The trouble makers embedded and jump-ins. Sent to cause hate and discontent in any area they can. Bloomberg apparatchik’s dark past provides clues to anti-gun present http://www.examiner.com/article/blo...-anti-gun-present?CID=examiner_alerts_article May 13, 2015 4:17 PM MST Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Vanity Fair “Tommy Gnosis is someone named Jennifer Mascia,” Herschel Smith at The Captain’s Journal posted in March. He was describing someone who, under cover of anonymity, “visits web sites -- particularly gun rights web sites -- and spreads discontent and dejection.” That’s consistent with the “elaborate subterfuge” technique for “infiltrating and disrupting alternative media online” used by those with an agenda. Per Canadian research, such “Internet trolls aren't just mean -- they’re sadists and psychopaths.” That would also seem consistent with the control-all megalomaniac who hired her, in a company-he-keeps kind of way. Mascia is one of two paid flacks “attached prominently to the Everytown news project,” an experiment in virtual Astroturf that billionaire Michael Bloomberg will be rolling out this summer. The guy wants to control everything else, so why not the narrative? What drives Mascia is anybody’s guess, but chances are her father having been an underworld killer with multiple hits under his belt had an influence. That probably comes as a surprise to many gun rights advocates, unaware that Al Jazeera told its readers “America's best hope for tracking gun deaths is a mob enforcer's daughter,” and Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action gushed on social media that her story was “Amazing.” That Mascia’s primary female role model -- a moral weakling of a mother who knew about, but nonetheless supported and covered up for the monster she was married to and did nothing to stop him -- no doubt also had an influence. It also may explain an affinity for foolish and contemptible lackeys that provide cover for those who would take all choices away. At this point, though, good people would still feel a degree of sympathy. After all, Mascia had no control over who her parents were or what they did. Their defects and failings were not her fault. The problem is, she’s chosen to become part of an effort to make the rest of us defenseless against sociopath predators like her father, and enablers who help them kill, like her mother. She knows full well no “law” proposed by her billionaire patron would have any effect on stopping diseased animals like John Mascia from working his sick will on more victims. The creepiest thing is the way Mascia rationalizes the homicidal punk using “shades of gray,” allowing her to view him as two unrelated personalities, “my dad and ... this separate John,” and to write a book as “my way of honoring my parents [and] still loving them.” There is no gray in the premeditated taking of human life for gain, nor any claim to honor. It is blackest evil. It must be stopped, and anyone interfering with your ability to do that is an ally of that evil. Grieving families of victims the Mascia thug murdered could have loved their fathers, sons or brothers as well. So while empathy for a daughter dealing with traumatic stress is understandable, when coping defects are taken out on the rest of us, we’re under no obligation to tolerate resulting toxic and irrational damage. In the case of Meadow Soprano here, her “work” for Bloomberg would best be met with an invitation to take her damn Daddy Issues out on something else, and leave our rights alone.