I was reading the local newspaper’s article on the Aurora Theater criminal’s motivations, and the attack he had meticulously planned. I had heard one victim’s relative didn’t want to give this nutjob, this super loser attention because he didn’t deserve to be on the same anything with the victim.
We can certainly understand the feelings, but we also want to discuss this murdering madman.
I’m not concerned about his motivations. I’m concerned that this guy was very book smart, but ultimately a super loser. There’s a few of these around, but there’s not often much said about them. They are often left alone to their own devices, which usually is some twisted, fantasy-induced horror show.
When I was in the [military], I had a colleague who was exceptionally smart, but at the time, socially awkward. I mean “smart”, as our smartest persons feared him because he was that much smarter than they. If you ranked our smartest people on a list from 1 to 20, this guy would create more room between 1 and 2 than between 2 and 20.
One of our contractors commented he didn’t want to be that smart if if meant not being able to talk to people. In short, my contractor wanted to be able to socialize. Unfortunately, “smart” is often viewed as a substitute for being socially acceptable. Sorry, but there’s a lot to be said about being normal. Fortunately, my colleague is not only a real leader in private industry but has a terrific wife, family and friends.
Back to the Aurora killer. Sad as it is to say, I’d rather read this super loser has a brain tumor that made him do what he did. If it was just something he did for thrills, well, you know how BSP feels about capital punishment. In case you don’t, we can’t wait until the day where victim family members are allowed to extract some form of physical punishment on super losers. Complete nutjobs; thrill killers like this guy don’t deserve protections like the Constitution offers. A pair of pliers, a butter knife and long thick cylindrical objects are a great start.
Just my opinion. I could be wrong.