How Villains are Created: a Look at the Batman Shooting

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Brandon Ferdig is writer from Minneapolis, MN. He shares his personal growth pieces, human interest stories, and commentary at his blog. He is currently writing a book titled New Plateaus in China, a compilation of travelogue, personal experience, human interest, and social observations from China. You can follow Brandon on Twitter @brandonferdig.


  1. The real mentors of the world are the gang leaders who can teach men how to be effective gang leaders themselves.

    It’s an illusion to think the world is anything else but a bunch of dead ends.

    This is a world of exploit or be exploited.

    There is no sugar coating it.

  2. Nick Florest says:

    Excellent piece. We often blame the victim and the ‘on paper’ circumstances (laws, funding, public schools, video games, television, movies, etc.) but we never look at criminals as people in need of healing. While the intensity of therapy is dictated by the severity of the crime, we would do a lot better in times like these to focus more on building and building onto resources for the next contestant on “America’s Next Top Criminal”.

    Thank you for reminding us of the humanity that often gets left out of conversations about crime and criminal behavior.

  3. poester99 says:

    Well written, you drill right to the root cause. Neither the leftist feminists (bigoted/sexist ones) or traditional hang em high conservatives will get it. The only thing I’m confused about is with the high levels of suffering magnified by cultural vindictiveness out there is why more young men don’t act out in the way. Knowing the truth of WHY can be used to reduce the chances of it happening again.

    Although also part of me thinks that societal vengeance should have a part here in order to make those with a sliver of reason or self-preservation think twice or three times before randomly killing innocents. The punishment should be based on guilt without a shadow of a doubt and should be brutal ancient world style.

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