This Is What Crazy Looks Like


Some are calling what happened in Charleston last night a racially-motivated hate crime. Others say it was terrorism. Everyone seems to agree it was evil and murder most foul.

I know very little about Dylann Storm Roof. We have already given him an elevated status equal to a presidential assassin by using all three of his names. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, James Earl Ray, and Dylann Storm Roof.

In the coming hours, days and weeks we will learn just about everything there is to know about Dylann Storm Roof.

But even before he was identified as the killer people were making assumptions and jumping to conclusions about him. It would be irresponsible not to speculate, so I am going to proffer my wholly uninformed opinion of Dylann Storm Roof which is that he is crazy as a shit house rat.

I feel pretty confident of this because no sane person would slaughter nine innocent people the way he did. That does not mean, however, that he is legally insane as in “not guilty by reason of insanity.” Even if he confesses that his motive was racist that does not preclude insanity. I would argue that only a crazy person would kill people because of their skin color.

Despite my general opposition to the death penalty I will not miss nir grieve for Dylann Storm Roof if the Stater of North Carolina decides to fry, hang, shoot or lethally inject him.

As for what is the meaning of all this, there is none. His crimes mean nothing to those not directly affected. The only lesson to be learned is “crazy people do crazy things.”

That of course will not stop pols, pundits and real people from jawboning about this for days and weeks until a new shiny squirrel pops up. The race arsonist contingent will be especially noisy. But in the end it will make no difference.

Nine murders is just a bad three-day weekend in Chicago.

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52 Responses to This Is What Crazy Looks Like

  1. angienc says:

    There is evil in this world

    Unfortunately, you’re right Klown, the ghouls will seize on this tragedy to politicize this as a “gun” issue instead of a crazy issue. To them I say: molon labe

    • Myiq2xu says:

      The left is fighting over whether this is a gun case or a race incident. The Race Arsonists are way better organized and funded than the gun grabbers.

      • mcnorman says:

        Where are mental health advocates?

      • angienc says:

        This guy is racist like the guy in LA (some producer’s son) who shot, stabbed & ran over people with his car was sexist. The racism/sexism is a symptom — the crazy is the cause.

    • mothy67 says:

      I have read(unconfirmed) that he was taking either suboxone(used to treat heroin addiction) or an un-named SSRI(anti-depressant). Who gives a gun to someone getting psychiatric treatment? How closely was he monitored on any drug? Was he just given a script and told to move along?
      So you can add pharma to the list of those to blame.

  2. 49erDweet says:

    The “duty to speculate” is written in invisible ink in our Constitution. Everybody knows that!

  3. Somebody says:

    I’m sure he will be sent back to South Carolina, since that is where the murders took place even though he was captured in North Carolina.

    I’d be willing to bet one or both of his parents are whacked out bigots. He’s only 21, that kind of hate at such a young age most likely was a result of his upbringing. I’m not excusing it at all, but I think the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

    I guess we’re going to be subjected to a bunch of Sandy Hook, take all the guns rhetoric for the foreseeable future. I’m sure there will be race baiting thrown in for good measure. Meanwhile, the house passed the POS trade bill and the senate already set their rules so it only takes 30% to pass. What do you think the odds are that 30% of senators are in safe enough seats to pass this POS? The other 70% can tells all how they fought so valiantly, but lost.

  4. Dora says:

    South Carolina shooting: What we know about suspect Dylann Storm Roof, 21

    • Myiq2xu says:

      In the hours after the bloodbath, the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights group that tracks hate organizations and extremists, said it was not aware of Roof before the rampage. And some friends said they did not know him to be racist.
      “I never thought he’d do something like this,” said high school friend Antonio Metze, 19. “He had black friends.”

      A young man with a blunt sugar-bowl haircut, Roof used to skateboard in a Lexington suburb in South Carolina when he was younger and had long hair then.

      Childhood friend Joey Meek had seen him as recently as Tuesday, said Meek’s mother, Kimberly Konzny. She said she didn’t know why he was in Charleston and was not aware of his being involved in any church groups or saying anything racist.

      “I don’t know what was going through his head,” Konzny said. “He was a really sweet kid. He was quiet. He only had a few friends.”

      • angienc says:

        Wait — that fucking hair is *not* a wig?
        Crazier and crazier.

      • lililam says:

        This points to the more probable possibility that he may have had a psychotic break. The ages of 19-24 are prime for schizophrenia to be apparent in an otherwise fairly functional individual.

        • leslie says:

          News radio reports he’d been planning this for six months. It still could’ve been due to a psychotic break, or festering delusions nurtured by the current state of race relations promoted by the bho administration.

  5. Dora says:

    He is such a POS!

