14 Dead in Colorado Theater Shooting – Expect More and do you Really Care? – Editorial by Jamie Gilcig

CFN – 14 people and counting lie dead in Colorado this morning as you read this.  It’s not unique.  It’s not new.  Theaters, churchs, shopping malls; Children’s camp; people tip.    The result is more than smashed and destroyed lives.

Our culture changes.    How many of you won’t be going to the movies this weekend, and of those of you that do how many will be thinking about it as you sit down and the magic images start to roll?

I remember while driving down to Florida a few years ago hearing about some nit wits dropping cinder blocks from highway over passes.

You bet I kept an eye the whole way down.  It added stress to what should have been a pleasant road trip.

People write on their facebook walls; call each other, and feel shaken deep down.  Others don’t care.   Some are afraid; a tiny few think it’s cool and dream of ways to one up.

We live in a messy world at a messy time.   It’s down to accountability and  the lack thereof in our society.  It starts at the top.  If our leaders don’t have to follow the rules why should any of us?  Anarchy?  Nope.  It’s just chaos and we letting go of our values.

What do you care about?  Really?  Deep down?  Do you ever talk to people about it?    We’re you ever encouraged?  How many people do you know who even have the time to talk about issues they care about never mind do anything about them?

We’re going to see more of these outbursts sadly.  It’s the rivets popping from the internal pressures of a terribly unjust world.   It’s sad for the victims, but then we’re all guilty for allowing our society to become this way.

From what drug and food corporations are doing to us; from politicians, banks, at the end of the day we do this to ourselves systemically.  Think about that next time you’re watching Jersey Shore or playing Angry Birds…

Change isn’t easy; but if you don’t start somewhere this is what you get.

Jamie Gilcig – Editor – The Cornwall Free News

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  1. July casualties so far: 191 civilians killed.

    And the following are just the reports involving children:

    Sunday this week, among 9 killed, one was a girl stabbed..
    Sunday last week, among 6 killed, one was a child blown up by a bomb..
    Friday, june 22, among 21 killed, one was a child that was beheaded..
    15th june, whole family killed by gunfire, 3 children, mother and father..
    22nd may, 2 families killed by a bomb near their house, a 13 and a 10 year old boy, 2 other children and their parents..
    18th may, police captain and his family shot dead, 2 girls and a boy, aged between 1-10 years old..
    7th of may, bomb killed a man and has 2 year old son…

    The list goes on and on.. and the names of the adults are listed too… a page of reports for adults for every one or two of those children listed..
    No guy dressed as Batman.. but.. I doubt those children would have cared about the batman..

    The media cares a hell of a lot more about Americans in their movie theater than for children murdered in their homes overseas..

    Do I care.. I’d like to think that I do, but in reality I think I’m just numb to everything.. There is so much death and destruction in the world by the powers that run the government and militarily of the powerful countries.. our time of reckoning will come.. This is just a distraction.


  2. Honey Badger don’t care.

  3. “No man is an Island, intire of it selfe; … any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.”
    – John Donne

  4. “If our leaders don’t follow the rules, why should we” Thinking that is an unfair statement. I don’t think it has anything to do with our leaders it is lunatics who are trying to prove a point to society and many times for no justifiable reason. They are evil and misfits.

    “We all guilty for allowing society to get this way”. People can’t control what is happening in society as much as you would like to think they can. It’s when people think they can control society that problems start…..like murder and revolutions.

    “Change isn’t easy but we have to start somewhere” I am not sure how that statement fits in with the shootings or how it refers to society, however, you are right when saying it is only going to get worse. It seems that hostility is rampant all over because people have trouble accepting others and also feel the need to control. When people have a chip on their shoulders, anything could happen and I doubt anyone can change that type of mentality.



  5. I think Wow! should be your new food critic. You’re too busy.

  6. 314 million people. Many are armed to the teeth. A certain percentage have serious mental illness. Sadly, these tragedies are bound to happen.

  7. Our leaders are no good at all and they are all in this thing. I have listened to a former FBI agent say that half of the US and half of Canada will end up killing one another including killing cops, etc. We are living in a very evil society and it isn’t going to get better for an awful long time. All those who did the school shootings in the US, the Arizona shooting, and others were under “mind control” by the government. Guns are coming into Canada illegally from the US and they just don’t come across so easily unless the government and hyarchy of towns are all in this thing. People who go and murder others to begin with are “dupes” and can’t be too bright to be talked into doing this stuff. There are crimes here in Ottawa and mostly has to do with drugs and the gangs and there is a very big gang problem here. I have heard shootings some years ago that happened not far from where I live and I was chatting with a lady in the US at the time and told her right on the computer what I heard. Something happened lately on Fisher Avenue as well. This is a very bad society today and best not to get involved. What is bad is when they shoot innocent people and those people who do such a thing are mentally ill. I never watch TV or go to movies – those movies are insane and I wouldn’t even give as much as a penny for any of it nor waste my precious time.

