rkane3

July 20, 2012

Mucker

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — rkane3 @ 1:12 pm

I like Science Fiction. In the late 60’s I read a book titled “Stand on Zanzibar” by John Brunner.. It took place in 2010. Many of the things he wrote about are fact today, not in the form he speculated, but that’s how that type of fiction can work.
With the shooting in Aurora CO today, I’m reminded of one element from that book. There were those called Muckers, based on Amuk or Amok. These were individuals who cracked under the pressures of the world and just struck out and killed the people around them. We may not call them that, but they’re with us.

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