Monday, April 16, 2007

Black Op at Virginia Tech?

Eight hours ago, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history occurred on the campus of Virginia Tech. The unofficial body count at this writing now stands at 31, mostly students, a number of them foreign citizens, making this an international incident.

The cry for gun control has already begun, and will only intensify in the days to come. Many will succumb to the emotion of the moment and believe the propaganda. And there may be copy-cat crimes in the days to come that will underscore the need for our government—the same government that used 9/11 to justify war, torture, and the destruction of freedom—this same government will now be trusted to protect us. And how will it protect us? By taking away more freedoms, of course, starting with the Second Amendment.

The strongest antidote to this propaganda will be to inform as many as possible why we need the Second Amendment, and why the government seeks to take it away from us. To quote Thomas Jefferson: "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

And we should ask hard questions about the Virginia Tech shootings, and not accept the official explanation uncritically. And we should not be afraid to ask the big question, and ask it loudly: Was this shooting a black-op?

And if the answer is yes, should it surprise us? It would not be the first time that elements of our government have committed a false-flag operation or covertly sponsored a lone-nut gunman to further their criminal agenda …