|Pictured above, former Salon.com writer,
Frank Fetzer Mills Jr. an OWS protester.
Over the holidays, I distracted myself with excessive time on Twitter. I justified this waste, in part, because I ran across some unique opportunities to get to know the folks leading the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement and our contemporary protests – particularly in Ferguson, MO. I thought it would be fun to sample the ideology and thinking patterns of the protesters who apparently think it is a worthy goal to undermine real police, real free markets, and attack an imaginary thing called white privilege. One of the angriest folks I met is Fetzer Mills Jr. a one time writer for Joan Walsh‘s blog site Salon.com. He is a veteran who served briefly in the Navy between 1978 and 1982.
I got interested in forensic psychology due to my grant writing consulting business and the efforts I made to help community colleges establish behavioral assessment teams (BATs) to protect themselves from single shooter scenarios. In the process, I learned that potentially violent students often first come to the attention of schools through the violent fantasies they describe in their English classes. While I am only an amateur at forensic psychology, I still think it is a public duty to point out that Fetzer Mills Jr. strikes me as a candidate for a domestic terrorist watch list.
In the world I’ve inhabited it’s okay to kill people who kill Americans if they’re not Americans themselves and since my time it’s become okay to kill American citizens who are trying to kill Americans as long as they’re living in another country. That’s a pretty thin moral tightrope. I tend to believe in moral absolutes. I wish someone would give me orders to take out Wayne LaPierre and Ted Nugent. They’d end up as mulch in some rich asshole’s landscaping. With all of the guns they profess to own, it would provide an object lesson that guns don’t have magical powers to keep anyone safe.