Some interesting facts.
According to an unnamed source, when police raided his bare, colorless apartment after yesterday’s horror unfolded the found the door smeared with cat feces and the carpets inside soaked in their urine, though there is no evidence of this in these images.
According to neighbors, Flanagan was often seen throwing their feces from the balcony.
It probably wasn’t just the T. gondii however. His mom was a nut too.
•Vester Lee Flanagan’s father filed papers against wife Betty in the 1980s
•Asked the courts for a divorce and emergency custody of the children
•Claimed she had been ‘extremely menacing and threatening’ for months
•Flanagan Sr, now 76, claimed he had to wrestle a brush and belt from her
•She was threatening to use them as weapons to attack the children
What this produced was an amygdala which flagged insignificant material as significant, provoked rage inappropriately, and prevented him from being able to function appropriately.
From the first link above:
The 24-year-old TV reporter who was shot and killed by the disgruntled ex-employee on Wednesday somehow angered him by using terms like ‘swinging’ by an address or going out into the ‘field’ while she was an intern at WDBJ…
Ryan Fuqua, a video editor at WDBJ, told The Post: ‘That’s how that guy’s mind worked. Just crazy, left-field assumptions like that…’
‘We would say stuff like, “The reporter’s out in the field.” And he would look at us and say, “What are you saying, cotton fields? That’s racist”.’
‘We’d be like, “What?’ We all know what that means, but he took it as cotton fields, and therefore we’re all racists…’
In a sometimes-rambling account of his time at WDBJ Flanagan accused co-workers of racially harassing him by placing the watermelon around the office…
‘This was not an innocent incident. The watermelon was placed in a strategic location.’
The responses to his amygdala triggering on the wrong phrase? Anger and rage.
A former colleague of the man who fatally shot a television reporter and cameraman in Virginia said the shooter had two ‘blowups’ that brought female co-workers to tears…
His vocal reaction was so fierce that the women feared for their lives, according to Mr Leval, who now works as a sports reporter and anchor at KTVA in Anchorage, Alaska…
He said that one woman’s husband, a law enforcement officer, ‘threatened to come in and beat the stuffing out of the guy if he talked to her that way again’.
The cop knew how best to deal with these things.
Imagine living in that environment, where every action you took, without any ability to predict it, could explode into a volcano of rage and hatred so great it would kill innocent people. Primal triggers in your brain, wired as deeply as they can be wired because they deal with survival, triggered regularly without any rhyme or reason, or any ability to predict and modify your behavior to avoid them in the future.
Understand how your brain is designed to be driven to modify its behavior in response to such life-threatening negativity, and then imagine setting your brain in that environment where it cannot adapt, no matter how hard it tries. Set in an environment where that inability to adapt is a constant undercurrent, you can see how even sane people can go nuts. Eventually their brain concludes that the world, and living in it, is the problem. There simply is no living around the narcissist.
In a way, this was a perfect storm situation. It combined piss poor genetics, what I would bet is an amygdala-deteriorating parasite infection, and a President who took cases of criminal savages rightly killed, and used them to stoke perceptions of racial hatred. It is no wonder this animal popped – it was almost predestined.
But the more interesting thing is, Flanagan is the modern leftist writ large. It is the easily triggered SJW lunatic, driven mad by things which no normal person would even notice. It is the liberal claiming that Romney talking about his sons is a “dogwhistle” designed to humiliate Obama. It is the feminist nutjob who blows up at the fact they weren’t warned that some classic in literature wasn’t all about fluffy puppies and rainbows. It is even the Cuckservative coward who fired John Derbyshire because he didn’t like the statistics he quoted. They are all easily triggered lunatics, who lack the steely resolve and tolerance of adversity found in of the most basic form of man. They are maladapted to reality.
The world Flanagan created at that news station is the world we live in today. However, the lunatic Flanagan was is a shadow of the sum lunacy of the modern left with it’s political correctness and trigger warnings.
There is no doubt that there was only one way to deal with Flanagan. There is no fixing him, nor can you reason with him. You must simply get him out of your life. When he refused to leave (by returning to kill them), he should have been killed by the reporter or the cameraman.
One can postulate all sorts of hypothetical solutions legally dealing with guns or mental health, but none of them would have done anything. With the narcissist, there is one answer. Drive them out by any means. On some occasions, with such lunacy, there is no legislative remedy to be employed in a free society – it can only be dealt with by the individual.
As r-selection turns to K-selection, we are beginning to learn that. Today, SJWs flee like thousands of frightened Japanese before the Godzilla that is the Supreme Dark Lord of Evil, Vox Day. They tremble at the mention of Donald Trump. But they are just the beginning. As that tide turns, we will see followers amass, giddy at the thought of freedom from this modern plague of political Narcissistic Personality Disorder, with all its irrational triggers and illogically emotional nutjobs freaking out over every meaningless phrase or concept.
This is the beginning of an intellectual revolution. It should only get better from here, provided you aren’t an SJW or Cuckservative putz.