TV, video games, chatting online: inside the sick habits of the Florida gunman who “showed all the warning signs”

Serial television. Video games. Chatting with friends on Facebook. These and other habits are among the early warning signs that friends and acquaintances of accused gunman Nikolas Cruz report the troubled teen displayed before his February rampage at a Florida high school that left 17 dead and scores injured.
One neighbor, who encountered Cruz frequently in the last months before the shooting, said that Cruz mostly kept to himself.
“I’d be like, ‘hey, what are you up to’, and he’d be like ‘oh, I’m just going to go play some games’ or ‘I’m going to chat with some friends on Facebook’. He apparently really liked gaming and hanging out on the internet.”
“He really gave me the vibe that he spent as much time talking to people on virtual platforms as he did trying to engage them face-to-face.”
“He was really into some shows, he’d talk about that from time to time,” another neighbor revealed, pointing to Cruz’s interest in serial television. “I remember Game of Thrones and Walking Dead, those A&E and HBO type shows. I don’t know if he was into Netflix or not, but all things considered, I wouldn’t put it past him.”
“It was like TV was more important to him than having real friends,” the neighbor conveyed.”I get the feeling that he felt a little lonely sometimes. He was just filling his life with, you know, stuff. TV, computer devices, possessions, little trinkets, knives and things that brought him moments of joy, but nothing that really filled the void he was creating by not engaging others on a regular, healthy basis.”
Dr. Randall Kirger, Director of Sapphic Studies and adolescent psychology professor at Culvert Community College points to isolationism as a leading indicator of the type of emotional distress that leads teens into bouts of rage.
“This young man showed all the warning signs. People who watch a lot of television or Netflix, people who look at porn, people who spend a lot of time on their electronic devices or in the digital world in general, gamers, people who look at pictures of baby animals for comfort, these are the people who’ve isolated themselves so that they can create an illusion of control in all of their interpersonal activities. It creates a potent emotional cocktail, and those people  need to be on our radar.”
“Have you ever walked past someone and said “hello” and they never looked up from their phone or their tablet, never acknowledged that they had been spoken to at all? That person has blurred the line between fantasy and reality. That’s the person who could snap at any minute, and that’s when you need to say something. Call the police. Get that person some help,” Kirger instructed.

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Opinion: Statues Toppled For Young, White Photo Ops Should Be Preserved In a Museum

With social media creating a platform for the rapid spread of ideas, the 21st century has been a period of great social change in the United States. When the history books are written, this era will stand out as culturally significant on many levels, and largely due to the contributions of young, light-skinned Americans, who have led the charges of social change.
The recent phenomena of pulling down statues to afford young white people photo opportunities will stand tall among these cultural changes.
Let’s face it, once the lines of white kids who either watched or help tear these statues down and want photos or “selfies” with them work down, these bent-up, mangled, and broken hunks of bronze, iron, and concrete should be put on display in a museum to help represent the cultural contributions of young white people in the 21st century.
We can discuss any other possible merit of these statues all day, but does any of that really matter? This is the 21st century, and a progress movement and cultural shift can — and will — only be hampered by the notion that history should be allowed to stand in the way of the very selfie opportunities that will afford our youngest and most docile citizens social media “likes” and “thumbs up” feedback that is important to their development into successful, interdependent human beings.
What’s more, the “broken-statue photo” period may be the most inclusive of all the 21st century white cultural contributions. While also significant, Tebowing came with some level of religious exclusivity attached. In addition, “broken-statue photos” is better suited to young white people with stockier body types than “planking”, another earlier phenomenon. Because of their size, toppling statues and monuments is generally considered a team activity and is considerably less ableist than planking, since proper planking assumes some level of physical fitness.
It’s been argued in recent years that some of these monuments should have been put on display in museums, but the idea has been largely been immobilized by cost and the lack of young white photographs and selfies, as well as other, insignificant social and opinion related issues. Frankly, the cost and red tape involved with moving the statues would have been a blight on taxpayers. These helpful young citizens have solved the issue by eliminating the red tape and by removing the statues from pedestals themselves, as well as offering the statues some level of cultural importance by taking photos with the broken remains of the former monuments and plastering those photos across social media channels to gain a feeling of social importance. Prior to this, there was not a clearly defined significance to the monuments, aside from their presence in parks for decades prior. But, let’s face it, homeless people have been hanging around in parks for years, too, and no one wants to enshrine a dirty bum in a museum. This phenomenon is win-win for absolutely everyone involved.
I hope everyone joins me in the call to make sure these snarled-up hunks of bronze be properly put on display in museums to denote the cultural significance of white youths taking photographs with broken statues for social media likes.
Your individual state’s website should provide you with appropriate contact information for contacting state representatives who will certainly be glad to respond.

