BORN KILLER: THE BOY IN YOUR HOUSE IS?

Look at that boy in your house, could he turn out like those pictured?  Urban teachers usually make assessment as to the future of their students—in particular who will end up in prisons. Indeed, some teachers pray that the police would come this instance to remove certain boys from their classes.

 

Years ago, I had a high school student for whom I gave thanks to a deity when the boy was out sick. Fifteen years later, I saw the boy (now a young man) and he stopped and greeted me. He also informed me he had found God and was a different person.

 

Could God make a difference in those pictured youth lives? Often when we hear of horrific crimes, some parents come out expressing bewilderment because the boy was raised in a home of deeply religious parents.

 

Are some individuals born killers due to atavistic tendencies, where dormant genes of the savage apes in our distant evolutionary ancestor emerges? Surely, some individuals are born with extra fingers as are some individuals with both sex organs. So, is it not possible for a person to be a born killer?

 

Are there signs where some boys with smash any bugs or critters they come across, while others will care for them? If the boy in your house takes a glee in tormenting his pet, or is always trying to put the cat in the microwave, is that a sign for concern?

 

What do you do as a parent when your six-year-old boy lost 3 pet cats because he microwaved them? I do remember an episode of Oprah where a mother was on explaining the fear she had of her six year old son.

Comments

The Burghal Hidage Added Dec 7, 2017 - 10:16am
Doc -  There "errant" gene certainly exists. The bad seed. Part of nature's random workings, for what purpose we may not know.
The Burghal Hidage Added Dec 7, 2017 - 10:17am
Most instances, I will say though, are one of the side effects of children trying to raise children
Jeff Michka Added Dec 7, 2017 - 10:58am
Manley or Sega, Dr. Green?
Tom C. Purcell Added Dec 7, 2017 - 11:16am
Fair questions worth researching.  It reminds me of the 19th and early 20th century studies of skull shapes, and trying to predict aggressive behavior on that basis. 
 
Some would say we're all born killers, that it's the guidance of our religions, our God(s), that help keep us civilized.  That's what worries me about atheists, frankly - what do they have to lose by having ill-will in this life? 
 
"There have always been and will always be evil men among us.  It is the indifference of good men that poses the greatest danger to mankind."  
Jeff Michka Added Dec 7, 2017 - 11:19am
SEAGA, pardon...
Dr. Rupert Green Added Dec 7, 2017 - 2:17pm
@Hidage. "Doc -  There "errant" gene certainly exists. The bad seed. Part of nature's random workings, for what purpose we may not know."
 
How can that be when God declared men were perfect creation?
 
True on the danger of children raising children today. Was it that in the good old days of the 17th and 18 th centuries law forbade child marriage? 
Dr. Rupert Green Added Dec 7, 2017 - 2:20pm
@ Jeff. Jamaica is unlike America. There if you talk politics you can end up dead. The Segahites were hated. They are equated to GOP. I was considered a GOP because as a youth, I had a car.
Dr. Rupert Green Added Dec 7, 2017 - 2:23pm
@To. "Fair questions worth researching.  It reminds me of the 19th and early 20th century studies of skull shapes, and trying to predict aggressive behavior on that basis. "
 
Yes the Italians came up with forensic anthropology out of that .  Nose shape, eye distances and such deemed one a potential killer. Stephen j. Gould's "Mismeasure of Man" is an excellent read on the topic.
Jeff Michka Added Dec 7, 2017 - 6:48pm
Dr. Green deletes...really?
Dr. Rupert Green Added Dec 8, 2017 - 5:06am
@ Jeff. Please expound.
 
Autumn Cote Added Dec 8, 2017 - 10:16am
Please note, it's against rules to advertise your articles in the comment thread of others.  As always, many thanks for your participation with Writer Beat.
Dr. Rupert Green Added Dec 8, 2017 - 10:25am
Noted. No more infraction.
 
Jeff Michka Added Dec 8, 2017 - 2:11pm
Dr. Green asks: Jeff. Please expound. I keyed a reply, mentioning my brief time in Kingston in the early 70s, acknowledging your comment about political stuff causing death there.  To note, I studiously avoid discussing politics in any overseas situation, where it may not threaten me, it could result in harm to those discussing it with me. Anyway, the comment disappeared.  
Dr. Rupert Green Added Dec 8, 2017 - 2:58pm
In my years onWB, I have never deleted a comment.
Jeff Michka Added Dec 8, 2017 - 9:50pm
Dr. Green sez: In my years on WB, I have never deleted a comment.-I was surprised, but wonder what happened to it.  I guess it was my fault for not copying and pasting the text and saving it.  I'll take your word on this at a level of relief, in a way.