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Possible beta/omega male rage incident in Louisiana

Based on the few clues in this story, I predict that this will turn out to be a beta/omega male rage incident.

The shooter is a white male who is 58 years old. That’s too old to suddenly come down with mental illness like schizophrenia, which is what happened to James Holmes. The perpetrator is 58 year old, which seems very old for a beta/omega male rage shooting, but George Sodini was 48, and if a 48-year-old can rage, so can a 58-year-old.

In fact, I would not be surprised if it turns out that there are a lot of parallels between George Sodini and this unnamed shooter, such as attending PUA instruction and then realizing how impossible it is for a 58-year-old omega to suddenly start attracting younger women.

Of course, I could be totally wrong about everything.

UPDATE

“The shooter has a criminal history but it dates back several years, said Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft. He didn’t elaborate further.” This new information makes it less likely that this is beta/omega male rage and more likely that it’s regular criminal misbehavior. But it depends upon what’s in the “history.” Is it just a DUI that happened thirty years ago, or is it a lifetime of hardened criminal activity?

UPDATE

Found his LinkedIn profile. He sounds a little weird, but he is smart enough to write mostly proper English.

LAW DEGREE

His LinkedIn profile claims that he has a JD from a bogus Christian school called Faulkner University. I think this is an important lead. He’s smart enough to graduate from a 4th Tier law school, but later in life became a “drifter.”

TRAINWRECK

The plot of Trainwreck is described here in a single sentence: “Amy is a Manhattan Millennial who rides the cock carousel until she hooks a nice beta male to rescue her.” And the beta-male doctor is supposed to be happy that, having been celibate for the past five years, he is finally allowed to be able to provide financial support to a woman who during that time was having sex with dozens of alphas.

Given the topic of the movie, and that the shooter is a law school graduate from a Christian school who was never apparently married, I think this is looking more like a case of beta/omega male rage. But I would add that he shot at the wrong people. Instead of shooting at the people who actually made the movie, he shoots at schmucks who were passively being brainwashed while their hard-earned money was being transferred to the movie theater chain, Amy Schumer, and other stakeholders in the movie.

NOT BETA/OMEGA MALE RAGE

Houser was married.

Houser’s wife and other family members filed for a temporary restraining order against him in 2008, the Associated Press reports.

According to court documents, Houser “exhibited extreme erratic behavior and has made ominous as well as disturbing statements,” and “has a history of mental health issues, i.e., manic depression and/or bi-polar disorder.”

The court documents said Houser’s wife became “so worried about (Houser’s) volatile mental state that she removed all guns and/or weapons from their martial residence.”

The documents said even though he lived in Phenix City, Alabama, he had come to Carroll County, Georgia, where they lived and “perpetrated various acts of family violence.”

She later filed for divorce.

Sounds to me like he’s just some crazy guy.

The media will blame this on racism. The SPLC is already plugging that angle:

[Houser] promoted the disproven racist theory that a connection exists between race and IQ, and even promoted The Bell Curve, a book written by racist Charles Murray.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 24, 2015 at 8:14 AM

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  1. Mates, I’m a simple prole and I just can’t wrap my head around this. Say, Greece, a country that’s in a real mess and they don’t seem to have any of this beta/omega rage. Nobody is shooting anybody up over there. What’s wrong with this country?

    Yakov

    July 24, 2015 at 9:17 AM

    • I really wish I knew. It’s just pathetic. I think we need to bring back state funded sanitariums to lock mentally ill people up for starters.

      Sagi Is My Guru

      July 24, 2015 at 10:05 AM

      • ” I think we need to bring back state funded sanitariums to lock mentally ill people up…”

        Not a bad idea.

        Mike Street Station

        July 24, 2015 at 1:38 PM

      • No, no, that’s a terrible idea. Remember, this is a society in which any expression of dissent from the Chris Matthews/Whoopi Goldberg/Anderson Cooper line is termed “hate.” So just about every straight white man would be subject to the Nurse Ratched treatment.

        marty

        July 24, 2015 at 2:17 PM

      • Know who got rid of those? Right. Reagan.

        Yakov, the answer to your question is a matter of history. In the 17th – 19th centuries, Britain – in a bid to curb urban overpopulation – designated over 100 violations of criminal law as capital crimes, i.e., punishable by death. For many of the lesser of these crimes, one could obtain a stay of execution by moving to one of the colonies to work. And so began the mass export of criminals, the mentally ill, etc., to what are now U.S. shores. Canada put a stop to this around the late 18th century if I recall correctly, while America, by contrast, opened up immigration to feed first farm and then factory employment in the 19th century; the European continent, meanwhile, took advantage of this and were so kind as to open their prisons and asylums for us as well.

        Now those people have guns, whose ownership they claim is protected in perpetuity by a constitutional amendment intended for bygone days when settlers had to fight off Indians and large wild animals. Sane, it’s not.

        Viscount Douchenozzlé

        July 24, 2015 at 8:35 PM

      • “Know who got rid of those? Right. Reagan.”

        Mental hospitals were eliminated as a result of pressure from leftists who objected to treatment of mentally ill as paternalistic and exploitative (some of that is certainly true, but not for most hospitals + most patients).

        Panther of the Blogocube

        July 25, 2015 at 2:25 AM

      • There was a reason why sanitoria were closed. They were hell holes, totally ineffective, and it was shown that the psychiatrists couldn’t tell the sane from the insane. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosenhan_experiment It happened at Reagan’s behest. The homeless population increased a lot as a result. But this guy would never have been institutionalized at any time in the past. He wasn’t that kind of crazy.

