The Morning After (no pill)

I continue to be puzzled by the Colorado Springs shootings. (For the record, I’m typing this at 11:11 on 11/28.)

The press has no clue either. No longer dependent on the Police, they have been unable this far to come up with anything on Robert Lewis Dear on their own.

This suggests, does it not, a lone actor? Maybe even a “loner”?

If he had a grudge against Planned Parenthood, why aren’t there bodies of PP employees stacked like cord-wood, and why did this drag out five hours? Why did he shoot a man in a parking lot? And why was he (apparently) sniping at people a quarter-mile away?

The lack of information doesn’t stop the press from publishing, though. What they publish is a mix of speculation about why someone might go shoot up a Planned Parenthood — whereas at this point what we know is that someone went on a shooting spree based in a Planned Parenthood. Only this, and nothing more.

Cast in a prominent role: Those Videos (of Summer and Fall), which videos

  • in English, exposed ghoulish human organ trafficking,
  • in PP-speak, “created a toxic atmosphere.”

The press that I’ve read isn’t particularly tilting toward one language versus the other.

I continue to suspect that the police know more than they’re telling, but the media haven’t turned up anything, either, on the shooter or his background.

Most puzzling. It doesn’t fit any pattern I can recall — or can imagine. Is this truly an act so deranged as to defy Monday-morning quarterbacking?

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“In learning as in traveling and, of course, in lovemaking, all the charm lies in not coming too quickly to the point, but in meandering around for a while.” (Eva Brann)

Some succinct standing advice on recurring themes.