooter was disciplined for Islamic proselytizing
*Death toll rises in Fort Hood shooting.
*Surveillance video shows Fort Hood suspect before shootings
*Ft. Hood suspect reportedly shouted `Allahu Akbar'
*Army: Suspect said `Allahu Akbar!' before shooting
*Update: Army: 13 dead, 31 hurt in attack at Fort Hood (Shooter on a ventilator & unconscious)
*Fox News: He's not dead
*AP sources: Authorities had concerns about suspect (Fort Hood shooter)
*Who is Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan?
*Foxnews: Rick Perry Gov Texas - Confirmed there were three shooters
*ABC News: Suspect is Major Malik Nadal Hassan
*Fort Hood shooters are US SOLDIERS
*Rescue crews rushing to Fort Hood
*Nato search for missing soldiers (Three soldiers killed two American)
*Cop praised for quick action at Fort Hood
*Laura Ingraham addressing the Obama "shout out" right now
*AP sources: Authorities had concerns about suspect
*Obama Gives Shout Out to 'Congressional Medal of Honor Winner' Who Isn't
*Neighbor: Fort Hood suspect emptied his apartment
*Our Clueless Commander in Chief
*Alleged Gunman Paralyzed
*Obama to Visit Walter Reed After Fort Hood Shooting
*Fort Hood Massacre: A Day of Courage and Cowardice
*AP Unclear What Motivated Devout Muslim Shouting "Allahu Akbar" to Kill
*Alleged Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Malik Hasan Was 'Calm,' Methodical During Massacre
*Shooter advised Obama transition Fort Hood triggerman aided team on Homeland Security task force
*Obama's Frightening Insensitivity Following Shooting (2nd thread)
*10 soldiers & 2 civilians murdered, 31 wounded at "no-guns" Ft. Hood Army base
*Tampa intelligence officer wants to know if Fort Hood shooter had 'sinister' connections
*Troubling portrait emerges of Fort Hood suspect (muslim, jihad
*Fort Hood gunman shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as he opened fire
*Suspect in Fort Hood shootings attended mosque in Silver Spring
*Military Jihadists Fill 'Every Branch'
*At least 12 killed in shooting at Fort Hood, Tex.
*Geraldo really concerned for the Muslims because of shooting [vanity]
*Nidal Malik Hasan, Suspected Fort Hood Shooter, Was Called "Camel Jockey"
*Fort Hood Jihad Shooter Handed Out Korans the Morning of His Attack
*"A person behind counter stood up, and he said, 'Allah Akbar!' And just opened up on everybody"
*Report: Shooter Pushed Islam on Patients
*The Fort Hood shooting suspect's religion is not the point (Who saw this coming?)
*"Allahu Akbar": Hasan's Words as He Fired?
*The Muslim Brotherhood and Fort Hood
*Obama to speak shortly - Place your bets here (11-06-09)
*Hasan was mortified about deployment
*For our troops safety, their families and eventually us, Muslims must be denied military service
*Military hails 2 heroes from Ft. Hood rampage
*Ft.Hood: House Resolution 895. Live on Fox News
*Terrorism at Fort Hood: More Attacks to Come
*Army Major Played Role in Presidential Transition
*Fort HoodA now familiar horror
Wanting to keep track of the articles and events as they unfold. Please add links to new articles here, I’m sure I won’t find all of them.
bookmarked for reference
And this is worse than not having a clue, this sells cluelessness as an acceptable narrative. Of course, had these killings taken place at the neighborhood Olive Garden, people would claim to have a clue, would they not?
They might ask, yet again, what motivated millions of Germans to join the Nazi comic opera, seventy years ago, and why their officers were offended when, after all was said and done, it was explained to them that "just following orders" was hardly an excuse and made a poor defense.
The Fort Hood "shooter" fits a profile, and along more than one track, of those who join Mass Movements. See a definitive work on the subject, "The True Believer," by Eric Hoffer (1951).
The "readiness for self-sacrifice" is a the big clue. The perception of a "permanently ruined self," incapable of socialization and, perhaps more importantly, lacking the capacity or opportunity for achieving a sense of "unquestioned usefulness," the shooter sought self-annihilation and a promised escape from the burden of responsibility that comes with freedom, by submission to a collective, where choice becomes the prerogative of the collective, especially a collective touched with timeless destiny.
Add to Hoffer the singularly Judeo-Christian view that there is no escape from the responsibility that comes from "knowing good and evil," and the panic that sent Adam and Eve running for the tall grass, suddenly aware of their "nakedness," becomes a picture of the Human Condition, for many.
A pet cat will tease a captured and stunned mouse until the prey is exhausted or dead, literally torturing the animal to death, and no one suggests the cat is doing anything other than its "natural born thing."
But if little Johnny does the same thing we might seek professional help for him.
There's no mystery here. The shooter made a deliberate decision, and coldly, based on the perception of having merged an unwanted self with a collective that cannot die, and cannot be questioned.
It's amazing how so recent a history as that of World War II can be lost on so many, so quickly.
But, for a brief time, in the middle 1960's, Hoffer and his definitive work "The True Believer" was required reading in American High Schools and the Longshoreman philosopher was the subject of a CBS prime time television special where he was interviewed for ninety minutes by Walter Cronkite. He even was awarded the American Freedom Medal in 1982.
Fittingly, Hoffer's work has been in demand and back in print since 2001.
Bookmarked. Thank you.
Thanks Kimmy, for doing all this work.
WOW! Thanks Kim!!
Booked, thank you for compiling this.
Amazingly good, and effective, post.
Bookmarked. Thanks for starting this.
There are so many articles, if any of you find any links that I have missed, please add them here... or feel free to post special poems, comments, events etc., it would be very helpful. Thanks so much!
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