posted on Aug, 31 2006 @ 01:59 PM
What you put in your head affects you, period.
While you might not go on a killing spree due to graphic imagery, you do get desensitized. Things can't shock you if you see them every single
day...this is part of normal human adaptation to certain events.
What Serial Killers are is an ABNORMAL adaptation to certain imagery. The more input, the worse the output.
But at the same time, I've wathced the footage of a little girl playing with a blow up punching bag, then being exposed to a video where a grownup
kicked punched and threw the punching bag clown around, and then saw what the kids did when playing with the doll. The girl was 2.
These are basic things, and shouldn't need to be explained.
There are certain conversations that set you off. You get mad whenever you are involved in this conversation. That subject is a trigger for you.
You're so irrational about it that often people come down on you for starting arguments on that subject. Everyone has triggers. It's jsut that
some triggers are more effective. If you can be pissed off by a mere subject, then then someone can kill for an imange burned indelibly/indefinately
into their minds. It's not too far a jump...hell, it's not a jump at all. As with everything, it's not the material itself that causes people to
do evil things, but the person allowing something to influence them. The issue is that most people either refuse to see that they have these
triggers, and it gets worse every time they go down that path, or they started down that path when they were too immature to understand what it was
they were doing to themselves. This is the issue with violence in sexual imagery.
Come on, we all agree that sexual abuse (things like rapeing children) changes a person's behavior. Why can't any seual action have an affect on
people? Wide variation in behavior due to the same acts
This being said, I've watched porn. I play violent video games. I watch horror flicks. I know they affect me...not so wildly as they affect
others, but I see what it's doing to me, and becuase of it, my contact with such things are kept to a minimum.