Small Comfort

Biologist Desmond Morris stated that it's a small miracle that human beings, historically unaccustomed to living in large groups, live in metropolises without chaos ensuing. The Washington sniper is the exception to the rule: modern society has driven him insane.
It's horrible and shocking to realize that one man can do so much damage so easily. No marksmanship skills are needed; rifles are abundantly available; innocent victims are everywhere. In fact, anyone could do it, but nobody does. He's so difficult to catch because society is unprepared for his cruelty. And crazy as it might seem, that's a comforting thought.

Posted by cronopio at 11:21 PM, October 15, 2002