Aurora theater shooting: Five twisted theories about the attack
In the days since the Aurora theater shootings, the blogosphere has erupted with theories intended to explain the inexplicable -- why James Holmes allegedly opened fire at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises.
Predictably, these analyses range from the somewhat plausible to the incredibly bizarre and frequently offensive. Here are five examples.
The Alleged Dangers of Zoloft
With all the speculation about whether James Holmes was heavily medicated during his first court appearance, expect to hear plenty of discussion about the subject of what pills he may have been taking -- with "Aurora, Colorado Massacre's Main Suspect James Holmes -- SSRIs?" on the Truth Is Contagious website offering one of the more extreme examples.
"The Pavlovian mass media-manufactured reaction to...Colorado bloodbath is 'Ban all guns!' However, the question in my mind is, was James Holmes on an SSRI?" the piece begins. "If so, it fits a pattern in the Prozac Nation.
"The Obamanation are in full force against the despicable diabolical evils of medical marijuana dispensers... but won't touch the walls around the pharmaceutical cartel even though most mass shootings of recent times have involved the killers on SSRIs, killers such as Virginia Tech monster, Cho Seung Hui."
According to the anonymous author, "Israelis kill Palestinians routinely, but they don't usually kill each other in US-style massacres, even though ordinary Israelis are heavily armed. Many Swiss households come equipped with assault rifles and semi-automatic rifles, yet US-style blood festivals are almost unheard of.
"Was James Holmes on Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil, Luvox or some other perfectly legal suicide and homicide-inducing drug?" the item wonders. "That is the question and if the answer is YES, how much longer will Amerika tolerate the problem-reaction-solution, War on Drugs, and then turn its attention to fighting a real war on drugs?"
Page down to read more twisted theories about the Aurora theater shootings.