  8. There has always been violence I imagine. Over the last few decades we see smaller families, less church membership and the after church Sunday get togethers. Maybe a shift work, 24 hour shopping ideal dealt a blow, lone barbaric game playing on the internet removes us even more. Now with 24 news channels competing, and others not afraid to push the envelope, it gets into daily lives quicker.

    We may need more attitude of helping each other over what is in it for me, but how do we get there?

  9. What is going on in the US is that the government is going to take away the guns from the people. I can’t remember if I said it here before or not. A lot of this is government staged to give them excuses to go through with this.
    There is a piece of news that the American people and Canadians did not get in the “lamestream news” and that is Hillary Clinton escaped death while in Jerusalem Israel just lately when someone shot at her vehicle and her driver escaped without her being killed. It was in Israeli papers and the papers of Lebanon. There was nothing in our western papers about this incident.
    The movies that the make today are nuts and for a purpose in mind. All this is staged and so much is staged throughout the many years and nothing new. I never watch TV since a good 9 years now and never go to movie theatres even much longer than that – not since the mid 70’s. All wars and problems are done by governments and always some people who benefit off of all of this.

  10. Sad. But it’s naive to think the world used to be less messy, less violent, less controlled by the powerful.

  11. In the U/S it’s Gun Culture, I believe it’s their second amendment rights. Not so in Canada Hand Guns (legal ones) have been Licenced since 1934. However that really isn’t the problem, it’s the illegal guns crossing our boarders being fed to Gang Members and other NUTS in our midst. It’s a sad situation destroying many Lives and it appears to be growing I feel very sorry to see this happening to children and adults alike & yet we condone smuggling yes it may be cheap smokes now, those same people may be handling drugs & guns next. WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A SICK SOCIETY HELL BENT ON DESTROYING ITSELF & anything standing in it’s way.

  12. Sociopathic societies tend to kill their own, copy any idea and formulate it to enhance their warp page and presto, dead again.
    Narcissistic, psychopathic overloading on the wrongs of society are set out to change it by slaughtering it.

    The fix is in, as in we were held back in the past with a set of morals and morality that our atheistic politically correct morally bankrupt fellow citizens feel and believed that churches and institutions held the answers to accommodate a utopian society.

    We/they have all the answers. Stuff our lives with the trappings of the market place and
    Screw the rest of the world.

    An atheist has no where to go. Wouldn’t you rather apply a set of rules and beliefs and be wrong than to not have rules and be wrong?

  13. If you all go on youtube.com something else happened again but this time in Toronto at a block party and by the names they are all foreign. Here is the title of the news:

    “Toronto police make arrest in block party shooting that left two people dead.”

    Society is getting a lot more violent and the economy of the entire world is going into a “global economic depression” worse than any time in history. A lot of things are making people nuts and with no employment people do not know how they are going to survive.

    The cop (FBI retired and now deceased) said before on youtube.com that society was going to become very violent and even many cops were going to be murdered. His name was Ted L. Gunderson and he is on youtube.com and speaks about a lot of things where I told some people about certain books and one of the books (main one) was the one by William Guy Carr and everything in that book is all true called: Pons in the Game. It is a very old book and Ted Gunderson was selling them but he died a year ago of cancer. If you all look up Ted Gunderson he was the one who was involved in the Capt. MacDonald case a doctor who was supposed to have murdered his wife and children. There are books written on the case and on youtube.com as well for all of you to look at. He even talks about satanism in the US and this is worldwide as a problem today. Some young people in my husband’s country have been caught and put in prison for this and again just lately. My husband keeps in touch with what is going on back home through the net. The gun problem is everywhere and yes I agree with everyone here that it comes illegally through the borders. Many people get their hands on these things and we have a tremendous gang problem today. Ottawa has a very bad gang problem and it doesn’t matter which area of Ottawa you live in. One lady that my husband knows just moved out to the suburb of Orleans to get her son away from the bullies and gangs and she is a Syrian lady and her husband is working in Africa. I remember the problems when my kids were in school but those were very minor problems but today I would never put my kids in the school system at all here in Ottawa. I would have to move out to the burbs for sure.