        People who are deemed to be a threat to themselves or others immenently can be detained in a psychiatric hospital. But other than that nothing can be done. And that’s the way it should be. Unfortunately being so crazy you can’t take care of yourself is not deemed a threat to oneself and a lot of homelesss people are SCZ cases.

        A. Q. Khan Noonien Singh

        July 25, 2015 at 3:33 AM

    • Women in Meriprolestan generally suck, that’s why!!!!

      Furthermore, our country is one gigantic cesspool, not a mess, that’s a big difference!

      I was hanging out with a few French girls over this past weekend. We could at least talk about French Culture and even French Philosophy. What is it that you could talk about, with American White women, besides the usually petty consumption garbage of feasting, fawning and ALSO effing???

      JS

      July 24, 2015 at 10:12 AM

      • “I was hanging out with a few French girls over this past weekend.” How much did they charge you?

        Midsomer Murderer

        July 24, 2015 at 12:01 PM

      • A Meriprolestan hooker wouldn’t being able to have a cultural discussion with you, even if you’ve paid her top $$$!

        JS

        July 24, 2015 at 12:27 PM

      • if they think you’re attractive they will try to talk with you about everything. they’re just impolite so they minimize conversation with people they find unattractive.

        gain 20 pounds of muscle, drop down to 10% bodyfat. your life will be much better.

        swank

        July 24, 2015 at 1:42 PM

      • I”m sure there are dumb French girls too, but they probably don’t speak English very well. There are smart American women too, but maybe they just don’t want to talk to you.

        mikeca

        July 24, 2015 at 1:45 PM

      • There are women here in NYC who brand themselves as “dating coaches”, offering advice to unsuspecting men who paid them top $$$ for their consultation services.

        I’ve met quite a number of them lounging around the social scene in the Hamptons, with the moneyed Wall St types, sort of like what Thomas Gilbert Jr. does. Remember the guy who shot up his dad, because he refused to increase his monthly allowance.

        This alone goes to show what kind of society we’ve degenerated into, and where we’re heading from this point going forward.

        JS

        July 24, 2015 at 2:38 PM

      • I was hanging out with a few French girls over this past weekend.

        And then you woke up.

        French Philosophy

        No such thing.

        Rifleman

        July 24, 2015 at 3:14 PM

      • gain 20 pounds of muscle,

        And then you’ll attract dudes! Either gay guys or other dorks who will want to discuss your gym routine.

        Most advice from guys about what women really want is 180 degrees off.

        Rifleman

        July 24, 2015 at 3:17 PM

      • And then you’ll attract dudes!

        shuuuure. are you going to tell me about how looks don’t matter, next?

        swank

        July 24, 2015 at 4:53 PM

      • And then you’ll attract dudes!

        shuuuure. are you going to tell me about how looks don’t matter, next?

        I didn’t say looks don’t matter. Problem is too many of you guys tell women what they should want and don’t listen to what they really want.

        Women are NOT as into dudes who are obsessed with their own bodies as much as other dudes are.

        Women are more attracted to men who dress well and speak well than guys who “put on another 20 pounds of muscle”.

        Bulk up all you want, spend time with other dudes in the gym, talk to guys about your diet…..good luck.

        Rifleman

        July 24, 2015 at 6:20 PM

      • omen are NOT as into dudes who are obsessed with their own bodies

        guy, getting down to 10% bodyfat and gaining 20 pounds of muscle does not require “obsession.”

        Women are more attracted to men who dress well and speak well
        Bulk up all you want, spend time with other dudes in the gym, talk to guys about your diet…..good luck.

        keep telling yourself that. i “dress well” because i have a good physique, which makes my outfits look good. women think i speak well because i show up and look good. take the red pill already.

        swank

        July 24, 2015 at 6:48 PM

      • guy, getting down to 10% bodyfat and gaining 20 pounds of muscle does not require “obsession.”

        You and goofballs like you are never going to get to 10% or lower body fat. That is not realistic for you nerds. The point is it’s a typical misdirection by dorky males like everything related to PUA nonsense. It’s for males with aspergy/nerd tendencies who like numbers and rules and have minimal social skills and zero ability to related to women.

        keep telling yourself that. i “dress well” because i have a good physique, which makes my outfits look good. women think i speak well because i show up and look good.

        No you don’t. I doubt you look good or dress well or speak well.

        take the red pill already.

        Oh, come on with that red pill blue pill garbage. You sound like a sexless nerd!!!

        Rifleman

        July 24, 2015 at 11:29 PM

      • social skills? be like those you are around or keep your mouth shut and look good.

        your insistence on “social skills” and “speaking well” and strange resistance to the idea that being in shape has a positive effect on the opposite sex are much more typical of PUA types.

        swank

        July 25, 2015 at 12:05 PM

      • Yes. “social skills”, sartorial splendor, etc., are just jive talk of someone pretending there’s no such thing as CLASS.

        People like people like themselves in as many ways as possible. And that includes physical beauty. All love is narcissism. All sex is masturbation.

        Who has better looking wives? Rich and powerful men or good looking men? These are not mutually exclusive. Most men are blowsy “whales” themselves.

        Is rifleman a riflewoman? Impossibly high standards for men and none for herself?

