And he lost his orange wig.
Well, there’s this problem with cowardly, militarized police who view the general population (and especially minorities) as “the enemy.”
Well, let’s allow facts to intrude for a moment.
There is no evidence that Steve Paddock was deranged. (Doubtless he had his share of minor upsets and neuroses, as do we all.)
There is no evidence that he was any more or less “inhuman” than most other citizens.
There is no evidence that he was in financial difficulties.
He left not a whit of an indication that he was motivated by any cause, Muslim or otherwise.
Whatever caused him to lay plans to kill as many people as possible, people whom he did not know and had never met, is at this time totally unknown.
Claiming otherwise, and there is literally an infinite quantity of speculation, is just not true.
We all WANT to find some obscure “taint” on Paddock, some demonic difference that motivated him. Because, if no such thing is evident, it means that any of us, perhaps even you, yourself, may be susceptible to commit such an act.
And that’s a truly horrifying thought.
^ So, in other words, the reason he did it was because he was an American. And that’s how Americans do things.
Actually, I have thought from the beginning, when nobody could understand what drove this man, that he had serious undiagnosed medical problems. When people feel horrible, or perhaps an undiscovered brain tumor, they act in unpredictable – and often horrible – ways. Think of George III or Henry VIII. An autopsy may find some interesting things, and rest assured Mr. Paddock’s autopsy will be thorough.
He was bored.
Harvard Study Finds Anger Issues, Not Major Mental Illness, Tied To Gun Violence
“The study authors argue that a more effective policy measure might be to restrict gun access based on an individual’s arrest history.
Arrests that could indicate a history of impulsive or angry behavior (for example, criminal records of misdemeanor violence, DWIs and domestic violence restraining orders) would likely serve as a more feasible and less discriminatory indicator of an individual’s gun violence risk."
“The group that we focus on goes far beyond regular anger,” Swanson told Mother Jones. “The most volatile people are slipping through the cracks.”
It’s like we’ve never heard before about mass killers: “He seemed so normal.” The other issue is if you’re white and Christian, you have mental problems. If you’re brown, black, speak with an accent, belong to any other religion than a Christian one, you’re a terrorist, even if you only shot one person and maybe yourself. The same thing applies to those who drive their cars into crowds btw.