I'm a hunter, I have entered the woods to wait patiently for game to come by and I have stalked game, when you first catch sight of the animal, your
heart rate increases, you mind races you wonder if it's in range can I get off a shot, is it looking at me or in my direction, the adrenaline starts
to pump and sweat beads on your brow, your breathing quickens, you see your prey its a beautiful sight and a beautiful creature graceful and very
weary, you draw your weapon as the beasts eats you take aim then the beast looks up right at you, your heart is in your throat, you head starts to
spin but you then exhale pausing halfway and you squeeze the trigger.
You just killed a living breathing creature and you couldn't be more happy, you rush to the site and in my case I have completely had a deer gutted
within 15 to 20 minutes of the shot.
The feeling you are experiencing are completely natural, and I bet all hunters/predators feel this rush.
When does it become unnatural or perverse?
Originally posted by chissler
But that right there is a week of discussion alone; are they truly mentally ill?
In my own mind they must be ill, I can't fathom a rational human killing another human for sport or the shear pleasure, or the perverse thrill of
DeSalvo confessed to the crimes and did everything he could to land himself in a mental institution. I think this was due to the fact that he
knew he didn't do it, wanted to live forever in infamy, but didn't want to spend his time in prison. When his efforts failed, after enough time I
believe he was going to come clean and ultimately murdered for it. The night he was murdered, he had a meeting scheduled to talk to an old
psychologist about the "real story" surrounding the Boston Strangler in the morning. Rather odd timing, no?
I smell a conspiracy!!
Mark David Chapman was beat down his whole life and lived in social obscurity due to the maltreatment he received by his mother. Chapman
watched his mother have sexual relations with men younger than he was, and was forced to support her. Combined with other factors, I think he was
pushed too far and ultimately made the decision that infamy was a far greater future than obscurity.
But mentally ill?
Knowing what he endured and how he reacted how could he be anything but mentally ill, the human psyche can only endure so much, why he focused on
Lennon will most likely never be known.
Like John Warnock Hinckley, Jr. he thought if he killed the president that Jodie Foster would love him.
There has to be some mental issue with these people brought on by physical or emotional or even environmental causes.
Too often people who go against the norm are labeled as mentally unstable, merely because they chose to swim up river. Are they really though?
Is it a coin toss when you go against the grain for how you are remembered?
Is it natural to kill? Yes it is but only if there is reason like hunting for food, lets face it if we wish to eat we must kill as the beasts in the
Many say that humans are the only animals that kill for sport. There is also a primeval need to feel the rush of a successful hunt for some people
However I have watched both cats and dogs kill, without the intent on eating there victims, but then there come the whole question, do they know what
they are doing?
If Christopher Columbus had of been lost at sea, would he be remembered as some nut job who thought the world was round?
I oppose offering them the title of mentally ill. Narcissistic would be spot on.
Well we completely agree with the Narcissistic part, but to me there must be more.
[edit on 17-7-2008 by LDragonFire]