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Crazy Professors Are Dangerous

Posted on | December 7, 2023 | 1 Comment

UNLV gunman Anthony Polito

My office TV is tuned to CNN (I watch, so you don’t have to) and the network went wall-to-wall Wednesday with coverage of a shooting on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV).

THREE PEOPLE KILLED! Yeah, and 541 people have been shot to death in Chicago so far this year. What’s your point? Why saturation coverage of this one incident in Vegas, when the weekly death toll in Chicago (Baltimore, Memphis, Philadelphia, etc.) is so much higher?

Media bias being what it is, I suspected CNN might have some sort of ulterior motive for devoting so much attention to the UNLV shooting. Was it a hate crime? Turns out, it was a disgruntled academic:

A business studies professor who wrote a 15-page theory on the Zodiac serial killer and posted about ‘powerful organizations bent on global domination’ shot-and-killed three people at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, police said.
The suspect, Anthony Polito, opened fire on the fourth floor of the Lee Business School at 11:45am, prompting a massive response from law enforcement. Around 20 minutes after their arrival, officers located the gunman, shooting him dead.
Officials say that Polito, 67, was armed with a pistol during the attack which began after his application for a professorship was rejected. Polito was on staff at East Carolina University in North Carolina between 2001 and 2017.
None of those who were killed were students. In addition to the three deceased people, another person was wounded and remains in critical condition. . . .
For years, the killer maintained a website about his life, he posted, among other things, about having decoded cryptic messages sent by the killer in the unsolved Zodiac murder case. . . .
In his favorite movie section, Polito’s argues that each ‘argues a truth with powerful eloquence.’
Some of his favorite movies include Michael Moore’s Roger & Me, Oliver Stone’s conspiracy-laden JFK and the film version of Ayn Rand’s conservative epic, The Fountainhead.
Polito lists among the ‘Great Minds of the Twentieth Century,’ Nikola Tesla, Albert Einstein and George Soros.
There is another section titled: ‘Powerful Organizations Bent on Global Domination!’
Among the organizations listed are the Rothchild family, Bilderberg Group, the International Monetary Fund and Economics Department of MIT.
In that section, Polito posted a link to a website created by far-right wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
Elsewhere on the page, Polito lists his own personal theories on various mysteries including, the Zodiac killer, the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and the true meaning of the 2010 Leonardo DiCaprio movie Inception.

Here’s my theory: Crazy People Are Dangerous



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