Why are there people like Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump? Why are there serial killers, stalkers, rapists, and mass murderers?
It is said that 10 percent of the human population is made up of people who are ‘potential’ mental misfits, whose minds and thinking can flip at anytime – depending on a ‘trigger’ – while another 20 percent of the human race, although possessed with properly constituted or ‘normal’ brain matter, tend to develop twisted, incongruous thoughts and ideas that go against social culture and defy science and scientifically proven facts.
The potential mental misfits are generally ‘loners’ – people who have no friends, live secretive lives, and converse and confide in themselves, while those who develop and profess incongruous, anti-social and contra-scientific ideas are extremely gregarious, pretentiously all-knowing and tend to be domineering.
Let’s look at some of the bad guys.
Jennifer San Marco was a mentally unstable person from birth. While working as an US postal service employee, she had to be forcibly removed from her job because of her “unstable mental condition.” Eventually, San Marco killed her former neighbor and six employees at a Goleta, California mail-processing facility.
Danny Rolling, also known as the Gainesville Ripper, murdered five students in Gainesville, Florida. Rolling later confessed that he had raped several of his victims, killed three people in Shreveport, Louisiana, and attempted to murder his father. He was executed by lethal injection in 2006.
Aileen Wuornos, also mentally unbalanced, killed seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990. Each of her victims was killed while having sex with her. She was convicted and sentenced to death for six of the murders and was executed by the State of Florida by lethal injection on October 9, 2002.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his brother Dzhokhar planted bombs at a Boston Marathon event in 2013, killing three people and wounding more than 200 others. Tamerlan was later killed in a gunfight with police, while Dzhokhar was seriously wounded, captured, convicted and sentenced to death. Tamerlan was a non-social type who kept to himself and had sway over his younger brother.
And let’s look at some of the good guys who have bad ideas.
Michelle Bachmann is a former US congresswoman representing Minnesota’s 6th congressional district. But that is not the problem – Ms Bachmann has an extremely twisted view of society and culture that she makes such statements as “The movie ‘The Lion King’ is gay propaganda because its musical score was written by a gay person.” After scientists had proven in studies that carbon dioxide in the air increases human mortality, Bachmann claimed that “carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.” Don’t you wish she would inhale a large amount of carbon dioxide just to prove her point?
Donald Trump is an old-fashioned get rich quick guru. He wrote dozens of books including “How To Get Rich”, “Think Big And Kick Ass” and “Why We Want You To Be Rich” all of which teaches people, in effect, how to ‘victimize’ others (because when one makes a killing, another loses his shirt). He was sued by several groups – including New York’s attorney general – for using his Trump University to ‘fleece’ students. What his Trump University taught its students could be summarized in Trump’s own slogan: “Just copy exactly what I’ve done and get rich.”
Sarah Palin, a resigned Alaska governor and former Republican Party candidate for vice president, could be termed a ‘Tea Party blockhead’. She has no tolerance for homosexuality, is a virtual racist, has allegedly been unethical (with her campaign funds), has neglected to raise her own children properly, is a hypocrite, takes pride in hunting and killing animals, lacks an understanding of the countries around the world and of basic geography, and appears to be extremely uneducated.
Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz, the junior senator from Texas is a climate denier who also denies science in general. It is believed Cruz is acting ultra-conservative and farther right than any Republican Party member to cover up for his own shortcomings. Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada of Cuban parentage and is therefore not a natural-born US citizen. Even then, he questions President Obama’s citizenship and place of birth.
So there we are. Can you imagine 20 percent of the people around you thinking and behaving like Michelle Bachmann, Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, and Ted Cruz? As if that were not bad enough, think about the 10 percent that could be shooting at and killing school children, raping women, murdering people, planting bombs, and doing other crazy stuff.
C’est la vie!