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  • Question: what does it take to get a follow from you? which type of blogs do you follow? ive had a columbine blog for a year now with only information but you dont follow me which makes me sad :( - Anonymous
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    Why don’t you message me off anonymous.

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An FBI study on school shooters found school shootings are never a result of a crazy person “snapping.” Most shooters do have serious mental health or emotional issues, but they all plan their attacks months or even years in advance. And as they plan, they almost always “leak” information about the attack beforehand, sometimes intentionally, and sometimes in incredibly obvious ways.

Both Harris and Rodger had the police called on them multiple times due to suspicious behavior. Both of them had a history of strange and violent outbursts towards friends and those close to them. Both put their intentions and their angry rants up on the web for everyone to see. Elliot Rodger wrote and re-wrote his plan out, sometimes including murdering his family members and stealing their car. He wrote that if someone had just searched his room, it would have all come apart, he would have been found out. Eric Harris wrote almost the exact same thing 15 years earlier.

Seung-Hui Cho, the Virginia Tech shooter who killed 32 people, turned in paper after paper that depicted gruesome killings and gun violence. He had a history of mental health issues and had been reported to the campus police four times for aggressive and antisocial behavior, particularly towards women. One of his professors went so far as to tell the board that she would rather resign than teach another class with him in it.

Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook shooter, also had a history of mental illness and inappropriate anti-social behavior. And he too, began sharing his intentions online through forum posts and audio. Lanza had paranoid delusions about mass media and the government, and began to argue that school shootings were justified as a form of protest or revolt. People humored him and ignored him. No one realized he had a small armory of semi-automatic weapons in his house.

Then there are those who are simply ignored. Dylan Klebold was suicidally depressed for over two years. He fantasized and wrote about killing himself liberally. Despite getting into trouble with the law, turning in school assignments that glorified murder and suicide and failing most of his classes senior year, his parents and friends claimed that they had no idea something was amiss. George Sodini, a middle-aged Pennsylvania man who shot up an aerobics class full of women, wrote in his journal that since he spent the past 20 years of his life alone and miserable, there was no reason to think that the next 20 wouldn’t be lonely and miserable as well. His mother had been emotionally abusive. His father hadn’t had a meaningful conversation with him in over 30 years. Simply put: he had nothing to live for. So why not take some revenge on your way out?

Gun control gets the headlines. Mental health care gets the headlines. Violence and video games and misogyny and internet forums and atheism — the list is endless at this point.

Here’s what doesn’t get the headlines: Empathy. Listening to those around you. Even if you don’t like them very much.

Despite being relevant and important discussions, the glamorous headlines are ultimately distractions — they just feed into the carnage and the attention and the fame the killer desired. They are distractions from what is right in front of you and me and the victims of tomorrow’s shooting: people who need help. And while we’re all fighting over whose pet cause is more right and more true and more noble, there’s likely another young man out there, maybe suicidally depressed, maybe paranoid and delusional, maybe a psychopath, and he’s researching guns and bombs and mapping out schools and recording videos and thinking every day about the anger and hate he feels for this world.

And no one is paying attention to him.

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"[In his book] Cullen said the myths were so widely reported that they were hard to take back later."

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Stephanie Chen (CNN)

Interesting that some of His “facts” were widely spread myths.

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  • Question: Why didn't you publish the submit I sent you of their parents - Anonymous
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    You know, I just feel so weird and hesitant about publishing information about their families. I feel it’s a respect thing. While I’m sure they understand that what their kids did is going to attract public interest, I also feel that this is a heartbreaking burden they will carry around until they die, and in some odd way, I want to respect their privacy. I have seen videos of Columbiners driving past Sue’s house and filming her and it just feels wrong to me. I wouldn’t want people doing that to my mom. People also still send mail to the Klebold’s house—some friendly and encouraging, some downright creepy.

    Also, friends and family do/have looked at the Tumblr tags. I can promise you that.

