posted on Jan, 9 2011 @ 08:31 AM
Originally posted by crimvelvet
reply to post by SaturnFX
Ultimately, talk to him. Seems on ATS, when some nut comes in....
I will agree with you on that.
Has anyone ever thought that boards like ATS actually diminish violent acts?
People are social creatures and being able to talk to others can defuse emotions. Make one feel they are not alone.
Both in my opinion.
Boards like ATS also amplify and exasperate any underlying conditions people have.
It is true that in this day and age of technology you have more and more people with traits of autism, ocd, adhd and various depressive tendencies
(bi-polar etc) and this may well be due to the fact that we simply do not go out and interact with each other any more (As a community).
I have finished reading all of Erad3's posts and I can see a pattern of heavy drug use over a period of time but I do not think it was related to
His posts exhibit signs of someone who is in an altered mental state - certainly reflective sentences are a sign of someone under the influence of
something. If you look at one of the four threads he created, the way the thread is written indicates he was very much "off his head" to put it in
I have witnessed a close friend deteriorate over time through drug use (strong mind altering drugs) and prescription abuse. He was an intelligent guy
who became obsessed with various conspiracies until he could no longer function properly and was institutionalised after attacking his family members
in a fit of rage.
I believe the only mind control here was the delusion of this Erad3 character, through heavy drug use and exposure to some pretty heavy topics on ATS
(and other forums) he became trapped in some kind of mental state that escalated to the point where he was capable of shooting people.
From analysing his posts I would say he had some religious (biblical) influences which could have caused a delusion where he believed the congress
woman and others on the day were some kind of perceived enemy.
This is not a dig at ATS or Christianity, just stating how any medium, can surface any underlying problems.
I also believe forums and the internet medium as a whole can also create problems in people where a person will become (over time) obsessive,
compulsive and unsociable which can be detrimental to a persons state of being.
Interesting, Shocking, Tragic and Worrying...