Another side of Adam Lanza—no, it’s the same side
A reader suggested in the previous entry that I was drawing too quick a conclusion about the appearance of the killer based on one photograph. But here is a second photograph, from today’s New York Times, and Lanza has exactly the same, totally mad face and eyes—the face and eyes of an stereotypically insane person—in the second photo as in the first, suggesting that this is really the way he looked, and is not just the result of one odd photograph.
Adam Lanza in an undated group photo of
the Newtown High School technology club,
which appeared in the school’s yearbook.
Actually, in the second photo you posted of him, Adam Lanza looks pretty “normal” to me, at least in comparision with some of the freaks I see almost on a daily basis: freaks sporting piercings all over their faces and bodies, and others bearing all manner of tattoo on their exposed body parts. Then there are those whose clothing indicates there is something wrong with them.Stephen T. writes:
My cousin, the family genealogist, told me a story she unearthed. Sometime back in the 1930s, a young man on the family tree was believed to be quite “mad” and eventually acted out in some threatening way, details lost in history. Some of the men in the family, one was probably my father’s eldest brother, talked to the local judge, then scooped the guy up and in a very expeditious manner took him somewhere—we believe it was a Florida state insane asylum—and had him “put away” as they used to say. Nobody knows if he ever got out and at least on my branch of the tree he was definitely never spoken of. Yes, I know: very callous and cruel by today’s standards. Yet a peaceful, sane calm was swiftly restored to the family and safety to the community.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 16, 2012 05:05 AM | Send