Sunday, June 12, 2016

Mass Killers Need No Names, Call them Anonymous Killers

     In the wake of the mass murder in Orlando on June 12, 2016 I felt compelled to write this piece. The man took the lives of 50 people. This mass killing is being called the worst in US history, the killer is being said to be tied to Isis but, they are not sure. The one and only thing that is certain is that 50 people are dead and many injured by this one man. This one man who felt he had the right to take human lives. People are outraged, as they well should be. If they were not then I would be extremely concerned for our society as a whole. Some are calling for more gun control, others for ban on guns. Some say we need to spread the love, people need to learn to love each other. My thoughts are that more gun control or gun bans will not work and while everyone loving each other would be beautiful, it is not going to happen in the real world.

     So that leaves the problem of how to stop these killings. I may not have the solution but I do have an idea and a thought of what might stop this from happening, stop mass killings from happening, at least in some instances. It most likely won't stop the terrorist groups such as Isis, but they are not the only mass killers, they are not the only ones who walk into crowded groups and start shooting. Many others do the same thing and if this mass murder is not linked to Isis then it may be linked to those who kill for fame. They kill to become known, to go down in history, to become household word famous.. That is what we need to stop. That is what needs to end, and all of the gun control and love will not stop those types of sick individuals. They are driven by the idea of fame and notoriety. Giving them their wish needs to stop, they need to become notih
ng more than anonymous killers. No one should let the name of these evil people leave their lips.

     Gun control and gun banning will not stop mass murders, criminals will still get their guns. Most of them do not acquire them legally so the control and bans just are not going to stop them. We have more gun control laws these days than ever before and it seems to me like the mass murder numbers are growing. This is not to say I think anyone should be able to just walk into a store and buy a gun. I do not think that, I believe we need regulations but this post is not about gun control or bans, it is about the issue of mass killings and gun control is just not going to solve that problem.

     While spreading love, loving each other etc is a wonderful idea. I would love to live in a world where those who disagree with each other still love, still care and still believe in preservation of life. But we don't live in that kind of world. There are still those evil people who kill. They kill in the name of God, they kill in anger and many of them kill to become known.They feel, for some reason that they should be known by the world and  want to become a household name. They thrive and live for this. They are sick individuals and we need to stop giving them their wish by making them famous when they kill.

     Movies have been made about the lives of many famous killers, their names are household words. Some of them even admitted to killing for fame, others died knowing they would become famous. I will not even give them the fame here although they are deceased. They do not deserve that.

     So who is most guilty of giving these people the fame they thrive on? The media, the media plasters the name of the killer all over the news, then people spread it through Social Media giving the evil killer that fame he or she wanted. We have to remember, these are sick people. Many of them are willing to die for this fame. They just want to be remembered forever. To be in history books, to be a part of history which many times leads to stories romanticizing the killer and many people end up "feeling" for the bad guy.

     These people need to become known as anonymous killers, their names should never leak out and the press should never say the name of the killer. .Don't make a hero of them, don't give them recognition. Don't label them at all. Don't even give them the label of male or female. This way they can't become famous, they won't be known to the world and the families of the loved ones whose lives they took can also avoid looking in the history books or watching the movies that make these evil beings famous, these evil beings who took innocent lives with no regard for human life.

     This might not solve the problem but then again it could. Maybe the sick person sitting at home watching the killer who just took lives in Florida become a house hold name, knowing this sick person will be a part of history good or bad. Maybe the person romanticizing about the fame and wanting it for themselves will think twice before committing a mass murder later on for fame if there is no fame for the crime, if the killer is simply referred to as the "anonymous killer" he or she won't find it necessary to kill. I mean, what is the point for people like that if no one will know who you are.

      Of course all mass murders are not committed for fame but, even if this would prevent one isn't it worth it?  Also, why do the murderers deserve fame, the do not even deserve a mention, they don't deserve their name to enter or leave the mouth of anyone in society. The families and loved ones of those 50 innocent people who were killed should not have to see the name of the evil person who took their loved ones from them so needlessly plastered all over the news.

     This said I want to send out my condolences to all who lost loved ones on June 12, 2016. My heart aches for you, I pray for you as you heal from this horrid tragedy and I hope this never happens again.