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Response to heaven05 (Reply #16)

Mon May 26, 2014, 01:46 PM

24. There are over 80,000,000 gun-owners, enthused or otherwise...

 

and within that community, women are the fastest-growing demographic. Something else is at play here.

We're giving a lot of credence to some murderous punk who used knives and a car as well as a pistol to kill both men and women. But celebrities, including mass killers, have a lot of power in this society, so we must pore over their spoor to see what made them tick. I think they know this. Some punky manifesto is calculation in service of immortality -- an immortality that in some measure we confer on them. I think they know this, too. Death and the consequential lack of "enjoying" one's new-found status and power, is a secondary concern; in fact, it may be required. What celebrity mass killer wants to survive and be debunked and de-mythologized as another sallow-faced puker in day-glow orange?

He leaves his spoor, we sift through it, gleaning what we want. He gets a little immortality and celebrity at the expense of a few years. That may be appealing to some.

"What's in Your manifesto?"

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