        A. Q. Khan Noonien Singh

        July 25, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    • Greece has a lot of domestic terrorism. Maybe the violently inclined in Greece join up with terrorist groups rather than randomly shooting people. And maybe the hypergamy isn’t as pronounced there and beta males still have a decent chance at finding women.

      Interesting stuff on domestic terrorism here. This doesn’t seem to bubble up in the US news much.

      https://www.osac.gov/pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=17126

      peterike

      July 24, 2015 at 10:20 AM

      • And maybe the hypergamy isn’t as pronounced there and beta males still have a decent chance at finding women.

        Hypergamy isn’t “pronounced” anywhere except in the diseased minds of sexually insecure guys.

        The problem isn’t finding women. the problem is creepy, insecure, low quality males feeling entitled to women insanely out of their league.

        Average guys – real beta males – can find average girls….but some just don’t want them. Those women are too average.

        Omega males don’t deserve much of anything. They need to settle for a low level job, junk food, video games and pornography. Which most do anyway and are completely non-violent.

        Rifleman

        July 24, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    • The U.S. is 31 times the population of Greece. The press can make anything seem like an “epidemic” by reporting every single occurrence of it — like teachers having sex with students, or police shooting suspects wrongfully.

      CamelCaseRob

      July 24, 2015 at 10:24 AM

      • And it’s almost always a female teacher. Must be because of her student’s high status.

        A. Q. Khan Noonien Singh

        July 25, 2015 at 2:59 AM

    • The US has a much larger population, plus 4x as many guns per capita.

      Also, within the United States, how many of these shooters are of southern European or Middle Eastern descent, excluding Islamic terrorism? Every shooting I’ve seen has been either a northern European, a NAM, or an East Asian. Maybe HBD reasons for this.

      Hepp

      July 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM

      • Adam Lanza – Part Italian. I also don’t find any raging Jews on a rampage, except in Israel.

        JS

        July 24, 2015 at 11:37 AM

      • I also don’t find any raging Jews on a rampage, except in Israel.

        David Berkowitz, NYC omega Jewish serial/mass shooter. Son of Sam.

        Rifleman

        July 24, 2015 at 3:29 PM

      • He was adopted.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        July 24, 2015 at 4:39 PM

      • George Sodini was Italian American

        Rob

        July 24, 2015 at 3:47 PM

      • Also the Santa Monica College shooter was of Lebanese decent. His parents were immigrants.

        Rob

        July 24, 2015 at 3:48 PM

      • “I also don’t find any raging Jews on a rampage….”

        The worst person in the world is a Jew — former LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

        Mark Caplan

        July 24, 2015 at 4:13 PM

      • No, George Zimmerman is the worst person in the world, however he’s not Jewish, he just sounds Jewish.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        July 24, 2015 at 4:40 PM

      • oh yea, what was the story behind that Lebanese shooter? His family was Christian, if I recall correctly.

        Hepp

        July 24, 2015 at 5:26 PM

      • That’s right. How can I forget Sodini! LOL…

        JS

        July 24, 2015 at 5:31 PM

      • So is Dave Berko, a half Guido Jew mutt? He looks it!

        JS

        July 24, 2015 at 5:37 PM

      • He was adopted.

        LOL. I remember Howard Stern used to bring that up and say other Jews would mention that because Berkowitz was a shanda!!.

        Yes, he was adopted by a Jewish couple after being born out of wedlock to a Jewish mother by a Jewish father.

        Rifleman

        July 24, 2015 at 6:23 PM

      • Berkowitz was at least half Jewish. According to Wikipedia, that most reliable of sources, his birth mother was Jewish. His father was a man with whom she was having an affair. Though it is isn’t stated that the biological father was Jewish, his last name is Kleinman, which indicates that he very well could have been (ie, probably was) Jewish.

        Stealth

        July 24, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    • I’m sure if Greece had a 24/7 out of control media like the US does we’d hear plenty of crazy stuff just like we do in the US. Besides, the MSM is a cultural train-wreck. Take what it says with a grain of salt.

      swpl in sheep's clothing

      July 24, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    • Funny one should ask:

      America is unique among advanced nations in its harsh treatment of the less fortunate and its willingness to tolerate unnecessary suffering among its citizens.

      a society where the guiding principle is “no one owes anyone anything” is pointless. but it increasingly exists.

      of course, so-called “losers” with women are only losers because they cling to falsehoods about love and marriage. and then they go to PUA seminars where they get ripped off and told more lies.

      PUAs are right, but accidentally. i could summarize it all in one sentence: “game” works because “game” is lying.

      if you lie to a woman, convincingly, and convey a higher social status than you command…she will sleep with you. if you lie to an underling employee and say that your “management expertise” is worth more than their useful labor…you will successfully transfer value.

      lying is important in this society.

      swank

      July 24, 2015 at 1:32 PM

      • ‘ a society where the guiding principle is “no one owes anyone anything” is pointless. but it increasingly exists.

        Swank, the idea is that nobody owes YOU anything. This is a great American principal that had made this country great. It doesn’t mean that you don’t have obligations to society. There is probably more charity in America than anywhere else in the world. A true American is an independent, strong giver, not a receiver. Nobody gives more than America. It’s similar to the idea of Jews being a chosen people in a sense of having special obligations, not privileges. Personally, I love this American ideal a this is how I’d brought up my kids that nobody owes them anything.

        Yakov

        July 24, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    • What’s wrong with this country?

      So Yakov, to answer your question, the gunman was described as mentally ill.