Is Your Cat Racist? Here’s How to Find Out

According to an article published this week on the CNN website, America’s feline community is experiencing a swell in racism and other feelings of general resentment.
The poll, released Tuesday, concluded that 100% of cats who identify as having conservative beliefs also harbor feelings of deep hatred towards minority communities, and could reasonably be classified as traditionally racist or neo-fascist.
The same poll, however, found that many of their human counterparts were oblivious to the bitterness and hate what their furry friends are feeling, leaving many to ponder: how exactly does one determine whether or not his pet is harboring ideological hate?
Trigger Alert enlisted the assistance of Opal Ford, a noted cat psychologist who recently published Feline Sociology: What Cats Do When Their Humans Are Absent — which has a chapter on feline racism —to help our readers better determine whether or not their cat is secretly hoping for “Gray Tabby Only” public drinking fountains.
Here is a bullet list of five things Ms. Ford suggested you could look for:

Is your cat’s fur usually white or orange?
White and orange are the preferred colors for cats to wear to communicate with other cats that they are united in opposition to race-mixing or integration. Some cats are also known to wear speed-lace military boots or red suspenders or to even shave the tops of their heads to communicate that they desire to seek out other racist cats in order to perform hate crimes.
Does your cat enjoy eating food from cans?
Your little bundle may be experiencing the delusion that he is enlisted with the Third Reich or a similar military regiment, eating from a knapsack and preparing to invade Poland.
Does your cat occasionally bury brown things in dirt, sand, or litter?
The Ku Klux Klan reports that pet membership is on the rise. Your cat may be pretending he is in a heavily wooded area recreating a ritual Klan burial. In fact, many cats have been known to sleep all day and then rise and become active in the evening and nighttime hours, which is traditionally the schedule upon which the Klan burns crosses on the lawns of those to whom they are ideologically or biologically opposed.
Does your cat occasionally go on rants about the extermination of the Jewish people, or rationalize the benefits of Adolf Hitler’s tenure of power?
He may just seem well read, but this is sometimes an indication of your cat developing an growing unease with Semitic people.
Did you register your cat to vote as a Democrat but he or she still voted for Donald Trump?
That fucking cat is definitely racist as shit! Anti-fa will be at your house in no time to smoke him out of your basement and flog him.

Facebook activist combats racism by telling everyone what pieces of crap white people are

Sick of racial attitudes in America, Facebook activist Tanner Nichols has now reposted over 100 articles and links on the social network to let all of his friends know what absolute pieces of crap white people are.
Nichols, a 25 year old Caucasian barista from Port Orchard, Washington, first became aware of black people in 2012, and recently became concerned about them again.
“Black people in America have a very distinct history. They’re a beautiful people who should be revered and fawned over like kittens,” said Nichols. “It’s disgusting how the filthy white racists have chosen a path of microaggressions and total intolerance. White people are the most disgusting group in the world, wallowing in their own ignorance.”
“Racism is a distinctly white problem as it relates to force upon others,” Nichols continued. “It’s an attitude of hatred held by white people towards people with superior skin pigmentation, and no amount of shaming and humiliation tactics will change this iron-clad fact.”
Tanner, whose parents Phil and Margery own a popular lampshade gallery in Seattle, has formed a small collective of like-minded friends to discuss race issues.
“It’s great. I made a Facebook group that encourages speaking out against white people and white attitudes. We have members from Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Maine, and Vermont so far, all ready to embrace the beauty of black and other ethnic cultures and to tell the white man that his mind must change or his time on planet Earth must end.”
Nichols has been moderating the group since July 2016, and is now shifting his focus towards organizational efforts.
“So far, we mostly chat on Facebook, although I have been trying to get some of the group together at a local Starbucks. I think that would be a beautiful thing, to have group meetings where we could sip Pike’s Place without cream and brainstorm ways to let other white people know that, as a race, they’re destroying civilization with their egocentrism. To think that you should squander a moment caring about your own privileged is selfish.”
Nichols’ group, which he has sourced by adding friends he finds in Occupy Democrats and Salon comment threads, has surpassed 80 members, which Nichols sees as a success.
“Right now, we’re just 84 men and women with sweater vests, facial hair, and an idea, but every idea has to start somewhere. We have room to grow, and we simply must. That is why my group moderation model is one that embraces diversity. Diversity in ideas is important so long as it those ideas are the consensus. In fact, we had a beautiful individual of African heritage in the group for a few days just a couple of weeks ago. We were all pretty proud of that. Everyone told him in every way imaginable how much we loved him and how much we identified with his plight. We apologized for other white people and we apologized for our  own privilege. I even sent him $280 on Paypal just as a token of good faith, a few others gave too, although he deserves so much more in terms of reparations. I think his social account got deleted, though, because I can’t track him down. It’s probably the work of some sick white racist asshole trying to hold that poor soul down, and it has to stop!”
“I’m just trying to create some kind of sanctuary, you know? Some little space where its safe for people of color to come and congregate and see that there are a few rare decent white people like myself, a place where they can feel safe to speak with us, vote with us, ask us questions, condemn our skin and the inherent privilege that comes with it, or maybe even vote in accord with us.”
Nichols admits that it’s difficult for one person to reverse an attitude that he sees as universal, but it’s a weight he’s been willing to carry for now.
“Of course, it’s a huge task, letting white people know that everything they’ve been, everything they are, everything they stand for and represent is so awful and intolerable. And that’s a hard reality for many of them to face. They seem reticent to embrace the idea that they are the root cause of every problem in the world. This wickedness is born into them, and it will take a lot to change the institutionalized attitudes and to reverse years of brainwashing they’ve received about particular groups. But I signed up for this, this is a task I am up for.”
Asked how many minds he needs to mend, Nichols answered without hesitation.
“Conservatively? I’d say it’s 99% or more. Almost every single one of them.
“Except for me and my friends. We’re the only ones who aren’t racist. Our attitude is perfect.”

