In light of the recent shootings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Andrew and I recorded an addendum to discuss this recent trend of violence.
There are a couple of theories here.
1. This was a clock. The kid is innocent.
2. This was a bomb. Good timing, and we’re all safe.
3. This was a dry-run for a probable terrorist attack. In the months leading up to 9/11, eyewitnesses recounted the terrorists “practicing” on planes. Actor James Wood being one of them.
4. This was a set-up planned by the kid’s parents to dredge up anti-Muslim sentiment to make them into cultural victims. It did turn into kind of a Facebook-rage, didn’t it? This kid is extremely popular. He now has his choice of schools. He is being offered internships and grants and visits to the White House.
New information keeps coming out. First, this is unusual – people like Richard Dawkins and Bill Maher come out and say that it was a wise choice to arrest the kid, I was surprised to hear this coming from both of them, one a respected scientist, the other a liberal blowhard, but somebody had pointed out that this kid might not even be a scientist, or at least a “fake” scientist, because they ripped the guts out of an electronic clock, put it in a suitcase and it looked identical to what the kid brought in. This almost seems like a performance now. I’m serious – I don’t know what to think. I’m so confused and infuriated by this! Maybe you can put it into perspective for us. I’m thinking this kid is a phony, and I feel bad about that.