Saturday, May 9, 2009

WHO ELSE PULLED THAT TRIGGER?

A very disturbing article by Robert Lindsay titled The Smearing of Mark Lepine made us think about those who secretly approved of the killer but didn't say it because they were afraid of the power of feminism in the media. Remember that in the 1980s, they were so powerful that no one dared disapprove of them openly. It has changed a lot since. So, the question we ask is how many secretly approved of the killer's motive at the time, but not of the deed of course.

There were wild rumors of commissionned officers and even the entire staff of non-commissioned ones of the first Canadian Airborne regiment celebrating Marc Lepine with much beer and alcohol one evening. It was implied in 1999 that divorced male members of the metropolitan police force may secretly side with the killer and his manifesto on some issues. I remember some of my friends who were horrified by the deed, but some days later uttered a loud YES in approval. The question we ask here about secret approval may be formulated somewhat differently and rather bluntly to: how many secretly pulled that trigger with him that night.

You may find Robert Lindsay's essay of April 16, 2009: The Smearing of Mark Lepine at http://robertlindsay.wordpress.com/2009/04/16/the-smearing-of-mark-lepine/

Lindsay begins by saying that Mark Lepine was a very bad man and a killer, that he murdered 14 completely innocent people, and that it was a hate crime that specifically targeted women. But he contends that the suicide note tells another story, namely that he hated feminists that had ruined his life but not all women, far from it. According to him, Lepine was an antifeminist but not a misogynist, and he adds that the media silence about this fact was overwhelming.

If we understand Lindsay correctly, Lepine’s rage was directed at feminists – not at females in general. He contends that International Feminism (a “conspiratorial” international network similar to so many others) went to great lengths to make Lepine’s rage at feminists look like a misogynistic Crusade. They changed a feminist hater into a misogynist in making crucial omissions and tampering with the facts (not acceptable in Lindsay's book).

Lindsay postulates that Marc Lepine probably did not hate women, but surely hated feminists, we know this. He insists that the two are not yet synonymous (thank God), and that Lepine’s homicidal rage at feminism was channeled very cunningly into a Ted Bundy-like hatred of all females by the opinion makers. So, the real debate about feminism was highjacked or never got started.

We will now quote Lindsay at full length here, who insists in ending on an outrageous note:


"I want to end on an outrageous note.
I don’t sympathize with the killer Lepine. But I sympathize with his mind. I agree! Kill the Western feminists! I mean that as a harmless intellectual sentiment, not as a call to action. .....
But in my heart of hearts, I am with Mark Lepine. I want to kill the Western feminists. I really do. Every last one of them."


Now that is a strong statement, one which has impact. It seems that to put that question was not so far fetched after all: WHO ELSE PULLED THAT TRIGGER THAT DAY?


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