Wednesday, March 11, 2009

April 20, 2009: Be Alert!

The 10th anniversary of the Columbine incident is not to be taken lightly, especially in the wake of so-called rampage killings in Illinois, Alabama, Nevada, and Germany recently.

After the Amish school shootings of October 2, 2006, I was interviewed by various media about the copycat effect.

Bridget Brown of Toronto's Canadian TV online edition wrote the following, October 4, 2006:

"Coleman says violent offenders, intent on shocking the public, sometimes 'compete for the highest body count.'...the copycat crimes will likely slow down as we near winter. He says spring, and the anniversary of Columbine, could be enough to spark another cycle of tragedy."

Here's a snippet from Montana's Daily Inter Lake, for October 5, 2006:

"There is also the influence of cable news to be accounted for, as wall-to-wall coverage of shootings and murder could easily sway sick minds to think of killers as culture heroes. Indeed, researcher Loren Coleman believes copycats imitate previous violent attacks on a regular basis. He says school attacks follow a pattern after a media event in a day, a week, two weeks, a month, a year, or 10 years. 'Vulnerable humans have internal media clocks,' he maintains."

The spring, following the violent fall of 2006, was a cause for concern during the week near the Columbine anniversary. Then, unfortunately, in confirmation of my warnings (especially after the Dawson College through Amish shootings' media attention), on Monday, April 16, 2007, Virginia Tech "happened."

Now consider what we are in the midst of. Watch how this is being handled on the screens across America.

The 10th anniversary of the Columbine killings and double-suicides occurs on Monday, April 20, 2009, which is also the 120th anniversary of the birth of Adolf Hitler. Hitler died by his own hand, ten days after his birthday, on April 30, 1945, a mere 64 years ago. This year's ten day period will be a dangerous "red zone," in the larger high frequency time period of March through April.

April 26th is Hitler's right hand man, Rudolf Hess's birthday and the anniversary of the Erfurt, Germany school shooting in 2002, when Robert Steinhäuser killed 16 and then himself.

Murder and suicide are two sides of the same coin played out in going postal, workplace violence, shooting spree, and school shooting incidents, which are impacted by the copycat effect.

Being forewarned and aware is half the battle. Vulnerable, suicidal, homicidal youth need help and attention, long before it gets to the stage where they feel there's no turning back. Keep talking, take care, get people help, and remain alert, with your guard up.

A few bloggers may wish to demean the predictive insights of known patterns, but ridicule does not overwhelm the reality of history.


StrangEye said...


Did you ever look into the Harris - Klebold connections to Montauk and the MK-ULTRA remnants operating around there in the 80's and 90's?

I had looked extensively into that case 10 years ago.
One of their fathers - the exact one escapes me now, it has been 10 years and my notes have since been lost - I believe it was Klebold that was living in New York state around then - was involved with, I believe with the security of, some mental research (MKULTRA cont'd) projects around Montauk.

I thought it was interesting at the time that those boys had mentioned their plan for highjacking and crashing jets into New York city in their journals prior to the Columbine incident in April 1999.

Their journals, and excerpts from, were published shortly after the incident by various newspapers.

They may still even be available through

Wouldn't it be nice if the world was just so cut & dry as we like to imagine it is sometimes?


cryptidsrus said...

That;s some very interesting information there, StrangEye.

The term "MK-Ultra" always sends shivers up my spine.

A "vertical" event in a "horizontal" world.

Anonymous said...

SAMSON, Ala. – An Alabama district attorney says a gunman who killed 10 people and then himself in the worst mass shooting in the state's history was keeping a list of those "who done him wrong."

Coffee County District Attorney Gary McAliley (MAK'-uh-lil-ee) said Wednesday that investigators found the list in 28-year-old Michael McLendon's home.

Loren, I'm curious to know if the state's enacting of "revenge" killings such as the invasion of both Afghanistan and Iraq along with the "Axis of Evil" hit list figure into influences on copycat killings?

Also, do you think that our social Darwinist society, with its emphasize on competition over cooperation, its worship of wealth, its ever widening divide between haves and have-nots, and its de-humanizing effect on a working class who have become increasingly characterized as little more than tiny replaceable cogs in a monolithic corporate culture figure as equally into triggering killing sprees as any media coverage of past events?

ZHP said...

In regards to Columbine, the most thorough and revealing examination I have seen is "The Columbine Cause" by Evan Long. Taken together with Dave McGowen's finding of extensive, if not complete saturation, of sixties rock with military progeny it brings it home how much the occult military has shaped cultural events.
I believe Klebold said that in N.Y. they were "messing with his head".

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Anonymous said...

Spot On!

Anonymous said...

Another significant anniversary is May 3rd: