Why did he murder and injure so many?
Thus far, no NFL player has risen from his knees to praise such bravery.
Yet if one did, would corporate media report it?
Why did this killer open fire on a country music concert in Vegas?
To learn the answer to why, we will have to pay attention and not expect main stream media to report the truth unless it fits their narrative.
Statement Analysis, like other disciplines, does not have one key to success; but many keys. Some are more important than others, especially given the varied contexts we deal with, but there is one dominant key that analysts must seek to learn.
A talented young analyst came up to me after a seminar recently and asked about my personal relationships and Statement Analysis.
This is not unusual. It is often wrapped in nervous laughter. "How does your wife even talk to you?" is the single most commonly asked question during the first coffee break at seminars and trainings.
In Advanced Analysis, content emerges readily and as it does, so does profile, and "on the fly", leakage becomes inevitably noticed. As a person speaks, his or her priority comes to the surface and the words they choose indicate dominant personality traits.
I gave her my usual explanation: being honest with your spouse precludes worry, and acceptance of human nature is key because we are all creatures of frailty. Knowing human nature means not taking yourself too seriously.
Show me the perfect family and I will show you the facade. Show me the perfect man and I will show you a well polished surface.
Perfection does not exist, including in marriage. Everyone has his struggles, failures, losses, hopes, dreams and victories. If you have two imperfect created beings living together, you have trouble. If both husband and wife understand human nature, however, the remedy once employed in self discipline, can be applied. He learns what her nature must have, and she learns what his nature must have. The complementary nature of marriage works well when human nature is accepted and we enjoy our differences.
Many people expend a great deal of energy in life fighting against their own nature. "Virtue Signaling" is something that we see in analysis frequently, just as we see it in life.
The mother, for example, who jumps up furiously when her toddler falls, making sure everyone can see how "concerned" she is, in a show of anxiety, does so in order to quell her own guilt.
The child responds to the anxiety predictably; he or she develops anxiety. Yet, the mother's "show" satisfied a need within her to be seen as a concerned mother.
The impact on others is also to be noted: the mother who does not jump up may now feel as if she is not as good as a mother for allowing her child to experience a rough patch in life. This is a regrettable consequence but it is the point of "Virtue Signaling." It is not for the benefit of the child, nor society, but of self: to let everyone know just how "virtuous" self is.
This same "Virtue Signaling" is being seen today in the massacre at Las Vegas. These are those who seek to deny human nature for what it is.
Yet, some are still asking the right questions:
1. Did the shooter convert to Islam and do this in obedience to the Koran and out of loyalty to the Islamic State? ISIS has not made a habit of false claims, though they could thus begin.
This would make him an Islamic terrorist.
2. Did the shooter do this because the concert was "country music" often associated with conservatives? The shooter was seen in a video at an anti-Trump rally.
This would make him a Left Wing terrorist, similar to Antifa or other fascist, communist, or anarchist socialist organizations.
3. Or, was there another motive we must learn?
Yet, neither of the first two motives would fit the narrative of Main Stream Media which would respond in deception via deflection or withholding of information.
MSM has been focusing its attention on minor issues, such as gambling debts. Recall the lies politicians and media made about the Florida Islamist terrorist, first insisting that it was "homophobia" and then on to mental illness, and finally the weapon used. They said anything but the truth to protect narrative.
The deception from MSM bases itself on the belief that people do not have the ability to discern truth from deception, and will be enticed into helping shift blame away from where it belongs because they, too, want human nature excused. The entire "Black Lives Movement" and "take a knee" at the National Anthem is based upon hatred of police, with the deceptive claim that police are racist murderers. It is the narrative of both the elite and MSM.
It is a lie that gets votes but it also raises anger and gets police killed.
Deception always has its toll.
Expected Versus Unexpected: Behavioral and Statement Analysis
In Vegas, if the gunman was upset about gambling debts, human nature, being what it is, would likely have found its outlet in going into a casino and shooting up the place where gambling debts may have accumulated, or some place similar, like a bank.
Yet there is still one "motive" that all of MSM agrees with:
It wasn't the shooter who was responsible, it was the weapon. If you say you "pray" for wounded victims, they say, your prayers "aren't working" and you, too, are also responsible for the death toll.
In fact, taken from the language, it is not even the weapon that did it, but voters who support the 2nd Amendment. It is their fault, according to the celebrity elite.
It is as if everything must have a blame assigned to someone or something politically.
When you heard an assistant Vice President of CBS posted that she had no sympathy for the victims in Las Vegas because the dead and injured were likely Republicans, you are looking at the pre civil war hostility and the baseness of human nature that provokes violence.
This is a subtle twist within human nature that helps expose itself: it is not inclined to take personal responsibility for its own actions; it seeks to shift blame. It has a deep powerful need to shift or in the least, mitigate blame. If you hear "Uh, I only had like 3 drinks", you almost intuitively know it was considerably more. Law Enforcement professionals need little prompting to acknowledge truth about human nature.
Human nature operates in denial and minimization, which is precisely what we find in language.
By not acknowledging human nature, the politicians tell us that if we outlaw a weapon, the murderous criminal will, somehow, obey this law and not act upon his murderous impulse. Then, if you don't agree, you somehow "hate" others and want more violence. This is how it works itself out:
1. It removes human responsibility for evil acts
2. It thus condemns and attacks anyone who does not agree in alleviating human beings of responsibility.
It is like passing a law that says you must be 18 years of age or older to buy acid, as Islamists use acid to disfigure women who act like Westerners.
The thinking is this: the acid is to blame, not the "honor culture" of Islam. This is an example of a political decision. This is to pretend that one who is so calloused as to burn the flesh of another is going to be hindered by a law requiring ID. The morals of one who would destroy his sister's face for dating a non Muslim will somehow be brought to heel by a minor procedural rule. He will need photo ID to buy acid; that will stop the "honor punishments" of Islam.
The truth is that police are not killing black males and that gun ownership does not increase gun murders. Yet, these truths impede politicians' ambitions.
In statement analysis we always look for the guilt of a deceptive subject to find a way to justify his criminal action. The number one justification? Blame the victim.
This is found in criminal statements readily. No matter how hypocritical it may be, and no matter how subtle it may be, it is almost always present for the analyst to find.
"Well, the baby would not stop crying..."
Here we find in Shaken Baby Syndrome cases a subtle victim blaming.
In criminal domestic homicide (and even domestic violence) the language of communication often tells us precisely where the assault took place. We look for the word "said" to change to "told" to reflect the increasing tension and authoritarian position leading to the violence. Even the deceptive perpetrator will perfectly guide us into what happened.
Studying Human Nature
In the seminar the young analyst explained that as a young woman, she had been confronted with training that challenged the narrative she had learned in high school and college. She knew that men and women spoke differently, thus recognizing that the different in speech represents difference in thought patterns. She represents a growing movement of those who have been under exclusive narrative teaching but are seeing its contradictory application: it is not life. It is not reality. It is not truth.
Police need little convincing that human nature contains evil. Those who understand this grasp the purpose of self disincline, disciplining children, societal rules, restraint and other necessary elements within life that limit the damage that human nature can do in life.
This understanding impacts every day life, from how they cast a vote to how they see the world. More than anything else, it is the key to the "expected" within a given statement's work. Those who accept and study further into the truth of human nature are best prepared to set up the proper expectation within a statement.
It is a major key to success in detecting deception.
To train in detecting deception, The Complete Statement Analysis Course is completed in your home, generally within 12 months.