Never question angry feminists views…
For vitriol and great reverberating rounds of one dimensional chatter will ensue…
So, yesterday I made the mistake of chiming in on a post that someone made about the Santa killer in California. It seems that in this persons mind, the press coverage and the act itself were all about “men” and the man’s point of view. I, being the more of a humanist, decided to post the following after an initial exchange:
Aside from the estrogenic spin here, my point was rather clinical. He wasn’t right in the head. Neither for that matter was Elaine Wournos, and she killed around the same number, though, over a longer period of time.
Pathology is yet to be determined but, he was just malignant as people can be. Both men and women. Past history of abuse or just the twist of genetic fates could be the reasons for his actions.. Or, as just might be the case, there are and were no reasons.
As for the news, yes, you point out the obviousness of “headline grabs” to woo the voyeuristic audience to read their words. It was a crime that has been repeated many times but in different ways.
I am sure that soon enough there will be a docudrama for all to see and slather some more about it.
Now, in hindsight, I used estro-genic instead of estro-centric (it was 7am and coffee had not kicked in completely as yet) which was the wrong term to use, but, the owner of the LJ did understand my meaning. Still, this one exchange set off the “F” bombing of myself and the banning of my user name from the journal. Which, now I see the reaction is just fine I think. However, this gives me pause to look at in wonder as well as the follow up entries by the other magpies who jumped in to slather and gnash their teeth against the
Look, all I was doing was trying to point out that people are just that “people” we all can have the capability to kill and to do so heinously when pushed and or are mentally ill, as I think Mr. Pardo (santa) was. I believe he snapped and that was that. It was not some gyno hating misogynist. Had he been one, then he may well have just killed all the women in the house and let the men go.
Nope, instead the derision was piled upon me as well as semiotic who chimed in because the original poster, immediately took my posting, and posted a seperate “HE’S AN ASSHOLE” post for all to see. Now, this might be fine had she not redacted some of the history to the posting. Meh.
Anyway, what was that saying about LJ.. “We know drama” yeah, that’s it. Obviously that is the case still.
If one cannot and will not have a conversation, even if it is perceived as an argument, then what is the point of having a blog? I mean, are we all just out to have slavering acolytes? I guess that is an option and perhaps a vanity thing that some seek.
So much for discourse…