Columbine killer’s mother still tone deaf in son’s murders

Columbine killer’s mother still tone deaf in son's murders

Sue Klebold, the mother of Columbine coward Dylan Klebold, recently gave one of her mental health talks again, this time in Dallas.

It’s really nothing I haven’t talked about before, but again she seems to be giving the wrong impression of what her demon spawn did. She continues to talk about Columbine like it was only her son’s suicide and not the mass murder of 13 innocent people.

I still think her continued talks are a continued form of disrespect toward the victim’s families.

Kentucky kids cosplay as Columbine killers

Kentucky kids cosplay as Columbine killers

Two female students were suspended by Adair County High School for three days for coming into school on Halloween dressed as Columbine killers, Eric Harris, and Dylan Klebold. These columbiners even went as far as to emulate the death poses of their cowardly heroes in the school’s library as shown above.

Whenever something like this pops up I always have to ask where are the parents? Well, the local news articles were happy to oblige this time…

A father of one of the girls said the girls know they made a mistake but the school “blew the whole situation out of proportion.” He also told LEX 18 the girls have received death threats.

While I never support the idea of death threats of any kind, this would not have been my reaction if I had children that did something so amazingly stupid as this. From what I’ve read this was not blown out of proportion at all, as a matter of fact, if the school had any cojones these two girls should have been expelled for creating an unsafe climate within the school. If either of these girls were my daughter I would immediately take her to get the mental healthcare that she so obviously needs and not just blow it off like she egged someone’s house.

Too much parental apathy and the ‘Not My Kid’ syndrome are what lead these anti-social miscreants to become mass murderers.

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Columbine killer’s mother: School shootings are a contagion

Columbine killer's mother: School shootings are a contagion

In the wake of the school shooting at Santa Fe High School, which is a sentence I’m getting tired of writing, Susan Klebold, mother of Columbine coward Dylan Klebold, was interviewed by the New York Times about columbiners due to the similarities between the two shootings. I’ll be addressing the Times article in a future post. However, I would like to address something that she said about the aforementioned similarities and for that, I’ll be using The Hill as my source.

In speaking about the trench coat wearing Dimitrios Pagourtzis, Klebold said…

It was like the shooter was being her son “all over again,” Klebold said.

“I do believe there is a contagion,” she said.

No shit it’s a contagion and your demon spawn was patient zero, Just about every school shooting that has happened since Columbine has been influenced by your son and his psychopathic cohort Eric Harris. From major catastrophes like Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Parkland and Santa Fe to more forgotten but still deadly events like Red Lake, NIU, and Dawson College all have your son’s fingerprints all over them.

The sad part is while your son was the contagion you could have been the vaccine that could have prevented all the bloodshed that hs conspired over the past 19 years if you had just not ignored the obvious signs. Instead, you blame Columbine on the mythical bullying, the easy access of guns, which your son obtained illegally, and even more insulting is that you blame your son’s mental illness, which you did nothing to help. You blame everything except your son who helped light the fuse on almost two decades of senseless killings in his and Harris’ name. You’ve even said that you had nothing to apologize for.

Maybe one of these days you’ll stop acting like you and your bad seed were victims and take responsibility for what the two of you have wrought.

Sue Klebold gives TED Talk: Same old song and dance

Columbine killer’s mother still tone deaf in son's murders

Back in November Sue Klebold, mother of Columbine coward Dylan Klebold, gave a TED Talk about mental health issues. Apparently, they’ll let anybody give a TED Talk, but I digress.

Here is the talk in its entirety…

Here’s what I took away from it; this is nothing we haven’t heard from her before and she still refuses to acknowledge her responsibility in the Columbine tragedy. I don’t think she’s solely responsible for it; as I’ve said in the past, it was a perfect storm of failure between the shooters’ parents and local law enforcement. However, I do believe that she shares a great deal of responsibility for allowing her son to carry out the brutal murders of 13 innocent people, alongside Eric Harris and influencing every copycat school shooting that has happened since.

Once again she doesn’t apologize for her inaction. Instead, she apologizes for what her son did, then almost immediately negates that apology by blaming Columbine on everything else but her son. She blames his suicidal tendencies, the supposed easy access of guns, and Eric Harris. While Dylan Klebold may have had mental health issues, and was a lackey to Eric Harris, his mental issues weren’t so great where he didn’t know the difference between right and wrong. At any time he could have walked away, just like anytime you could have done your job as a parent and actually checked up on what he was up to.

She’s not as brave as so many people keep claiming. She’s doing nothing more than trying to rationalize her son’s murder spree, refusing to acknowledge that he had any willing hand in it, or the fact that she could have easily prevented one of the most tragic crimes in our country’s history.

Sue Klebold to speak at mental health conference. Who’s paying?

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When word of Sue Klebold’s book was being made public it was stressed that all the proceeds from the book were being donated to mental health charities. At the time I speculated that there is more than one way to cash out. Is public speaking one of those ways?

