Newtown gunman apparently called radio in 2011

From Yahoo! News

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The man who carried out the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre apparently called a radio station a year earlier to discuss the 2009 mauling of a Connecticut woman by a chimpanzee.

The caller believed to be Adam Lanza speaks softly on a show on the University of Oregon's campus radio station and blames "civilization" for the animal's attack.

It would be the first known public recording of Lanza's voice. The 20-year-old man killed 20 children and six adults at the school in Newtown on Dec. 14, 2012. He also shot his mother to death inside their home before driving to the school and took his own life as police arrived.

A person with the username "Smiggles" describes making the call afterward in a Web posting. State police documents refer to instant messages from "Smiggles" as presumably being from the Sandy Hook gunman.

A former classmate, Kyle Kromberg, told the New York Daily News that he recognized the voice as Lanza's.

State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III said he didn't know whether the caller was Lanza but that it was a possibility.

In 2009 in Stamford, Charla Nash was blinded, lost both hands and underwent a face transplant after being mauled by a chimpanzee named Travis, who belonged to her friend. Nash had gone to the owner's home to help lure the 200-pound chimpanzee back inside. But the chimp went berserk and ripped off Nash's nose, lips, eyelids and hands before being shot to death by a police officer.

The caller believed to be Lanza said Travis was raised like a child and was highly domesticated, noting he used an electric tooth brush, a TV remote control and even the computer. Travis was integrated into society, the caller said, recalling the chimp's interactions with humans and his acting in TV commercials.

"Look what civilization did to him," said the caller, who identified himself as Greg. "It had the same exact effect on him as it has on humans. He was profoundly sick in every sense of the term and he had to resort to these surrogate activities like watching baseball and looking at pictures on the computer screen and taking Xanax."

The caller said Travis appeared to be desperate to change his environment, "and the best reason I can think of for why he would want that, looking at his entire life, would be that some little thing he experienced was the last straw and he was overwhelmed by the life that he had."

He compared the attack to other random acts of violence.

"I just don't think it would be such a stretch," the caller said, "to say that he very well could have been a teenage mall shooter or something like that."

The radio show was hosted by John Zerzan, 70, a fixture of Eugene, Ore.'s anarchist community for years. His books and pamphlets call for a return to the primitive and have been compared to the anti-technology manifesto of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, whom Zerzan visited in jail.

In hindsight, Zerzan said it is easy to find statements from Lanza foreshadowing the horrific events to come, but at the time he had no such impression. He only remembers the call at all because at the time, he had not been aware of the chimpanzee attack.

"I didn't get any hint that he was thinking about being an agent of something like that," Zerzan said.

He said that what stood out the most was the caller's discussion of the parallels between what led the chimp to act out and what causes snipers or gunmen to act.

"These shootings are now daily affairs," he said. "Nobody is asking why. What is this telling us about the evolution of mass society in the techno age?"

Prosecutors issued a summary of the investigation last year that portrayed Lanza as obsessed with mass murders and afflicted with mental problems but they said Lanza's motives for the massacre may never be known.

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God damn it. Just what we fucking need right now.

Sandy Hook was fucking staged. There are clips with the victim's parents just acting on/off screen. The shooter, like many others, was completely fucked up by psychotic drugs.

Plus, look in "The Dark Knight Rises" some related easter eggs.

This is no joke or conspiracy theory, this is TRUE and this stuff is all over the web.

Cointelpro 2.0... and we're now part of their terror spectacle.

Sandy Hook Elementary was actually a secret underground android factory. Those "children" were actually robots, yo.

#KCSW

I've been saying it all along: SANDY HOOK WAS AN INSIDE JOB!
"Smiggles" is the name of a secret CIA program. New Haven isn't even a real place.
I mean has anyone ever even BEEN to Connecticut?! I DIDN'T THINK SO!
FUCKING LIZARD CHEM TRAILS!

Oh stfu liberal poser. Chem trails are for real and idiots like you are part of the problem.

haha. i dont think you know what liberal means.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I9QJVNas5k
Zerzan's analysis of "shootings" and such is pretty good.

Mass society! Lone shooters! I don't understand nihilism! Can anyone explain Hello to me??

Nihilism is simply not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of not giving a damn about anything in particular except one's own negation of ad infinitum

I negate that!

Chimps should be banned from having firearms full stop!!

i think it's pretty weird that zerzan referenced the shootings specifically in a December 2013 essay on @news: http://anarchistnews.org/content/we-heard-screaming - and furthermore that Lanza was a vegan into Ted K...

And McVeigh was into Star Trek, and Jared Loughner was into pot and Zeitgeist, and James Holmes was a PhD scholar, and...

To believe Zerzan has anything to do with this mayhem is totally cop-like idiocy. He's putting these shootings in perspective with a deeper techno-industrial social context, that inherently produces sociopaths by the thousands everyday, getting some of them in the "service" while making others kill animals and humans with their cars, and others going postal.

I love how you dismiss out of hand that this mass murderer was circling around the drain of primitivism. It's clear he was familiar with zerzan's ideas and quite well have been influenced by them, even if in misinterpretations

are we going to also blame bands like Judas Priest for suicides. If you watch the video I linked this young man was created WELL before being influenced by any kind of primtivism, and how in the hell does anything in A-P trigger a school shooter?

Tiqqun thinks school shooters are part of the "imaginary party": http://exploits.jottit.com/3._kip.negri.alain.gutmann

Bing Crosby gave me homocidal thoughts whenever I heard his meek lame-ass songs as a teenager!

Why does the main page have an image obviously NOT of Adam Lanza next to an article about Adam Lanza? Seems weird at best, and dangerous at worst.

Apparently that is is brother. Here is a picture of the killer: Smiggles!

Because we trade any attempt at journalistic integrity and thoughtful analyses for laughing off what a shitty spectacle this world is and then wonder why Adam Lanza would identify more with us than with gun crazy misogynistic libertarians. I mean gun crazy misogynistic right wing libertarians. The branch of libertarian who actually own guns.

Is that you Einzige? Or just someone who's as abrasive?

And it just so happens it is someone who is just as abrasive.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiBVtIOx9G4

You may be onto something here! Being a Bob Black admirer I shall cease trolling Einzige from now on. Good things come from trolls every blue moon!

And it is a pig! How I love to ride piggy back on a piggy's back.

-- Bob Black (pig ffffucker and blue moon over kentucky)

Lol, I love you Bob, but in a Platonic non-piggish way. Cheers!

I love all you little people!

-- Bob Black (pig ffffucker and bicycle repairman)

No! Russ Lindquist IS abrasive, however he IS also compassionate.

I think that violence against children effects their emotional comprehension of empathy and reverberates negatively throughout their entire life unless the perpetrator of said violence redeems themselves.

You can listen to the call to anarchy radio here:

https://archive.org/details/AnarchyRadio12-20-2011

The call starts at the 38:14 mark of the show, and lasts 7 minutes. The caller's name is given as "Greg".

Now watch them try to insinuate that listening to Zerzan's radio show causes mass shootings.

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