The mass shooting derangement (MSD) syndrome, PC, and the modern liberalism (socialism) ethos that created them! by Miguel A. Faria, MD

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Note: After the tragic Parkland, Florida, high school mass shooting on Valentine's Day, there are lessons still to be learned about these killers seeking the limelight and celebrity status and the possible causes behind the morbid motivations that animate them. This article then is very apropos now and unfortunately not for the last time.

Che Guevara, an icon of the left, thought that socialism and egalitarianism would create a “new socialist man” dedicated to the common good without the need of material incentives to work and live. Che lived long enough to see it did not, although he persisted. Socialistic policies have instead created deranged individuals who resent the success and blame others for their failures, and at some point become killers.

It does not bode well for us as a society that we have a broken criminal justice system with revolving prison doors that panders to criminals and forgets the victims. We have the popular culture of Hollywood, which led by producers like Harvey Weinstein and actors like Kevin Spacey, glorify antiheroes. We have a mainstream liberal press that sensationalizes crime and grants celebrity status to mass killers, while it has moved so far to the left that it has become a propaganda organ of the Democrat Party. It glorifies sex, vulgarity, and violence, and then clamors for gun control and not crime control. And if the popular culture glorifies antiheroes, the media sensationalizes mass murder: Every shooting rampage is supposedly the “worst case of a single shooter in the workplace” or the “deadliest case of multiple shooters in a school place incident,” or some variation thereof.

So deranged killers end up with various motivations, from psychopathic hatred in their hearts to competing with each other for sociopathic ghastly notoriety. Some of us outraged by the heinous acts sometimes also get caught in the sensationalizing and only come to our senses when out of the mayhem the media suddenly calls for more gun control. One journalist even called for gun control after the Halloween New York truck terror attack!

It does not bode well that the socialistic egalitarian ethos promulgated by the liberal press, the progressive academic establishment, and the popular culture, has so permeated our society that when borderline individuals and outright malcontents, are not able to reach for the stars and succeed to the grandiose dreams promised them by the intelligentsia, they blame society and seek deadly revenge in others.

Men have been told they are equal, and because of the limits of public education, the meaning of the phrase has not been explained to them that they are equal in front of the law and in their freedom to pursue happiness, but not in looks, IQ, motivation, intellect, industry, or what they ultimately attain in life. When their great expectations are not fulfilled and their delusions come crashing down, they seek victims because they believe they have been cheated.

So on October 1, 2017 we had the Las Vegas shooting because of a man with the aspiration of being a “successful high-stakes gambler,” turned out to be a loser, who had lost “quite a bit of money on his gambling.”

And on October 31, 2017, we had the Halloween truck massacre in New York City, where an Islamic terrorist plowed into a crowd in the name of jihad and ISIS. Why are we allowing all of these potential and actual terrorists into this country? It is utter madness. We must implement drastic security measures against the enemy so that we can preserve our way of life and freedom. Yet Texas Hero John Langendorffour borders are porous if not wide open, and President Trump is not allowed to exercise his prerogative as commander in chief with his order to ban immigration from countries with strong ties to terrorism in order to safeguard our national security. Not even profiling of potential Jihadists is allowed in our airports or highways because of fear of violating ethnic rights of suspects and other PC inanity. What about the rights of the community and national security?

We have yet suffered another tragic mass killing: A young man dressed in black and armed with a Ruger AR-556 rifle entered the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on November 5 and opened fire killing 26 people and wounding 20 other parishioners. No one who was at the church was untouched by death and destruction. The gunman fled the church but was pursued by two armed citizens. Thankfully those two Texas heroes ended what could have been a series of massacres by another deranged malcontent.

Why was this man in possession of a firearm? If someone has a military conviction and is dishonorably discharged from the military by US federal law, he forfeits the right to own firearms. In fact the shooter had tried to get a gun license, and the Texas Department of Public Safety denied it. But the Air Force failed to report the guilty verdict to the FBI that would have placed him in the Texas Hero Stephen WillefordNational Instant Background Check System (NICS). So because of the failure to report the system failed once again, despite the $1 billion dollar per year cost, compliments of the American taxpayers.