      Here are few reasons why many men in America break down and descend into insanity.

      1) Breakdown of the family unit, even among the White demographic, where there is lack of cohesiveness in times of crisis.

      2) Shoddy counseling services, where mental health professionals get paid a meager salary of $30K/year, who have no incentive to help their victims.

      3) Lack of female companionship/sexual partners, or what Lion calls beta male rage, as the main motivator for their killing sprees.

      4) Women in the work force, basically putting quite number of idle men into obsolescence when it comes to jobs.

      5) Lack of social capital, including access to females, which are inter-related with the other reasons above. Americans are a very socially disconnected group

      6) White men seeing lower IQ racial minorities “taking over”, with all the influx of non-Whites and liberal policies that pander especially to blacks.

      Meriprolestan is quite a depressing place!

      JS

      July 24, 2015 at 1:38 PM

      • If we increase the immigration of hot single women from Ukraine, Czechoslovakia and Georgia while decreasing immigration of all males, we can prevent most of what you described. Flood the dating market with hot single ladies and make men happy. Women wouldn’t be able to be so choosy. If they lost a guy, they might not get another.

        Dave

        July 24, 2015 at 5:15 PM

      • Dream on, it won’t happen.

        Sometimes it’s better to break something than to fix it. Or in the case of a cesspool like America, your only option is to clean it up, which means getting rid of it!

        JS

        July 24, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    • >>Greece, a country that’s in a real mess and they don’t seem to have any of this beta/omega rage.

      Greece has its problems, and now they are broke, but Greek men still have balls and wear the pants. That makes all the difference.

      Daniel

      July 24, 2015 at 6:21 PM

      • * Most important, Greece has their illegals and non-Euro riff raff, but nothing takes the cake of American diversity!

        JS

        July 24, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    • Have an easy fast, Yakov

      Garr

      July 24, 2015 at 6:32 PM

      • Thanks, but the preferred wish is ‘have a meaningful fast’. You know, it’s the Temple that we are remembering here and this is a serious issue.

        Yakov

        July 24, 2015 at 8:03 PM

      • LOL LOL LOL

        At first I thought it was some kind of typo. Then when I got it, I laughed so hard, I cried.

        (no offense, Yakov)

        not too late

        July 24, 2015 at 9:17 PM

      • @not too late

        What’s funny?

        Yakov

        July 25, 2015 at 9:56 PM

    • Maybe it’s the sunny and dry Mediterranean climate. I an see how the humidity in Louisiana might drive someone nuts.

      Also, I’m skeptical about how much of a mess Greece is in. At the government level, sure, they’re in default, but that’s mainly because Greeks don’t pay taxes.

      Dave Pinsen

      July 24, 2015 at 10:12 PM

      • Dave – For a moment, I would agree with your assessment. Florida sucks and floridians suck, because of the humidity. Humid weather produces rancidness and the Caribbean stinks up because of this. Caribbean Hispanics, including Cubans are combative and unpleasant.

        JS

        July 27, 2015 at 12:31 PM

    • Greece is supposedly one of the most sexually satisfied countries in the world. They may be poor but they like their sex.

      Peter Akuleyev

      July 24, 2015 at 10:13 PM

      • Yep, seco did by my Greek friends.

        Yakov

        July 25, 2015 at 9:54 PM

    • That’s easy Yakov. This country is really many countries, and one of them is ruining it for everyone else. That country is the former Confederate States of America. No South. No problem. No guns.

      @soggy

      Right Sagi. Guns don’t kill people. Crazy people kill people. If only psychiatrists had the power of judges and juries then there would so much less crime. I mean every young black man is crazy.

      He said laughing.

      A. Q. Khan Noonien Singh

      July 25, 2015 at 3:15 AM

  2. Well, the victims were white, so this story will fade away pretty quickly. Obama will use it as another reason to call for gun control. We’ll get the usual spike in anti-gun hysteria, but that’s it. This isn’t especially pushing any SJW buttons, except maybe that it happened at an Amy Schumer movie.

    As for motive, the guy was a drifter, so I’m thinking standard crazy. He’ll probably say the demons in his head made him do it.

    peterike

    July 24, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    • “Obama will use it as another reason to call for gun control.”

      I think one of the movie goers offered a reasonable solution:

      Never going to movie theaters again

      — Keifer Sanders (@KeiferSanders2) July 24, 2015

      aandrews

      July 24, 2015 at 11:32 AM

  3. You can see from some of his social media posts, the guy was a complete loon. A lot of really fringe political rants. He was a drifter living out of a hotel with multiple disguises in his car as well. Looks to be a grade-a lunatic, but doesn’t mean omega rage didn’t play a part in it as well.

    Sagi Is My Guru

    July 24, 2015 at 10:03 AM

    • Reading unPC blogs like this and others on Lion’s blogroll, can do the same to those with less impulse control.

      JS

      July 24, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    • “A lot of really fringe political rants.”

      Left or Right? I can see already that the media will paint him as a “typical Conservative male” if he’s got righty fringe views. If they are Lefty, they will ignore it completely. I’m not interested enough myself to go look.

      peterike

      July 24, 2015 at 11:04 AM

      • Really a mix of both extreme fringe far left and right, but I agree that it’s a foregone conclusion the media narrative will be “Tea partier goes on killing spree”

        Bar_Back

        July 24, 2015 at 12:52 PM

  4. Maybe he decided to shoot up the Amy Schumer movie because he doesn’t like feminism and the way modern society encourages women to behave as crude whores?

