The Guardian reported today that a terrorist being called the, “Ginger extremist” (Mark Colborne, 37) was detained under section 37 of the Mental Health Act, and with a stipulation of section 41, which removes any time limitation allowing Colborne to be held indefinitely. It was believed that Colborne was in fact not insane, but did however meet conditions of mental instability, given that he could so easily plot murder. It is of course not considered normal thought processing to plan and take action to carry out the demise of another human being.
Colborne identified himself as an Anders Breivik type of terrorist, leaving some targets open, wanting only to intervene in the natural succession to the Kingship in England. He apparently wanted a “red headed” royal to take the throne. Colborne plotted to assassinate Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, to allow his younger song, Prince Harry to become King (Colborne did not get the memo that Prince Harry is not next in line for the throne, nor is the Prince of Wales the current reigning Royal – that would be the Queen, Elizabeth). This exact intent was found written in one of Colborne’s diaries. He claimed that this act would be “for the Aryan people,” and that he wanted to leave a “legacy” of one-man fighting against the capitalist regime.
Terrorism has been the marked headline for weeks on end now, with recent strikes in Paris, France, San Bernadino, California, Kenya, and other locations around the globe. The so called, “ginger extremist” allegedly fantasized about shooting the Prince of Wales himself and had previously purchased ingredients for cyanide and protective tools.
In a twist of events, Colborne’s half-brother discovered chemicals and documents in the family home, stipulating Colborne’s plans and detailing his hate rhetoric. Consequently, Colborne was arrested last year and recently stood trial on terror charges, for which a jury found him guilty of terrorist attacks. The presiding officiant, Judge John Bevan QC, described Colborn as an “extraordinarily warped individual… consumed with rage.” Colborne had apparently commandeered the means to kill 1,5000 people before being caught and having his plans averted. Colborne was diagnosed with a personality disorder including a degree of psychosis, justifying continued treatment at the secure Ravenswood House in Hampshire.
Meanwhile, the topic of gun control looms over virtually every country now, with average people being somehow radicalized and becoming extremists with a very bad mission. There must be serious action about keeping guns and chemical weapons out of the hands of people who are mentally unstable. We have been engaged in this conversation for a decade and longer, yet there has been no significant reduction in the crime rate. There seems to be a conspiracy to protect secret, or black-market sales as an undercurrent to why gun rights activists do not want more strict gun control laws.
Comedian Chris Rock said it best in the film, “Head of State,” that certain people could not fight gun violence alone, because they were “too busy getting shot.” There is absolutely no need for an average person to have assault weapons in his or her possession. In the case of Colborne, Prevention and Neighbourhoods Inspector, Clive Marsh added, “Fortunately, Colborne never carried out any of his plans and had not progressed to making poisons or viable devices that would have presented an immediate threat to the community. “It’s not possible for us to say whether he would have carried out this non-specific threat if we hadn’t intervened. I’d like to reassure the community that all the material he bought and stored at his home was removed.”