Mother of Columbine killer to give TV interview

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Sue Klebold, the mother of Columbine coward Dylan Klebold, is set to have an interview with Diane Sawyer aired on ABC in February of 2016. The date of the airing is set to coincide with the release of her book which I first wrote about here. The book is entitled “A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy.” All proceeds from the book will go to charity and mental health research.

I’ve said all I wanted to say about the book in my previous post however it seems that the interview is already being set up as an excuse-fest with this quote from ABC…

Journals kept by Klebold, who was reportedly in a program for highly intellectual students and was his father’s chess partner, revealed that he had grown increasingly shy in his teenage years. He was bullied and had turned inward to journals.

I guess we have to go through this at least one more time. There is no evidence to indicate that Klebold or his scumbag buddy Eric Harris were ever bullied. Conversely, there is plenty of evidence that they were the bullies themselves.

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.

The Columbine Basement Tapes have been destroyed

Former JeffCo. Sheriff Ted Mink

Former JeffCo. Sheriff Ted Mink

This story is actually two months old and I apologize for taking so long in posting it.

If you’ve followed anything about Columbine since that fateful day in 1999 you may have heard of the ‘Basement Tapes’. These were videos made by the Columbine cowards Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold that not only contained their ego-maniacal rantings but also detailed their plans for the school. For years the tapes had only been seen by law enforcement and a handful of journalists. If the tapes had ever been made public some like myself believe that they could be studied to see how school shootings like Columbine could be prevented. Instead former Jefferson County Sheriff Ted Mink had the tapes destroyed, in 2011 without any media notification.

Sheriff Mink is of the mind that the tapes would only generate more copycats. While the tapes would be masturbatory fodder for the columbiners and mutants the secrecy of the tapes have not prevented copycat shootings. Red Lake, NIU, and Virginia Tech were all nothing more than copycat shootings since all of the gunmen had some bizarre case of hero-worship for Harris and Klebold. The mystery of what exactly was on the tapes has probably caused the ‘legend’ of Harris and Klebold to grow since the tapes are open to speculation and their followers have some very active imaginations.

This also follows a familiar tactic of keep information about the shooters out of the public hands by government officials. Back in 2008 U.S. District Judge Lewis T. Babcock ordered the depositions given by the gunmen’s parents in a wrongful death lawsuit be sealed in the National Archives for 20 years. I wouldn’t call this a conspiracy but it does feel like something is being intentionally hidden and not just to prevent copycats. Unfortunately we won’t have an inkling of what that is for another 13 years.

Mother of Columbine killer to write book

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Sue Klebold, the mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold, is said to be writing her memoirs which will deal with the ‘indescribable grief and shame’ she has had to live with for 15 years. Also, all proceeds from the book will go to charity and mental health research. So does this mean that the Klebolds are finally accepting responsibility for the events on April 20th 1999? While that remains to be seen I doubt it.

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 again maybe the guilt has finally gotten to her. The article states that she’s been wanting to write this book since Sandy Hook. That’s more than fitting since just about every school shooter has paid some tribute to her son and his cowardly cohort Eric Harris. Cho Seung-Hui, Stephen Kazmierczak and Adam Lanza all viewed her son as a hero. She has it within her power to try to end that kind of veneration of killers. Whether or not she chooses to use that power responsibly remains has yet to be determined.

Elad Nehorai: Another Columbine mythbuster

Eric Harris, Adam Lanza and Evil:

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Elad Nehorai is a blogger and writer who wrote a series of posts comparing Sandy Hook to Columbine. One of his points of contentions I respectfully disagree with is that the parents should not be held responsible for the massacres. In his opinion this makes the school shooters out to be victims. In my opinion the parents should be held partially responsible for these tragedies as they could have easily prevented them but the one thing we do agree upon is that school shooters, especially Adam Lanza and Eric Harris, are never victims.

I urge you to read both of his posts, the first one is linked in the article I linked to. I can’t do his work any justice being the hack that I am but please allow me to leave you with some of his words about Eric Harris and the persistent myth that he and Dylan Klebold were bullied….

Eric and Dylan weren’t outcasts, and they were hardly ever bullied. In fact, if anything, Eric was a bully himself. They weren’t goth, they weren’t gay and they weren’t outcasts.

Eric Harris was never quietly suffering. In fact, from a young age, Eric was exhibiting signs of being a born killer.

In fact, one of the most pervasive myths about Columbine was that it was a school shooting. It wasn’t. It was a failed bombing. Eric and Dylan had planted bombs throughout the school. There plan was to massacre as many of the students and faculty as possible, with no specific group in mind.

In other words, there were no targets.

Eric’s dream wasn’t to kill jocks or anyone else. His goal in life was to make as many people suffer as possible, as painfully as possible.

Yet still people cling on this myth like it was the last life-preserver on The Titanic, like it was the only thing giving them purpose. Let it go. Not only is it not true but the more you hang on to your high school hate the more you let the bullies win. It’s time to grow up now.

