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Plane down, Hate up!
November 5th, Kansas City: A Russian plane crashes over the Sinai, the haters in the Internet go wild!
We all heard the news, a Russian operated Airbus went down over the Sinai, 224 passengers and crew are dead. It's that kind of sad news that comes around from time to time and yes, there are always a lot of questions when it comes to such crashes and of course, there is always some blame going around and some crazy nutjob trying to get attention by claiming to have done it. That's the new normal. When a suicidal co-pilot brought down the Germanwings Airbus a few months ago, there were some hundred of confessor letters before it became wildly known, it was a co-pilot-suicide.
So, plane crashes are a thing of their own and all too often, they bring out the worst in some of our fellow allegeldy-human beings. Especially in the Internet. There are dozens if not hundreds of people pestering the usual boards (Yahoo, Google) with their claims, it was the CIA, it was Israel and this would be the end of Israel (yeah, that's a quote form a Yahoo post), it was a Muslim attack, in short, it was anyone the poster hates for what reasons ever. No fact check and if one tries to confront the posters with the technical impossibilities of his claims, the insult and thumb-down game begins all over again. Now, chances are, this plane went down due to a technical defect and the real discussion is only what kind of defect. But the plane was 31,000 ft above ground, so a manpad couldn't hit it, that makes the claim ISIS made a ridiculous cry for attention, nothing more and the claim of the operator company, that pilot error and technical defect would be impossible, made already before the black boxes were recovered, appears at this point as nothing but an act of denial.
We had airplane accidents before. It's sad, but it's a part of modern life, I guess. However, the hate posters, they are getting worse by the day and that is the part that makes me wonder: How many hate filled people are out there, living in their mommy's basements and wait day by day for a chance to troll, declare others as stupids, traitors and whatever derogative terms boil up in their minds and to post hate against entire people they don't even know? There must be thousands and thousands of them.
Honestly, I wonder why? I mean, okay, people hate each other since milenia, that's not new and the Internet gave them an apparently anonymous platform to be annoying and disgusting and they use it, but the Internet isn't exactly new anymore either. And to make this a not too easy question, there was a trend one could observe over the years.
It started with a certain political movement in 2007, went then on both sides of the aisle

Left: People die and the trolls become all too happy!

in the US and, as far as the Internet is concerned, spread out from the US first over Western Europe and has by now reawakened some outright neo nazi bubble heads more in the East. Where there was a way to discuss things, that moved people and to exchange information once, there is now the indefinite hate and insult festival going on with the declared goal to silence anyone with another opinion. While the troll with the other opinion of course holds against it.
And there is another tendency that could be observed over the last few years. While this hate fights and trolling was once limited to the obviously shallower end of the IQ spectrum, there is now more and more a highly-intellectual version of it running parallel to the dumb mom-joking self-aggrandizing ideology-sycophant. People with an obvious IQ far beyond average feel it is now entirely okay to run character-assassination campaigns, forge data, lie and even reorder the events of history in bouts of infinite arrogance (they all think to be the smartest ones on the board and nobody will notice what they do) to make a point for their hate-cause and they have a lot hate-causes to chose from: Abortion or not, guns or not, Muslims, Christians or Atheists, black or white, cops in general, politics anyway ... there is no shortage for reasons that allegedly justify this kind of behavior.
Now, once, and that's really long ago, someone had the not so bright idea to name this species "Homo sapiens sapiens", the "reasonable reasonable human". I am not sure, where the person who coined that term met this reasonable man, but I am sure, it was now on That much is sure. And no, it wasn't on Foc News either nor was it on NBC. Just to name some "places" we can exclude for sure in our search
for reasonable people.
Here is the rub: People who read my books or this website completely may have figured out, I study serial killers. Many of them are psychopaths. And for sure, one can't find a better laboratory to study a big bunch of low level psychopaths of all possible IQ levels than for example So there is definitively something useful for me in that board. However, I am used to wrap my brain around the bloodiest crimes, sneak into the minds of people who are so hate- and rage-filled, they dismember their victims alive because just killing isn't enough for them anymore. If the psychopathic level on such Internet boards has reached a point that even scares me, it says a thing or two about the mindset of this community. And since Internet communities mirror real communities only on a more extreme level, this openly psychopathic behavior raises a lot of red flags, a whole forest of them. Plus sirens and flashing red lights. Because someone, who is stupid and hate-filled enough to write on a board "Israel did it" and has to ignore all technical impossibilites with that idea just in favor of his hate-fantasies, such a person is already potentially ready to blow up next week some Jews in New York for example. A person who labels cops as "pigs" and demands they all need to be killed, is a person already at the point to do exactly that, kill a cop. And so on and so on. There is some brutal mental unhealthiness in this new Internet and social media world. So, five years ago,, still two years ago, we had to worry about child molesters an terrorist groups grooming and recruiting via Facebook, now we have a whole bottom layer of society feeding into each other's hate fantasies. A self sustaining supply of potential domestic terrorists which has now found what they lacked in the past: Intellectual competent but ethical absolute irresponsible leaders. Isn't the Internet a great place, a wonderful new World?

- PB -
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