Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Three Fries Short of a Happy Meal

Fresh from a weekend of ill health, I have an article that I think will spur some interesting discussion and thoughts. On Politico this morning Roger Simon puts forward are fascinating article about Jared Loughner the Tucson killer. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/47716.html

He presents a convincing case that our society has taken what we used to identify as evil and instead classified it as an illness. He questions how it is that the nation immediately classified a murderer as “a loon. Bonkers. Nutso. Three fries short of a Happy Meal.”

Few people ever meet the legal definition of insanity, they just perpetrate grotesque crimes. And juries routinely determine them sane.

Has our culture/media chosen to ignore the idea of evil and what is the consequence of this today?

- Mr. G

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