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Friday, September 22, 2023

Psycho Killlers

Talking Heads - Psycho Killer (Original Version - Tony Mendes Video Re Edit)
Tony Mendes

Tam posted a link to a story about identifying psycho killers before they go off the deep end and start shooting people. Got to give credit to Ron Borsch for even trying to tackle this unpleasant issue. We've all heard the news reports about how nobody never noticed nothing odd about the weirdo, which we all know is bullshit. Psycho killers are invariably some variation of crazy, stupid loners. The reason no one notices nothing is because people instinctively try to avoid people like that. Non-psycho killers spend time with people whose company they enjoy (psycho-killers have no friends). People don't want to go looking for problems, they have enough problems of their own, they don't need to go looking for more. I mean, it's not hard, pick up any rock and there is always some rats nest of trouble underneath. Just let it lie, maybe it won't blow up.

You want to identify these weirdos before something happens? It's not that difficult, you just have to look. Of course, there is the problem with false positives. There are any number of people out there who are crazy, stupid loners, but it's still hard to tell which ones are actually liable to go over the edge and which ones will just mutter along.

Welcome to the 21st Century, where truly illuminating discussions about the evil lurking in people's minds is accompanied by popular music.

P. S. Got the YouTube address wrong on my first pass, but it's fixed now.


Liz Hinds said...

Sometimes though the nastiest people come over well. I'm thinking about a guy who used to come to Zac's. He was allegedly a rapist but seemed really nice. On the other hand he was totally loopy.

Chuck Pergiel said...

Loopy can be hard to deal with. I tend to avoid such people.