“Anyone can make a great killer.”
Now, great in this context does not mean great as in good, it means bad–really bad.
Some are born with the instinctual pleasure to kill, others develop it for one simple reason: condition (of course, this will never justify it).
I knew a man once, and for the sake of anonymity, let’s call him Jim.
Jim was a really nice man. He was an excellent teacher, a frequent church-goer, and a fantastic dad.
He’s that guy you could count on for anything, always at all the soccer games and school fundraisers.
But one day he got fired for the most trivial of things.
The next day, he and his wife were evicted from their apartment.
Then, his son fell ill due to a rare disorder and immediately passed away.
Soon after, he found out his wife was having an affair.
And suddenly he was left not only broke but broken-hearted.
These were the conditions he faced–unfortunate, yet real.
What he did next was deplorable on so many levels and never justifiable.
First, he killed his wife and his wife’s lover. Axe.
Second, he killed two of his teacher friends. Gun.
Third, he killed the principal. Knife.
Fourth, he killed his landlord. Hammer.
And for the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth, he killed a stranger in the dark of the night just for the hell of it. For these, he used a variation of weapons. Some bodies were severed with bullet boles and yet still were stabbed.
Of course, now he’s in prison. I think they call him the deadly mourner.
Perhaps in another life he’ll be forgiven, but surely not in this one.
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I believe most people possess instincts to kill: parents protecting a child, military fighting for our country. I think the suitable term should rather be – instinctual pleasure to kill.
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Yes. I see what your saying! 😀
But then again, not everyone signs up for the military–they don’t see themselves doing it. And as for a parent protecting a child, I would think they would rather hurt somebody than actually getting to the kill.
Thanks again for your comment. 🙂
Good point – BUT, if it was life or death and protecting a child I would do whatever it took to protect her and myself. But still valid points
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Yes. The instinct to kill kicks in, in a life or death situation. (this is what I like to call the condition)