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In response to now helicopters by easy (10/11/2017, 7:10pm)

Re: now helicopters --the dangers of language manipulation

This is one reason this garbage political "right speaking" ie "correctness" is so dangerous--people are trained NOT to say what they see and only say/do what they are told--very very self-defeating...
and the beat goes on to the one man BS show -----------------that tells you there is much much more out there--all hidden.
Those helicoptors did not fly bythemselves, did not get where they were w/o avaition controllers knowing exactly where they were and what their call signs were. NO MSM investigation or reports on them.



“I'm always struck by how, after some act of violence, fraud, or sexual abuse, everyone laments: 'Someone must have known! Why didn't they say anything?' And yet, time after time, it seems those who are in a position to see are sidelined, discredited, or disbelieved.'”

(And JMT--those in position to control what everyone "sees" do.)

My sense of it is this: People who can spot predators are ignored for reasons similar to those that blind many people to these offenders in the first place—distortion and denial. Predators count on it, especially in those rare times when someone is savvy enough to spot them and try to alert others.

The fact is, we're often just not prepared to accept that evil can get so close to us. As frustrating as it can be for those whose warnings fall on deaf ears, it’s normal to interpret the behavior of those we know in the most benign and ordinary frame.

The following paragraphs are excerpts from Inside the Minds of Serial Killers, from a chapter about people who live quite close to predators but fail to see them. Although I focus on serial killers in this blog, I believe the same principles hold for being around sexoffenders, con artists, and other types of predators:


Many people believe that serial killers are loners and losers, unable to maintain careers or relationships. They’re supposedly under-educated, narcissistic, and searching for short-term gratification. The public wants monsters to be obvious, and many popular culture productions reinforce the naïve hope that they’re on the fringes of society. But monsters do live among us—easily and with little detection—because the clever ones know how to adapt and to deflect suspicion.

Ted Bundy worked a crisis hotline as he murdered young women. John Wayne Gacy buried boys beneath his house while he ran a business, threw fundraisers, and entertained sick kids. “Eyeball Killer” Charles Albright had a master’s degree, knew several languages, was a former science teacher, and had a seemingly satisfying marriage. Three-time child killer John Joubert assisted with a Boy Scout troop. Andrei Chikatilo had a university degree, had been a teacher, and was married with children. Christopher Wilder was a wealthy contractor and racecar driver. Michael Ross had an Ivy League degree.

Why don’t we spot these offenders, even socially accomplished ones, before they do so much damage?

Many blend in because they’re the type of people who can go through the motions of ordinary living while acting out against others without giving themselves away. In other words, they’re not obviously deranged, and while they’re morally deviant, they can hide it in their bland everyday manner.

Among their most dangerous features are a callous disregard for the rights of others and a propensity for violating norms. They can charm and manipulate others for their own gain, conning with no regard for anyone's feelings.