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The latest mass shooting is all over the news. At a Maine bowling alley, Robert Card killed at least 18 people before fleeing and turning a gun on himself. While mainstream media rehashed all of the old gun control arguments, another tragedy unfolded in Colorado when a would-be mass shooter committed suicide rather than carry out an attack. According to the New York Post:
A heavily armed man killed himself rather than carry out an apparent plan to shoot up a mountaintop amusement park in Colorado, his body discovered in a bathroom next to words scrawled on the wall, "I am not a killer," authorities said Monday. Diego Barajas Medina, 20, was found dead in a women’s bathroom at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park by a maintenance crew on Saturday morning, before the park opened to the public. He died of a self-inflected gunshot wound to the head ... A message saying, "I am not a killer, I just want to get into the caves," was written on a wall of the bathroom where Medina's body was found lying on the floor, Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario said. Nearby was a handgun and explosive devices, some real and some fake, he said. The AR-style rifle was on a counter nearby along with a duty belt holding several ammunition magazines. ... A search of his room by law enforcement found nothing to indicate explosives or bomb-making, and he had no known criminal history or prior encounters with police.
This piece via cryptogon argues that the scientific basis for SSRIs is unsound and that there's a connection between antidepressants and mass shooters. This is something I've written about before, along with the mysteriously common involvement of government with mass shooters. Here's a quote from a previous blog post on the topic:
In 2016, an undercover FBI agent was found to have encouraged a would-be terrorist to go on a shooting spree. Seddique Mateen worked as an FBI informant for 11 years, right up until his son Omar opened fire on the Pulse nightclub in 2016. The Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, may have sold an airplane to a Defense Department contractor in 2013. ... I'm not suggesting that the government was responsible for these events. But its involvement is notable. Each case is unique, and some cases raise the question of whether an attack was allowed to happen. There is also the issue of government agents applying psychological pressure to would-be attackers, increasing their stress levels. Maybe even pushing them over the edge.
All of this makes me wonder about the recent case of Diego Barajas Medina. The unemployed 20-year-old was reportedly down on his luck and addicted to Call of Duty. He was very well equipped for an attack yet he killed himself rather than carry one out. Was there someone else involved, pressuring Medina to to something terrible?
In this particular case, I suspect that there was not. Medina was a poor kid who wanted to be a cop and was dressed to impersonate law enforcement. Although his life circumstances might've made him susceptible to manipulation, this doesn't seem like a Manchurian candidate situation at all. It's more likely just the sad death of a confused young man.
This reminds me a little of the recent Kennedy campaign incident where an armed man named Adrian Paul Aispuro was arrested for impersonating a US Marshall. Both cases involved men with questionable judgment and law enforcement fantasies. In neither case was a mass shooting actually carried out, though the potential was there. I couldn't find any information on whether Medina or Aispuro were taking psychiatric drugs.
It wouldn't surprise me to learn that Aispuro was being influenced by someone. He faces lenient consequences for his criminal conduct and is currently not in jail. Apparently fake cops with real guns aren't considered a threat to public safety. Fortunately, Kennedy has excellent security.
Read my novels:
- Small Gods of Time Travel is available as a web book on IPFS and as a 41 piece Tezos NFT collection on Objkt.
- The Paradise Anomaly is available in print via Blurb and for Kindle on Amazon.
- Psychic Avalanche is available in print via Blurb and for Kindle on Amazon.
- One Man Embassy is available in print via Blurb and for Kindle on Amazon.
- Flying Saucer Shenanigans is available in print via Blurb and for Kindle on Amazon.
- Rainbow Lullaby is available in print via Blurb and for Kindle on Amazon.
- The Ostermann Method is available in print via Blurb and for Kindle on Amazon.
- Blue Dragon Mississippi is available in print via Blurb and for Kindle on Amazon.
See my NFTs:
- Small Gods of Time Travel is a 41 piece Tezos NFT collection on Objkt that goes with my book by the same name.
- History and the Machine is a 20 piece Tezos NFT collection on Objkt based on my series of oil paintings of interesting people from history.
- Artifacts of Mind Control is a 15 piece Tezos NFT collection on Objkt based on declassified CIA documents from the MKULTRA program.