Here's something a facebook friend posted just now (my friend says he's on the autism spectrum):
"Stop making him a victim... He's not a victim... the girls he killed were victims... he's a murderer. Treat him as such... his manifesto is fucking creepy as all hell... we can read it and understand what was going through his head sure... he wasn't inane... but he was insane enough to kill people with racist, sexist, and all the fucked up ideas that float in society like "women should say yes to men just because he's a 'nice guy'", "White people are more attractive and therefore more dateable", among other fucked up ignorant thinking that permeates our society. The only thing that's "sick" is society not facing and addressing the problems of racism, sexism, and other such fucked up thinking in society. His autism does not justify killing people, and had no causal relationship with his being a murderer."
I think he nails what I'm thinking. That most mental illness is born out of larger societal dysfunctions that we collectively still struggle to vanquish: sexism, racism, misogyny, etc. People turn evil because of these things. Societal dysfunctions turn into powerful internal demons when that hatred is turned inwards.
Edited by Magellan (05/27/14 02:22 PM)