The mass shooting derangement (MSD) syndrome is a psychopathic-sociopathic character disorder created by the politically correct nonsense and the progressive modern liberalism (socialism) of the last several decades, particularly since the 1990s. Those who survive need to know that they would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, face capital punishment, or be locked up in a mental facility for life. And if so, they will be stigmatized and studied as the homicidal freaks of nature they are.

I would be remiss if I did not admit to and express openly some feelings of apprehension regarding the fact that after all the figures are analyzed, there might actually be a cluster of increased incidence of mass killings for the year 2017, whether arising from deranged mass killers, jihad-inspired terror, or the political hatred of the left. They are all ramifications of the malignant socialistic, egalitarian ethos that pervades the world and particularly the United States.

There is no doubt in my mind the progressive zeitgeist of the last several decades have contributed immensely to the MSD syndrome: the institutionalization of government dependency; the nauseating and depraved popular culture on TV and cinema, especially the garbage coming from Hollywood; the incitement of the politics of envy and class warfare hatred by political demagogues (constantly underscored and hammered in by the academic establishment and the mass media) — all have been major contributors to this alienation and derangement disorder we see so clearly in America.

All the politically correct nonsense, such as gun free zones, zero tolerance for guns (including, ludicrously, water guns and even pictures of firearms, all banned in schools and which have resulted in young children been suspended from schools) must cease. Demonizing guns, inanimate objects, at the same time that criminals are pandered in the criminal justice system — must stop! More armed good citizens are needed in crowded places, including teachers in schools and ministers in churches.

The nonsense political correctness and the socialization of American culture have to end, or we will all have to be carrying concealed — locked and loaded!

Written by Dr. Miguel Faria

Miguel A. Faria, M.D. is an Associate Editor in Chief in socioeconomics, politics, medicine, and world affairs of Surgical Neurology International (SNI). He is the author of Vandals at the Gates of Medicine (1995); Medical Warrior: Fighting Corporate Socialized Medicine (1997); and Cuba in Revolution — Escape From a Lost Paradise (2002). His website is

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This article also appeared in GOPUSA on November 13 and in the Telegraph (Macon) on November 14, 2017. Republished on February 17, 2018.

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Gun-violence restraining order (GVRO)

A Gun-Control Measure Conservatives Should Consider” By David French, February 16, 2018, National Review Online

... What if, however, there was an evidence-based process for temporarily denying a troubled person access to guns? What if this process empowered family members and others close to a potential shooter, allowing them to “do something” after they “see something” and “say something”? I’ve written that the best line of defense against mass shootings is an empowered, vigilant citizenry. There is a method that has the potential to empower citizens even more, when it’s carefully and properly implemented. It’s called a gun-violence restraining order, or GVRO.

While there are various versions of these laws working their way through the states (California passed a GVRO statute in 2014, and it went into effect in 2016), broadly speaking they permit a spouse, parent, sibling, or person living with a troubled individual to petition a court for an order enabling law enforcement to temporarily take that individual’s guns right away. A well-crafted GVRO should contain the following elements (“petitioners” are those who seek the order, “the respondent” is its subject):

1. It should limit those who have standing to seek the order to a narrowly defined class of people (close relatives, those living with the respondent); 2. It should require petitioners to come forward with clear, convincing, admissible evidence that the respondent is a significant danger to himself or others; 3. It should grant the respondent an opportunity to contest the claims against him; 4. In the event of an emergency, ex parte order (an order granted before the respondent can contest the claims), a full hearing should be scheduled quickly — preferably within 72 hours; and 5. The order should lapse after a defined period of time unless petitioners can come forward with clear and convincing evidence that it should remain in place... Read more here

Garbage in, garbage out (so with violence)

Submitted by email...

