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Originally posted by The GUT
Sociopathic then I'd have to say yes. Psychopath not so much.
If we believe the psychiatrists, a sign of a future serial killer is a child who delights in torturing and killing animals. George W., as a child, did exactly that. In a May 21, 2000, New York Times' puff piece about the values Bush gained growing up in Midland, Texas, Nicholas D. Kristof quoted Bush's childhood friend Terry Throckmorton: "'We were terrible to animals,' recalled Mr. Throckmorton, laughing. A dip behind the Bush home turned into a small lake after a good rain, and thousands of frogs would come out. 'Everybody would get BB guns and shoot them,' Mr. Throckmorton said. 'Or we'd put firecrackers in the frogs and throw them and blow them up.'"
On Sept. 12, 2000, Baltimore Sun reporter Miriam Miedzian wrote, "So when he was a kid, George W. enjoyed putting firecrackers into frogs, throwing them in the air, and then watching them blow up. Should this be cause for alarm? How relevant is a man's childhood behavior to what he is like as an adult? And in this case, to what he would be like as president of the United States."
Originally posted by CaptChaos
I would like to point out that, as a kid, frogs played an important part in lots of things.
Every rocket powered experimental model boat, plane, car, ALWAYS had a frog as test pilot. Often there were M80s involved, too, usually ending up in frog guts all over the place.
So I guess I'm a psycho. Sorry, but I don't think I am. There was one psycho kid in our neighborhood, I'm sure he turned out to be some kind of rapist or serial killer. You could tell from a very young age. Killing cats and stuff.
But the rest of us were blowing up some frogs. Like, all the time. BB guns were even involved. M80s. Rocket engines. You know, kid stuff.