Saturday, November 30, 2013

Chicken Soup with Timothy McVeigh's early life conditioning...

The creation of an individual like Timothy McVeigh is a two step process.

The first step is to establish a relationship between the potential, future killer and the rest of society that allows him to place a lower value on the lives of his victims than he does on the completion of his task. This usually involves the imposition of arbitrary cruelty on the trainee during his adolescence, cruelty that is either ignored or shamelessly defended by the majority of the community and by adults in positions of authority. Like so many others who've managed to acquire the attention of the media, this appears to have been the conditioning process imposed upon McVeigh during his adolescence. Read the fourth paragraph of this report and take notice of how familiar it sounds. And before you engage in a chorus of, "I was bullied and I never killed anyone" please remember that this is only the first in a two step process.

The second step is to simply wait until the trainee rationalizes that committing a media worthy act is not only necessary, but worth the risk of losing his freedom or his life. This step usually involves a relatively unbroken record of failure in life that the trainee can reasonably attribute to conditions beyond his control. The lack of opportunity to further one's education, the lack of jobs that pay a living wage, the inability to establish a normal relationship with a woman...the absence of conditions that provide one with a sense of belonging, a sense of purpose, and a sense of security tend to produce some very dangerous individuals.

And Timothy McVeigh appears to have been just such an individual.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Chicken Soup with Izzy Kalman's censorship policy at Psychology Today...

An anonymous comment in my last Richie Incognito post suggested that I read the latest Psychology Today article by my old nemesis Izzy Kalman. Readers may recall that last Spring I was banned from leaving comments. Apparently, in spite of his stated policy, "I believe in free speech and rarely censor comments, no matter how nasty." there's something about my rhetoric he finds unusually threatening. I attempted to leave a comment and was rewarded with the customary blank white screen.

Then...something interesting happened...

I returned to my weblog to see that a visitor from Brooklyn, New York had dropped in. It may be coincidence, but I suspect he receives a message whenever I attempt to leave a comment. If Kalman really is monitoring me that closely, he may simply be curious...or something else.

During our extensive e-mail exchange where his Bullies2Buddies approach to my behavior catastrophically failed, he mentioned considering some sort of legal action to stop me. It's possible he's still considering a lawsuit, but that contradicts his most likely motive for preventing me from leaving comments. Legal action would draw attention to my weblog and if the media takes an interest it could backfire on him badly. Considering the huge number of Americans who've been badly damaged by bullies and their enablers, widespread publicity may not work in his favor.

Here's what I'd like readers to do. Leave a polite comment on Izzy Kalman's Psychology Today weblog. Don't be accusatory, insulting, or vulgar. Just ask him why I'm not allowed to post comments.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Chicken Soup with Richie Incognito's violent past...

I'm only slightly hesitant to believe every word of this article because it's from the New York Post.

Remember readers...sociopaths reproduce and when their violent progeny are not only tolerated but treated as heroes by the American public, the world's terrorists can feel a lot better about what they do.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Chicken Soup with James Walker of ESPN dot com...

Years ago I saw a news item that I found to be simultaneously disturbing and revealing. After a hate crimes bill was put into effect in the state in question (I've forgotten what state it was.) there was a news clip of a couple of police officers arresting a man for assaulting and battering a gay man. Apparently this hero of Christian America enjoyed what used to be referred to as "fag bashing." While the officers were literally wrestling him into their cruiser, the suspect protested loudly, "But he's a fag!!" He was so accustomed to believing that gay men were created by God for his sadistic amusement that he must have felt shocked and betrayed when they arrested him.

Sound familiar?

A recent article by James Walker claims that Richie Incognito also feels "shocked" and "betrayed," probably for the same reasons. Incognito was so accustomed to believing that everything a sadistic sociopath does to its victim is charming, clever, and riotously funny that he in all probability felt as shocked and betrayed as the homophobic bigot described above.

In this interview Richie Incognito claims that he is not a racist. That may be true, but he's certainly a bigot.

Bigots belong to a particular set of individuals who've chosen to target certain groups of people for mistreatment. The following individuals belong to a subset of bigots: racists, anti-Semites, homophobes, misogynists, and bullies. There are others but I'll stick with five subsets for simplicity. The first four subsets target victims who belong to legally well defined groups while bullies tend to bravely choose targets of opportunity, usually victims who are far less powerful than the bully. While watching the interview linked in the preceding paragraph you may have noticed Richie Incognito's claim that if Jonathan Martin simply told him he was going too far he would have stopped.


When was the last time a bully stopped because the victim asked him to? Usually the bullying gets worse.

As always folks...terrorists who want to sleep at night need only study the barbaric behavior of America's heroes of the gridiron and take note of the depraved indifference of their enablers.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Chicken Soup with Ian O'Connor of ESPN New York...

Ian O'Connor believes that "football builds character" and I couldn't agree more.

Football builds the kind of characters who rioted at Penn. State after a pedophile enabler was fired nine years after he should have been tossed in prison. They didn't riot because they felt betrayed by Joe Paterno. They didn't riot because men they looked up to and admired allowed children to be fucked up the ass by one of their own. They rioted because the university dared to fire the one and only living God...Joe Paterno. Football builds the sort of characters who are just fine when someone else's children are being sodomized by the coach.

Football builds the kind of characters who burned down the home of a Maryville, Missouri rape victim because she dared to complain about one of the local high school players.

Football builds the kind of characters who beat TCU student Bryan Boyd so badly the hospital asked his mother about donating his organs.

Football builds the kind of characters who punished a high school cheerleader for refusing to cheer for the young man who raped her.

Football builds the kind of characters who sodomize younger players with toughen them up.