In Focus: Local man hopes to become first member of his Juggalo Family to attend college

Brady “Fareezy” Farnham has big plans.
The 19 year old, a senior at Royal Oak High School, isn’t doing anything you wouldn’t expect from a high school senior with career goals. He’s reading pamphlets and scouring the world-wide web looking for the right college.
Except Farnham isn’t just any high school kid with big dreams. When he steps foot into his first lecture hall next fall, he’ll become the first member of his Juggalo Family to ever attend college.
It’s a big achievement, considering the size and reach of the nationally-known Family, but Farhnam is approaching the task with fervor. He agreed to meet with Trigger Alert’s D.R. Everend to share his experience. Everend assisted Farnham in his web search for science-friendly community colleges within walking distance of Farnham’s house.
While Farnham’s interests in higher education and career focus seem a bit scattered, ranging from botany to pharmaceutics technician, he seems open to an array of possibilities.
“Look at this,” Farnham said excitedly excitedly at one point, tapping the screen of his laptop. “This shit’s tight, yo. These muhfuggs got some chemical engineering up in they shit. Fam could use some chemical engineering and shit, yo.”
“Yeah, we don’t need to bust no more tubs up in here,” called his friend Charles “Chuckles” Morton, who shares a sleeping quarter with Farnham.
Farnham flashed his hands while shouting “Plow plow!” and the two young men shared a laugh.
Morton, 22, who moved into Farnham’s mother’s house after a dispute with his mother, is one of many Juggalos who have Farnham’s back in this quest.
“That’s my boy! Fareezy gonna get us paid, yo,” Morton stated from behind a glaze of white and orange facepaint.
Farnham on the other hand, is less worried about the money as he is his Juggalo kindred.
“Shit’s been whack, yo,” Farnham said solemnly, making a fist and bowing his head. “Fam’s been dropping like flies, there’s lots of bad shit going around when we gather the fam together.”
“I got to stop this madness, end all this badness, because when all the family’s gone all I’ll have is sadness. I can’t have this,” the young man said, and dabbed a tear from the corner of his eye, leaving a patch of flesh exposed from beneath his greasepaint.
The theme of drug addiction and the resurgence of heroin within communities like the Juggalo Family has been uncomfortably real to young men like Farnham, who has watched several members of his Juggalo Family succumb to overdoses. The issue got a spotlight during the 2016 Presidential Debates, with notable an diverse propositions from candidates like Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Gary Johnson, and Bernie Sanders. Farnham determined that the Juggalo Family has been particularly hard hit because there is no abundance of educated brothers or sisters who could offer advice or draw up community solutions until Farnham came up with his “clean up the supply” idea.
“Fareezy say he gonna save the whole family,” Morton observed. “It’s wild, yo. No one ever thought that if we had just one educated Juggalo, we could save all these Juggahoes. Reezy’s a genius to come up with this shit. I mean, he working at it now, he reading every night and shit. He the first Juggalo I ever seen who read something without titties in it.”
Asked if speaking to the rest of the Family about higher education or reduction of drug use as a means of reducing overdose deaths was a realistic option, Farnham pulled a contemplative look over his face and folded his hands across his chest. Closing his eyes, he drew in a deep breath and sighed, “I don’t tell you how to live, nigga.”
At press time, Farnham was scouring the web looking for a safe way for he and his Juggalo Family to snort Comet Cleaner.
“If I’m going to be the smartest Juggalo in the Family, there’s no better time to start putting it to use than now.”