I just saw this interview on youtube of a man that I never knew before. He was executed before my birth. His name was Ted Bundy. He said in his interview (one day before his execution) that almost every serial killer that he had come across was influenced by the intensified versions of pornography that corrupted their minds. Do you guys agree with it or not.? Because I had always considered child abuse as the number one cause of serial killing.
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porngraphy's golden age was 1970s-80s.
90% serial killers belong to the same era 1970s onwards.
is it enough to justify you?
You could easily say violence on TV contributes to serial killing, eating cold cereal, too much sugar in a diet, or whatever. Serial killers are individuals with their own motives. Billions of people watch porn and never kill a single person.
Porn industry also includes body-sellers and night-bars. 90% serial killers attack them because they are an easy target. There are other factors but porn-industry is playing its ''vital role'' as well.
We look for whatever it is (we don't like) and try to attach it to being the cause of society's ills. If one hates porn they'll ignore that billions of people watch it without killing anyone. Serial killers are a tiny % of mentally ill people.
Only 16% - 20% of victims were prostitutes in 1970's, not 90%.
maybe 20% were prostitutes. another 20% might be due to porn movies. Another 20% might be due to another sex-related issue. This will add up to more than 90% eventually.
This is so true. Serial killers are either sociopathic or psychopathic in personalities. They have no remorse, very low or no empathy level, and/or have no sense of right& wrong. Many factors infl. serial killers such as child abuse/neglect.
Your percentages don't even add-up to hundred? I don't understand your point at all. You have mentioned that 162% serial killing is influenced due to sex (46%+43%+73%). ????
It doesn't add up to a hundred because it is OUT OF A HUNDRED. Most of them have overlapping (multiple things happened to each of the serial killers) abuse. They were that abused usually.
peeples dear i was very touched when i read in ur profile that u r a long-term sexual abuse survivor. Don't u think that ur incident makes ur reply a bit biased by saying that s.killers r abused in past. I mean you survived without being a s.killer.
Childhood is the most delicate time to infringe a person's mind. Childhood abuse can go a long way while morphing our personality. Serial Killing can also be a result on child abuse. I agree with peeples.
It's not biased, it's all fact based. I have studied it far more than I probably should. Facts are that more are abused than aren't. Mix that with genetic influences that I thankfully must not have and it's a recipe for disaster.
Its not the pornography but rather repressed sexual desires. Freud and Wilhelm Reich had studies on the subject. The repression causes anger and frustration due to unfulfilled desires. If they have a criminal mind or mental illness that amplifies it.
Repressed Sexual Desires are in-turn also caused due to pornography. According to Meese Report pornography can cause depression, social isolation, career loss or decreased productivity, and financial consequences. Such factors lead to s.killing too.
THANK YOU, peeples. Couldn't have agreed w/you more.
Agree with you. But more often than not, such a psychological excuse happens to be pornography (or broadly sex related).
That may have been true at one time, but if details of more recent serial killings are true I would say video violence has overshadowed sex-related excuses.
what kind of video violence are you referring to?
Violence such as murder-for-hire, gang shootings, turf wars, mercenary killings. A few titles that come to mind: Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto and Mafia.
Video Violence can be cured via a control of 2nd Amendment issue, whilst pornography should be totally stopped. But sadly both the issues are subject to lobbying etc. The stakeholders of billion $ industries wont let that happen.
They are either SOCIOPATHIC or PSYCHOPATHIC.
I agree with you that pornography causes men to disrespect women. Plus i believe that females who are part of porn-industry disrespect themselves too. They make females less self-respective.
True about prostitutes & strippers, yet the fact is most of them were sexually abused as young girls. And indeed, according to Dr.Layton, men do become more aggressive toward women if they view pornography habitually. So I do see your point, shah
I don't understand how ego is related to this question.?
I do. Mr. Star is saying that many serial killers do it to get noticed and to have a better sense of themselves.They believed that they were insignificant in some way and that by doing these heinous acts, they will have some type of notoreity.
Had serial killers done such acts for notoriety, they would have confessed for their acts themselves. But most of them never confessed until they were caught and coerced. But u are right, the element of notoriety behind such acts can't be undermined.
I read your very interesting hub that you mentioned. But Bundy is not among the three profiles of an exploiter you mentioned. He was just confessing all the things he previously lied about. His interview was 1day before his execution.
lol. Even if you separate killings due to 2nd amendment. Serial killings in USA are more than any other country. Prove this stat wrong.