  14. @ Dukers1. Let me assure you that lots of atheists, including myself, are never tempted to open fire on rooms full of people. In fact, I would suggest that it’s usually religious fanatics that pull that stuff. No?

  15. Further to Jules’ comments, she may be onto something.
    A share from a friend of a friend who is in her eighties which shows how easily any one of us can and often do follow the wrong masters. I hope our generation can learn from history that certain values are too precious to compromise.
    It is worth reading if you have the time…

    > This is a scary piece of history.
    > Read & perhaps learn something new from history and “change”.
    > America truly is the Greatest Country in the World.
    > By: Kitty Werthmann. She is now 85 years old.
    > JULY 2012
    > What I am about to tell you is something you’ve probably never heard or will
    > ever read in history books.
    > I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler
    > took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected him by
    > a landslide – 98% of the vote. I’ve never read that in any American
    > publications. Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and
    > took Austria by force.
    > In 1938, Austria was in deep Depression. Nearly one-third of our workforce
    > was unemployed. We had 25% inflation and 25% bank loan interest rates.
    > Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily. Young people
    > were going from house to house begging for food. Not that they didn’t want
    > to work; there simply weren’t any jobs. My mother was a Christian woman and
    > believed in helping people in need. Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup
    > and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry people – about 30 daily.
    > The Communist Party and the National Socialist Party were fighting each
    > other. Blocks and blocks of cities like Vienna , Linz , and Graz were
    > destroyed. The people became desperate and petitioned the government to let
    > them decide what kind of government they wanted.
    > We looked to our neighbor on the north, Germany , where Hitler had been in
    > power since 1933. We had been told that they didn’t have unemployment or
    > crime, and they had a high standard of living. Nothing was ever said about
    > persecution of any group — Jewish or otherwise. We were led to believe that
    > everyone was happy. We wanted the same way of life in Austria . We were
    > promised that a vote for Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help
    > for the family. Hitler also said that businesses would be assisted, and
    > farmers would get their farms back. Ninety-eight percent of the population
    > voted to annex Austria to Germany and have Hitler for our ruler.
    > We were overjoyed, and, for three days, we danced in the streets and had
    > candlelight parades. The new government opened up big field kitchens and
    > everyone was fed.
    > After the election, German officials were appointed, and like a miracle, we
    > suddenly had law and order. Three or four weeks later, everyone was
    > employed. The government made sure that a lot of work was created through
    > the Public Work Service.
    > Hitler decided we should have equal rights for women. Before this , it was a
    > custom that married Austrian women did not work outside the home. An
    > able-bodied husband would be looked down on if he couldn’t support his
    > family. Many women in the teaching profession were elated that they could
    > retain the jobs they previously had been required to give up for marriage.
    > Hitler Targets Education – Eliminates Religious Instruction for Children:
    > Our education was nationalized. I attended a very good public school. The
    > population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools.
    > The day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to
    > find the crucifix replaced by Hitler’s picture hanging next to a Nazi flag.
    > Our teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldn’t
    > pray or have religion anymore. Instead, we sang “Deutschland, Deutschland,
    > Uber Alles,” and had physical education.
    > Sunday became National Youth Day with compulsory attendance. Parents were
    > not pleased about the sudden change in curriculum. They were told that if
    > they did not send us, they would receive a stiff letter of warning the first
    > time. The second time they would be fined the equivalent of $300, and the
    > third time they would be subject to jail. The first two hours consisted of
    > political indoctrination. The rest of the day we had sports. As time went
    > along, we loved it. Oh, we had so much fun and got our sports equipment
    > free. We would go home and gleefully tell our parents about the wonderful
    > time we had.
    > My mother was very unhappy. When the next term started, she took me out of
    > public school and put me in a convent. I told her she couldn’t do that and
    > she told me that someday, when I grew up, I would be grateful. There was a
    > very good curriculum, but hardly any fun – no sports, and no political
    > indoctrination. I hated it at first, but felt I could tolerate it. Every
    > once in a while, on holidays, I went home. I would go back to my old friends
    > and ask what was going on and what they were doing. Their loose lifestyle
    > was very alarming to me. They lived without religion. By that time, unwed
    > mothers were glorified for having a baby for Hitler. It seemed strange to me
    > that our society changed so suddenly.
    > As time went along, I realized what a great deed my mother did so that I
    > wasn’t exposed to that kind of humanistic philosophy.
    > Equal Rights Hits Home:
    > In 1939, the war started and a food bank was established. All food was
    > rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps. At the same time, a
    > full-employment law was passed which meant, if you didn’t work, you didn’t
    > get a ration card, and if you didn’t have a card, you starved to death.
    > Women who stayed home to raise their families didn’t have any marketable
    > skills and often had to take jobs more suited for men.
    > Soon after this , the draft was implemented. It was compulsory for young
    > people, male and female, to give one year to the labor corps. During the
    > day, the girls worked on the farms, and at night they returned to their
    > barracks for military training just like the boys. They were trained to be
    > anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal corps. After the labor
    > corps, they were not discharged but were used in the front lines. When I go
    > back to Austria to visit my family and friends, most of these women are
