A few days ago Chris Harper-Mercer picked up a gun and tragically killed 9 people at the at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. The Douglas County sheriff, in a press interview, said:
“Let me be very clear, I will not name the shooter. I will not give him the credit he probably sought prior to this horrific and cowardly act. Media will get the name confirmed in time. But you will never hear me mention his name. We would encourage media and the community to avoid using it. We encourage you to not repeat it….”
Are we being conditioned to accept a sanitised Orwellian reality where certain “words” are “forbidden” or discouraged from use?
A 15-year-old gunman Farhad Jabar Khalil Mohammad killed a 17-year police force veteran Mr Cheng in Sydney. Today the NSW Police Association president Pat Gooley mimicked the Douglas County Sheriff, saying in a press statement, “No member of the Police Association will ever mention the young man’s name again and I hope that members of the community will do the same..”
This has been done before. In Sandra Uttley’s book, Dunblane Unburied, page 50:
“We aren’t meant to say Thomas Hamilton’s name, After the Dunblane Massacre it was decided that mentioning the murderer’s name only served to glorify him. What rubbish. We mustn’t forget Thomas Hamilton…”
We are being told, more and more, from the powers that be, to ignore reality – and to not LISTEN, SEE or SPEAK certain things.
Prime Minister David Cameron has warned us of people preaching and pedaling lies about 9/11 and that 7/7 London bombings. We must NOT LISTEN to these people and said:
“We must defeat this ideology in all its forms…”
At the Press Conference following the Boston Marathon bombing, officials released photographs of the Tsarnaev brothers. Richard Deslauriers from the FBI said:
“(these) photos and videos are posted for the public and media to use, review and publicize. For clarity these images should be the only ones, I emphasize, the only ones that the public should view to assist us. Other photos should not be deemed credible… and unnecessarily divert the public’s attention into the wrong direction…”