    Hepp

    July 24, 2015 at 10:10 AM

  5. ” how impossible it is for a 58-year-old omega to suddenly start attracting younger women.”

    ….

    Not if he’s rich. But if he were rich, I guess he wouldn’t be omega, so that’s OK.

    Black Death

    July 24, 2015 at 10:28 AM

  6. These are white people. The media will frame it as gun violence and call for gun restrictions. We’ve seen this time and again, the media’s response is predictable.

    swpl in sheep's clothing

    July 24, 2015 at 11:13 AM

    • It is gun violence, and we do need gun restrictions. Every time I’ve been with a person who had a gun (always another white male, by the way), the imbecile at some point fooled around with it, shooting something in the backyard and/or pointing it at me. And, other than being white, these dudes ran the gamut – a 12 year old friend in the Boston suburbs with too many toys (including a .22) and too little supervision; a rather dim-witted off-duty cop who moonlighted (with his service revolver) at a bar I used to hang out at; a dude from Iowa I used to run a small newspaper with in Rhode Island, brandishing a zip-gun when we were drinking at his place one night; and my wife’s cousin during a Christmas visit to Texas who used his backyard as a shooting range while half-blasted on Coors. Every single one of them practically a neon sign that kept blinking “IRRESPONSIBLE CRETIN”. No civilian should ever be allowed to own a gun.

      Midsomer Murderer

      July 24, 2015 at 12:15 PM

      • @Midsomer Murderer: Every single one of them practically a neon sign that kept blinking “IRRESPONSIBLE CRETIN”.

        Hhhmmm…what does that say about you?

        E. Rekshun

        July 24, 2015 at 2:49 PM

      • Every time I’ve been with a person who had a gun (always another white male, by the way), the imbecile at some point fooled around with it,

        You need to improve the quality of people you associate with.

        I’ve never had the problems you encountered.

        Rifleman

        July 24, 2015 at 3:12 PM

      • I have to say that I know several gun owners and none ever pointed the gun at me.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        July 24, 2015 at 4:38 PM

      • None of my acquaintances act that way with guns. I suggest you stop hanging out with imbeciles.

        destructure

        July 24, 2015 at 3:58 PM

      • To be fair, I have known some gun owners who never brandished their guns at me. My father-in-law, for instance, is a retired Air Force colonel who owns three guns, and I have seen none of them, for which I am grateful. Also, when I worked in New York, the friend of a colleague – a body-builder type who grew up in Chinatown – used to target shoot at a gallery just south of Tribeca, and he would occasionally stop by our office, and once he showed us his automatic pistol. He was a responsible sort who was very careful with his weapon and never fooled around with it. He got a job with the NYC sanitation department, but I like to think he made the NYPD eventually. He was bright and strong and responsible. We need cops like that.

        As for that remark “Hhhmmm…what does that say about you?”, let it be known that I have encountered thousands of people in my life, and I have anecdotes I could share about hundreds of them, but few were gun owners. In other words, what I shared about four of these acquaintances says jack-shit about me. Even if you could judge a person by his acquaintances, you could do so only by the totality thereof, and even then, “E. Rekshun” (ironically named, for surely you are impotent), I very much doubt you would have the insight to draw any valid conclusions.

        And I don’t hang out with imbeciles, “destructure”. Not even the gun-pointers were imbeciles inherently (except maybe for the cop).

        1) The 12 year old with the .22 also had a pool table, a high-end train set, BB guns and an archery set, and shot off rockets in his enormous backyard. He was an only child whose parents both worked and who spoiled him like crazy. Any 12 year old boy, in that pre-Nintendo era, would have wanted a friend like that. He became an imbecile for the two seconds that he pointed his .22 at me (in jest, in fun, but still), but stopped being an imbecile once he pulled the gun away. But that was time enough for an accident to happen and accidents like that happen all the time.

        2) The guy I started the little newspaper with was a business connection. He was a salesman (and con man) of such exceptional gifts that the Providence Journal wrote an article about him without even knowing who he was. I was the public relations director of an electronic chemicals firm when I was in my twenties, and I hired him to print our marketing newsletter for us, and he did a damn fine job until his tendencies for self-sabotage kicked in. You see, despite his extraordinary sales gifts, he was a fuck-up and a bit of a sociopath at heart, and eventually we parted ways. But who can blame me for doing business with a dude who seemed like he was going places? At least I didn’t invest a million with Bernie Madoff.

        3) The cop at the bar I mentioned served as a bouncer at one of those places in Harvard Square where the “excellent sheep” quaff fancy foreign brews. I happened to have been bantering with some other folks at closing time, and that cop-bouncer emerged from his hole to shoo us out, good-naturedly pointing his pistol at us. I was told he was one of Somerville’s finest, but also that he was seriously dim. I didn’t hire the guy, and I sure was not responsible for his edgy sense of humor. Even if he was a cop though, his gun could have gone off. I’m told that happens a lot with cops.

        4) As for my wife’s cousin in Texas, I’m not accountable for my wife’s relatives either and I sure as hell didn’t choose them. He’s a former rodeo clown whose Mom pressured him to drop the love of his life because she couldn’t bear children and marry a girl he did not love just to crank out those grandkids, and he never really got over that and tends to hit the booze a little. Again, not my choice, not my fault, and no reflection upon me. And he did not point his gun at me, by the way, but was way too casual with the damned thing nonetheless.