    > emotional cripples because they just were not equipped to handle the horrors
    > of combat. Three months before I turned 18, I was severely injured in an air
    > raid attack. I nearly had a leg amputated, so I was spared having to go into
    > the labor corps and into military service.
    > Hitler Restructured the Family Through Daycare:
    > When the mothers had to go out into the work force, the government
    > immediately established child care centers. You could take your children
    > ages 4 weeks to school age and leave them there around-the-clock, 7 days a
    > week, under the total care of the government. The state raised a whole
    > generation of children. There were no motherly women to take care of the
    > children, just people highly trained in child psychology. By this time, no
    > one talked about equal rights. We knew we had been had.
    > Health Care and Small Business Suffer Under Government Controls:
    > Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors trained
    > at the University of Vienna . After Hitler, health care was socialized, free
    > for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government. The problem was,
    > since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything. When
    > the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already
    > waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full. If you needed
    > elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn. There was no
    > money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine. Research at
    > the medical schools literally stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and
    > emigrated to other countries.
    > As for healthcare, our tax rates went up to 80% of our income. Newlyweds
    > immediately received a $1,000 loan from the government to establish a
    > household. We had big programs for families. All day care and education were
    > free. High schools were taken over by the government and college tuition was
    > subsidized. Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such as food stamps,
    > clothing, and housing.
    > We had another agency designed to monitor business. My brother-in-law owned
    > a restaurant that had square tables. Government officials told him he had to
    > replace them with round tables because people might bump themselves on the
    > corners. Then they said he had to have additional bathroom facilities. It
    > was just a small dairy business with a snack bar. He couldn’t meet all the
    > demands. Soon, he went out of business. If the government owned the large
    > businesses and not many small ones existed, it could be in control.
    > We had consumer protection. We were told how to shop and what to buy. Free
    > enterprise was essentially abolished. We had a planning agency specially
    > designed for farmers. The agents would go to the farms, count the livestock,
    > then tell the farmers what to produce, and how to produce it.
    > “Mercy Killing” Redefined:
    > In 1944, I was a student teacher in a small village in the Alps . The
    > villagers were surrounded by mountain passes which, in the winter, were
    > closed off with snow, causing people to be isolated. So people intermarried
    > and offspring were sometimes retarded. When I arrived, I was told there were
    > 15 mentally retarded adults, but they were all useful and did good manual
    > work. I knew one, named Vincent, very well. He was a janitor of the school.
    > One day, I looked out the window and saw Vincent and others getting into a
    > van. I asked my superior where they were going. She said to an institution
    > where the State Health Department would teach them a trade, and to read and
    > write. The families were required to sign papers with a little clause that
    > they could not visit for 6 months. They were told visits would interfere
    > with the program and might cause homesickness.
    > As time passed , letters started to dribble back saying these people died a
    > natural, merciful death. The villagers were not fooled. We suspected what
    > was happening. Those people left in excellent physical health and all died
    > within 6 months. We called this euthanasia.
    > The Final Steps – Gun Laws:
    > Next came gun registration. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler said
    > that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching
    > serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law-abiding and dutifully marched
    > to the police station to register their firearms. Not long afterwards, the
    > police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The
    > authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile to not comply
    > voluntarily.
    > No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the government
    > was taken away. We knew many people who were arrested, not only Jews, but
    > also priests and ministers who spoke up.
    > Totalitarianism didn’t come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943,
    > to realize full dictatorship in
    > Austria . Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the
    > last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were
    > broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state,
    > little by little, eroded our freedom.
    > After World War II, Russian troops occupied Austria. Women were raped,
    > pre-teen to elderly. The press never wrote about this, either. When the
    > Soviets left in 1955, they took everything that they could, dismantling
    > whole factories in the process. They sawed down whole orchards of fruit, and
    > what they couldn’t destroy, they burned. We called it The Burned Earth. Most
    > of the population barricaded themselves in their houses. Women hid in their
    > cellars for 6 weeks as the troops mobilized. Those who couldn’t, paid the
    > price. There is a monument in Vienna today, dedicated to those women who
    > were massacred by the Russians. This is an eye witness account.
    > “It’s true…those of us who sailed past the Statue of Liberty came to a
    > country of unbelievable freedom and opportunity.
    > America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World.
    > Don’t Let Freedom Slip A way!
    > Please forward this message to other voters who may not have seen it.
    > ” After America , There is No Place to Go”
    > The author of this article lives in South Dakota and is very active in
    > attempting to maintain our freedom. I encourage everybody to read this
    > article and pass it along.
    > I see so many parallels in this country; are we going to sit by and watch it
    > happen?
    > If you don’t want to be bothered, then you’re part of the problem!