Klebold is scheduled to be speaking at a mental health conference in June in Alexandria, Virginia. One has to wonder if she volunteered or does she now have a speaking fee.

Sue Klebold blames guns for Columbine

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Recently the Washington Post published a column entitled ‘If guns had been harder for my son to buy, Columbine might not have happened’ by Sue Klebold, the mother of Columbine coward Dylan Klebold. No doubt this was done to coincide with the release of her book.

In the opinion piece she talks a good game about mental health issues but still tries to deflect the blame from her murdering spawn.

There were the deep depression and suicidal thoughts that he had been living with and that I was unaware of. There was his distorted belief that he was unloved and unlovable. There was the bullying that made him feel like an outsider at Columbine to an extent I will never know. There was his friendship with Eric and the ways each reinforced the anger and pain of the other.

But let’s just gloss over Dylan Klebold’s criminal behavior prior to the murders and the fact that he was bullying a special needs student.

However mostly in the piece she blames the ease of access to guns as a main factor of the Columbine shootings…

Having said that, I still cannot help but believe that Dylan and Eric would not have been able to take the lives of so many if they had not had such easy access to guns. As I later learned, Dylan and Eric — both of whom were minors — secretly attended a gun show where they bought the shotguns they would use in the massacre and met a young man who sold them a TEC-9 semiautomatic pistol.

She seems to be giving the impression that Klebold and Harris walked into a gun show and some how purchased the shotguns legally but that’s not how it happened.

Robyn Anderson, a friend of Klebold and Harris, bought the shotguns and the Hi-Point 9mm Carbine at The Tanner Gun Show in December of 1998 from unlicensed sellers. Because Anderson purchased the guns for someone else, the transition constituted an illegal “straw purchase.” Klebold and Harris bought the TEC-DC9 from a pizza shop employee named Mark Manes, who knew they were too young to purchase the assault pistol, but nevertheless sold it to them for $500.

So in effect they bought the guns illegally off the street, you know, like criminals. The gun control laws you’re imagining only effect gun dealers and do nothing to stop people from selling guns illegally and no gun control law will. As I’ve said before it’s harder than ever to procure guns but school shootings still continue not because of the supposed ease of access if guns but because of entitled and selfish kids who emotionally can’t handle life and their lax parents who are more concerned with being a friend rather than being a parent.

It seems she really hasn’t changed her tune from when she said that she had nothing to apologize for.

10 questions for Sue Klebold

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In the wake of the recent interview with Sue Klebold on 20/20 Alan Pendegrast of Denver based alt-weekly Westword has written a piece entitled SUE KLEBOLD: TEN QUESTIONS COLUMBINE KILLER DYLAN KLEBOLD’S MOM WASN’T ASKED.

By all means please go to the Westword site and read it as they are questions that should not have only been asked but should be answered.

However I am going to abuse fair use here because I think these questions should be saved for posterity. I’m posting them behind the cut but I take no credit in writing them as they are the property of Westword.
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Trench’s thoughts on Sue Klebold’s 20/20 interview

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I finally got around to watching “Silence Broken: A Mother’s Reckoning”, the interview Diane Sawyer did with Sue Klebold on 20/20 that aired this past Friday. If you missed it and have a cable subscription you may be able to watch it here. Or if you’re a cord cutter like me it should be available for everyone on Friday. In a word I was not impressed.

While I was impressed that she made no excuses for her coward of a son I still feel like she just doesn’t get it. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think that Sue Klebold is solely responsible for not preventing Columbine. Columbine was a perfect storm of failure between the parents and law enforcement. Like the story said they all had pieces to the puzzle so I believe they all share some responsibility. I still believe she missed some obvious signs and did not take some actions that should have been taken. For example if your son asks you to buy him a gun and you suspect that he might be having mental health issues then that should be taken more seriously then I think it was. Not to mention the fact that she decided to stop searching his room in his senior year was another mistake. Columbine was planned a year in advance. You can not tell me that nothing would have been found if the room had not been searched in that time. Also the school notified her of the violent story that her son had written that she chose not to follow up. While that may not have been a sign of the impending tragedy it should have been a sign that her son needed professional help. Sue Klebold also said that she didn’t blame the Harrises who in my book deserve more blame than the Klebolds which leads be to believe that she herself feels no blame. That harkens back to 2004 when she said “I haven’t done anything for which I need forgiveness.”

Another thing that was mentioned that I don’t agree with was the FBI profiler who laid a large amount of blame on violent media such as movies, music and video games. In my opinion it’s not the amount of violence that kids may be exposed to but a generation of parents who aren’t preparing their kids emotionally for the real world.

One thing that I did agree with that was brought up was the stigma that seeking psychiatric help carries with it. I was suicidal as a teen and my parents knew it yet they never considered getting me any professional help that I desperately could have used. They, like a lot of parents, were probably more concerned about what the neighbors thought rather than how I felt. If people felt less stigmatized in seeking professional help for their kids or even themselves it would go a long way in preventing tragedies like Columbine. If Sue Klebold’s book could at least help fight that stigma then maybe she’ll have finally done some good.

