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Monday, April 19, 2010
Tim Mc Veigh, Phoebe Prince, Eric Harris, Dylan Klebold...Results Of School Bullying
Tim Mc Veigh was created over time, starting in High School...
Phoebe Prince was a simple, normal, happy kid who little by little, was pushed over the edge by School Bullies...first in her home town, in Ireland, then finally here in her new school in the US, this investigation is ongoing...
They both could have gone the route of Columbine, of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold...
Taken from my book being released next week, April 30, titled... Shock and Awe on America...
Part of chapter titled Columbine, Losing Your Children...
"By isolating them, subjecting them to all sorts of detrimental and demeaning treatment over and over, we create what we eventually call monster shooters. We force them to retreat within themselves or to seek out similarly-affected individuals, who then take the place of the teaching, comforting parent, and who go on to guide them in the wrong direction. This could be avoided and be less costly in terms of expense and lives, if our citizens are educated to be more sensible and tolerant of all people who we perceive as different.
It is believed that the shooter may sometimes kill at random. He fantasizes about becoming a hunter standing in the middle of a group of sheep. All these sheep are of equal importance: that is, they become insignificant. There is no need to be selective. They are all the same; it’s just the hunter and his prey. Each kill sends the same message of vengeance, revenge and opposition to the system of isolating and ridiculing the weak, teaching the world a lesson, like a bad child being punished by the teacher or, in this case, the master hunter.
The lesson is, don’t pick on the weak because their hands aren’t tied. There will be revenge. We learn the hard way, albeit too late, that there is strength in the weakest of us…strength to pull a trigger in a crowded place; strength to savor murder and vengeance, and think it is right; strength to take revenge. A pound of flesh to be collected, and probably friends and followers to avenge them as well."
This what happened in varying degrees to Phoebe Prince, Eric Harris, Dylan Klebold and Timothy Mc Veigh. As a result, Phoebe Prince committed suicide, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold together killed many in a school in Columbine.
For Tim Mc Veigh, his outlet for revenge was not a Mall or School shooting or suicide, he chose to "fix" himself of his feelings of hatred from his bullying ordeal, he joined the Army, which unknown to him, would provide the training he needed for the Oklahoma Bombing...
Step two...Returning from Combat, with PTSD...
Part of Chapter titled ...WAR
"The veterans who come home are all torn in various ways. Some have flashbacks when they light a match and smell the sulfur. Some have flashbacks while they are simply driving a vehicle. Some can’t ride elevators. They cry themselves to sleep or dose themselves with sleeping pills. Their attempted suicide rate back home is well above 150 per month sometimes, but this fact usually goes under-reported.
They suffer from severe anxiety attacks, and sometimes panic from seemingly normal situations like seeing a speeding, blaring fire truck.
Some have such heightened senses of smell and sound that they have become unique, and will be awakened at the slightest whisper in the bedroom. Some sleep alone because they may wake up in the middle of the night and choke their spouses, thinking they are still in combat and under attack. And of course, some sleep with their weapons all the time. There are thousands of broken soldiers trying to re-enter or be assimilated into society, and become productive members of the community once again and many are not being helped to do this.
Timothy McVeigh was a startling reality of what we can expect in the future, from our overstressed and overworked soldiers, if we don’t give them the proper care they need. Rachel Maddow, on Air America radio, interviewed someone who provided the statistic that 69% of our soldiers have killed a woman or a child. Some of these women were pregnant. It is not easy to live with that knowledge. They can’t sleep at night. They develop hatred for themselves and for the leaders, who made them do this instead of finding other solutions and alternatives to unnecessary war.
We have learned over time how difficult it is for returning war veterans to re-enter society, as we have had many Vietnam veterans, who were in need of treatment, return and not get it. Insufficient treatment resulted in the disastrously high incidence of homelessness among them.
CBSNEWS.com found in their investigations that in 2005 there were at least 6,256 suicides among those who had served in our armed forces. Shockingly, that means approximately 120 troops per week, throughout the year of 2005, committed suicide. This number roughly coincides with the VA’s higher estimate of 6,500 annually, as cited in a Chicago Tribune story. On 9/11, 3,000 people died, so Bush started two wars, but this information means we have been having approximately two 9/11 events taking place every year, with over 6,000 suicides, and Bush and his followers did nothing significant to stop this atrocity. This is Bush's true shameful legacy of Shock and Awe.
The CBS article showed that veterans were twice as likely to commit suicide as civilians, veterans having a suicide rate of 18.7 to 20.8 per 100,000 compared to civilians, which was 8.9 per 100,000. The article also pointed to a really shocking fact among troops aged 20 to 24 years old. Their suicide rate is two to four times higher than civilians of the same age; civilians that age have suicide rates of about 8.3 per 100,000, while vets that age were found to commit suicide between 22.9 and 31.9 times per 100,000. It is expected that the number of those who attempted suicide and were saved is much higher than the suicides recorded. A Bloomberg.com article reported that about 1.6 million troops have fought in the two wars since 2001, and an estimated 20% or 320,000 suffer from PTSD or depression. This echoes a Rand Corporation study that was published in April 2008."
Obviously some of these troops returning with PTSD choose not to commit suicide and instead like other victims of bullying, choose to become hunters of men...
While in Iraq, Tim Mc Veigh killed people, became famous there for his kills...doing his duty and getting promoted to Sargent for his talents, but he soon started to realize that he had been turning into what he hated most...the new Bully on the block. He said that he soon realized that the Iraqis were just people...like him, and the real bully in control were the sources of Authority... for him in Iraq, it was The Military.
When he went home, he transfered that blame of Authority to the Government.
Three months after he went home from the Military, he ran over to his Grandfather's home, bare-backed in the winter, telling his Grandfather that he had problems...he actually had the manifestations of PTSD...The rest is history.
April 19, 1995 was just another outcome...instead of Columbine, it had the same triggers, bullying at an early age and the various outcomes resulting from it.
The effects of bullying produce many symptoms, including the victims bullying their lessors...it usually spurs depression, reclusive or antisocial behavior.
From this USA TODAY article...
"The U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Education Department soon began studying school shooters. In 2002, researchers presented their first findings: School shooters, they said, followed no set profile, but most were depressed and felt persecuted."
"It's a portrait of Harris and Klebold as a sort of In Cold Blood criminal duo — a deeply disturbed, suicidal pair who over more than a year psyched each other up for an Oklahoma City-style terrorist bombing, an apolitical, over-the-top revenge fantasy against years of snubs, slights and cruelties, real and imagined."
"one of Harris' last journal entries read: "I hate you people for leaving me out of so many fun things. And no don't … say, 'Well that's your fault,' because it isn't, you people had my phone #, and I asked and all, but no. No no no don't let the weird-looking Eric KID come along."
I think they were left out and avoided by the other kids, which is a large part of school bullying Psychologically and does not necessarily include violence and beatings.
They were first "Victims" before they changed to "Hunters"