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No, I don't really know what "sign" you can see in someone's eyes that shows they're crazy.

What looks evident to me is this young man's extreme narcissism. That isn't enough to make him a paranoid schizophrenic, but enough to consider he's "fucked up".

But I was thinking more of what has been shown by his deeds (even allowing for the possibility he wasn't the only organiser).

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Jul 24th, 2011 at 11:16:59 AM EST
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i would bet an over-authoritarian family was involved. i also suspect deep issues regarding relating to the opposite gender.

over-rightwing tendencies tend not to be seen as sexy by modern females, bless 'em. jilted revenge coupled with generalised resentment could be a powerful enough combo to motivate an act so demented.

i too was disgusted by the kneejerk, lockstep media reaction, with nary an apology after the truth finally was established, (that i saw anyway).

i wonder whether he will defend himself in court, he may be the type to use it as soapbox.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Jul 24th, 2011 at 01:04:04 PM EST
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The 1500-page document reportedly contains passages about his difficult relationship with family, including a stepfather described as 'spending most of his time with prostitutes in Thailand', but at the same being a 'good man'.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Jul 24th, 2011 at 01:08:48 PM EST
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