  16. The shooter in Colorado was going through to be a doctor of all things. Something really made this man mentally ill and you can see it in his face. There are plenty out there with a terrible illness and of all things going into medicine. We don’t know who is looking after us anymore. There is no religious fanatic about this man that I have read only someone imitating a stupid Batman movie. Movies, music and games on the net can make people do things that they would not regularly do. The word is “programming” and I don’t know if I mentioned that here before but yes the TV “the dumbed down boob tube – the idiot box” is what has destroyed the people of the west and destroying people of other countries and that is another reason for all the fighting in the Mid East because they don’t want their kids talking back to them and living like the west. This man had his life made and was not a stupid person to have gotten into this line of studies which is mighty hard but something was mighty wrong with his mind and you would think that those who interviewed him before taking on these studies would have traced it. A very sick man indeed and it shows in his face.

  17. Jaqueline, history repeats itself and there is not a d@mn thing we can do. Look what is happening in the US right now. In your article I could see Obama thru and thru. Had you not mentioned the year and country, I would have thought you were talking about him. Same scenario……

  18. Ed that man who shot those people had nothing to do with religion but he was mentally ill and most likely “schitzophrenic” and it shows in his face in the photo. These people are delusional and plenty out there with this disease. If you don’t believe in God that is your choice but when it comes to meet God you will not be able to live with Him when He returns on earth and it is coming but we don’t know when because the Bible has to be fulfilled. I will not deny that the Bible was sometimes mistranslated in some ways because you cannot go from one tongue to another in perfect harmony. There are Jewish scholars who said that the Bible is exact according to their Torah so I will agree with them. People need to awaken badly. This man was not Islamic so get that out of your heads about religion. Not everything that happens is about religion. The man who shot at the University of Virginia was oriental. The man Lucca in Montreal was Canadian. Karla Homolka is Canadian, etc. so stop putting the blame on foreign people and their beliefs when our own fill the prisons more than any other group. Get real.

  19. “Today a man walked into an Orlando office where he brutally murdered 20 babies, wounding the moms. The police made sure he was not disturbed.”- R.C. Sproul Jr.

    Abortion … a crime against God and His creation that is condoned / protected by our “law enforcement officers” nationally.

    So who is the real “Joker”?

    May the good Lord give comfort and insight to all in this time, especial to the murdered victum’s surviving families.

  20. @ Jules. I agree 100% that that this guy had/has serious mental issues.
    I did not put the blame on “foreign people and their beliefs”. Religious fanatics can be found all over the world….even in Cornwall.

  21. Ed there are religious fanatics everywhere and yes even in Cornwall. We have tons of them here in Ottawa and there are so many in my area (the bulk of them). The area went down hill because of them and it was one of Ottawa’s prime residential areas and it went down to almost seedy and homes in half a million dollars and more. Some are around a million dollars or near it – incredible. I refuse to own because a neighborhood that would be good goes bad after a time when certain people move in.

  22. Pastor Newton something happened in Anaheim California as well where the cops turned their weapons on the people and beat them up and a child was killed as well. My daughter was in Anaheim CA back in 94 visiting my husband’s nephew down there. She never liked the US and said that she would never live there. All these horrible events are there to apprehend the guns from the American people and the United Nations are going to rule the world. I said that so many times before. I am trying to awaken the people. This is not just going to affect the Americans but everyone in the entire world.

  23. There is something that I just saw on yahoo.ca news where Jews in Israel are committing suicide because of the very high cost of living. The high cost of living is the same in Lebanon and people who are poor or of modest means are having a terrible time. The economy is very bad world wide and getting worse. I agree with Gerald Celente of Trends Research when he said: “When people lose it and lose everything they really lose it.” This isn’t common for any of these people to take their own lives.

  24. @ Jules. “certain people”? Who are these certain people that are causing you so much grief? Can you identify them by country of origin, skin colour, or religion? Just curious.

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