red dawn event is a wakeup call. I expect more to occur between now and the coming weekend.
As I mentioned earlier on this blog, I went to see The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR) with my 22-year-old son on the afternoon of Friday, July 20, 2012, at the only IMAX in southern Maine, the Cinemagic in Saco. Yesterday, the Maine State Police announced that the first Aurora copycat said he went armed to a showing of TDKR at "my" movie theater (for that's how we all feel about our local cinema).
Timothy Courtois was driving a brand new Mustang [like those driven by the Maine State Police] when he was stopped by a state trooper going 112 mph south on the turnpike, police said. Inside the car, police found an assault rifle and several handguns. They also found newspaper clippings about the theater shooting in Colorado Friday in which 12 people were killed during an airing of the new Batman movie.Courtois is an ironic French name specifically translated as a "refined, courteous, polite, or accomplished person," but is understood as the contrary of what it means.
[Maine State Trooper Philip] Alexander said he was already thinking about the potential for the Colorado shootings to trigger other incidents, and he took note of the types of weapons and other similarities. He noticed, for example, that Courtois bought the new Mustang on Friday, not long after the Colorado shootings.
[Courtois] told investigators he was speeding to New Hampshire to shoot a former employer.
Police followed up the traffic stop by searching Courtois' apartment at 344 Elm St., [in Biddeford, Maine] where they found boxes of ammunition and a larger arsenal of guns, including a fully automatic FN .308-caliber machine gun with a scope and tripod. It is illegal to own a fully automatic weapon without a federal firearms license. All of the other guns were legal to own, as long as they were not concealed.
Courtois, 49, has not threatened people in the past or been violent, but has had a few psychotic episodes when he stops taking his medication, said his brother Cory Courtois.
"He has a diagnosed mental condition," said Cory Courtois, who said he believes his brother suffers from bipolar disorder and manic depression. "When he was on medication, he had a normal life."
In Southern California, a man at a Sunday afternoon showing of [The Dark Knight Rises] was arrested after witnesses said he made threats and alluded to the Aurora shooting when the movie didn't start.The Tabor incident happened about 5:15 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2012, at AMC Norwalk 20 Theaters.
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were called to a cinema complex in Norwalk after moviegoers said 52-year-old Clark Tabor shouted: "I should go off like in Colorado." They said he then asked: "Does anybody have a gun?"
A security guard saw Tabor with a backpack on his knees in the second row, but deputies who searched the bag, the theater and its surrounding area did not find any weapon.
Separately, moviegoers in Sierra Visa, Arizona, panicked when a man who appeared intoxicated was confronted during a showing of the movie. The Cochise County Sheriff's office said it caused "mass hysteria" and about 50 people fled the theater.
Off-duty Border Patrol agents tackled Michael William Borboa, 27, who had a backpack with him, according to The Arizona Daily Star. Authorities said it contained an empty alcohol container and a half-empty moonshine bottle.
Borboa was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct, and threatening and intimidating.
The sound of the name Tabor rang a bell. A historical copycat. One week after Columbine, on April 28, 1999, one student, Jason Lang, 17, was killed, and another wounded at W. R. Myers High School in Taber, Alberta, Canada. This marked the first fatal high school shooting in Canada in 20 years.
Copycats follow patterns, as you have heard me say often on this blog and in my book. I predicted what might happen on July 20th, because of subtle, but obvious human behaviors. Joker copycats have existed in the wake of The Dark Knight and already exist in the aftermath of The Dark Knight Rises.
Surprisingly, a Joker copycat did strike at a theater in the past.
Michigan police officers were sent to a theater early Sunday, on July 27, 2008, to arrest Spencer Taylor, 20, (above) of Three Rivers, Michigan. At the theater the officers found employees restraining a man wearing a purple suit, a green wig and face paint in the style of Batman's nemesis Joker in the just opened The Dark Knight. He was caught trying to steal a large Batman movie poster. The next month, in court, Taylor was sentenced to one day in jail, 16 hours of community service and fined $685. Other charges were dropped.
Some anniversaries for July 27th include the defeat of Macbeth, King of Scotland, by the Earl of Northumbria on July 27, 1054. In 1890, Vincent van Gogh shot himself and died two days later. The Korean War ended in 1953 on this day. The horror of the Adam Walsh kidnapping and beheading occurred in 1981, at Hollywood, Florida.
Considering the London Summer Olympics are opening on Friday, July 27th, we might wish to pay close attention to this being the anniversary of the Centennial Olympic Park bombing. On July 27, 1996, during Atlanta's 1996 Summer Olympics, a pipe bomb exploded in the Centennial Olympic Park.
Eric Roberts Rudolph, the person who was eventually convicted of the bombing, put forth his political justification for the bombings in this April 13, 2005 statement:
In the summer of 1996, the world converged upon Atlanta for the Olympic Games. Under the protection and auspices of the regime in Washington millions of people came to celebrate the ideals of global socialism. Multinational corporations spent billions of dollars, and Washington organized an army of security to protect these best of all games. Even though the conception and purpose of the so-called Olympic movement is to promote the values of global socialism, as perfectly expressed in the song Imagine by John Lennon, which was the theme of the 1996 Games even though the purpose of the Olympics is to promote these despicable ideals, the purpose of the attack on July 27 was to confound, anger and embarrass the Washington government in the eyes of the world for its abominable sanctioning of abortion on demand.The plan was to force the cancellation of the Games, or at least create a state of insecurity to empty the streets around the venues and thereby eat into the vast amounts of money invested.
Coincidentally, the alleged shooter at the Aurora theater, James Holmes, is being held in the Centennial, Colorado, jailhouse, and appeared in the Centennial courthouse.
Colorado (Spanish for "red") is nicknamed "The Centennial State." Aurora is Spanish/Latin for "dawn." This is why I term the earthshaking incident of July 20, 2012, a "red dawn event," a milestone manifestation of unfathomable future dimensions.
The sound of a 27-ton bell — the largest harmonically tuned bell in the world — forged at London's 442-year-old Whitechapel Bell Foundry, which made London's Big Ben and Philadelphia's Liberty Bell, will open the ceremony at 9 PM London time. Remember Whitechapel is the old haunts of Jack the Ripper?
Rumors are floating about that as a promotion for the new 007 movie, Skyfall, a James Bond double will "fall" into the Olympics stadium. The opening will imitate a "green and pleasant land" described in William Blake's poem Jerusalem, which has been set to music and is regarded as England's unofficial national anthem. The underlying symbolism of "Jerusalem" would fill volumes.
What surprises will occur at the XXX Olympiad opening in London this Friday, July 27, 2012? I called it predictive preparatory planning to understand how past copycat patterns paint our futures. Will something violent happen at another showing of The Dark Knight Rises this Friday? Let's hope not. But let's not be too astonished by what happens. We have been washed over by an ocean of media waves coming from Aurora.