posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 10:52 AM
reply to post by Fromabove
While it is interesting that they followed that kind of theme in terms of surveillance being the source of the voices they heard, the hearing of
voices is actually correlated to previous mass shootings from 20 or so years ago. In a random sample of school shooters, around 50% of them reported
hearing voices in the month(s) just before their attacks. Hallucinations, including the hearing of voices, are heavily associated with psychotic
breaks. So, someone engaging in erratic, violent and unusual behavior hearing voices is not anything new under the sun. Those who are suffering
from schizophrenia or psychosis in general are more likely to engage in violent outbursts and tend to suffer from paranoia.
What makes it interesting is that mutual opinion of the two of the source being the USG. My theory is that, after the leaks of the NSA surveillance,
it basically prompted paranoia in most people. If you know you're being subject to surveillance by your government, or, alternatively, that
everything you say or do on technology is logged, the most likely response is some degree of paranoia. Put that into someone who is already having
trouble or is susceptible to a break, then it increases the likelihood of them developing a sense that, if they are now hearing voices, then who is
subjecting them to surveillance? The USG. So who is talking to them? The USG. Neither of them lived in a bubble and there is plenty of
information out there in regards to electronic manipulation that could have worked to confirm their beliefs in a major way.
So either the voices they were hearing were actually the USG, which would be a wholly illegal act as human experimentation without consent has been
illegal here since the late 70's, or the rise of conspiracy theory influenced the development of their specific brand of crazy.