I really really do not want to make this post, it bores me to death. But apparently there are lots of people, outside the Jewish world, that are commenting on this story with terrible fallacies that need to be corrected.
Besides for this being such a boring topic for me it repulses me to have to discuss this. I find it entirely repulsive for the news to discuss Jared. He killed six people, or how ever many it was, it does not matter. Big deal. There are people being killed everyday, with more numbers, in the middle east by US soldiers. People who are entirely innocent and who pose no threat to your life. Completely innocent families have been destroyed and ruined by the ungoing war. This has been going on for years. But this is never mentioned. I guess these people are not Americans. And if they are not Americans then their lives are inferior to ours, it does not matter if they get killed. Ever notice some disaster or terrorist attack in the forgein country discussed on the news? Ever notice how they tell you how many people died and then mention how many of those people were Americans? Why is the evil caused by Jared being discussed when there are far greater evils that go on undiscussed every day? This repulses me and I want to mention nothing about this story, but again, I am forced by the stupidity of people to respond.
I am also repulsed by why this person needs to get attention. Why are you giving this person the attention that he seeks? TheAmazingAtheist made one of my favorite videos in response to Virgina Tech. I will not repeat his arguments, he does it more eloquently than I can ever do, here (reuploaded video since original one was taken down). Just ignore it and move it. Ignore him as if it never happened, instead of having him being for a week or two weeks as the primary object of discussion.
The stupidity that I am responding to is the blame game. A guy decides one day to go and kill a few people with a firearm. If I am a reasonable person then who do I blame? I blame the killer. The killer is responsible for the consequences of his actions. That is it. No one else is responsible for his actions. Stop trying to find excuses to whom to blame.
There are people on the left-wing who blame elements of the right-wing movements for what he did. Just read this blog. They give you five reasons why he was part of the tea party. The strange thing is that I am very certain that if I was to confront the author of this post and ask him, "are you blaming the tea party and right-wing movements for the actions of Jared?", the person would respond "of course not". Well, if you do not blame right-wingers then what is even the point of saying he was associated with right-wingers? Notice how they have to single out Ayn Rand and Glenn Beck because he mentioned a novel by Ayn Rand as one of his favorite books.
There are people on the right-wing who blame elements of the left-wing movements for what he did. Just read this blog. He blames left-wingers because Jared's favorite books include the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf. He also liked to burn US flags, which is usually a left-wing statement, right-wingers are in general nationalists who think American is #1 so they will never burn a flag.
It gets even dumber. There are people who blame atheism and nihilism for what Jared did, here. Right, because we all known that nihilism is a statement, nihilism is a massive tome of a way to live your life. I can understand the statement that "Jared was inspired by right-wing ideas" because the right-wing does have ideas to follow. I can understand the statement that "Jared was inspired by left-wing ideas" because the left-wing does have ideas to follow. How does it make sense to say, "Jared was inspired by nihilism or atheism"? It makes no sense. Nihilism is an empty statement that does not say anything. While atheism is simply a statement "I do not believe in God", that is it. Atheism does not say a moral system, it does not say how to live your life, it does not say anything. How does the statement, "I do not believe in God", make anyone do anything. A person might be an atheist and do violence. A person might be a nihilist and do violence. But how do you conclude that atheism/nihilism caused the act of violence?
When will people understand that correlation is not the same thing as causation? How many times does this point has to be addressed before people finally understand that you cannot blame the left-wing just because he shared something with them, like you cannot blame the right-wing just because he shared something with them, and just like you cannot blame atheists just because he was an atheist (or whatever he even was). This is the blame game that I get to listen to all the time. Oh right, I forgot guns. Guns are going to be blamed, of course.
Stop it with the blame game. There is only one thing to blame here. It is not liberals, it is not conservatives, it is not atheists, it is not guns, it is not Sarah Palin, it is not Barack, it is him. And only him. He is responsible for his actions.
I did not see any news about this story (as I said how much it bores me) nor did I read a news article on it for the same reason. But I was wondering. Did the news call him a "terrorist"? My guess is that he was not called a "terrorist". Why not? Because he was a white male. You see, if he was a Muslim then he would be immediately called a "terrorist" and his actions would be called "terrorism" as opposed to just a "crime". I hate political language, it is a language of confusion and deception.