Date: October 04, 2017 09:28AM
No motive for human behavior? Even dogs have a "motive" to bark.http://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2017/10/the-las-vegas-shooter-didnt-just-snap-they-never-do/
Same site/writer had a link from two years ago at the bottom of the page:http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/10/mass-shootings-threat-assessment-shooter-fbi-columbine/
I didn't vet the sources or statistics. I don't know the reputation of the site or author. Right now, my primary interest is in learning about how to support efforts to identify and stop people with motives most of us don't want to think about.
I don't want to think about it, but I will. I don't want to be the neighbor or brother or girlfriend. After so many years of being a victim, my "survivorhood" came to include the peace and serenity found in only the solitude and illusion of security within my own dwelling. It took many years to put that illusion back into place, an illusion that many take for granted.
People may think on it from time to time, have alarms and cameras installed, a gun locked up in a safe. But, windows are made of glass, hardly impenetrable, and something most homes "boast."
I don't want to live in a concrete bunker. I like windows, too. It's time to hit the books again, start paying more attention to those in my neighborhood, those in my sphere.
Every human capable of thought has motives. One thing I'm keeping in mind is controlling behaviors, asserting one's will onto others. It seems that there are those who do this successfully, and are satisfied in harming the individuals in their sphere. Those who are unsuccessful in their desires to control others retain the desire, just as all of us retain our "preferences."
We can identify and predict that those who exhibit controlling behaviors have unhealthy, often dangerous individual relationships. I'd like to learn the critera for identifying those with the same desires, who are unsuccessful in their personal spheres. I'm not sure that's possible for an individual, so failing that, I'd like to support the laws, teams and programs that do this work.
I wonder if this shooter had just enough control of others for most of his life, then lost it and "rebelled" in his final act of ultimate control.
I have a stinking feeling that there will be crackpot novices trying to con a buck, who will give rise to a spate of "McMartin" type of paranoia events, in pursuit of that buck. That ultimately would have the opposite effect, and those types bear careful scrutiny and harsh criticism, possibly legal punishment.
For the links above, again, unvetted. Also worth mentioning is the Diane Sawyer / Sue Klebold interview, available on Youtube. It seems this latest shooter found his control of others. I have no intent on letting him keep it.