Columbine: Not a tear was shed for victims (Part One)

Note: This piece has gotten so long that I have decided to publish it in parts over the coming weeks. In the end it will be so long that few would take the time to read it.


My personal motivation in life is part of me because I was so fortunate to have a man named Steve as my older brother. It is “make decisions, move forward.” Often times I feel I have arrived at enough truth to stop, relax, and just live a Cassandra life, knowing that I can never impart what I know on others. People are not ready to receive the information, and most never will be. I have no problem with that. This type of work is of higher order, and only a few appreciate it. I am pleased that we have so many readers (and our writers) of that order.

I have to wonder, however, what forward movement means when I am standing still. Another direction? I will bust my butt on the Columbine Massacre, figure out how they pulled it off, and only a few will read the words. Honestly, most Americans are incapable of reading and processing large volumes of written words. Most do not possess critical thinking skills. The words that follow, and there will be many, are like dust particles in a wind storm. They cause discomfort. 

But if I am ever to reach anyone (I am not a missionary), the ultimate messages will not be to believe or disbelieve this or that event as real. It will be far more general and positive:

  1. Stop being afraid;
  2. We are given free will. No one can ever take it from us; and
  3. Change is within our power at all times, be it in location, relationships, personal life style, and most importantly, in our beliefs and attitudes.

I have been doing research on the Columbine Massacre of April 20, 1999 these past few weeks, often by means of study of the inside of my eyelids. I wake up thinking about it. I have grown to know the whole event in detail. It has gotten so long now that I am going to serialize it. You are reading Part One.

Introduction: A teacher is an insider

Art teacher Patti Nielson was on “Hall Monitor duty” on April 20, 1999. That is a clue to her true role in the massacre. She was to be on the scene, to make the 9-11 calls, and in the end report the death of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.

She was supposedly injured in the fracas, but her injuries were minor, having been hit in the shoulder with glass and metal fragments. Therefore, years later, she would bear no ill effects of shooting, and no scars.

At around 12:08 PM on April 20, 1999, Ms. Nielson reported hearing “One! Two! Three!” just before a loud boom, said to be Eric and Dylan committing suicide. She heard no such thing. She was reading a script, doing her part. At that point enough of the drama had played out that it could be called to a halt, the building surrounded and quarantined, and staging done for the fake massacre. Ms. Nielson could as easily have yelled out

“AND … scene! That’s a wrap, folks!”

Where were you on 4/20/99? (I’ll bet you remember.) I was in Livingston, Montana with an older brother (not Steve) and my then-girlfriend (now-wife). We were having dinner and celebrating my 49th birthday, coincidentally on 4/20. In those days I never questioned these events. I accepted them as real, as reported. I perfectly exhibited the mindset I now criticize, immediately believing that if something is on TV and reported as news, it is true. I did suspect, deep down, that CIA had mind-control methods and could create freaks of nature like Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. But it never occurred to me until these past couple of years that whole events, including perpetrators and victims, could be faked.

As we explore possibilities with Columbine, it helps to hold back with a caveat … always be suspicious of any event reported on the media. Never trust, always verify. There is objective reality, and real horrors and hardships in life. But mixed with those are the psyops– the Pulse Nightclubs, Boston Marathon Bombings, Sandy Hook, 911 … and Columbine. Fake, fake fake.

With that caution in mind, let us proceed. It is not a matter of whether Columbine really happened as reported. It did not. I know that. I will reveal the reason I know that later, but for now, my only objective is to figure out how in the hell they managed to pull this off. It was a massive undertaking involving hundreds of people, done with full cooperation of the news media.

The facility

It might help at this point to take a look at the campus of Columbine High school.

Facility photo with arrows

It is a medium-sized school with 1,945 students in attendance in 1999. It is two stories. We are looking at the back, and the entrance under the box labeled “Main or North Hall” is the West entrance. The main, or east entrance, is not visible in this photo.

Here’s a better diagram:

Facility diagram with arrows

Most of the action will take place in five venues:

  • Back doorway, west entrance, double doors leading into the school.
  • Cafeteria (red arrow).
  • Stairway leading up to library.
  • Library (red arrow).
  • Main hallways (north and south).

I am of the opinion at this time that Klebold and Harris really did walk down the main hallways, peeking into classrooms, after the events of the day were in the can, so to speak. This was to reinforce the perceived reality, nothing more.

This is vitally important because most of the 2,000+ students, teachers and staff in the building at that time are aware but did not see anything going on, nor did they personally witness any shooting, injuries or deaths. They were, however, extremely frightened. They were evacuated by police and SWAT teams. They went home, watched the news, and believed they were part of a major event.

Columbine was a big event, and hundreds of people must have been involved in the planning and execution. I would put it on a scale far under 911 and Oklahoma City in terms of sheer size and people involved, but on a scale with Waco and the Boston Marathon bombing in terms of impact and number of visible participants.

In terms of psychological impact, it was a key event of our times. The target was our kids, all kids in all schools in this country. They were traumatized, and from that day forward would be suspicious of anyone in their schools who might be different. Columbine not only taught them to cower in fear and seek protection from police and authority. It also taught them to distrust nonconformists, to fit in, to belong, and not to stand out.

