Saturday, December 15, 2012

"He . . . was one of the goths."

The goth subculture is a contemporary subculture found in many countries. It began in England during the early 1980s in the gothic rock scene, an offshoot of the post-punk genre. The goth subculture has survived much longer than others of the same era, and has continued to diversify. Its imagery and cultural proclivities indicate influences from the 19th century Gothic literature along with horror films and to a lesser extent the BDSM culture.
The goth subculture has associated tastes in music, aesthetics, and fashion. The music of the goth subculture encompasses a number of different styles including gothic rock, deathrock, post-punk, darkwave, Ethereal, and neoclassical. Styles of dress within the subculture range from deathrock, punk and Victorian style attire, or combinations of the above, most often with dark attire, makeup and hair. - Wikipedia.
Police, world wonder about Conn. shooting motive.

4 comments:

Toastrider said...

Except that goths are more likely to write bad poetry, not shoot up schools.

Yeesh. It's the usual media blame game: 'goths did it', 'video games did it', 'guns did it', 'music did it'...

SWIFT said...

Ryan Lanza, who was first though to be the shooter, had his phone records and computer searched by police or FBI. After they had libeled him in the press, why he would ever cooperate is beyond me. Perhaps they wanted to create another Stephen Hatfill, or another Richard Jewel. By the time they did the search, they already knew he had not been at the scene. I'd of told them to bugger off, until I got a front page apology and exoneration in the local rag.

angrymike said...

The reason these you kids are killing ppl is because doctors are passing out drugs to children as young as 5 years old, to keep them calm in class and make the teachers job easier. Wow, $ 80,000 a year to teach drugged up children, what a gig these teachers got...huh...?

ShadowsGleam said...

He wasn't goth, he was crazy. Crazy people kill people because they can't be locked up away from other people. In my experiance goths generaly avoid confrontation and violent situations. If you get a chance to talk to one you will likely find them to be unusualy polite, positive and friendly compared to most teenagers. They are actualy rather concervative they are just ecentric in how they dress.