        You dudes who judge others by a tiny subset of the people they have known should pull your faces away from your infernal smartphones and meet some people yourselves. You’re jumping on me like I yanked your copy of Grand Theft Auto out of your cold, dead hands. Sheesh!

        As for you, Lion, I have this question – were your gun-owning friends from New York or Arizona? If they were from both states, how did they differ?

        Midsomer Murderer

        July 25, 2015 at 10:37 PM

      • I’ve known gun owners in the northeast and in Arizona.

  7. Off topic, I want to begin reading a new magazine for education, political, financial stuff. If you were to recommend one magazine, what would it be . . . Formes, Bloomberg, Money etc?

    Sol

    July 24, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    • When I was 16 y/o, my Mom got me a subscription to Money magazine, and renewed it every year for thirty years. Every month, I get a solicitation to renew at a $10 annual rate. It was a good magazine when I was young and didn’t know anything about investing. It’s an easy and enjoyable read, but the articles are mostly just recycled over and over. I think I will renew just to have something easy to read on the spin bike.

      E. Rekshun

      July 24, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    • The Financial Times.

      map

      July 24, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    • Second the Financial Times. Ignore their political stuff, its junk.

      whiskeysplace

      July 24, 2015 at 11:07 PM

  8. Part of it was the infamy he gets from such a public act. If you are 58; a bit crazy; seeing things decline in your personal life and looking to make a name for yourself, the media will help you.

    bomag

    July 24, 2015 at 11:24 AM

  9. View at Medium.com

    This summary makes him sound like a mental case. Fan of the Wesboro Baptist Church? Wtf?

    Morris

    July 24, 2015 at 12:55 PM

    • The SPLC seems rather gleeful.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      July 24, 2015 at 1:56 PM

      • Ha!

        It’s funny and not funny at the same time.

        swpl in sheep's clothing

        July 24, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    • I find the idea that a 58 year old man who is a member of white nationalist political organizations and does not suspect that WBC is some sort of troll interesting. But maybe the general population is just stupid.

      Hippopotamusdrome

      July 24, 2015 at 7:27 PM

  10. “Instead of shooting at the people who actually made the movie, he shoots at schmucks who were passively being brainwashed while their hard-earned money was being transferred to the movie theater chain, Amy Schumer, and other stakeholders in the movie.”

    Weirdly, Judd Apatow (the director/producer), whose movies all seem to push some version of this general message, seems to have kind of a beta view of himself – he has occasionally made off-handed comments about his limited sex life in terms of number of partners. This is in spite of clearly having the combination of drive and good fortune to make it to the upper echelon of Hollywood. Leslie Mann, his wife, while by no means the hottest women alive, is still very beautiful and has aged well. They met when she was 27 and was auditioning for Cable Guy (and he was therefore in a relative alpha position of authority since he was the producer).

    So, where I’m going with all this is that maybe he buys into all this beta marrying the woman who previously rode the cock carousel thing because it worked out relatively well for him personally. I have no knowledge of Mann’s personal life in her early twenties but I assume she didn’t spend Friday nights crying alone at home with a quart of ice cream, so she probably had some level of experience. Unfortunately, this life plan tends to be much less effective for the average dude who isn’t a Hollywood producer.

    It’s kind of like that one couple from your high school that met their soul mate in 9th grade and then pushes abstinence before marriage as a one-size-fits-all guide.

    Jokah Macpherson

    July 24, 2015 at 1:08 PM

    • Unfortunately, this life plan tends to be much less effective for the average dude who isn’t a Hollywood producer.

      How about “average dudes” find “average women”!!! instead of feeling entitled to women out of there/your league???

      Average American women aren’t as “slutty” as you fear they are.

      Interesting how many sexually inadequate creeps out there claim women are all sluts and are riding the “cock carousel – to use their gross homo-erotic phrase – and yet apparently these women don’t want THEM!!.

      Sluts for every dude except the poor widdle Nice Guy!!!

      Rifleman

      July 24, 2015 at 3:08 PM

      • This is a huge misunderstanding about how the sexual marketplace actually works. The manosphere people believe that women are afflicted by hypergamy, that is, women are wired to trade up. That is, every women who is a 5 wants a man who is a 5.1 or better; a 6, a man who is 6.1 or better, etc.

        This is why in any observable environment you see a lot of mismatched couples, where the guy looks like he can do better than the woman he is with.

        Simply put, there are no average women for average men because average women are all competing for men that are basically out of their league.

        The reason why female hypergamy is rewarded is because of the vast sexual marketplace, where women can sleep with men that are out of their league (marriage is a different story) because their is a shortage of women in the league of the men they are sleeping with.

        map

        July 24, 2015 at 5:49 PM

      • French women are generally average in looks, more so than Meriprolestani women. Many women in the states are disgusting, not because they really don’t give men time of the day, but because they lack any sense of feminine finesse, and are just hedonistic consumption bots. * Hint – how some of Lion’s readers dislike blacks for their low impulse control, because their life revolves around the next fix of pleasure.

        JS

        July 24, 2015 at 5:51 PM

      • This is a huge misunderstanding about how the sexual marketplace actually works.

        You write that and then follow it up with complete nonsense!

        Your views on the “sexual marketplace” are complete fantasy that you and other White male sexual losers construct to rationalize your own failures.

        Average dudes are with average women all over America and in every age group ALL THE TIME!!! What planet are you on?

        There is no more “hypergamy” among women then a comparable behavior among men. Plenty of older dues are trading up for young women.

