The Perpetual Three-Dot Column
The Perpetual Three-Dot Column
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by Jesse Walker

Monday, October 07, 2002
FEAR DU JOUR: It's interesting that so many basically mainstream people are
regarding the ongoing shooting spree in the D.C. suburbs as Al Qaeda-style terrorism. Just 13 months ago, such a theory would have been laughed off as paranoid.

There's a good article to be written on the different glosses that different eras put on serial murder. Today, with terror plots in the air, people look for political conspiracies. Before 9/11, almost everyone would be hunting for a psychological motive. A few decades back, public fears would've focused on cults. And so on...

My theory? The shootings are the work of a very bad person. Beyond that I won't speculate.


posted by Jesse 12:34 PM
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