Monday, April 1, 2013

Colorado theater massacre: an unsolvable puzzle to distract us? (revised)

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — James E. Holmes deserves to die for killing 12 people in a storm of bullets inside a packed Colorado movie theater last July, prosecutors said in a hearing here on Monday.
from Death Penalty Is Sought in Shooting at Colorado Theater

Here's a perspective I haven't seen about the Colorado theater massacre: that it is meant as a periodic distraction. (Either that, or it's meant to generate news on otherwise slow news days.) So, every once in a while, some sensational announcement (such as today's announcement that the prosecution will seek the death penalty against Holmes) is made to draw our attention away from something else, and onto the puzzle which is James Holmes (who is either insane or putting on an act as part of this psywar-distraction - all we know about him is what we're being fed), where our attention remains for a while until we give up on trying to make sense of the insane cover story, and lose a little more faith in thinking.