posted on Aug, 25 2003 @ 01:08 PM
Originally posted by Satyr
Just because of the nature of the story. It was a story about a kid who went crazy at school, before it ever even happened. The point is, his story
became very famous, and sold many copies. What's wrong with anyone writing something of that nature? Stephen King has said he'd probably flip out
kill people for real, if he didn't write his stories. There's nothing wrong with fantasizing about those things, as long as you know they're only
fantasies. I used to write about killing kids I hated. Kids who used to beat the crap out of me for no reason, and laugh while they were doing it.
They deserved to die, IMO. BUT, I never killed any of them. So, is it a crime to think of such things? Is it a crime to write them down? It shouldn't
i dont think its a crime, disturbing maybe but not a crime.
but you have to remember, this is america, home of the over reactive and land of the over protective. i dont think what he did was a crime per se
BUT....there have been situations where such "documentation" was found after a kid or group of kids goes into a school and shoots its up and then
themselves. people are over reacting to this but there is another factor we must keep in mind. while he might have kept this all in perspective and
said "hey, its just fantasy, i know it and i would never do it" and is probably doing it as an outlet there are some who do the same thing and it
FEEDS their anger and hatred. they take it all so seriously and wind up having a psychotic episode over it.
i dont agree or disagree with this as there are many factors to take into consideration. of course where he did this wasnt the smartest of ideas. of
course had this been done at his home and then later flipped out and then they found this the question they'll be asking once again will be "why
didnt we see this coming?". people will once again question parents and their ability to keep track of what their kids are doing and making sure
things like this dont get out of hand. and the michael moores of the country will come out and attack the NRA and firearm makers and try to ban guns
once again and the nation will get all weepy eyed and then we'll go through another phase of being sensitive to our kids and blah blah blah. i'm
tired of it.
what i'm mentioning here is just one persepctive, if i thought about it long enough i can come up with several more easily but i wont bother. we've
all heard the same things before.