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PostSubject: Why was Adam Lanza so interested children rights   Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:46 pm



I always found this aspect of Adam Lanza (if he really did exist) kind of weird. He said children
are treated badly by society, he seemed to be angry the parents could force them to get medical
care and stuff like that. Yet he went on a shooting spree against children.
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PostSubject: Re: Why was Adam Lanza so interested children rights   Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:56 pm

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I always found this aspect of Adam Lanza (if he really did exist) kind of weird. He said children
are treated badly by society, he seemed to be angry the parents could force them to get medical
care and stuff like that. Yet he went on a shooting spree against children.

He probably thought his own childhood was abusive (his relationship with his mothers, psychiatrists...) and wanted to make it clear that it was bad. To me when he said this kind of things he was more complaining about his own life than trying to defend children rights. But I also think that he truly thought some things could be good for children and some things were bad, which could explain his comments on pedophilia. I don't think he was siding with the adult, I do think he considered himself on the side of the child. Although on this I think he was more complaining about society than really trying to make things better for children.

But given that we have very few materials about Lanza, this is only assumptions, I may be totally wrong.
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PostSubject: Re: Why was Adam Lanza so interested children rights   Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:50 pm

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I always found this aspect of Adam Lanza (if he really did exist) kind of weird. He said children
are treated badly by society, he seemed to be angry the parents could force them to get medical
care and stuff like that. Yet he went on a shooting spree against children.

He probably thought his own childhood was abusive (his relationship with his mothers, psychiatrists...) and wanted to make it clear that it was bad. To me when he said this kind of things he was more complaining about his own life than trying to defend children rights. But I also think that he truly thought some things could be good for children and some things were bad, which could explain his comments on pedophilia. I don't think he was siding with the adult, I do think he considered himself on the side of the child. Although on this I think he was more complaining about society than really trying to make things better for children.

But given that we have very few materials about Lanza, this is only assumptions, I may be totally wrong.

If you watch the Travis radio call, it becomes pretty clear that he has a broad opposition to the 21st-century Western style of childrearing and not just resentment over his own childhood. He saw the way children are domesticated and encultured as analogous to the predicament Travis found himself in. This, coupled with the comments on SBB where he said that children were indoctrinated and stripped of their rights seems to suggest this was a fundamental part of his ideology and not simply latent grievances about his past. His father actually said something about him often wistfully talking about his childhood as he grew older, wishing he could go back. I believe he either targeted children to "free" them from what he saw as a sick civilization, simply to increase his kill count, or to horrify the public to the maximum degree. There're also the pedophilia theories, but I find that less likely than one of the three aforementioned motives. It's definitely a possibility though.
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PostSubject: Re: Why was Adam Lanza so interested children rights   Yesterday at 12:42 am

It takes a special kind of idiot to advocate for children's rights then turn around and kill a bunch of them.
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PostSubject: Re: Why was Adam Lanza so interested children rights   Yesterday at 1:34 am

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It takes a special kind of idiot to advocate for children's rights then turn around and kill a bunch of them.

I wouldn't really call him an idiot; his reasoning seems really inconsistent, yes, but you've gotta keep in mind that this was a guy who had brain damage from malnutrition and likely suffered from psychotic episodes or even outright schizophrenia. If his reasoning seems really odd, well, it's because it is.

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PostSubject: Re: Why was Adam Lanza so interested children rights   Yesterday at 5:33 am

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If you watch the Travis radio call, it becomes pretty clear that he has a broad opposition to the 21st-century Western style of childrearing and not just resentment over his own childhood. He saw the way children are domesticated and encultured as analogous to the predicament Travis found himself in. This, coupled with the comments on SBB where he said that children were indoctrinated and stripped of their rights seems to suggest this was a fundamental part of his ideology and not simply latent grievances about his past.

I agree with that, what I meant was that I don't think he killed the children nor complained about child rearing out of generosity for children. I don't think he did that really in order to help them, but instead more to complain about society and tell his view on it. I don't know if you see what I mean. And I surely don't think he killed the children to free them.
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