Friday, November 06, 2009

No Sense in the Madness of Crowds

The Fort Hood shootings continue to whip up that ol' mob mentality. You can't tell facts from mere foamings at the mouth.

Yesterday, media said the psychiatrist was someone who had just been promoted to Major. Today, media swears he'd been interviewed by the FBI, and had been given a poor job performance evaluation at work.


Desperate to cook up a more-or-less sensible mythic framework, much?

1 comment:

democommie said...

No Blood For Hubris:

I think both stories are actually true. What I also think, and this is based on my own experience in the AF, is post commanders will do a lot of pretty shitty things to unload a problem child soldier--up to and including writing him a better evaluation than he might otherwise get and shipping him off to become someone else's problem.