There are two things that are unsurprising about Cruz’s killing of 17 pupils at his former school (1) that he did it and (2) that he killed animals before doing it.
It is just another school shooting in which many children have lost their lives. It will happen again and again and life will go on in the USA as normal because no one will do anything to stop it happening. I am not criticizing. I am observing. The connection between killing animals (see student quote below) and graduating to killing people is also well documented.
It was almost foreseen by teachers and students at this school that it would happen. He was a prime candidate for a mass killing. He had expressed his views on YouTube for instance.
— Vic Micolucci WJXT (@WJXTvic) February 14, 2018
Nine months ago, Cruz commented, “I am going to do what he did,” below a video about the 1966 sniper shooting at the University of Texas (reports heavy.com).
It is alleged that he has mental health issues. I suppose you have to have mental health issues if you want to kill as many students as possible for no reason other than you want to kill.
The Mail online quote one student on social media claiming Cruz had mental health issues that were ‘ignored by all the adults’.
‘He literally had an Instagram where he posted pictures of animals he killed gruesomely and he physically assaulted one of my friends once,’ the student added.
To outside observers such as myself it is mystifying that the federal government does almost nothing to stop these mass shootings. It is very strange. It is unique to America. There have been 18 school shootings this year: 18 school shootings in 45 days declares CNBC. Cat declawing is also unique to America. They are not the same except they are both violence against sentient beings.
Somehow social media and YouTube need to pick up these signals from violent individuals with algorithms and AI and pass the information to the law enforcement. Cruz’s comment on YouTube that he wanted to carry out a school shooting was ignored. Totally ignored. It was probably just another stupid, angry comment of which there are billions on YouTube, drowned out by all the others. Nothing special or unusual but in this instance it was special, a sign of violence to come.
Nikolas Cruz has been referred to as ‘Nikolaus’. The spelling of his name is unclear.