We'll never know.He just did what the voices in his head told
him to.and some so-called "safe" medications can have that
as an adverse side effect.
His actions mimic a violent video game he was obsessed with. He went for maximum
kill points and then took his own life because when someone kills you, they get
all your accumulated points, and he wanted to keep the points he had
'earned', so he could win the game.
The motive is clear, Publicity, notoriety, in all its forms. It could be a cry
for help or anguish, political, religious, to set a new record for number of
killed. But, it is certainly a "Look at me."And we give them
exactly what they wanted, fame, publicity.,, by the bucket load.Al Qaeda?
9-11? I never heard the name before that day. We made the name. Better to
have called them scum and cowards and never given their name the light of
day.We should 'shun' them. Not by law, the Constitution
will forbid that. By acclaim, tradition, societal convention.Write
the stories of those lost, dreams crushed.Never publish the name,
the organization, the religion, or the political cause. Scatter their ashes,
unmark the grave, erase them utterly. Make them NOT. There is no
mystery here. WE make the monsters, because we give them exactly what they set
out to achieve. It needs but one news organization to begin the
avalanche, to publicly declare that they shall not participate in this vicious
cycle. Set a precedent, set a policy. I do want and need to know,,,, not who,
not their twisted why. Make them not.Dean Unick
Guns are trouble.A troubled person with a gun is the worst kind of deadly