Football builds the kind of character who got drunk and ran down a pedestrian, then attempted to defend what he did by claiming to have "flashed his headlights" as a warning.

Football builds the kind of character who shamelessly explained to Time Magazine how he helped to inspire a homicidal rage in the Columbine killers...then becomes a motivational speaker pandering to an audience that's eager to forget why Columbine is a household word.

Football builds the kind of characters who reward children for intentionally injuring other children...all in the name of Pee Wee football.

Football builds the kind of character who murders his girlfriend, then kills himself in front of his coaches.

Football certainly builds some interesting characters. Football is not a game. Football is a training aid and propaganda source that any terrorist, serial killer, or mass murderer can refer to whenever he is having difficulty rationalizing the morality of his own behavior or the evil of the society he is attacking. Football shamelessly protects and enriches some of the most sadistic and loathsome characters the American Family produces; just the sort of emotional reassurance the next Timothy McVeigh, Eric Harris, or Adam Lanza might need before slaughtering his fellow Americans. It is a fundamental tenet of America's football culture that the lives and well being of pedestrians, cheerleaders, bar patrons, students, wives, girlfriends, and just about anyone else a big, brave titan of the gridiron chooses to victimize is a nonissue. After all...what is the safety of violent crime victims when compared to the football player's need to satisfy his passion for sadistic pleasure. Victims mean nothing, and every terrorist in the world knows it.

As I follow the Richie Incognito story it's become obvious that waiting for someone in authority to impose any sort of meaningful punishment upon him is like waiting for Hitler to punish a member of the Gestapo for beating up a Jew.

So here's my advice to Ian O'Connor: The next time someone stages a massacre in a school or some other crowded venue, please remind those who have to bury their children that "football is a sport worth preserving" because football builds character.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Chicken Soup with Ross Tucker of NBC Sports...

This is a follow up post to my previous post about Richie Incognito.

Richie Incognito is like a cancerous tumor. Once you surgically remove it and incinerate it with the rest of the biological waste it doesn't return to hurt anyone. Ross Tucker of NBC Sports is a shining example of a much larger and more entrenched problem.

Near the end of this video he expresses approximately the same opinion as Mike Ditka did in my previous post. And at about two minutes and twenty two seconds into this video he does it again. Completely ignoring what happened when Bryan Boyd stood up for himself against the awesome and oh so manly heroes of Texas Christian University, he blames bullying on the victim's unwillingness to "stand up for himself." Then he states that he's "not blaming the victim."

Actually are blaming the victim.

Ross Tucker's decision to blame the victim and then state that he isn't blaming the victim reminds me of the classic bullying tactic of holding a smaller, weaker victim down, hitting him with his own hand, and loudly yelling to his admiring audience of bully enablers, "He's hitting himself! Look everybody! He's hitting himself!"

Ross Tucker of NBC more bully enabler who makes it really easy for the next Timothy McVeigh, Eric Harris, or Adam Lanza to rationalize that Americans are vile, soulless, loathsome creatures worthy of only the most horrific punishment.

Sleep soundly Ross. The next group of parents who have to bury their children thank you.

Chicken Soup with Richie Incognito, Mike Ditka, and the American public...

I walked into the break room at work the other day and found the television tuned to ESPN.

No surprise there.

What did surprise me was the subject matter being discussed by the panel of commentators; the behavior of Richie Incognito.

I'd never heard of Richie Incognito before. Now of course, I'll never forget him. Apparently Richie Incognito is a six foot three inch tall, 319 pound sociopath with a history of bravely torturing and intimidating smaller, weaker victims. Historically, a guy like Incognito would have been hailed as the darling of both the NFL and the American Family. The good news is that things seem to be changing. The bad news is that not everyone seems to get it.

The camera moved from one commentator to the next as each one struggled to feign shock and indignation. Obviously, someone who controls the purse strings for these guys ordered them to do so. They all said something suitably generic and politically correct except for Mike Ditka. He wondered why no one took Incognito outside and took a swing at him.

Well Mike...let's start with some simply arithmetic. Six feet...three inches...319 pounds...

Perhaps none of his victims wanted to end up like Bryan Boyd. Remember him Mike? Here's a link to the sociopaths who maimed Bryan Boyd for life. And here's another link to a woman who shamelessly reminds the world why George Sodini hated women. Enjoy a glass of Dickhead Vermeil's top shelf vintage and study hard'll be tested later.

Enough ranting for now.

This weblog really isn't about the Richie Incognito's of America. It's about their enablers and how they make it easy for terrorists, mass murderers, serial killers, and other similar types to rationalize that the public deserves to be killed. I'm not a big fan of men who detonate truck bombs in front of buildings or spray bullets into crowded theatres and classrooms, but I understand why they do these things.

Terrorists feel comfortable attacking the public because the public dehumanizes itself by routinely displaying support for violent sociopaths like Richie Incognito, and by displaying depraved indifference toward their victims. No one who is civilized enough to have earned the right to complain about terrorism would be caught dead attending a game where an obvious sociopath like Richie Incognito is playing.

Stay home stupid. The life you save may be someone you've never met.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Chicken Soup with America's weakness phobia...

How many Americans fear being perceived as weak or vulnerable to the point where they'll risk their health or even their lives in an effort to avoid it?

How many Americans have devoted time, money, and effort to developing fighting skills, not because they expect to do much fighting, but only so they can avoid being perceived as a legitimate target for harassment?

And most important...and most embarrassing...and least likely to be written about in the media...

How many Americans have been injured in amateur fight clubs or while training for a stellar career in MMA, not because they had any real interest in fighting, but because they feared being perceived as weak?

Show of hands folks.