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 Did Adam Lanza love his mother?

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PostSubject: Did Adam Lanza love his mother?   Did Adam Lanza love his mother? Icon_minitimeMon Apr 02, 2018 12:04 pm

What kind of stuff did Adam Lanza write or say about his mother, do you think he killed her to spare her from having to know what he did. Do you think he loved her?
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PostSubject: Re: Did Adam Lanza love his mother?   Did Adam Lanza love his mother? Icon_minitimeMon Apr 02, 2018 12:38 pm

I highly doubt it.

Nancy asked him if he would be sad if she died as she was really poorly and he said no.

She thought it was just the aspergers.
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PostSubject: Re: Did Adam Lanza love his mother?   Did Adam Lanza love his mother? Icon_minitimeMon Apr 02, 2018 5:11 pm

I don't think he did. You gotta be fucked up to be a mass killer, but Adam Lanza was fucked up for a mass killer man.
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PostSubject: Re: Did Adam Lanza love his mother?   Did Adam Lanza love his mother? Icon_minitimeTue Apr 03, 2018 4:15 am

I sometimes wonder if Nancy ever showed hostility towards Adam, even just on a rare occasion. We're all well aware of how much she did for him. Several loads of washing to accommodate his OCD, never having visitors over, even going as far as to reject a marriage proposal.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't a therapist describe Nancy as being a prisoner in her own home? I wouldn't be surprised if Nancy held some sort of resentment towards him, even if she thought he was the way he was due to his Aspergers, which she seemed to emphasise a lot. After all, she was only human. We all have our breaking points.
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PostSubject: Re: Did Adam Lanza love his mother?   Did Adam Lanza love his mother? Icon_minitimeTue Apr 03, 2018 5:37 am

I don't think so, and it's not about Asperger here, I think Nancy overcare about him.

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PostSubject: Re: Did Adam Lanza love his mother?   Did Adam Lanza love his mother? Icon_minitimeTue Apr 03, 2018 1:17 pm

Flanders Darrel wrote:
Do you think he loved her?

He shot her. That's a pretty big "no" to me.

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PostSubject: Re: Did Adam Lanza love his mother?   Did Adam Lanza love his mother? Icon_minitimeTue Apr 03, 2018 4:37 pm

A part of me thinks the "selfish" document that is reportedly recovered from Adam's computer is somewhat aimed towards Nancy, hard to tell really considering that it hasn't been released to the public yet or ever.
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PostSubject: Re: Did Adam Lanza love his mother?   Did Adam Lanza love his mother? Icon_minitimeThu Apr 05, 2018 4:23 am

I think he was incapable of love and didn't seem to possess normal human emotions. He was fairly robotic in all areas of his life and decisions were made on cold facts rather than emotion. He probably shot his mother as a means to an end, she knows too much about me - she has to die now. He attacked his own computer hard drive - something he spent hours and hours on but the hard drive knew too much information about him - it had to go.

I think Adam used people like he used things, as a tool and a means of getting to an end process.
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PostSubject: Re: Did Adam Lanza love his mother?   Did Adam Lanza love his mother? Icon_minitimeThu Apr 05, 2018 10:45 am

As far as I remember, I have read that in the "Big book of Granny" (Adam did the script, his friend the drawings) there is a scene of matricide.
If that's the case, Adam might have had the desire to kill his mother for a very long time.
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PostSubject: Re: Did Adam Lanza love his mother?   Did Adam Lanza love his mother? Icon_minitimeThu Apr 05, 2018 1:04 pm

MalonsMilk wrote:
I think he was incapable of love and didn't seem to possess normal human emotions. He was fairly robotic in all areas of his life and decisions were made on cold facts rather than emotion. He probably shot his mother as a means to an end, she knows too much about me - she has to die now. He attacked his own computer hard drive - something he spent hours and hours on but the hard drive knew too much information about him - it had to go.

I think Adam used people like he used things, as a tool and a means of getting to an end process.

Jeez, he was autistic and schizophrenic, not psychopathic.

