I had not thought of the "color blind" possibility. Very feasible.
Reports today tell us that the shooter is refusing to cooperate with the police. Considering the unusual level of cooperation when he allowed the police to take him into custody without a fight, his refusal to talk now does parallel the behavior of Heath Ledger's Joker. So a Joker fantasy seems to be becoming more plausible.
But, let's not rush to blame the movies.
To quote the classic line from "Scream..."
"Movies don't create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative."
And, speaking of movie quotes...
I had intended to begin last night's post with a quotation from "The Dark Knight," then forgot to use it. It has rung in my ears since the story first broke. After today's revelations, it seems more appropriate tonight than it would have been last night.
It is from "The Dark Knight."
Bruce Wayne wonders about what motivates The Joker. Alfred tells "Master Bruce" a story and concludes with the following words...
"Some men just want to watch the world burn."
Barring some earth shattering new piece of information that bears discussion, this is the last that I plan to post on the subject.
The only related topic that remains to be discussed is the subject of America's post 9/11 culture of fear and how it connects to our fetishizing of guns, and how our media and politicians exploit that.
Heavy stuff for a blog that considers itself to be, primarily a humor blog.
But, it's stuff that is worth discussing.
Just not tonight. Probably tomorrow or the next night.
That's a promise!