        Simply put, there are no average women for average men because average women are all competing for men that are basically out of their league.

        Simply put, ? Simply WRONG! It’s amazing how sexual frustration and failure can cause males to make such irrational and blatantly false comments and then expect normal people to believe it.

        Rifleman

        July 24, 2015 at 6:33 PM

      • you’re right that men want women who are out of their league.

        but it’s a simple fix. just be in shape. have muscles. have abs.

        no one wants to believe it’s that simple. it is! women are shallow, sorry to say.

        the most hedonistic women are the hottest women.

        but the hottest women know who to lie to.

        swank

        July 24, 2015 at 6:51 PM

      • Average American women aren’t as “slutty” as you fear they are.

        creeps out there claim women are all sluts and are riding the “cock carousel”

        Cock Carousel illustrated in stastics below.

        Age at first marriage USA women 27

        Women’s sexual partners
        sexual partners since 18 for women ages 30-35
        0 3.4%
        1 23.8%
        2 15.8%
        3 10.5%
        4 6.9%
        5 9.5%
        6-10 19.6%
        11+ 10.5%

        5+ 39.6%

        Percentage of All Births that Were to Unmarried Women

        White non-Hispanic 29%

        Age (all races)
        20-24 = 65%
        25-29 = 36%

        Bristol Palin — Second Out Of Wedlock Pregnancy

        Pregnant Bristol Palin Shows Off Tiny Baby Bump in Selfie: See the Photo

        Toad

        July 24, 2015 at 9:47 PM

      • 1950 called. It wants its values back. Your point WAS valid back then, it is not now.

        1. The “average” woman is a fat whale. Obesity is epidemic, and hits women harder than men, as women tend to be more sedentary and have a harder time shedding weight.
        2. The “average” woman wants Alpha males just like every other woman. If she’s only a bit overweight but not beautiful, she can have an occasional fling with an Alpha dumpster diving, and that makes her an Alpha Widow. Example: Monica Lewinsky still pining in public for Bill Clinton.
        3. The average woman therefore has FAR MORE sexual partners than not only the average man, but beautiful women. A merely cute chick has to put out IMMEDIATELY and be ultra slutty to attract the passing interest of an Alpha male. [Its baked in the cake she won’t get commitment though she fools herself.] A beautiful woman chooses only the most Alpha men, and she knows shes beautiful by both looking in the mirror and seeing heads turn. The average man by contrast has no real sexiness because for men that’s status/charisma/dominance, and so will have a fraction of the average woman’s.

        Average women are a BAD BET for Average Men, and worldwide in industrial nations birth rates are falling and men are checking out into Otaku land because:

        A. Too many sexual partners makes average women unable to pair bond with an average man. She settles seethingly and resents his every bit of beta male unsexiness: lack of dominance, lack of creating fear in other men, lack of charisma and sexiness and other women wanting him.

        B. Alpha Widowhood where a woman gets fixated on massively Alpha guy she had early on.

        C. The relative obesity and late marriage means a woman is a crapped out Fiat at Ferrari prices. Divorce risk, divorce penalties, lack of any real desire.

        Where this ends is in the Black community — where r selection means men spread their seed, early and often, and invest zero in kids that may or may not be theirs and women are all single mothers. With a mixture of Japan style Otaku with imaginary Anime girlfriends who never cheat, never get fat, don’t pine for other men, and don’t seethe with resentment at beta male behavior learned and encouraged by society over a lifetime.

        Yeah I know, your selling point is “man up you losers and wife up those sluts” but that’s a poor bit of salesmanship. Telling a man to get married and divorced to some war pig because he’s a loser unlike you is not exactly a winning hand.

        It is however a great WWE heel turn.

        whiskeysplace

        July 24, 2015 at 11:26 PM

      • Rifleman is dead right, but all you NYC betas have become too cynical for life by living in that hell hole.

        Bar_Back

        July 25, 2015 at 1:01 AM

      • This alpha beta stuff and men aren’t sexy? How do you explain that 3% of men get turned on by other men? Chimps, male and female, are total sluts. Even though there’s an alpha gorilla, the betas and omegas are just as successful in reproduction. Are humans more like apes or wolves? Ooo! Ooo! Mista Kotter!

        Here’s the real deal…and it’s true of men too. Whatever he (or she) looks like, if he’s beneath you in social class/status intelligence or he has a girly voice or is otherwise effeminate she’s gonna be turned off. Men and women want the same thing…someone like themselves + good looks. Gold diggers are consciously digging gold…it’s not because Daddy War Bucks turns them on.

        A. Q. Khan Noonien Singh

        July 25, 2015 at 2:39 AM

      • As far as i can tell rich and powerful men do NOT have especially good looking wives. But good looking men DO! Physical attractiveness is yet another means whereby people identify themselves/distinguish themselves.

        A. Q. Khan Noonien Singh

        July 25, 2015 at 2:45 AM

      • Rifleman is dead right, but all you NYC betas have become too cynical for life by living in that hell hole.

        Yes, NYC is an alpha +++++ city!

        One big big difference between NYC and SF in regard to the bar scene/nightlife and street life in general, is this:

        The Big Apple boasts a large percentage of desirable women and a small percentage of desirable alpha men. SF would be the same in regards to the men, but not with women. Further, there are hardly any Asian men, both East and South Asian types in the social scene of NYC, which the opposite is true for SF. It’s obvious, and you don’t need to be a genius to figure this out!

