Monday, March 10, 2014

Peter Lanza, Father of the Murderer

Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary shooter (allegedly), would’ve killed his father if he had the chance.  At least that is what his father said in an interview with New Yorker magazine:

The father of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza said his son would have killed him if he'd had the opportunity.

"With hindsight, I know Adam would have killed me in a heartbeat, if he'd had the chance," Peter Lanza told New Yorker magazine in an interview that appears in the March 17 issue.

It's the first time Peter Lanza has spoken publicly about his son.

"The reason he shot Nancy four times was one for each of us: one for Nancy; one for him; one for (his brother) Ryan; one for me," he said.

Okay, stop right there.  What?!?  Was this kid Riggs from Lethal Weapon 2?  I know that his father is trying to make sense of the matter, but maybe there is no significance to the number four except that it is what it took to kill his mother.

Now, I hope to never be in Peter Lanza’s situation ever.  I pray that my son grows up well and doesn’t do anything that extreme.  Fortunately, the probabilities appear to be in my favor even if I am a lousy father.

But I think that Mr. Lanza is reading way too much into what his son did and is trying to rationalize what cannot be rationalized.  His son committed the ultimate act of evil.

But then, a further read of the article reveals something else interesting:

Peter Lanza said his son talked with many mental health professionals but none saw violent tendencies in his personality.

He said he may have overlooked troubling signs himself by accepting a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome, though he doesn't think Asperger's caused the violence.

"Asperger's makes people unusual, but it doesn't make people like this," he said.

He also said his ex-wife didn't detect the potential for violence.

"She never confided to her sister or best friend about being worried," he said. "She slept with her bedroom door unlocked and kept guns in the house, which she would not have done if she were frightened."

And now we see that his father’s first statement was complete and utter bullshit.  I’m sorry, but this kid had no apparent violent tendencies.  And this was not just confirmed by his mother and father, but also several mental health professionals.  In other words, his own father does not know a damn thing about his own son.

I have been seriously suspicious of the Sandy Hook shooting, mostly because of the actors that the US government hired to pose as parents of dead children.  I’m not saying that kids weren’t murdered or that Adam Lanza is innocent, just that we are not getting the full story.  The government is always lying after all, it is just a matter of determining what they are lying about and why they are lying about it is what you should look into.

As for Peter Lanza, I think he is playing the part of media whore here.  It would be one thing to simply state that his son had no known violent tendencies in the past and that this was completely unexpected.  But to come out and state that he is sure his son would have murdered him is an obvious attempt at trying to get attention as the expense of dead children.

I haven’t read the full interview yet, though.  For all I know, he was coaxed into making that statement, as many interviewers have been known to do in the past.  After all, modern news is about entertainment, not actual journalism.