Schooling has always done that to us. Columbine sealed the message with ferocity and vengeance. We are not individuals. We are group members. Individuals are dangerous.

End part One

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Part Six

21 thoughts on “Columbine: Not a tear was shed for victims (Part One)

  1. That event had my mind turning. What sort of freaks could do this? What sort of dark world did they inhabit that could allow them to kill people they knew and saw every day? I remembered my high school experiences of bulliying and being bullied and yet couldn’t wrap my mind around getting so demented as to actually kill or even seriously hurt anyone. The event, in short, terrorized me. I think that was the point.


  2. I’m very much looking forward to this series, Mark.
    So many rabbit holes and dead ends in researching this topic.
    Its amazing how much “information” is out there that leads “conspiracy theorists” to conclude that the event happened, but was a government op of some sort. Basically, that Klebold and Harris did it, but had help.
    Conflicting eye witness accounts and unidentified “shooters,” etc.
    It has all the hallmarks of a staged/fake event. But of course, I couldn’t have fathomed that at the time.


  3. My takeaway from this first chapter: You know… You, you do not believe, you do not guess, you do not find plausibility, you do not speculate: You know… and I figure you know because you have sweated it… That is the only way I know. That is gold.


  4. I like parts, gives your readers something to look forward to. I always thought “13” victims were too small for the effort they put in and for the school size, but maybe 33 or 47 would have been too many. This event could have been somewhat of a diversion to not pay attention to the Kosovo war going on at the time. Did you contact the school for the yearbook? Would like to know what the secretary said.


    1. The school is not answering their phone at this time, though staff is on duty. As a resident and taxpayer in Jefferson County, I might have the privilege, if not right, of use of school library. We will see.


  5. “In terms of psychological impact, it was a key event of our times. The target was our kids, all kids in all schools in this country. They were traumatized, and from that day forward would be suspicious of anyone in their schools who might be different. Columbine not only taught them to cower in fear and seek protection from police and authority. It also taught them to distrust nonconformists, to fit in, to belong, and not to stand out.”…

    “Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior”.- Marshall McLuhan


  6. I remember it, and the media frenzy that followed pushing gun control. Maybe it’s nothing, but they devoted wall-to-wall “coverage” to the event and conclusion with the usual choice of only two options. Dualism for all.

    “1999 – April 20
    At Columbine High School near Denver, students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold shoot and kill 12 other students and a teacher, and wounding 24 others before killing themselves. The attack renewed debate on the need for more restrictive gun control laws.”

    “1999 – May 20
    By a 51-50 vote, with the tie-breaker vote cast by Vice President Al Gore, the U.S. Senate passes a bill requiring trigger locks on all newly manufactured handguns and extending waiting period and background check requirements to sales of firearms at gun shows.” – Robert Longley
    Updated June 30, 2017


  7. Some thought on why all of that:

    …those who are fit to rule are those who realize there is no morality and that there is only one natural right – the right of the superior to rule over the inferior.
    This dichotomy requires “perpetual deception”
    …The people are told what they need to know and no more… While the elite few are capable of absorbing the absence of any moral truth, Strauss thought, the masses could not cope. If exposed to the absence of absolute truth, they would quickly fall into nihilism or anarchy


  8. I hate suspense! I, for one, revel in the intrigue of a nice long read – good on you, mate! But please, more material next time!


    1. I like a good long read too. But the material is building slowly and there are so many angles to consider. I am into the labyrinth not knowing the exit. So please be patient. There is a huge payoff.

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  9. Excellent. When you mentioned Waco, Jim Jones and the Guyana mass suicide popped into my head. I have no doubt that was also a huge psyop. The photos of Guyana looked like everyone just laid down face down for a big group hug. The message? You shall not leave the United States and act like you are free to do as you please.


    1. John: a good point. I am a San Franciscan and lived through those tumultuous times. I My old boss’ daughter (who got caught up with Jim Jones at his Western Addition enterprise) was reported as dying in that tragedy. I did read in the last few years that Jim Jones was an intel asset, so perhaps you are onto something. I lived through the Moscone/Milk shootings and also the Patty Hearst kidnapping. Of course, I’ve read MM’s paper on the latter.

      On another front, when Sandy Hook was going down, my son who was 29 or 30 at the time came home from an outing completely dejected, depressed, and beside himself. He had been completely affected by the story of so many children “going through such horrors”. I saw the agony on his face – “how could anyone do such a crime?” He would go on to not believe the story and so many other stories and so his soul was freed up from that trauma and others. (He was awake before I was). But what about all the other unfortunate ones out there who believe everything that is sold on TV? I work with people and family members who still believe everything about Sandy Hook. So the controllers think we are all easy pickings because many of us are. I can wake up, but I can’t force anyone else to wake up. I say “simply study for yourself but you have to go deep and you can’t trust just what you hear on MSNBC, CNN, FOX. You must go deeper.”

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