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Jeez, he was autistic and schizophrenic, not psychopathic.[/quote]

LOL, yeah on a base level it seems that Im saying he's psychopathic but he was certainly NOT psychopathic. Psychopaths, as we can agree, are glib and manipulate the world around them in order to bend people to their will. They understand other peoples emotions but they don't always possess them themselves.

What Im saying is that autism is a spectrum and Adam WAS autistic in the classic sense that he couldn't seem to connect with the people around him. This isn't uncommon amongst some people with autism, in fact I work alongside someone who is just like that. He has as much feeling for his computer then he does his own family. It doesn't make him a psycho though, its just a condition of the way his brain works. Sorry didn't mean to offend.
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PostSubject: Re: Did Adam Lanza love his mother?   Did Adam Lanza love his mother? Icon_minitimeThu Apr 05, 2018 5:40 pm

It seems unlikely considering the fact that he shot her and that he probably had matricidal desires during his childhood.
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PostSubject: Re: Did Adam Lanza love his mother?   Did Adam Lanza love his mother? Icon_minitimeThu Apr 05, 2018 7:55 pm

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As far as I remember, I have read that in the "Big book of Granny" (Adam did the script, his friend the drawings) there is a scene of matricide.
If that's the case, Adam might have had the desire to kill his mother for a very long time.
You might want to keep in mind that everyone gets murdered in that story. Granny's son does kill her a couple of times but Granny and her son also go back in time and kill the Beatles, for which they get sentenced to 75 years in jail. A lot of the killing is actually done by Granny herself, using her rifle-cane. I do think that the stories are evidence that Adam was preoccupied with violence from an early age, probably because he was having emotional issues that he didn't know how to handle on his own, but I'm not sure that it says much about Adam's feelings about anyone in particular, including his mother.

I also disagree with the poster above who said that Adam didn't have any human emotions and was incapable of connecting to others. I do believe that Adam was capable of empathizing and connecting with others, even if he was not completely typical in that regard.
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I agree that his social and emotional issues were, most likely, mainly due to being autistic but autism doesn't automatically make a person into a robot with no emotions and no empathy. One problem is that autistic people are often less (or atypically) emotionally demonstrative even when they are experiencing emotion but aside from that, autism is a spectrum to begin with and the relationship between empathy and autism is still being sorted out.
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I don't know if Adam loved his mother but this is some of the available evidence regarding their relationship.
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PostSubject: Re: Did Adam Lanza love his mother?   Did Adam Lanza love his mother? Icon_minitimeFri Apr 06, 2018 12:38 am

I don't think Adam respected Nancy tbh. There was an email of a back and forth between Adam and Nancy that was posted somewhere here and to me there was an overwhelming sense of..disgust? on Adam's part towards his mother. I think he saw her as weak and clearly inferior. As far as loving her, I'm 50/50 on that.

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PostSubject: Re: Did Adam Lanza love his mother?   Did Adam Lanza love his mother? Icon_minitimeFri Apr 20, 2018 10:46 pm

I have a bit different take on this question. I think Adam Lanza probably did see his mom in a positive light as a child but that view soured and then became feelings of loathing and hatred after he began to develop as a person and all but inevitably had conflicts with his mother and the rest of his family. In the end he killed his mom not too spare her the embarrassment or pain of her finding out what he did but rather out of extreme anger and hatred. He shot her multiple times, more than enough to kill her.
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PostSubject: Re: Did Adam Lanza love his mother?   Did Adam Lanza love his mother? Icon_minitimeSat Apr 21, 2018 11:52 am

Charles whitman killed his wife and mother, and he loved them, it was a mercy kill in his eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Did Adam Lanza love his mother?   Did Adam Lanza love his mother? Icon_minitimeSat Apr 21, 2018 4:40 pm

Probably not, I agree with Peter Lanza that Adam would of killed his whole family.

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PostSubject: Re: Did Adam Lanza love his mother?   Did Adam Lanza love his mother? Icon_minitimeTue Mar 05, 2019 8:39 pm

Personally, I doubt he did. Otherwise, he wouldn't have killed her. It's difficult to say.
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