Americans are justifiably horrified by the Las Vegas shooting, but far less horrified by just as horrifying and bloody killings done by its government around the globe. From Cognitive Dissonance at theburningplatform.com:
When I selected the name of my avatar here on Zero Hedge and began posting comments, then articles when I became a contributing editor, there was deliberate and conscious intent on my part to disturb the cognitive dissonance of the herd. Rarely do we personally grow unless sufficiently prodded with a poker.
My intent with this article is NOT to stick a finger in the wound and cause more pain. Not in the least. But “We the People” have an extremely complex, some might say insane, relationship with murder/death/kill. To put it bluntly, we have been deeply conditioned to believe certain ‘types’ of killing are just and righteous, therefore ‘legal’. More importantly, we believe that just about the only righteous killing can, and must, be conducted by the state and its duly appointed apparatchiks.
To be even more blunt….that’s screwed up. This article illuminates both the state’s, and our, hypocrisy.
WARNING!! Trigger alert. Do NOT read this if you wish to remain comfortable with your belief systems.
This is being written the day after the mass shooting in Las Vegas and it in no way diminishes the horror and suffering experienced by all involved. I cannot imagine what it was like to be watching an outdoor concert and suddenly find myself under fire with nowhere to run and no place to hide.
It was truly horrific, senseless and so very sad. Or as President Trump declared in his morning after address to the nation, this was “an act of pure evil”.
There is no doubt over the ensuing days, weeks and months millions of words will be spoken and written about this singular act of violence perpetrated upon an unaware and unprepared crowd of dessert revelers. From arm chair psychologists such as this author to so called ‘experts’, we will be bombarded with one part insight to every hundred parts nonsense.
No doubt the nonsense will prevail.
To continue reading: An Act of Pure Evil