A little less than 96 hours ago, 64 year old Stephen Craig Paddock initiated, undertook, and carried out the single most prolific and successful lone gunman mass murder rampage in amerikkkan history. Utilizing only guns, he shot hundreds of humans, delivering fatal wounds to 58.
In this very long essay, I will be dissecting many different aspects of Stephen’s unique, record-breaking, and extremely impressive rampage, primarily from a tactical and operational perspective. Anyone who possesses the moralistic hypocrisy to negatively perceive or judge victim and Martyr Stephen, is urged to stop reading right now and go do other things that allow you to be mind-raped by The Matrix of Universal Illusion.
Before I begin, there are two very important disclaimers that must be made.
Legal Disclaimer: Governments hypocritically judge and demonize some acts of mass murder to be illegal and criminal, even as they sponsor, promote, and undertake other acts of mass murder as public policy mandates. Therefore, this essay is written and published for informational and scholarly research purposes only. The author does not specifically promote or encourage any act of mass murder.
Informational Disclaimer: This essay is being written less than four days after Stephen Paddock carried out his historical massacre. There are many facts still not known, and other issues in dispute, that may be changed or resolved in the coming days, weeks, and months. All of My analysis is based solely upon media reporting as updated to the October 4/5, 2017, time period. As factual information and new details emerge, some of My statements here may be proven incorrect. Such errors do not detract from the overall brilliance and Truth of this tactical analysis. It is impossible for Me to know in advance what corrections and what new information will emerge in the future, so it is your responsibility to follow new developments and to integrate them to the overall analysis I am providing here and now. I will NOT be updating/changing this essay to reflect new or changed facts that are simply not known by any civilian at this point in time.
Okay, so lets get to it.
The bare facts: On Sunday night, October 1, 2017, Stephen Craig Paddock initiated a shooting rampage from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, targeting a live event taking place on the ground below. Approximately 22,000 humans had gathered and massed together to listen to country music being performed live. Armed with many tactical rifles and fully loaded 30-100 round magazines, Stephen opened fire indiscriminately upon the human mass, clearly intent on killing as many human beings as possible, with no specific named or known targets. Firing for approximately 14 minutes, he killed 58 humans and “wounded” 500+, although the exact number who were actually shot is not clear. Some of these 500 wounded were not shot, but suffered other injuries in the panicked stampede that ensued.
Now, I want to begin with a rating system explanation. I have 13 different specific criteria for this mass murder, that I will be rating on a scaled level. After I provide the 13 criteria and rating, I will discuss each criteria at-length, highlighting what stood out for Me, as a brilliant scholar of True Crime and dynamic outlaw violence. There are seven different possible rating for each criteria. They are:
3: Very Good
And now, the criteria, scores, and detailed discussion:
⇒ Long-term Tactical reconnaissance and Pre-planning: Outstanding
Yes, absolutely outstanding. There is no other mass murder rampage I can think of, that was as expertly planned, over the long-term, as this one. Martyr Stephen, a local resident of the Las Vegas, Nevada area, clearly took years of time to think out and to plan out this mass murder rampage. How many hours, over how many months/years did he spend standing at windows inside high-floor hotel rooms, surveying the grounds below? How many live events did he personally watch from high-rise hotel room windows, envisioning his rampage, playing it out as mind orgasm, before he finally carried it out 4 days ago?
There is planning, and then there is pre-planning. Most mass murderers engage in some degree/length of planning. Hours, days, weeks. But not months and years, as Stephen did. He went to great lengths to ensure success, and it paid off in a big way!
⇒ Choice of Venue/Target: Outstanding
Absolutely. There is no other possible rating to give. Stephen, through the brilliance of tactical planning, was able to gain complete, invisible, untouchable access to a compressed mass of 22,000 totally helpless humans, literally squeezed together like godda*n sardines inside of a sardine can. These humans were packed and squeezed together. From the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay they literally looked like a big blob, like 22,000 humans glued together.
