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Thu May 27, 2021, 02:45 PM

Once again the media obsessed with the murderer and not the victims.

I consider that many mass murderers thrive on the attention or the hope of posthumous attention, which is what they get.

What they deserve is obscurity.

Jacinda Ardern has it right.

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Reply Once again the media obsessed with the murderer and not the victims. (Original post)
NNadir May 27 OP
maxsolomon May 27 #1
Polly Hennessey May 27 #2
NNadir May 27 #3
Tikki May 27 #4

Response to NNadir (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 02:52 PM

1. People want to know the Why and the How.

Sorry, it is human nature.

Although we understand the why and how quite well, and we're not going to do anything about it.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 04:08 PM

2. We want to know who did it and why they did it.

Our hearts ache for the victims. We want to know who they were. What their lives were like. What they looked like. We want to know all of it. If the day comes when we do not want to know both the murderer and the victims is the day we are doomed.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #2)

Thu May 27, 2021, 05:37 PM

3. I disagree. I am not interested in murderers. My feeling is that they do what they do...

...in part, to gather attention for their sordid little vicious lives, as if getting the attention that they inevitably get somehow justifies their contempt for humanity.

I believe the attention they get inspires the next round. I think it began with all the attention paid to those awful boys at Columbine, and went down hill from there.

I am disinterested in this creep. They are generic, and the attention paid to him, and the next guy, and the next guy after that is definitely, to my mind, part of reason the act as they do.

We need, of course, to address the issue of guns, but since we are too stupid and too venal to do that, the next best thing would be to refuse them any recognition, as well as useless efforts to pretend to understand them. There is nothing to understand. They are miserable little murderous thugs. It's really quite simple.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #3)

Thu May 27, 2021, 06:09 PM

4. I so agree with you.


Tikki

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