Very enlightening story at Salon.com about the real motive of the Columbine killers. The FBI reveals that all the media handwringing about bullying and the trenchcoat mafia was a load of crap. The real story is that Eric Harris, in particular, wanted the whole world to acknowledge that he was the greatest, most powerful man on the planet. This wasn’t about doing a school shooting, it was about creating a earth-stopping event.
The killers, in fact, laughed at petty school shooters. They bragged about dwarfing the carnage of the Oklahoma City bombing and originally scheduled their bloody performance for its anniversary. Klebold boasted on video about inflicting “the most deaths in U.S. history.” Columbine was intended not primarily as a shooting at all, but as a bombing on a massive scale. If they hadn’t been so bad at wiring the timers, the propane bombs they set in the cafeteria would have wiped out 600 people. After those bombs went off, they planned to gun down fleeing survivors. An explosive third act would follow, when their cars, packed with still more bombs, would rip through still more crowds, presumably of survivors, rescue workers, and reporters. The climax would be captured on live television. It wasn’t just “fame” they were after—Agent Fuselier bristles at that trivializing term—they were gunning for devastating infamy on the historical scale of an Attila the Hun. Their vision was to create a nightmare so devastating and apocalyptic that the entire world would shudder at their power.
Harris disdained people becasue of their inferiority to himself. From his website:
“YOU KNOW WHAT I HATE!!!? Cuuuuuuuuhntryyyyyyyyyy music!!! . . .
“YOU KNOW WHAT I HATE!!!? People who say that wrestling is real!! . . .
“YOU KNOW WHAT I HATE!!!? People who use the same word over and over again! . . .
Read a f—in book or two, increase your vo-cab-u-lary f*ck*ng idiots.”
“YOU KNOW WHAT I HATE!!!? STUPID PEOPLE!!! Why must so many people be so stupid!!? . . . YOU KNOW WHAT I HATE!!!? When people mispronounce words! and they dont even know it to, like acrosT, or eXspreso, pacific (specific), or 2 pAck. learn to speak correctly you morons.
YOU KNOW WHAT I HATE!!!? STAR WARS FANS!!! GET A FaaaaaaRIGIN LIFE YOU BORING GEEEEEKS!
Columnist Dave Cullen reports:
It rages on for page after page and is repeated in his journal and in the videos he and Klebold made. But Fuselier recognized a far more revealing emotion bursting through, both fueling and overshadowing the hate. What the boy was really expressing was contempt.
He is disgusted with the morons around him. These are not the rantings of an angry young man, picked on by jocks until he’s not going to take it anymore. These are the rantings of someone with a messianic-grade superiority complex, out to punish the entire human race for its appalling inferiority. It may look like hate, but “It’s more about demeaning other people,” says Hare.
According to the experts, This is a classic picture of psychosis. According to the Bible, however, it is a classic picture of sin. Pride is the root of evil. It entered into creation at the fall of Lucifer, when the arch-angel became disenchanted with living under the shadow of the glory of God and wanted it all for himself. Satan’s belief that he is the one worthy of worship got Him kicked out of heaven. It continues to play itself out in Satan’s hatred of mankind. That same belief infects us all to some degree. When fully flowered and left unchecked it looks like Eric Harris. Rather than make us write him off as a kook or madman, this report should have us all looking in the mirror. There but for the grace of God go I…