Despite the long distance, the first few minutes of this shooting rampage were literally can’t miss, and besides proper choice of weaponry, the outstanding choice of venue was the reason why. Stephen was absolutely invisible, owning the high ground as lightning owns the night sky. Loud music was playing, the throng of 22,000 were completely distracted, oblivious, and helpless. Likewise, ALL police and security officers on the ground were also helpless, it was impossible for them to even try to return fire, handguns do not have enough range, and to shoot at a hotel completely filled with humans, trying to hit a tiny speck on the 32nd floor, was an impossibility.
Stephen gave Himself the gift of sitting duck targets, thousands of them, and it was very specifically and uniquely his outstanding choice of venue, the exact time and place he struck, and his unique vantage point as untouchable sniper. He gave all these advantages to Himself, via his own MindPower.
⇒ Stealth and Cunning Pre-execution: Outstanding
Again, it is impossible to give a lower rating on this criteria. Stephen propelled his way through your society as an invisible Sleeper. Credit must go to his Acting Mask. He perfected the “poker face”, so delightfully appropriate given the fact he chose to try to make money as a professional gambler. He aroused no serious suspicions, made no threats, committed no minor transgressions that could have interfered with his ability to obtain a huge cache of weapons easily and legally.
Our Martyr enjoyed a rich and vast Self-universe of rage and hate, but kept it all perfectly and beautifully to Himself. Once he decided what to do, he had no difficulty setting up his elaborate sniper’s nest. Operational silence, absolutely no co-conspirators, a lone mind honed to tactical perfection, determined to seek and to exact homicidal vengeance, to avenge his own victimization and to not allow anything to stop him. He made NO mistakes in the days and hours leading up to his rampage, a remarkable feat considering the extensive planning and set-up that was involved.
⇒ Actual Execution of Rampage: Excellent
Oh-oh, we have a ratings dip right here. Not a big dip, but still, I cannot give Stephen an Outstanding score here. But why not? Didn’t he absolutely shatter the all-time lone gunman mass murder record for all of amerikkka?? Yes, he sure did, and that is why he gets an Excellent rating. But, just in the past day, a somewhat troubling fact seems to have emerged.
Initial reports stated that a SWAT tactical team made an explosive breach of Stephen’s hotel room within 15 minutes of the initiation of this rampage. But, more recent news reports specifically correct this timeline, stating that it took SWAT a little more than an hour after the first shots were fired by Martyr Stephen, to gain entry to the room via explosive breach. Stephen’s shooting spree only lasted approximately 14 minutes. So, here we have a very real issue.
It appears clear that Stephen chose to commit a Self-murder, as his his right. But the timing is troublesome to Me. It is a long time, from 14 minutes to 60-70 minutes. Why did Stephen stop shooting after just 11 minutes, if there was no tactical breach of his Command and Control center, for 60-70 minutes?? Were the pigs firing blindly into the door beforehand, causing Stephen to legitimately fear being taken down imminently?? I doubt it.
So, it looks to Me like a premature suicide by Stephen. It looks to Me, from currently reported “facts” by the media and the pigs, that Stephen could have “safely” continued mowing down humans on the ground for at least….30-40 additional minutes. That is a long time. It could have significantly increased his harvestee count.
Perhaps he incorrectly feared an imminent breach of his C&C position, at the 12-15 minute mark, due to hotel security guards standing outside his room door. But he had, in a brilliant tactical move, hidden cameras mounted outside his room, and they should have indicated no imminent breach. He also could have piled all of the furniture and beds inside the room in front of the door, blockading it and making any non-explosive penetration of his C&C position very difficult if not impossible.
Now, there is another issue here. For the first few minutes of this rampage, hitting targets was easy for societal victim/creation Stephen, because the 22,000 humans were literally a solid mass as the concert was occurring. Just aim at the huge blob and you will, most likely, hit humans. But as the rampage continued and panic broke out, the solid mass broke up, as everyone tried to flee in different directions. This would make accurate hitting of humans much more difficult as the minutes passed, especially given the extremely long range involved.