Klebold’s mom prayed for his death

Sue Klebold (I hear she’s starring in a remake of Clueless.)

Sue Klebold (I hear she’s starring in a remake of Clueless.)

Columbine Shooter Dylan Klebold’s Parents Speak Out:

So this story has been making the rounds lately. Some guy has got some book coming out about ‘atypical children’. One of the chapters deals with kids who commit crimes. For the book the author interviewed Sue Klebold, the mother of Columbine scumbag Dylan Klebold.

The hype for the story has been that when she realized that her demon spawn was committing murder at Columbine she prayed that he would take the coward’s way out…

“I had a sudden vision of what he might be doing. And so while every other mother in Littleton was praying that her child was safe, I had to pray that mine would die before he hurt anyone else.”

“I thought that if this was really happening and he survived, he would go into the criminal justice system and be executed, and I really couldn’t bear to lose him twice. I gave the hardest prayer I ever made, that he would kill himself, because then at least I would know he wanted to die and wouldn’t be left with all the questions I’d have if he got caught by a police bullet. Maybe I was right, but I’ve spent so many hours regretting that prayer: I wished for my son to kill himself and he did.”

Nice. You should have prayed for your son to have killed himself long before April 20th, 1999.

I wonder if the author asked them if they felt any responsibility for the 13 deaths at Columbine. Even if he did I doubt the Klebolds would have felt any responsibility at all. Especially considering in the past Sue Klebold said “I haven’t done anything for which I need forgiveness.” While the Klebolds may think they have no responsibility for what happened at Columbine they do. They’re not solely responsible obviously but sometimes inaction is just as bad as the action itself.

Also as par for the course Sue Klebold even admits her own cluelessness again. When asked what she would say to her coward of a son today she replied…

“I would ask him to forgive me, for being his mother and never knowing what was going on inside his head, for not being able to help him, for not being the person he could confide in.”

To me this just shows that she feels not only no remorse for what her scumbag son did to his victims but that she still feels like she bears no responsibility in any of this. If you, your husband and the Harrises had done their jobs as parents the name Columbine would still be known worldwide as just a flower.

Thanks to my lovely and talented wife Jade for the tip.

Steven Weber perpetuates the myth

Steven Weber

Steven Weber

Weiners and Losers:

You remember Steven Weber don’t you? He played the screw up brother on the TV show “Wings” and was in the horrible made for TV remake of “The Shining”. Basically on the relevance scale he ranks somewhere between Gallagher and Emilio Esteves.

Since the Huffington Post will allow any ‘celebrity’ to rant there Weber takes the media to task for descending on disgraced US Rep. Anthony Weiner like a pack of rabid badgers. In his admonishing of the media Weber uses a falsehood to try to get his point across…

The fact that Weiner was one of the left’s most effective warrior’s against the legitimately vile purveyors of rightwing horseshit is now seemingly forever lost in the bloodlust that defines our cultural landscape; the prevailing analyses have more in common with base schoolyard taunts that bred a Dylan Klebold than with straight journalism.

I find two things wrong with Mr. Weber’s admonishment is that not only does he falsely assume that bullying caused Columbine but I have to ask where Mr. Weber’s criticism of the media was when right-wing politicians like Mark Sanford and Larry Craig were being raked across the media coals? I wouldn’t doubt that Mr. Weber was relishing in that but now that it’s one of his guys he thinks the media needs to lay off.

Please critique the media Mr. Weber as they often deserve it but at least be non-partisan about it and please do better research on Columbine before making the same mistakes that the media you’re criticizing makes.

11 years on the myth still lives

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This is a blog post from some Staten Island newspaper that is supposed to tackle the issue of bullying. That’s all well and good but when you’re blog post starts out with a false premise I find it hard to take the rest of the article seriously.

In today’s society that old rhetoric no longer holds weight as so many of these kids, especially those on the receiving end of a bully’s threats, taunts and physical abuse, have taken their own lives or lashed out at their bully with fatal consequences (case in point the Columbine massacre).

Emphasis mine.

I thought we were done with this by now. It’s been 11 years since Columbine and there has not been one shred of evidence to my liking that show’s that the cowardly scumbags Harris and Klebold were bullied at Columbine. However there is mounds of evidence that shows that they were bullies themselves.

They were not the outcasts that they were so often portrayed to be. They had friends and in Harris’ case he could have even been considered popular.

What really kills me is that this non-fact of them being bullied is still being flippantly used like it is fact. I wonder of the author of the article even bothered to research that little fact. Somehow I doubt it.

Columbine had nothing to do with bullying and had everything to do with two psychopathic losers who wanted to make a name for themselves as being mass murderers. By claiming they were bullied you do a disservice to true victims of bullying.

I’ve been slacking in this front the past few years because I thought the issue was dead. I guessed wrong and will have to keep up my vigilance on this.

Klebold’s mom doesn’t know what she knows

Klebold may not know what she knows:

This is an article from journalist and author Jeff Kass. He covered Columbine at the time it happened and write the book Columbine: A True Crime Story. This article is his reaction to Susan Klebold’s essay for O Magazine.

