Friday, July 20, 2012

The Dark Knight Massacre; Victim Of It's Own Success

It is the height of irony that the real villain of the Dark Knight massacre is The Dark Knight Rises.  Thank the producers of this movie.  Thank Stallone and Van Damme and Arnold and all those who participate in producing television and movies that cheapen life and that make the most heinous violence both exciting and common.

Blame this massacre on every American parent who allows their children to watch extremely violent video games.  News reports indicate children from age 3 months to age 6 were attending the midnight showing of this violent movie.  Blame those parents for bringing their children to a movie that exposes them at a tender age to the cinematic slaughter of human beings.

Blame Hollywood for dimming the line between good and bad; condition viewers to believe that violence by both "good" and "bad" is a good and necessary thing.  Blame a culture that feeds an addiction for greater and more horrific realms of violence to boost theatre adrenaline.

Blame the toy makers for putting profit over responsibility, allowing our young ones to worship the "icons of action", to be marketed at Toys R Us or given away with little Johnny's Happy Meal.

Blame the stark graphics in the autopsy rooms of all the many CSI's for the slow but constant cheapening of the human, devoid of soul, in favor of the corpse that holds no human values.  Teach the kid that a human corpse is no more frightening than a slab of beef hanging in a meat locker.

I have never been to one of these action movies.  When they appear on my TV screen I hit the remote immediately.  While we had a few violent movies in theaters when I was growing up, they were few and far between and parents didn't take their six year olds to midnight showings of 'violence orgies".

At this point, when the news is most likely freshly distorted, we don't know much about the shooter...except this:  the fellow who committed these heinous acts has seen all of Van Damme's and Arnold's and Stallone's work.  He has no doubt played his share of combat gaming.  He is "combat trained" having spent his entire youth being exposed to "virtual violence"

For now we know that at least a dozen are dead and dozens more injured.  That's a high price to pay for our culture's addiction to virtual nirvana.

Sad, Damned Sad.


Anonymous said...

No blame for the guy who actually shot all those people?

Anonymous said...

No doubt the shooter is one of our returning military "heroes".

A Modest Scribler said...

Anon; re "no blame for the shooter"....are you familiar with the concept of linear logic? Did you even bother to read what I wrote?

Anonymous said...


I wish I hadn't read it. Blame the shooter.

A Modest Scribler said...

Anon; re, "must be a military hero", your politics are showing, as well as your hate for the American military. Just for your info, the latest was that the shooter was not military or prior military...that must disappoint the hell out of think our violent culture could actually breed such people!

A Modest Scribler said...

Well, anon...finally had to cut you were trying to turn the conversation into a one way left wing rant against everything you hate and irrelevant to the topic.

If you wish to rant, spew illogical mantras, start your own damn blog...bye.

Ken said...

Brian Ross and George Stephanopolous had it all figured out early this morning, not to worry, MSM has it all for us and thoroughly vetted as usual.

Ross: There's a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado, page on the Colorado Tea party site as well, talking about him joining the Tea Party last year. Now, we don't know if this is the same Jim Holmes. But it's Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado.

Stephanolpoulos: Okay, we'll keep looking at that. Brian Ross, thanks very much.

They put it out there so it must be true, a liberal said it.
Just thought I would throw that in here.

A Modest Scribler said...

Hi Ken,
Yeah, MSNBC has been trying to play the mad right winger card all day. Today's Friday and I'm still waiting for them to cover the 17 shootings on Chicago's south side last weekend...109 murders in that area this year and it's only half over.

Other than Fox, and a 30-second clip of Rahm Emmanuel, I've yet to see Chicago's runaway crime covered in the MSM.

A Modest Scribler said...

Forgot to add, Ken: Those 300 black thugs that mob-robbed Walmart in Jacksonville are Obama supporters. I'll bet Barack got 99 percent of the vote on Chicago's south side....does that mean we have left wing crazies terrorizing America?

Anonymous said...

Although I agree that Hollywood might be impressionable to some (minds who are already twisted.) I don't see how people blame Hollywood all the time.

If that were entirely true, how can we explain Delphine LaLaurie, Stalin, Hitler & Vlad the Impaler & the likes.

It is the difference between some who interpret a leaf blowing in the wind, compared to the leaf being beat up by the wind.

Ken said...

Now this just pisses me off to no end, Obama ordered flags to half mast over the White House today before this afternoon and of his own volition! It took a whole lot of loud bullying of this president to cause him to lower flags after the Fort Hood shootings a full day after the event. The hypocrisy of these people and their heartless use of violent events to further their own selfish agendas just makes me so ill.