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Will the Latest Fort Hood Shooter’s Name Be…

Winston Michael James Witherspoon III?

Or something slightly more Exotic, say along the lines of Abu Nidal?

Will this be labeled “Workplace Violence” again?

And, if so, will We stand for it?

And will the Mass Media point out that Fort Hood is one the most “Gun Controlled” Environments on Planet Earth?

Of Course not…

(Update: I’m Wrong!  Apparently the shooter (Ivan Lopez) was Mentally Insane….  That would have been my second guess…  But that certainly doesn’t rule out Terrorism just yet.  I also wonder what his favorite websites are?  Will we be lucky enough to get a Manifesto?  His Politics?  Stay tuned.)

(Update:  Ivan chews on Ambien and Loves Death Metal!  Who doesn’t?  I’m still waiting on the Political Manifesto…  or at least some statement regarding the Unfairness of the World.)


A Tale of Two Shooters

Just over  a year ago;

FORT HOOD, Tex. — Wearing a camouflage Army uniform and sitting upright in a wheelchair, the military psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage… – NYT

Yesterday;

A gunman opened fire on a security guard at the Washington D.C., headquarters of a conservative Christian organization only to be tackled and subdued by the guard whom he had just shot in the arm… – ABC News

The former shooter declared his actions were in defense of Islam and in protest of the American involvement in the Middle East.  It was declared by authorities to be “workplace violence”.

The latter shooter declared his actions were in protest of the Family Research Council’s stance on marriage.  The authorities declared this act “domestic terrorism”.

Please read the above last two lines again.

Anyone?  I have plenty of room in the comments section for explanations.

Is it because the Family Research Council shooter did not work for the organization?  If he had, would that have changed the act by means of motivation?  No?  Then how does this work exactly?

This is not about Islam any more than it is about marriage.  What it is about is intellectual consistency.  We seem to have a very poor relationship with that here in the U.S.