**ETA* Isn't 5 about the age where kids start to get autonomous? Haven't I read a gabillion times that narcissistic abuse from parents REALLY manifests when a child reaches an age where they start to have likes and dislikes apart from what mommy and daddy have? I do not think it is a coincidence that she stopped talking about him when he was 5. He was a pretty smart kid, I bet he started 1st grade early. It's not a coincidence either that he killed first graders.**
Inside the front page of The Washington Post today is an article by Peter Hermann and Michael S. Rosenwald, titled "Sketch of shooter emerges: Smart loner familiar with firearms".
I am of the (probably ill-formed) opinion that with these types of massacres, one must immediately look to the family of the killer. IMMEDIATELY.
According to the story, Nancy Lanza (Adam Lanza's mother) owned a lot of guns. "..she liked the single mindedness of shooting." She was a participant in a "neighborhood dice game' (HELLO, BUNCO, my old nemesis). She played this traveling dice game for 15 YEARS. "Rhonda Collens, a frequent player in the game, said that while the group's weekly get-togethers moved from house to house, Nancy Lanza's house was always skipped. She [Collens] never met Adam Lanza, and Nancy never spoke of her children."
OK, I'd like to repeat that last, emphesis now MINE: NANCY NEVER SPOKE OF HER CHILDREN. In 15 fucking years, nobody in that WEEKLY (devil's) game EVER heard this fucking bitch ever talk about her kids. Adam was 20 at the time of the massacre, and so from the age OF FIVE FUCKING YEARS OLD she didn't talk about her kids?
WHAT. THE. FUCK.
She never let anyone inside the house. She paid the landscaper outside. She brought antique guns outside if she wanted to show them off.
People described Adam as "a loner, shy, brilliant, interested in gaming and computers... He carried a briefcase instead of a backpack..." Sounds like he was completely socially retarded, from probably the AGE OF 5 - how old were the children he killed?? When did the abuse start?? FUCK ME.
"Acquantinces recall that Nancy Lanza was a regular presence at My Place, the town watering hole and eatery. She liked craft beers" I just looked this place up. It is "FAMILY FRIENDLY". She could have taken her kids out for pizza any time in the last 15 years. WHAT. THE. FUCK.
Look. I'm glad he's dead. MY version of justice would make you sick to your stomach so I wont say what I would have done to this guy if that had been MY baby killed. I'm a vigilante at heart. I also am not going to go into the whole gun control issue, and honestly people, I don't want comments about fucking gun control as THAT IS NOT THE POINT OF MY POST. Go discuss politics on your blog.
The real info is going to be all about his mother. HIS FUCKING NARCISSISTIC CRUEL TORTURING MOTHER. Sure, there are probably sociopaths born to completely nice, harmless people, but I am willing to bet both of my dogs that the more likely scenario is that sociopaths are either 1: born to people who pass on the mental defect through DNA, and are then subjected to sociopathy and learn it better and better or 2: are normal babies born to narcissists or other personality disordered people and are FORMED into mentally-malformed beasts through this uneasy aliance. ANY of us could have turned out like this.
Because if my kid had been that weird, the wierd that YOU WOULD NOTICE, I would've gotten him help. Therapy. NORMAL people wouldn't just let it go, lock them inside, not speak of them. Normal parents would worry and get help.
His mother deserves MY kind of justice. My hate for this disgusting bag of human entrails knows no bounds. And now she gets to be remembered as one of the victims. I am out of words.