There is much good in the world. There is also evil in the world. For good to triumph over evil, we need to shine a light on the evil, while simultaneously working for peace and well-being.

Last night there was a mass murder of concert goers in Las Vegas. This was the act of a psychopath. The psychopath creates destruction of life and feels no remorse. To the psychopath, ethics are something that slows down the other fellow just long enough to gain an advantage. Having no conscience, the psychopath will not hesitate to take any advantage.

Along the same lines of the psychopath is the sociopath. The sociopath is not as likely to kill people outright. Those who are unfortunate enough to have to deal with sociopaths know the destruction that they bring to relationships of any kind. When a sociopath destroys life, there is a fleeting sense of discomfort.

On December 15th 2015, another psychopath murdered the mother of young children, while running over pedestrians in Las Vegas.  After she was done killing, the woman parked the car. Leaving her 3 year old child, she walked into a hotel and calmly called for the police. According to the Las Vegas Chief of Police, “She didn’t appear to be distressed due to her actions.”

Lack of conscience or concern for others is a profoundly dangerous situation for others. Some drugs, such as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI’s) can go a long way to dull the conscience.

Gerald Epling

Relevant Reading and Viewing

Here is a link to the story from Dec. 15th 2015, when a mother drove her car into groups of pedestrians and killed a woman, who was also a mother.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/las-vegas-sidewalk-crash-one-dead-26-hurt-intentional-act-n483581

See clip 9 of 14 with Catie Beck from the NBC Nightly News October 2, 2017

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/las-vegas-attack-shooter-lived-quiet-life-in-retirement-community-1060096067997