        JS

        July 25, 2015 at 10:50 AM

      • NYC is not an “alpha city”. It is a city whose culture at its very core values activity – being and acting “busy” – over accomplishment, appearance over content, quality, and values; a city that incomprehensibly maintains its reputation as a world cultural center despite being vastly inferior in that regard to London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, and Moscow; a city packed to the gills with an ever-enlarging population of third world peasants whose public spaces and services are barely maintained any marginally better than the average third world capital. To the extent that these traits correlate with the American perception of what “alpha” is then perhaps it’s accurate – but certainly not by any standard of real civilization.

        And I’m from an “old” New York family, so I get to say this. It’s a shithole, and it has always been a shithole.

        Viscount Douchenozzlé

        July 27, 2015 at 1:08 PM

      • Viscount Douchenozzlé – If you read comments, I said Merirprolestan’s noble values of petty consumption are viewed with scorn in the Old World. So yes, you’re correct. NYC is a sh*thole, but it is the home to prestigious Wall St, BIGLAW and the Media, value transference industries that are lauded by many of the Lion-O-Sphere.

        JS

        July 27, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    • What’s 27 in Hollywood years? If Mann is like everyone else, she’s a veteran carousel rider who settled as the clock started to run out. Well, at least she didn’t dither until 35.

      Oh, and she’s an actress. As Marilyn Monroe may have said, “I spent a lot of my early career on my knees”.

      Glengarry

      July 26, 2015 at 7:18 AM

  11. Apparently he was a Tea Party Nation member.

    http://heavy.com/news/2015/07/john-houser-lafayette-shooting-louisana-movie-theater-shooter-gunman-dead-suicide-record-photo-family-wife-girlfriend-children-criminal-white-job-facebook-video/

    This is the white whale of liberals. There will be no equivocating about his motives..”we just can’t know///”

    Mike Street Station

    July 24, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    • Oh boy, here we go. Yet his actual action had nothing political about it. He just randomly shoots in a theater, not knowing who he’s killing. Still smells like he snapped. The fact that he may have been a hard-core right winger is only more reason to snap since those people actually see how their world is being destroyed and know they can do nothing about it. But the media is hardly going to run with that storyline! “Killer frustrated that nation being taken away, race replaced.”

      peterike

      July 24, 2015 at 3:36 PM

      • his privilege was being challenged

        Bar_Back

        July 24, 2015 at 6:03 PM

  12. Okay… I was wrong about guns. The media is using this tragedy to go after the altsphere/manosphere/reactionarysphere! das racis, dey white, AND they have guns!

    swpl in sheep's clothing

    July 24, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    • it’s really pretty disconcerting

      Bar_Back

      July 24, 2015 at 6:02 PM

  13. In his defense, he was at a Trainwreck screening. Who, I ask you, would convict?

    Glengarry

    July 24, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    • His mistake was not shooting Amy Schumer instead

      jack

      July 24, 2015 at 9:30 PM

      • “Your honor, I was triggered.”

        Glengarry

        July 25, 2015 at 8:19 AM

  14. The SLPC release doesn’t say “written by racist Charles Murray,” it just says “written by Charles Murray,” although it does call the theory racist. Maybe it was toned down after you read it?

    Sheila Tone

    July 24, 2015 at 9:57 PM

    • I copied and pasted it. Someone must have edited it.

      • Maybe Charles Murray contacted them, and reminded them that he was in an interracial marriage and has children from it.

        Dave Pinsen

        July 25, 2015 at 12:38 AM

  15. Speaking of Amy Schumer, she got really hostile with a male radio personality in Australia when he called her character in Train Wreck a skank: http://mashable.com/2015/07/23/amy-schumer-interview-skanky/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link

    The girl Mashable writer sides with Schumer, of course, but she doesn’t come across well to me in that clip.

    Dave Pinsen

    July 24, 2015 at 10:14 PM

  16. Muslims killing people in the US has resulted in: the Empire State building lit every year for EID, various groveling, “Islam is a religion of peace” and other lies. Black people rioting and killing Whites has led to massive and unprecedented surrender that even the French thought excessive.

    If a bunch of lone Whites go Anders Breivik, won’t the same thing result? After all Elites love to surrender to violence and having done so repeatedly to Muslims and Blacks, aren’t they just begging Whites to do the same?

    whiskeysplace

    July 24, 2015 at 11:30 PM

  17. a lot of young girls who are big into body art like tattoos or piercings have father issues. maybe a 50 something guy could get some tats, shave his head, and get trendy thick frame glasses. that might attract some younger girls, worked for comedian david cross

    GM

    July 25, 2015 at 12:17 AM

  18. I’ll withhold opining until I hear what Donald Trump thinks about this first.

    Socially Extinct

    July 25, 2015 at 2:04 AM

  19. Don’t you all think this shooting is a little convenient? Just happened to take that Muslim Terrorist shooting off the newscycle, and look “tea party” its Alice in Wonderland all over again! Oh those crazy gungrabbing Grubers! Obama just happened to be bitching about how his greatest failure was stealing peoples’ guns – well American peoples’ guns, anyway. And suddenly the next day this happens! Wow, what a bunch of retards. Did you see all the tweets from twits about gun control right after they reported this? Great lack of self-control there dummies. Yes Sandy Hook there is a conspiracy. Been Ghazi?

    Joshua Sinistar

    July 29, 2015 at 2:30 PM


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