Monday, September 23, 2013

Cuckoo violence.

It seems all the recent violent shootings at an Aurora movie theater in Colorado, at an elementary school in Sandy Hook in Connecticut, the military yard in Washington D.C. etc. all have one thing in common and that is the lack of sense behind these shootings. There is really no rhyme or reason to them. They were completely pointless even when you surmise these people carried a grudge. In none of those shootings is it apparent that the shooter had a reason to go after those particular victims. Even if the idea might have been to have a last hurrah before committing suicide.

The thinking that lies behind that kind of ideation is not logical; it is cuckoo. This kind of thinking can only evolve if the shooter does not think through the consequences of his action. He doesn't think of the finality of it, and he will not ever experience the possible fame that comes from that ultimate violent act that he might think of as a reward. The shooter omits in his thinking the conclusion that he won't be able to experience the after-effect as rewarding.

So wouldn't it be a good idea to investigate why these people are shooting? I mean why are these people entertaining the ideas that ultimately show that they have a faulty thinking apparatus, a brain, that tells them something that is a priory an illogical path? I don't mean to imply that these people don't have a motive. I am implying that this motive springs from grossly faulty logic.

So, where would such faulty logic come from, especially when this person supposedly has either a very high I.Q. or is at least reasonably smart. Wouldn't it be logical to assume that something like a toxin is at work that blocks logic? At this point a psychiatrist might say that somehow magically the brain puts out the wrong amounts of serotonin or something is growing inside that blocks certain pathways. It is hypothesized that this comes from stress of some sort.

But what if it's not coming from the inside like from stress that happens to be hard to explore because the faulty brain doesn't voluntarily give away its secrets. What if the impetus always comes from toxins such as drugs or environmental chemical substances?

One of those most potent substances is mercury. It does all those things that cause cuckoo thinking. It doesn't dull your senses. It riles them up at something. It prevents the brain to check for faulty logic and it keeps on doing it in a very unpredictable manner. Mercury is insidious as the famous German chemist Alfred Stock wrote in his papers about the dangers of mercury vapors in the 1920s. Mercury causes erethism, "a state of abnormal mental excitement or irritation."

Mercury is known to cause mental changes in the brain. So it seems to be reasonable to check for mercury toxicity in anyone who has gone on a shooting rampage. Cuckoo violence might be an expression of mercury poisoning or some other environmental toxin that works similarly insidiously.


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