Dec 16, 2012
commented on I Am Adam Lanza's Mother
I have a friend whose son tore through (tore the door off its hinges) her bedroom door to get at her when she turned off his Internet access. He was a big gamer - involved in some multi-layer war game where he was some kind of "general" or something (with kill authority.)
This is not an isolated incident.
It would not surprise me AT ALL to hear that Adam Lanza's mother turned off his Internet access (or some other denying action) and that, mixed with the cocktails of psychotropic drugs (probably) in his system derailed/unglued/infuriated him long enough for him to wreck destruction on the planet.
It will happen again. And again and again until we, as a society, recognize that the TV is NOT a babysitter and the Internet is NOT ALWAYS a teacher and the kinds of "games" distributed to our children DO NOT bear their best interest at heart nor have a positive impact on their (developing) minds.
What happened here is the "Perfect Storm" of mixing all kinds of addictions - Internet, drugs (legal or illegal) and a medical/pharm profession motivated and fueled by profit.
On some level Adam may not be to blame.
We all need to look at ourselves and the part we play in our childrens' lives (and the lives of other children.)