But still, 30-40 minutes of additional firing time should have allowed for dozens more hits, and at least some fatalities. Right now, this is the primary reason I can only give a rating of Excellent on this criteria. But remember, the incident is less than four days old, and the media often, be it by accident or intentional deception to serve The Matrix, gets information wrong.
⇒ Self-preservation/Escape Planning: Fair
Right now, there are some news reports stating Stephen had an “escape plan” in mind, to flee the scene of this rampage. True?? It’s possible, but I haven’t seen any solid evidence of that. More likely, this was a suicide mission, and Stephen expected/wanted to die, rather than be captured alive. That is his True Reality right, and I will not personally judge it negatively, although it differs from My philosophy of directing all rage and hate outward, and all love inward.
But in terms of judging this criteria, I cannot give a top rating because he was successful in murdering Himself. Such a “victory” is hollow and useless. It is his right to do so, and I respect that, but it is also My right to judge his choice as being “Fair”, because to die is not a good thing, under any circumstance, and that is a Forbidden Truth.
Why not at least force the pigs to kill you?? Engage them to your final dying breath. Try to detonate an explosive device as they breach the door?? Instead of proactively ending your own imaginary existence, force your mortal enemy to take you out. It is the Self-loving thing to do, under these circumstances. Perhaps Martyr Stephen feared being taken alive, did not want that to happen. But the odds of that happening are very low if you fully engage a SWAT team upon a dynamic entry to your Command and Control position. I can also understand the need and the desire to always be in “control”. Suicide is a form of control over your enemy, who is trying to kill you. I understand that, but forciung your enemy to kill you, as you actively and perhaps successfully try to kill some of them, is also a form of control; Not allowing your enemy to strip you of the sacred dignity of Self-love and the refusal to actively harm Yourself.
As for escape from the scene, it is possible to envision such a scenario being successful, but only if Martyr Stephen had cut short his rampage, limiting it to less than ten minutes, to before pigs could pinpoint the gunfire as coming from the 32nd floor and this specific room. So, he would have had to deliberately curtail his kill count. And, even if he made an escape, his identity would be quickly discovered due to the large number of guns, registered in his name, that he would have to abandon inside the room, and likely also because most hotels require identification at check-in.
So, I am primarily lowering this rating because of the apparent premature suicide, not because of any failure to develop or try to execute an escape plan, which would most likely not have been successful for any length of time.
⇒ Choice of Weaponry: Outstanding
Okay, back to a top rating we go. In preparation for his rampage, Stephen covertly transported 23 rifles and one handgun to his 32nd floor hotel room. 24 guns in total! This is a huge quantity! Overkill?? (no pun intended) No! It was very smart. You can never have too many guns for a mass murder, especially if you can establish a Command and Control Center, as Stephen absolutely did.
Let’s talk about the Command and Control Center issue for a bit. What is a C&C center/position for a mass shooter?? It is an impenetrable fortress successfully established by the individual at his actual massacre site, prior to rampage initiation. This can be done via tactical concealment, or tactical reinforcement, or a combination of both. C&C’s for outlaws almost never last very long, sometimes they only last a few minutes, but this short time period can make a huge difference between racking up a high body count, or not.
Aspiring mass killers very rarely establish a C&C Center. Why? Because to do so almost always requires a location fully controlled by the individual. Meaning, a house or an apartment. To establish a C&C at an open street location, or an office building or restaurant or school, is extremely difficult to do, for even 2 or 3 minutes of time.
Fact is, Charles Whitman, James Oliver Huberty, Dylan & Eric, Adam Lanza, none of them established C&C Positions. But Stephen did, He established ownership of this hotel room, in a way no other mass murderer ever has. He transformed the hotel room to the equivalent of a rented apartment or owned house, and maintained C&C for 10-14 minutes. Not a “long” time, but the time that made all the difference in allowing him to break the all-time record. It is fair to compare this unique feat, to how the 9/11 attackers uniquely established and successfully maintained to execution, Command and Control Positions within three commercial airlines.