Let me share a couple of quotes with you…

But one Klebold writing I have yet to fathom occurred over one year before Columbine when Eric and Dylan were busted for breaking into a van and sent to a juvenile diversion program. Their parents were required to fill out a questionnaire, and it is unclear which parent actually wrote the answers, but the writing for Dylan’s parents appears feminine. When asked about their son the Klebolds wrote: “Dylan is introverted and has grown up isolated from those who are different in age, culture or other factors. He is often angry or sullen, and behaviors seem disrespectful to others. He seems intolerant of those in authority and intolerant of others.” The parent then crossed out the phrase, “He seems intolerant of those in authority.”

On the day of Columbine police swarmed the Klebold and Harris houses. Among them was Lakewood officer Rollie Inskeep, who spoke with the Klebolds. “When asked about guns or explosives, she (Susan Klebold) stated that Dylan has always been fascinated by explosives and guns,” Inskeep wrote in his report. “She stated that Dylan wore combat-looking boots and that he liked the look that he had established.” Then, a familiar twist. “She then recanted her previous statement,” Inskeep added, “and stated that Dylan did not really talk about explosives and guns but he just likes to have the look of the trench coat and boots.”

And what did the Klebolds do about his ordinance fixation or his anger or his intolerance? Obviously nothing. Instead they just keep making excuses for their mass murderer of a son and themselves.

Like I’ve been saying for the past 10 years, Columbine was probably the most preventable tragedy in the history of this country and all it would have taken to prevent it was actual parents and not self-involved people with a ‘not my kid’ complex.

Klebold’s mom had no inkling

Columbine killer’s mom says in essay for Oprah magazine she had ‘no inkling’ son was suicidal:

Susan Klebold, the mother of Columbine cowardly scumbag Dylan Klebold, has written an essay for Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine about her experiences since that fateful day in 1999. I’m sure that a lot of people, especially those in the Oprah crowd, are going to say how brave she is coming forward and crap like that. I still say she’s clueless and doesn’t get it.

In her unpaid essay for O she goes on about how she had no inkling that her son was planning on killing himself.

Dylan’s participation in the massacre was impossible for me to accept until I began to connect it to his own death. Once I saw his journals, it was clear to me that Dylan entered the school with the intention of dying there. And so in order to understand what he might have been thinking, I started to learn all I could about suicide. From the writings Dylan left behind, criminal psychologists have concluded that he was depressed and suicidal. When I first saw copied pages of these writings, they broke my heart. I’d had no inkling of the battle Dylan was waging in his mind.

Like I’ve said before she sees Columbine more as her son’s suicide then she does the fact that he took place in the mass murder of 13 people. I don’t care that her selfish bastard of a son was depressed. I care more about the fact that she did absolutely nothing to prevent the massacre from happening.

If the Harrises and Klebolds actually did their jobs as parents not only their sons but their 13 victims would be alive today. Instead they were too self-absorbed in their own little lives and blaming everyone else for their kids’ issues then being actual parents. And if Columbine never happened we probably wouldn’t have had other tragedies like Red Lake and Virginia Tech.

In my opinion the blood of every victim from every school shooting that has happened since Columbine is on your hands.

Columbine killer’s mom had no inkling

(This is a crosspost from TheTrenchcoat Chronicles)

Columbine killer’s mom says in essay for Oprah magazine she had ‘no inkling’ son was suicidal:

Susan Klebold, the mother of Columbine cowardly scumbag Dylan Klebold, has written an essay for Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine about her experiences since that fateful day in 1999. I’m sure that a lot of people, especially those in the Oprah crowd, are going to say how brave she is coming forward and crap like that. I still say she’s clueless and doesn’t get it.

In her unpaid essay for O she goes on about how she had no inkling that her son was planning on killing himself.

Dylan’s participation in the massacre was impossible for me to accept until I began to connect it to his own death. Once I saw his journals, it was clear to me that Dylan entered the school with the intention of dying there. And so in order to understand what he might have been thinking, I started to learn all I could about suicide. From the writings Dylan left behind, criminal psychologists have concluded that he was depressed and suicidal. When I first saw copied pages of these writings, they broke my heart. I’d had no inkling of the battle Dylan was waging in his mind.

Like I’ve said before she sees Columbine more as her son’s suicide then she does the fact that he took place in the mass murder of 13 people. I don’t care that her selfish bastard of a son was depressed. I care more about the fact that she did absolutely nothing to prevent the massacre from happening.

If the Harrises and Klebolds actually did their jobs as parents not only their sons but their 13 victims would be alive today. Instead they were too self-absorbed in their own little lives and blaming everyone else for their kids’ issues then being actual parents. And if Columbine never happened we probably wouldn’t have had other tragedies like Red Lake and Virginia Tech.

In my opinion the blood of every victim from every school shooting that has happened since Columbine is on your hands.