Each time there's a school massacre, the mental health professionals who could have kept the killer's sorry ass locked up and out of harm's way have the balls to go on camera and tell the country --
"We just can't predict this kind of behavior."
To which I say, how f**king stupid are you people?
The crack mental health
professional who was treating Laurie Dann, a deranged young woman who
killed or maimed a bunch of little kids at a grade school several years ago,
claimed he was as shocked as the rest of us by her behavior. What
a retard. She had already tried to kill her sleeping husband with an icepick.
Why is it that everyone else who
ever came into contact with these oddballs knew in their gut that they
were quite capable of blowing people away? Family and friends,
roommates and teachers -- they knew. But people with years of training
are always surprised.
After more than a decade of frustration, law
enforcement finally got a break when the Unibomber's own brother
recognized something familiar in his crazed manifesto, when it was
published by the New York Times.
Time after time, these Dr. Freud wannabes, who charge $200 for a 45 minute session, continue to
pretend that they had no idea this type of behavior could
possibly happen. Somebody should ask for their money back.
In a profession that demands
empathy and understanding, too many of these mental midgets, especially
adminstrators, seem to think their job description is to slap permanent
labels on troubled people, load them up with drugs that make them
zombies and warehouse them until their insurance runs out.
Why don't they talk to them? And
not just when they're admitted. Why don't they talk to their families
and the people who know them best? Even better, why don't they LISTEN
to what they're saying?
The FBI has profilers who can
predict what kind of a person is a serial killer. Cops can tell you
patterns of behavior that have been distilled into a type that is
I was a battered women's advocate.
There is a list of twenty-five characteristics of men who are abusers.
The more characteristics they have the more you can predict they will
kill their partners. OJ had 23 of the 25 markers. I told a girlfriend
that the things her live in boyfriend was saying meant she was
in danger. I told her to get out right away, but he had never hit her
before. So she stayed. He beat her up the very next night.
I'm not a genius. I just recognized the patterns of predicability. And the shrinks can't? Come on.
Let me go out on a limb here --
behavior is predictable. Okay, I'll qualify that -- there is a lot of behavior that is predictable.
Most people think they're making
choices about their behavior because they like to think they have free
will. But if I can predict what you're going to do, you can kiss free will
We finally learned that pedophiles
can't be cured. Talk about predictable behavior. However, since our
system of law is based on having the freedom to make our own choices,
lack of free will is just a philosophical discussion.
You would think that the mental
health pros could at least come up with a list of characteristics -- their own FBI
profile -- of someone who could commit a school massacre.
And I don't just mean making a list of jargon filled
characteristics that describe the illness a disturbed person might
have. A list of particular behaviors that would wave a red flag and help school
administrators and clueless therapists keep this person out of the
mainsteam for good, if need be.
But then they might have to admit
to being accountable for someone's actions. Perhaps a couple of
lawsuits could encourage them to feel a greater sense of responsibility
to the public when it comes to identifying someone who is a danger to
Well, enough with the whining, I
should try to help out. The least I could do is create a list to help
people identify a creepy kid who might start shooting up a classroom or
dorm someday. Let's see, I have a degree in English and six years as a volunteer talking
to battered women, so I think that qualifies me for something.
1. Young man [Laurie Dann was a notable exception] 14 to 25
2. Loser according to every girl who even knows who he is
3. Monosyllabic answers to direct questions
3A. Wears black all the time
3B. Lies around all day, sleeps with his pet gun
4. Laughs when there's nothing funny
5. Writes/draws guns/knives and sexual/sadistic images
6. Watches the same violent movie over and over
7. Gives you the creeps
8. History of being bullied or
otherwise traumatized [this requires talking to him, which no one wants
to do, so we may not learn this until after he has committed his
9. History of therapy or time in a mental health facility
And the tenth sign that someone like this
will shoot up the campus -- his therapist announces after the
massacres that "There was no indication he would be violent."