Interestingly, it is much easier and more common for serial killers to establish C&C Centers, and maintain them for years. John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer are excellent illustrations of this.
But anyway, back to Stephen’s weaponry. The 24 guns he had inside his hotel room greatly aided his rampage. First, guns malfunction. That is a problem. But if you have 24, one or two malfunctioning is no biggie. Second, barrels get hot on assault-style rifles, switching/alternating between guns resolves this issue. Ammunition and magazines are just as important as guns. Stephen had thousands of rounds of ammunition, fully loaded into dozens of high capacity magazines, prior to rampage initiation. Brilliant tactical planning! His use of bump stocks to aid rate of fire was another very rare and astute move. Finally, his guns were of sufficient high power and specifically equipped for long-range sniper kills. He shot very well. There is nothing to criticize, no negatives in the weapons or their use, during the actual 12-14 minute rampage.
⇒ Mental Health/Strength/Stability Exhibited: Excellent
Some of you might be confused by this criteria, but it is really very simple and clear: To be a successful mass shooter requires mental health, strength, and stability. Of course it does! If you are mentally weak, disorganized, and allow your emotions to overwhelm your reasoning, most especially in the imminent preparations and actual execution of a rampage, you will limit your own success.
Emotions must be controlled and rendered subservient to rational, calm, intellectual determination. Actions taken must make sense, serve the purpose at hand, not be impacted by emotionalism, which is itself a mental shortcoming.
The only reason Stephen does not receive a rating of Outstanding here, is because he Self-murdered. In every other way, from complete concealment of his homicidal ideation throughout his lifetime, to his absolutely calm behavior in the days leading up to his rampage, to the actual execution of the rampage, seemingly done with calm and collected determination, Stephen demonstrates highly impressive mental and emotional control and development of higher function reasoning as a form of mind ownership.
⇒ Delivery of Ideological/Personal Message to Humanity and the Universe: Fair
No Manifesto so far, apparently nothing mailed to the media. No public or open expression of any primary-level Forbidden Truths or other expressions of profound rage and hate. Absolutely his right, and I respect it. In many ways, the enigma of no specific ideological motivation makes this type of rampage more open and appealing, to more societal victim-creations. Anyone can envision/imagine themselves in Stephen’s shoes, more readily. When there is very specific and detailed ideological motivation, such as the Unabomber has, as an example, it is harder for most humans to directly identify with the killer.
I loved Brenda Spencer’s reply when asked why: “I don’t like Monday’s”. So enigmatic! But still, I lower the rating for Stephen, because there are primary-level reasons for what Stephen did. They can be very detailed and specific, or much broader, but there is value in rage and hate being explained and revealed from both and from either, Forbidden Truth and True Reality perspectives. Showing is awesome, but why not tell, too?
Some tortured victim-creations are very closed off from their own suffering and distress. They never want to consciously face it, and this makes verbal or written expression, almost impossible. I understand, but I cannot judge such a True Reality to be overtly positive, for either the victim who lashes out in Breaking News style, or the much greater majority, who silently observe the Breaking News and try to satisfy themselves via legal and semi-legal harming of others and of Self.
⇒ Innovative and Groundbreaking Tactics Deployed: Outstanding
Martyr Stephen absolutely deserves a top-rating here. His tactics were outstanding and uniquely effective. He copied and mimicked nobody. You could say he took the best tactics of Charles Whitman, of Lee Harvey Oswald, and of Osama bin-Laden/the 911 hijackers, and cherry-picked each, to come up with his own unique tactics, then added a bunch of completely new and different innovations.
For example, his use of a hotel room as Command & Control Center. His positioning of surveillance cameras outside his hotel room to monitor and warn him of the approach of pigs. The fact that he broke two different windows in the hotel room, to be able to alternate sniper positions and make it appear as though there are two shooters. I could go on and on, but the fact is that he broke ground in ways that “professional” terrorists like ISIS have not done. ISIS could and should literally create a teaching textbook on how to prepare for and execute a mass murder rampage, based solely upon the many superior and unique tactics deployed by Stephen.