There is no silver bullet for any problem. One can block all the pornography in the world and there will still be serial killers.
But you will surely minimize it.
+++++1,0000000000000 in agreement.
We wont be sick to our stomachs and stop watching. Such porngraphy unconsciously builds such actions into the minds of young generation. Its the most sickest kind of 'brainwashing'. Such movies feed new ideas into the minds of teenagers.
shahkar-khan, why do you ask for opinions and then tell people you think they are wrong? This question seems to be your way of expressing YOUR opinion, not finding out what others think.
Sorry if i gave that impression. I just think that we are taking pornography way too easy.
Yes you are right that many childhood factors can facilitate such actions. But is pornography at the top of such factors?
And despite Bundy's mother lied to him, he had a stable childhood. Such actions can't alone be justified by such a lie.
Bundy always spoke well of his grandparents, who raised him, but it is said that finding out the truth about his parents was a traumatic event and that he always had resentment towards his mother. But also, I'm not saying this justifies his actions.
He came to know of his mother after attaining maturity, so this incident can not be a part of his early trauma. And yeah his actions can't be justified in any manner.
"stable childhood"? His "father" was a nasty drunk. His mother pretended to be his sister (no matter when that is learned it's life changing). So all that goes out the door and you just see porn as the cause?
So this means we all can be killers (because something will change our life ) irrespective whenever it happens. And the identity of his father has never been determined with certainty. Bundy never saw him. how can this be influential?
Which is why I wrote "father". I was referring to his grandfather who said he was his father. Your logic implies anyone who watches porn is at risk for becoming a serial killer. Abuse isn't an excuse, but it is fact most serial killers are abused.
i don't believe that he was told that his grandfather is his father.
If you don't believe it doesn't mean that its not true.
He grew up believing his grandmother and grandfather were his real parents. Also believing his real mother was his sister.
But the man (Bundy) himself said in his interview "i have never seen any serial killer who has not had a record of pornography".
So you are using a quote from a serial killer to make a large generalization about porn?
The real cause is low self worth. A desire for attention and a sensitive ego due to disrespect. Everything else is not a true cause. Porn is a billion dollar industry. It has helped a millions with sexuality. Where are the one million serial killers?
How has pornography helped millions? It surely has corrupted a million teenagers.
It has liberated people from guilt and shame about sex, instilled by ancient religions. It taught them more ways to enjoy and appreciate sex, which is natural. It also removed boredom from long term, routine relationships that would have ended.
It made people shameless. It has made our young generation lazy. Its against religion. Give me one verse from ur religion that supports pornography.
Because of pornography, serial killing is a curse from ALLAH.
Very few religions will support sexual freedom because they are too locked into the brainwashing from self appointed authority. Basically any pleasure is evil. It takes wisdom to break free of oppressive teachings. Bound or freedom are the choices.
If this is the case. EVEN SERIAL KILLING IS A FREEDOM. Its your choice to kill or not. Feel Free to kill.
Sex is legal, killing is not. Can you understand the difference?
Sex is legal. But when they show rape in a porn movie . It is not .
You realize that in porn everyone are actors right? So those people aren't actually being raped.
But these movies give this impression to the general public that these pornstars are being raped. Thus motivating them to do the same.
But anyone with half a brain KNOWS it's fake, therefore the porn itself can not be blamed.
Many other movies (other than pornography) are also FAKE. But even then they inspire many people. And thus pornography also motivates many people.
Serial killers are mentally ill! Movies don't make people mentally ill. They are born that way. People who look for "outside reasons" for their choices and behavior refuse to take responsibility for their actions! It's a cop out.
If you really believe that "Serial killers are mentally ill and that "They are born that way", then they would have done the same actions even if they had not been subject to child abuse too. nothng could influnce nothng. evrything would be natural.
You seem to have little knowledge of mental illness, so I will leave this conversation now. Feel free to have the last word. There is no getting you to look at another perspective so I will move on.
You are just taking pornography easy and it is easy to understand. Because other sexual crimes (eg cheating) are so embedded in our lives that we tend to neglect pornography totally. But i appreciate your time here peeples.
of course you don't know. Who told you porn use has resulted in less cases of rape. ?