Recently there has been a huge amount of press on the Cumbrian massacres. The crazed cabbie driver was known as a ‘very normal and nice man.’ I thought this would be a good opportunity to highlight that very normal and nice people are human beings. What society calls the ‘normal’ human being is nothing but normal pathology or normal madness, normal insanity. The ‘normal’ man is also insane, but insane within the boundaries, the accepted boundaries of the society, of the culture. Sometimes someone intrudes, goes beyond the boundaries — then he becomes ill. Then the whole society, which is ill, says that this man is ill. And the psychiatrists, police etc are investigating and trying to piece together what happened, why he flipped, it is impossible for them to do this, because one madman cannot help another madman go beyond madness.
The trigger for this madness is in everyone (no exceptions) it comes out at different times and in different forms; the longer issues are left unaddressed the more extreme the outcome.