Pop Quiz: Who Said That? Schizophrenic Mass Murderer? Or President of the United States?

Rogers-Obama

  1. “I saw myself as a highly intelligent and magnificent person who is meant for great things.”

  2.  “I had learned not to care. I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years. Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though…”

  3.  “Becoming a multimillionaire at a young age is what I am meant for.”

  4. “It’s very rare that I come to an event where I’m like the fifth- or sixth-most interesting person.”

  5.  “I am like a god.”

  6. “This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and the planet began to heal.”

 

Answers after the jump.

  1. Schizophrenic Mass Murderer
  2. POTUS
  3. Schizophrenic Mass Murderer
  4. POTUS
  5. Schizophrenic Mass Murderer
  6. POTUS

Inspired by Ann Coulter‘s “Don’t Stigmatize Mass Murderers!”

 

 


7 Comments on “Pop Quiz: Who Said That? Schizophrenic Mass Murderer? Or President of the United States?”

  1. Now that’s reassuring! Yikes.

  2. Where’s the evidence he was Schizophrenic? I’ve not seen that yet

    • The Butcher says:

      Even when used professionally or clinically the term “Schizophrenic” is notoriously imprecise, so I’m not sure (nor or most of us qualified to know) if it’s the most accurate label for his mental illness. But that doesn’t mean there’s no evidence. It’s been reported that he was diagnosed by a Psychiatrist that prescribed an anti-psychotic medication used to treat to schizophrenics–which he refused to take-is an example of how the term is associated with his condition. Since he’s dead, a further diagnosis is unlikely.

      • Antipsychotics are used to treat almost every brain disease right now. Most of the meds for Bipolar, BPD e.t.c for instance were developed for epilepsy and other diseases that induce seizures or psychoses. The doctors broaden the net with every antipsychotic medication over time because of their efficacy to treat multiple, unexpected disorders. With depression and questionable moods rearing their heads from a young age, I can imagine the doctor would have put him on something like Seroquel XL just to see if it would help stabilise his mood and stop the ruminations he admitted to. A suspicion of Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolarity, Obsessive Compulsive disorder and a plethora of other illnesses would all support this.

        I’ve seen suggestions that his family thought he had Asberger’s (which auto correct wants to call beefburgers, for some reason) syndrome. That seems like a small logical leap because of his confusion as to why all the social rules he was following didn’t confer to him automatic social success. He didn’t have the difficulty communicating which is typical of Asberger’s though so a lot of professionals have ruled it out.

        I’ve not seen a single thing yet that would even suggest the faintest whiff of Schizophrenia though. It is clearly definable because of the extremity of the symptoms and psychoses. Having been in therapy since he was eight years old – Schizophrenia is the disease LEAST likely to escape undetected precisely because of it’s extremity. The life story he wrote and e-mailed out, and the videos he shot have all been credited as at least being fairly candid, nowhere does he say anything ringing of Schizophrenia.

        Personally I don’t care at all about the Eliot Rodger story. Whatever illness he did or didn’t have he also had an absolutely reprehensible character. With a gun to my head I’d guess as a diagnosis of a psychopath who also happened to be a SHITBAG human being.

        I only posted here because the poor people born with Schizophrenia don’t need the added difficulty of it being postulated whenever there is a school shooting. Schizophrenia shouldn’t be automatically linked with this kind of violence because the few cases where Schizophrenics have gone on murderous sprees have already been publicised in a way that stigmatises the afflicted COMPLETELY beyond what the reality of the illness dictates. The punishment just doesn’t fit the ‘crime’ of being born with one of the most debilitating illnesses we know about.

        Have a look at these for a bit more fleshing out on Schizophrenia.

        All the best,
        H&J

      • The Butcher says:

        Thanks for the informative post, I hope readers take the time to read and consider what you’ve contributed here. The headline (which included the offensive of distracting misdiagnosis) echoed the usage in the source material. I had doubts, too, but not strong enough to interrupt the premise of the joke. Keep in mind, as an absurdist political humor item, it needn’t be judged by the same standards that that might otherwise apply. It didn’t claim to be a meaningful or serious contribution to the mental health (or public policy, or firearms, or social) debate. But I’m glad it inspired a more thoughtful exploration of the subject. Millions of people have murderous or suicidal fantasies that are never acted upon, true for both normal and abnormal personalities. Thanks again for the comments.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.