    WRONG AGAIN… Obama Says: “This Kind of Mass Violence Does Not Happen in Other Advanced Countries”

  6. mothy67 says:

    Geraldo Rivera is an idiot. He keeps calling him a sociopath. I don’t think he knows what the term means.
    Why not leave these people alone for a few days. Not even 24 hours. The pain must be so much.
    I find myself forgetting about the victims and being angry with the usual suspects.

  7. mothy67 says:

    I think this may awaken a sleeping debate on which I am torn. Should people being treated for mental illness be allowed to own firearms? Awhile back there was an attemt to ban vets with PTSD from having guns. Addiction is a mental illness. Should a stint in rehab say you forfeit 2nd Amendment Right? I am inclined to say yes, but would that serve as an impediment/excuse to not get treatment?
    We also have a man with his finger on the nukes who admits to heavy illicit drug use.

    • 1539days says:

      New York’s SAFE Act has already been used to take guns from veterans being treated for depression. So far, those decisions are about as popular as typhoid and the state’s politicians may have to rewrite the law again.

  8. Dora says:

    Oh now we know – this was the fault of Fox News!

    Univ. Of Maryland Professor Blames Charleston Shooting On The “Ideology Of Racism Promoted By Fox News” – Update: Also Blames “Glorification of Mass Murderer” Chris Kyle For Massacre In Charleston…

    Wait, he’s blaming Fox News?

  9. lyn says:

    Received the OPM e-mail today about compromised personal information. Obama owns the most incompetent and corrupt administration ever!

  10. wailuagirl says:

    The crazy people I know hate everyone regardless of their race.
    So very sad…

  11. DeniseVB says:

    Meanwhile, our President mourns with his nation ….

    Obama Schedule || Friday, June 19, 2015
    Posted on June 18, 2015, 10:15 pm by Keith Koffler • 4 Comments
    11:40 am || Departs Los Angeles
    12:50 pm || Arrives San Francisco
    2:15 pm || Delivers remarks at the Annual Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors; San Francisco
    3:25 pm || Participates in a DNC fundraiser; private residence, San Francisco
    5:50 pm || Participates in a DNC fundraiser; private residence, San Francisco

    All times Pacific

  12. Dora says:

    Surprise Surprise!

    Obama, Anti-Gun Groups Already Politicizing Charleston Tragedy to Push Left-Wing Agenda

    • Lulu says:

      Whenever they do this the pro-gun public attitude gets stronger. A rationale person thinks I need a gun to protect me from the crazy and the criminal. The non-rational thinks everyone should be at the crazy’s and criminal’s mercy so the crazy and criminal won’t get mad at them or hurt them (which includes financial ruin and social isolation). The societal arguments are passive-aggressive and co-dependent. The mental reward is being good and peace loving and fitting in with the mob which brings more abuse. Florida took a first step in changing this dynamic in mass mental illness led by the irrational, ignorant, hysterical mass and social media by charging the calculating loon going after George Zimmerman (because he is a bad man per the media) with attempted murder. It has to end and we can’t let the freaks and hysterics run and terrify the country much longer.

      • leslie says:

        And the insurance companies continue to withhold authorization for needed treatment of depression, depression with psychosis, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, psychosis.
        Or they dole out 1 and 2 days or visits at a time so that ppl who genuinely want to get better are left hanging while they await the insurance company’s decision. And what does that result in? Increased depression, as anxiety, paranoia, anger, etc etc, etc. I am so fed up w the way these companies hang onto their $$ and contribute to the mistreatment and maltreatment of ppl w/ psychiatric illnesses. My rant is not over about this. (This does not excuse the actions of sick ppl. But the bottom line of those businesses certainly contributes to the feeling that sick ppl – no matter the illness – are worthless scum.)

        • Somebody says:

          Righteous rant Leslie and it’s the truth. I remember back when my daughter was in cancer treatment she had steroid induced psychosis, she completely lost it and was a danger to herself. I didn’t know what to do so I took her to the hospital and they treated her, but my insurance company said it wasn’t covered. Eventually they “covered” it, but told me mental health was a separate $7,000 deductible so nothing was really covered because I had to meet that deductible.

          Her situation was temporary thank goodness, but it gave me a little window into how mental issues are treated. To be honest even the hospital staff treated the whole thing like a freak show, but they did finally sedate her and put us in a room. I couldn’t imagine trying to get help in our system for someone with severe issues, what a minefield and very little assistance or support available.

          • leslie says:

            I’m so sorry that happened. I’m glad the episode was temporary and you (all) have been able to put it behind. If you’d like to read something interesting, I just finished reading a pretty short but I think pretty wonderful book called, “Brain on Fire” by Susannah Cahalan. I’ve shared the title with my reading friends on the commuter train. They have all started (and finished) reading it and raved as I did. And then, they began sharing their own experiences with mental illnesses. It’s like a moving book club. I’m going to miss it.

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