Murder is an Act, Not an Illness.
What do you do when you can’t handle the fact that your son, secure in the knowledge that his parents’ money buys impunity, confesses to a couple of murders? Cry mental illness.
Joran Van Der Sloot confessed to murdering two women and his mother cries mental illness and the death of Sloot’s father caused him to do it.
Anita Van Der Sloot wants everyone to know her son had been suffering from mental illness and had he accepted help, he wouldn’t have been in this situation
According to MSNBC, Anita Van Der Sloot stated that:
“Joran is sick in his head, but he wanted no help. He was a sweet boy who loved animals and his grandmother… Funny, open. He has gradually lost its way. It was insidious.”
Whenever someone does something we can’t make sense of or can’t face, we call it mental illness. It disgusts me to no end. Now, with every negative nuance of a personality labeled a symptom, isn’t everyone who does terrible things mentally ill?
This is a guy who got used to the idea that whatever messes he made for himself (and others) someone took care of him. With enough lies and money, he seemed untouchable so he did whatever he wanted. Sometimes what he wanted was to kill young women. It really is that simple. He’s not mentally ill, he just thought he could get away with it. Killing girls is not a symptom, it’s an act and being a horrible example of a human being is not a mental illness.
Sadly, some people will lend credence to this mental illness claim — at least enough to associate perceived mental illness with a compulsion for violence and that’s a hell of an association to make. Ask any good and gentle person with a psychiatric label. They are not hard to find.
Then of course, if not for the lack of psychiatric intervention, “he wouldn’t have been in this situation.” More to the point, what you’re really saying is that if only he had accepted psychiatric help, these girls wouldn’t be dead — right, Mom — because we all know psychiatry is the one thing that keeps sweet boys from killing.