⇒ Impact of Event Upon True Crime and Societal Landscape: Outstanding
Of course! Stephen has shattered the all-time lone gunman mass murder record for the huge nation-state of amerikkka. He has set a new bar for others to try to reach. He has earned a permanent spot within the human historical record of True Crime, at least until the near-term species extinction occurs. The impact of this event is very real and it will be sustained over time, as were the acts of Ted Bundy and Charles Whitman and the Columbine massacre. It is not just the number of victims, but also the specific details of the rampage, the unique way it was carried out.
Others can and will learn and gain tactical knowledge that will prove useful, but perhaps the best and most important tactical teaching point is to innovate. Don’t follow others, but even follow Stephen, instead, use your unique mind to map out a completely different strategic game plan. That is what made Lee Harvey a legend, and the 9/11 hijackers, and Tim McVeigh, and now Stephen Craig Paddock. The Superior tactician learns a lot from many others, but directly emulates nobody.
⇒ Leverage of Personal Potential and Taking Full Advantage of Available Opportunity: Very Good
I am a little torn on the rating here. I almost went with Excellent…but I really do think Stephen could have done better, not to take away from how very, very well he actually did. Personal potential is a tricky thing. Almost nobody, ever, really lives up to their personal potential. I probably won’t, I am sentient and Self-aware enough to know and to face this Truth.
Consider: Stephen was a licensed pilot, this provided certain tactical opportunities other humans would find much more difficult, if not impossible, to seize. Stephen did not directly utilize any explosive devices, despite apparently manufacturing some improvised explosives. Then we have the issues I have already discussed, such as the limited amount of time the rampage took, perhaps a premature suicide, perhaps a failure to barricade the hotel room entry door to a maximum degree. Perhaps he could have delayed SWAT response by calling in false bomb threats or the like, etc…
Very Good is exactly what it says, a very good rating. I don’t want it to appear that I am focusing on the negatives, or in any way judging this remarkable rampage to be a failure. Absolutely not. But to just hand out a “perfect” rating of Outstanding, would not be intellectually honest.
⇒ Creation of Inspirational Legacy for Fellow Victims of Society Going Forward: Outstanding
Absolutely. All tortured victim-creations of all human societies and governments can and should be inspired by Stephen, by the way he lived his life and the way he chose to seek and to successfully claim personal vengeance at the age of 64. Even if you personally choose to not seek revenge through violence, you can learn from Stephen’s determination, his patience, his calmness, his extraction of personal pleasure for many adult years, his systematic thoughtfulness in making plans and in developing a strategy and choosing to be unique and emulate nobody else.
Maybe you can be inspired to find a way to tell the world just how much you have been harmed, without being violent, by training your mind to think with rogue freedom and independence, to find ways to do things that nobody else has ever done before. This legacy would be just as honorable as any other.
⇒ Enigma/Mystery Factor and Cult of Personality: Excellent
Again, I admire those who keep the deepest parts of their True Reality to themselves. The mysterious has its own enticing lure, beckoning others to probe and to explore their own deep psyche, just as they try to probe the psyche of another. Martyr Stephen strikes a great balance between being too transparent in terms of revealing Himself via direct expression, and being too shuttered. Actions can speak just as loud and just as clear as words. I still cannot help but wish Stephen were alive right now, sentient and able to hear, to know, to speak, to communicate, not with you humans, but with Himself. To know and to experience Himself within the reality of Now, the reality of having turned fantasy to reality.
But, nothing ever works out right in the end. You humans make sure of that, for yourselves, for others, for all born creatures.
Thank you Stephen Craig Paddock, for having used your illusion of existence to speak Truth to power. Thank you for using your mind to try to help others to see themselves, and to see and know the Truth, with clarity and with courage and with honesty. Thank you for reflecting the human universe, within Yourself.
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