20/20 to air interview with mother of Columbine killer

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This coming Friday ABC News will be airing their interview on 20/20 that Diane Sawyer did with Susan Klebold, the mother of Columbine coward Dylan Klebold. They’re calling the episode “Silence Broken: A Mother’s Reckoning”. That’s because the airing of the interview coincides with the release of Klebold’s book “A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy”. You’ll have to forgive me if I don’t believe any actual reckoning will take place. I’ve posted about all this before so please indulge me while I copy and paste some of Sue’s greatest hits.

From my initial post on when the book was first announced

In the past during rare times that she has spoken to the media she has made excuses for her, her husband Tom and their hellspawn. In 2004 she told the New York Times that “I haven’t done anything for which I need forgiveness.” In 2009 in an essay she wrote for O Magazine she basically admitted how clueless she was when it came to her son and again she admitted as such in a 2012 book about children who commit crimes. So you’ll have to forgive me if I think the book is going to be anything but more of the same.

But I hear you say “She’s not being paid for the book.” Of course she isn’t, not directly anyway. The only reason the proceeds are going to charity is because the families of the real victims of her son would raise holy hell if she took even a penny. That doesn’t mean there aren’t other ways to get compensated especially if the book takes off.

Then from my post about when the 20/20 interview was first announced

Too many news shows these days try to portray criminals as victims or falsely accused and a number of gullible viewers believe whatever is spouted from the mouths of talking heads which in turn is helping to lead to a society where no one is held responsible for their actions. As having said before that she has nothing to apologize for, Sue Klebold will be their champion.

And I wrote that months before people were starting to be deceived by Making a Murderer.

Susan Klebold is not brave, she doesn’t deserve sympathy and she’s certainly no victim. For the past 17 years, she’s been nothing but the poster child for not taking personal responsibility whether it be for her or her cowardly demon spawn.

The Virginia news shooting was not about race

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By now we’ve all heard about the terrible tragedy that happened in Roanoke, Virginia, where former WDBJ newscaster Bryce Williams, real name Vester Lee Flanagan II, shot and killed fellow newscaster Alison Parker, 24, and her cameraman Adam Ward, 27. Flanagan faxed a manifesto to ABC News before taking his own life while being pursued by police. In it, Flanagan said that he committed the murders because of the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina…

“Why did I do it? I put down a deposit for a gun on 6/19/15. The Church shooting in Charleston happened on 6/17/15…”

“What sent me over the top was the church shooting. And my hollow point bullets have the victims’ initials on them.”

“As for Dylann Roof? You (deleted)! You want a race war (deleted)? BRING IT THEN YOU WHITE …(deleted)!!!”

Of course the Facebook knee-jerkers went off in their usual outraged state asking why weren’t more people upset that Flanagan wasn’t being labeled a racist like Dylann Roof is. The answer is simple because in reality this shooting had nothing to do with race. Much like others who commit atrocities like this he was just another entitled loser who thought the world owed him something. The church shooting wasn’t a catalyst it was just an easy way for Flanagan to justify his cowardly actions to himself. He was already plenty dangerous.

In his manifesto he proclaimed admiration for not only the Columbine shooters but also the Virginia tech gunman…

Later in the manifesto, the writer quotes the Virginia Tech mass killer, Seung Hui Cho, calls him “his boy,” and expresses admiration for the Columbine High School killers. “Also, I was influenced by Seung–Hui Cho. That’s my boy right there. He got NEARLY double the amount that Eric Harris and Dylann Klebold got…just sayin.'”

Doesn’t sound like he’s too racist if he admiration for two white kids and an Asian guy but I digress. He has a lot in common with those 3 cretins. All three of them were cowards who were jealous at the fortunes of others whether it be monetary, social status, or some other perceived indicator of success. Flanagan was no different. He made complaints against Parker and Ward claiming discrimination and racism. Parker and Ward were white while Flanagan was black and gay. However the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission dismissed these claims. So instead of thinking his poor job performance could be anything but his own fault he shifted the blame to imaginary discrimination. Also just like his cowardly heroes he took the coward’s way out too by taking his own life rather than facing prosecution.

It’s also my belief that if it wasn’t the church shooting it would have been some other peripheral event that would have set him off. He was the proverbial powder keg waiting to go off…

He continues: “I can remember one day in particular… leaving the courthouse… feeling overwhelmed… confused… even some fear. But by golly I knew I HAD to fight. … They truly f—-d with my life and caused an awful chain of events.” He says he even killed his cats in a forest “because of them.”

Tragically it seems that Flanagan was almost destined to commit some kind of violent act against those he perceived as persecuting him. If it wasn’t a gun it would have been a knife, or a bomb, or a car or any other implement of violence he could have gotten his hands on.

Instead of focusing on race we should be focusing on the two young lives that held so much potential that were selfishly ended by a violent coward.

Thanks to Aaron for the tip.