Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Chardon Shooter: David Icke Finally Gets People Killed
I was surprised it took this long. The newest high school shooting in the US, done by a troubled teenager, looks like your typical ones. But this dude TJ Lane wasn't, in his case, motivated by "satanism" or "rock music", like some like to imagine previous shooters have been; he was motivated, if his Facebook page is any indication, by the writing of new-age author David Icke.
Icke is scum, he promulgates the old anti-semitic conspiracy theories only since he's not allowed to do that anymore, has replaced "the world is run by evil jews and everyone in power is a secret jew" for "the world is run by evil lizard people and everyone in power is a secret lizardperson".His books are a combination of new age drivel about energy, pseudo-theosophic mythology about ancient atlantis and conspiracy nonsense about the great white race being subverted by evil satanic pedophilic reptile-men who control all the normal people with mind control drugs, illusion and men in black.
I first became aware of Icke's garbage some 15 years ago, when I was working in an occult bookstore. I couldn't believe that people could take this seriously. It was literally offensive to me as a thinking human being. And yet, the motherfucker has probably sold millions of books. And I remember thinking, even back then, that this guy's bullshit, left uncontested, was seriously dangerous; that a slightly paranoid or otherwise mentally unwell person could read these books and turn them into a trigger to go waste a bunch of people in a public place. The books have all the ingredients: the world is fucked and its not your fault (the lizards are to blame), your teachers and other people in the middle ranks of authority are just fools, everyone else are just blind sheep, and you're one of the few special people who knows "the truth". The fact is that 99% of new agers clearly don't really believe this stupid shit (nor, I think, does Icke himself, given that he's leading a very relaxed life of a wealthy and successful new age author), or else they'd all be either killing themselves or killing others. The fact that it took 15 years for my prediction to come to pass is just proof of how many people don't even actually believe in what they claim to believe.
Thus far, the major media outlets have failed to pick up on this detail about Lane, possibly because they don't get the significance of who Icke is or how his writings could have motivated the boy, who listed Icke as his "favorite philosopher" and cited his job as "Free the slaves" (an Icke reference).
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