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The tape stops again and when it starts, Eric Harris is alone in a moving car. The camera seems to be mounted on the car’s dashboard. It’s dark out and there are raindrops on the window. At one point he passes a street sign that reads “Federal”. There’s music playing loudly, making it hard at times to understand what Eric is saying. At one point he mentions “The Black Jack Crew”[Eric and Dylan worked at Blackjack Pizza], specifically mentioning “Jason” and “Chris”.

Eric: ”You guys are very cool. Sorry, dudes. I had to do what I had to do.”

Eric also makes mention of “Angel”, “Phil”, and “Bob”.

Eric: ”Bob is one of the coolest guys I’ve ever met in my life, except for being an alcoholic.” Eric says he’s going to miss Bob. “It’s a weird feeling knowing you’re going to be dead in two and a half weeks.”

Eric says he can’t decide “if we should do it before or after prom”. At the end of this section of the tape Harris says he wishes he could have re-visited Michigan and “old friends”. He falls silent then and appears to start crying, wiping a tear from the left side of his face. He shuts the camera off.

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- A Columbine Site
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Eric’s letter to the van owner.

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"Labeling someone as “psychopath” or any “disorder” is just a label that identifies a cluster of symptoms. It doesn’t explain anything. Even if psychopath were a real disorder, and diagnosable, it wouldn’t explain anything. It would just tell us what cluster of symptoms someone was displaying. How can you tell if someone is displaying the symptom of the INABILITY to feel remorse? You can’t. It simply isn’t possible to clinically prove someone’s ability or inability to feel remorse."

- Cal Emerson
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  • Question: what about the quote where the girl was like "eric was the greatest actor" wouldn't that be considered sociopath - Anonymous
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    No. I think it actually helps my case. He was good at hiding his feelings is what she meant. He didn’t let on to his state of mind, the anger with the bullying, the things going on his life. His feelings. 

    Here is a couple traits of a sociopath as defined by a psychology site:

    • Absence of delusions and other signs of irrational thinking
    • Absence of nervousness or neurotic manifestations
    • Unreliability

    Now, “absence of irrational thinking.” I can think of a couple of examples of Eric having some irrational thinking. Same with the “lack of nervousness.” Eric got nervous. “Unreliability,” we know Eric was very reliable, often early to class. 

    • Lack of remorse and shame
    • Inadequately motivated antisocial behavior

    Okay, he did feel shame. He felt ashamed in the basement clip tape where he was in his car alone and he started crying. I think other people also made him feel shame about his appearance, which he explained as him looking awkward. “Motivated antisocial behavior,” we all know he actually wanted to hang out with other people, they just kept rejecting him. He mentions it in his journals.

    These are just a couple examples, but I could go on and on. 

    He was diagnosed as a sociopath in a very poor manner. Firstly, you cannot diagnose a dead person with a disorder. Diagnosis always involves a face-to-face with the person. No GOOD doctor would read a letter of apology that Eric was forced to write to the van owner and think that was symptomatic of a sociopath. It was symptomatic of a kid who was forced to write an apology letter. 

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  • Question: So do you think Eric was a sociopath - Anonymous
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    No. I think he was an empath. I know that sounds crazy, but hear me out.

    A sociopath is someone who LACKS feelings. Lacks love. We know through Eric’s own admissions that he did feel love and that he did have feelings. It is my belief he cared TOO MUCH as is the case with empaths.

    All you have to do is read about the basement tapes or talk to friends who mention that Eric loved and looked up to his brother, that he cared about animals, that he loved his parents (especially his mom. He said she was very thoughtful).

    Empaths can be known to have explosive tempers, and why wouldn’t they? They feel insults and slights that some people wouldn’t even notice. Empaths can hear through the bullshit and know if you’re lying to them and just blowing them off. Empaths are usually angry artists. They just feel too damn much.

    I’m not saying he didn’t have any other side issues, like maybe OCD, but I’ve never understood the sociopath diagnosis. You can take the list of symptoms off Google and go through Eric’s journal and find points to contradict it.

    My favorite sociopath “symptom” is them being “cool and confident.” Sorry, Eric was awkward.

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  • Question: Are you Brooks - Anonymous
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    Dude, if I’m Brooks, I spend way too much time talking shit about myself.