I’m not a psychiatrist or a psychologist, but, as I’ve been dreaming up the plot of “The Poxes,” I’ve been thinking a lot about the criminal mind. This all came to the forefront yesterday as I watched what was happening in Boston. All at once, I was worried about the people there and the people I know who live in Boston, and then I began to think about the kind of person who does something like bombing a group of people at a sporting event.
Like Ren wrote yesterday:
“Those people were not there in a political protest. They were not there as part of a religious sect. And they were certainly a mix of people from all walks of life and backgrounds. They were as innocent as innocent people get.”
Whoever places bombs in such a group of people is no less than evil.