henrymakow.com – Dec 6, 2019
Possibly, the only mass shooting not organized by intelligence services.
On Dec 6, 1989, Marc Lepine shot 28 people, killing 14 young women who he singled out as feminists who had “ruined his life.”
Ironically, the emasculation produced by feminism probably contributed to the tragedy. Men used to protect women.
These women said they were not feminists but no man came to their defense. This is truly emblematic of our decline. For example, have European men come to the defense of women and children in places like Germany and Sweden?
by Henry Makow Ph.D. — from March 10, 2009
A recent film about the massacre of 14 young women at L’Ecole Polytechnique in 1989 has reignited debate about a little-known aspect of this tragedy: the passive behavior of the 50 young men in the engineering class.
They meekly obeyed the gunman, Marc Lepine, 25, when he ordered them to leave. Lepine proceeded to fire about 30 shots at the women, from left to right, leaving behind 9 victims, 6 of whom died. Before killing himself, he killed another eight women and wounded ten women & four men in the hallways, cafeteria, and other classrooms. He reloaded a number of times but no one tackled him.
In the first classroom, he said to the girls: “Do you know why you are over there?”
One girl answered “No”.
“I am fighting feminism.”
The girl replied: “We are not feminists, I have never fought against men.”
He aimed his hunting rifle and started firing.
In a suicide note, Lepine said: “I have decided to send the feminists, who have always ruined my life, to their Maker. For seven years life has brought me no joy and being totally blasé, I have decided to put an end to those viragos.”
Feminist and lesbian activists were quick to exploit this tragedy as a “National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women,” as if mass murder were an appropriate way to characterize domestic violence. White ribbons remind young women that within all men lurks a serial killer. Thus these activists destroy the trust which is at the heart of a woman’s love for a man and cause men to abandon them.
But what if, in that first classroom, the young men wouldn’t separate from the girls, and then refused to file out of the class? What if they rushed Lepine instead? Failing that, what if they had jumped him as he exited the class?
The irony is that the emasculation produced by feminism probably contributed to the tragedy. Men used to be protective of women. This point was raised recently by Mark Steyn in his review of the film (“Polytechnique”) —
“The defining image of contemporary Canadian maleness is not M Lépine… but the professors and the men in that classroom, who, ordered to leave by the lone gunman, meekly did so, and abandoned their female classmates to their fate–an act of abdication that would have been unthinkable in almost any other culture throughout human history. The ‘men’ stood outside in the corridor and, even as they heard the first shots, they did nothing. And, when it was over and [Lepine] walked out of the room and past them, they still did nothing. Whatever its other defects, Canadian manhood does not suffer from an excess of testosterone.”
CANADIAN MANHOOD: AN OXYMORON?