Another case of cannibalism is reported from the USA, in which a 21-year-old man is accused of having killed three people this month. The motive: cannibalism. The young man in question is reported to have killed three other young men of 25, 22 and 16 years of age respectively. The accused shot the first victim and stabbed the other two and then cut off their limbs. Curiously, the victims were killed at two locations, the first and last in Kansas City, State of Kansas and the second in Kansas City, Missouri. The accused was an admirer of Jeffrey Dahmer, who in 1991 killed 17 young men, mutilated and violated the bodies and ate them. Such savagery belongs to the realms of psychiatry but as a parting thought, could it not be that films such as Hannibal Lecter could not send an unstable mind over the edge into insanity? How much influence has television in today’s world of increasing violence, when it is a proven statistic that the average youngster has seen no less than 100,000 scenes of extreme violence before reaching the age of 12? If this is how we use this medium today, giving the younger populations access to sophisticated treatments of violent scenes at an impressionable age, maybe it would be better for the authorities to alter the laws because what we see today is the tip of the iceberg.
TIMOFEI BYELO, PRAVDA.RU