Skip to comments.Aurora Shooter exhibits classic schizophrenia pattern
Posted on 07/20/2012 3:43:35 PM PDT by Prospero
As a classic case of national hysteria slowly peaks, still within 24 hours after the massacre of theater-patrons attending a premier of the latest "Batman" thriller in Aurora, Colorado, it's become increasingly difficult to maintain a rational perspective.
Apparently without any shame whatsoever, an embattled White House still cannot hesitate to push itself out in front of the trickle of information coming out in the wake of these multiple murders.
That as many or more people will die in "random" shootings on the streets of major U.S. cities, Chicago in particular, on an average weekend, this July, still escapes the notice of our entertainment news-readers and other media.
Without any other obvious motive, however, and looking dispassionately for the most reasonable known pattern that fits the facts known at this hour about this massacre, and its lone perpetrator, I think it will eventually be determined that Mr. Holmes suffers from hereditary schizophrenia.
The vast majority of the organic types of that disease are males, often regarded as highly intelligent, and who rarely begin showing the first truly "full-blown" symptoms of such a disease until just prior to their 25th birthday.
Elaborate and fantastic delusions, resembling a nightmarish dream-state, that usually accompany the full, untreated symptoms of this very terrible disease are often so compelling, and build so slowly (and its sufferers often have such credibility or, in many cases, demonstrate such charisma) that loved ones and friends rarely catch on to their true state of mind until they disappear, or it is otherwise "too late."
Though the frightening episodes accompanying this disease very rarely strike such a responsive chord in national news cycles they are almost always devastating, inside a much smaller circle. Usually destroying families and friendships.
So far. at least, Mr. Holmes outrageous demonstration of the apparent symptoms of this disease, or another illness in the same family, still seems quite within a regular pattern, as horrific as that might seem to those who are unfamiliar with schizophrenia.
The reactions of the national news industry, in the immediate short term, and those of his victims, to this intrusion of the symptoms of a classic mental illness, is quite understandable.
Few are unfortunate enough to ever experience becoming drawn into the damaged circle of a schizophrenic's broken thinking, over our lifetimes.
This does not mean, however, that schizophrenia is unknown to law enforcement, competent political leadership, or the health establishment. Far from it.
For a White House, or the mayor of a large city elsewhere, to take such full and shameless political opportunity from a the short-term trauma and shock to the national peace and loss of perspective is nothing short of criminal.
As this president operates within his own diseased pattern of not allowing any tragedy to go to waste, over the course of the next few hours, before the situation elsewhere, likely Syria, distracts his fawning, ignorant fan base in the national media, keep these thoughts in mind.
Who cares about the perp being a schizo?
Colorado has the death penalty, kill him.
Yeah its called Occupy Syndrome. BlackBloc specifically.
Wasn’t crazy enough to get himself killed.
So, shoot him twice, one for each personality.
Of course he does! Why, as he was attending OWS rally’s in his Blac Bloc outfit, he assumed that he was at a Tea Party function. Easy mistake.
Amen! Crazy / smazy, who cares? Kill him!
You always come through, dfwgator. Well said as usual.
Man, you’re too much sometimes. LOL
You're telling us it's not his fault?
Then, who's fault is it?
Oh, I know!
IT'S BUSH'S FAULT!!
(Yes, someone actually said that already...)
What bothers me immensely is not the reaction to the psychopaths who suddenly start firing on random citizens, it's the lack of outrage at the murderous gangs who torture their victims to death,sometimes in front of other victims. Some of the stories are too horrific to repeat.
Im going to take a wild guess and say that he was probably a habitual marijuana user. Habitual use can increase the Chan es of schizzo by 300%.
"You get over to the Justice Department and tell Holder
to make sure the FBI keeps that shooter from talking.
Supposedly the guy can't remember anything at all but
we are too close to the election to take any chances."
There is snappy repartee and then sometimes somebody exceeds even that. Your comment does exactly that. Hat tip.
Perhaps the worse punishment is to heal him, if possible, and then have to live year after year with the realization of what he did.
Schizophrenia is a horrible sickness. I know it well.
Holmes neighbor knows the shooter and said he just saw him and had a drink with him the other day. He thought he was still in school and was just another typical student. He never mentioned him being schizo
Thanks for telling the truth, although you will get flamed for it.
We’re already hearing cries about tighter gun laws. The common thread running through last night’s massacre, Arizona, Columbine, and many other such incidents are the deranged minds of the shooters. Yet mental health assessment and intervention is so very hard to get in this country.
We don’t understand it, we don’t want to talk about it, and some people don’t even acknowledge that mental illness exists.
They are those who have never encountered it.
For those of us who have, we know that getting help for someone who adamantly refuses to acknowledge a problem is nigh impossible. Keeping a schizophrenic or violent bipolar patient on meds is also very hard, because they feel better and stronger and on top of their world unmedicated.
Treatment facilities can keep them only until they’re medicated enough to no longer be considered a threat. Then they’re released, go off the meds, and it starts all over again.
Flame away. I just told a truth that needs to be a national discussion. These kinds of tragedies can be avoided, if this guy was, indeed, mentally ill.
Maybe he isn’t ill, just evil. Remains to be seen. However, if he was, betcha his family knew it and were powerless to intervene.