Of course I agree entirely. I’m about to post my own response [to this latest shooting]. But in the end, it comes down to people. In my public high school in San Francisco, ROTC had a rifle range in the basement. I was taught to shoot a .22 (NOT an air gun) by a master sergeant who had been a lieutenant in WW2. He had the Combat Infantry Badge, the Purple Heart, and the French Fouragere – indicating that his entire unit had been awarded the Croix de Guerre.

Do you think, just possibly, that when he handed me my first gun, I formed a different idea of guns than if I had received it from the local gang leader, or bought it after spending countless hours playing violent video games? In computers they say GIGO, garbage in, garbage out. How about VIVO, violence in, violence out? Regards!

Dr. David C. Stolinsky
Editor at large

Conservatives and Liberals Have Different Approach

Hollywood helps create the carnage that they so claim to deplore. They do indeed "glorify antiheroes," and their actions, which are so often against morality. Destruction and murder are of no consequence or even humorous. When their is no Natural Order, God, or at least some moral and transcendent relationship between humans, then the ends justifies the means.

Right after the Los Vegas shooting, Melissa McCarthy, Julianne Moore, Elizabeth Banks, Laura Dern, Adam Scott, and singer Sheryl Crow begin demanding government gun control. The appeal is emotional, not logical either. Instead of banning "bump stocks," which could probably be accomplished since they allow rifles to function as an automatic weapon and could therefore be treated as such under the 1930s laws; instead they seek to ban all mean-looking semiautomatic rifles. They will claim these semiautomatics are automatics, that they are military weapons (No military I know of uses semiautomatic weapons), or even no one needs such a weapon--as though they alone should be the sole judge. But they will "feel" better, emotions will calm. Yes, the government is doing something, regardless the logic.

Another good example was the Muslim terrorist in NY who used the truck to murder civilians, and as you point out, rather than ban trucks since banning is the automatic response from liberals, they fall back on gun control. Totally illogical if one seeks to halt other crimes by vehicle. However, this is very logical if the actual goal is to take away individual right to bear arms one gun-type at time.

Movies will continue to depict these actors slaughtering people, shooting them for fun. Rare indeed does one ever see any emotional consequence for the shooter, the victims, or the victim's families. Hollywood bears some responsibility, I am convinced, and giving some speech in a video does not absolve them.

In the end liberals look to government to resolve every crisis; they are mommy and daddy. Conservatives seek their own means to resolve the crisis. Liberals scream to the sky or rail against law abiding citizens while conservatives know this is not a perfect world and seek a deeper understanding through their higher power.

Time to get a gun!

Time to get a gun says Miranda Lambert. We agree! Watch this video.

U.S. Capitol heroes honored!

"Congress Honors Officers Who Responded To Attack" by the A/P, November 9, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Thursday honored five officers who "ran toward the threat and stopped it" when a gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball practice in June, gravely injuring House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

Gathering in the U.S. Capitol, leaders of the House and Senate paid tribute to the five officers who initially responded to the attack, presenting them with the U.S. Capitol Police Medal of Honor, the agency's highest honor. The medal is awarded to those who exhibit great courage and voluntary risk their life to help others.

The officers honored were Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Griner of the U.S. Capitol Police and officers Nicole Battaglia, Alexander Jensen and Kevin Jobe of the Alexandria Police Department. The latter were the first officers from an outside law enforcement agency to receive the honor.

"These men and women we're honoring today ran toward the threat and stopped it, and we can't ever thank you enough," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

Scalise, 51, was seriously wounded when he was struck in the hip, and the bullet tore into blood vessels, bones and internal organs.

Relying on two walking sticks to help him move, Scalise told the officers that their actions prevented a deadly attack similar to the recent massacres in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, Texas.

"That day on June 14th could have turned out the exact same way. We all know what the outcome would have been if not for the heroism and the bravery of the men and women on this stage," said Scalise.

Officer Bailey's mother traveled from Brazil to attend the ceremony at the Capitol. Scalise had a message for her. "Your son saved the lives of over a dozen members of Congress and the staff that were out on that ball field that day...”