Self-selected group. It’s likely you’d hang around (off or online) with people who are more similar to yourself than different.

Self-selected group. It’s likely you’d hang around (off or online) with people who are more similar to yourself than different.

Do you do gaming? Talk in groups online?

A neighbor’s kid liked to torture cats to death. I learned young that wasn’t “me”. I was all “dude wtf that was YOU?” and felt sick. He laughed.

I know that’s not what you’re talking about but it’s related.

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Ok. Consider PTSD. Why do trained soldiers get PTSD?

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Oh there’s been studies. They want effective soldiers and not have to pay for post-combat treatment.

But humans aren’t designed to kill. It’s abnormal. It has to be “trained out” and that’s not always effective.

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Yeah. Same with cops. Doctors are trained to see themselves as a little god-like so they can do awful things to people during surgery and be able to sleep soundly at night.

It’s all in the training but training isn’t always enough.

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I think one of the things that makes horror movies popular is the chance to empathize with a psychopath, to see the world through their eyes.

Could I be like that? Could I do those things? Can I imagine myself being the bad guy? What would it take for me to go there?

So for morbid curiousity? That’s normal.

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Is he though? He used an online registry indescriminately, not knowing the situations.

Was it a 20 yr old boyfriend and 15 yr old girlfriend?
Was it drunk guy peeing within 1000 ft of a school?
Was it a serial abducting TV movie pedo?

Each area is different. Some places lump all together which I think is a bad idea precisely for this reason.
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  I can justify vigilante justice somewhat if it’s personal, justice wasn’t served, you know the victim personally.”But rando? No.
  If you want to be that kind of hero, get a job.
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 I’m on that hill with you Mike. There’s careers where you get paid to do that stuff if you want it that bad. Otherwise, stay out of it. It just makes a mess for everybody else.
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  and.. tbh, if you want it that bad, you *probably* shouldn’t do it for a living either. Your passion = judgement errors.
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 Your doubt (ie: certainty) would make you terrible at doing that, either as a volunteer or a career. Best to stick to gaming.
  I’m sorry so many people have this deep urge to kill something but that can’t be helped. Lots of unanswered rage. I blame poor school systems locking kids up like prisons for so many years. Fucks people up in the head.
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  Personal vigilantism I can understand. Random, unlawful violence is fucked up.
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 With so many people wanting to strike out randomly and murder people on a list, perhaps they should return to closed records again.

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