Thursday, April 19, 2007

Re: Blacksburg question

I saw just a bit of the video, but I think I've redd enough to know that this guy wasn't simply very pissed-off, he was mentally unstable. There are dozens of posts at DU (!) from people who know or knew people who were psychotic (and one who was himself), and they all seem to think this guy was a classic case. If that's so, 30 years ago he would have been in a facility and couldn't have done this. I'm not suggesting that everyone who loses it in the way LJ describes is mental (I don't think for instance that anybody believes the Columbine guys were mental) but perhaps that is one part of the puzzle: We used to lock them up, now we don't.

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