Saturday, December 15, 2012

Connecticut Shooter: "One of the Goths"

Goth developed as a branch off subculture from punk originally, and most goths retain the liberal thinking of punk. However, they are not quite as anti-establishment as some punks can be. Goths are usually open-minded, that is why it is so common for many pagans, satanists, gays, bisexuals, and other members of ostracized social groups to be members of the goth community. You will most commonly find goths specializing in liberal art fields (english, philosophy, etc.), art fields, or music fields. -- Yahoo Answers, Best Answer, What's the point of Goth?

From Eric Dondero:

So, did Marilyn Manson music have an influence on the shooter in Connecticut? Computer games? Liberal arts influenced education?

Predictably, the UK media gets the scoop over the more tentative media in the US.

From The Sun, "School gunman Adam Lanza ‘a loner’ and ‘one of the goths’":
DISTURBED Adam Lanza has been described as a loner who played computer games...

Lanza has been described as a "goth" a "loner" and a "genius" as cops try to work out a motive for the bloodbath...

Catherine Urso, who was attending a vigil Friday evening in Newtown, Connecticut, said her college-age son knew the killer and remembered him for his alternative style.

“He just said he was very thin, very remote and was one of the goths,” she said.
Editor's comment - Watch the liberal media to blame guns rather than a liberal arts education, liberal music or high-tech gadgets owned by Democrat Party donors based in northern California. (Photo credit - theeverydaygoth.blogspot, no connection implied by us whatsoever by goth image to yesterday's events.)


Doom said...

Yeah, not really a part of it. When someone goes off the deep end there often isn't something to which it can really be pinned. It is anomalous. There are some cases where there are warning signs. Often in those people hold their breath, not wanting to cause a problem. Then again, usually that is the correct move for most passionate young who become inflamed by the injustices of the world and say crazy things simply need time to cool off and rethink. If every kid who said odd things was put under police, judicial, or psychiatric review, problems would explode.

As for Goth? I was Goth BEFORE there was such a thing. Oh, no, I didn't dress in black, darker colors would and do suffice, if black gets a nod slightly more often for shirts. No face paint or body piercing or mods. Just... a genre that I know, am. Most of us just... think differently, are more brooding, dark, for whatever reason. There is a connection with the past, either a hope in it or a fatality seen better in it as a rearview mirror or something. Life seems heavier to us at a younger age. Funny thing is, those notions have made mid-life much easier, when the shift occurs it can only go in one direction... up.

My guess is his problems were personal. With his mother being first, I would say it started at home and then went to her work, in a sickly logical way. To damage that which she loved after ending her. Doubt if we will ever hear the whole of it though. MSM wants sensation and neo-lib talking points, not the cold hard truth. That they hide like their socialist/communist fetish.

Eric Dondero said...

Doom, where you been?

Eric Dondero said...

Doom, you're Goth? Never would have guessed.

Doom said...

Oh, my mum visited and worked the devil out of me for three weeks. I'm recuperating. Getting the devil back after that sort of exercise is no mean feat. Well, and they keep adding meds (for the heart, by the way, :p ). Those can conflict with my doings. Yeah, hard to imagine me as goth, come to think of it. *laughs*