Tuesday, July 05, 2005


Get a Glimpse into an Accused Child Abductor's Mind

Update: A commentor on another blog says that the archives of Duncan's blog are infected with the trojan virus, fyi

Joseph Duncan, the guy who is accused of kidnapping Shasta Groene, has a blog called The Fifth Nail.

One of his early posts in January 2004:

I realize now who this blog is really for. It is for me. That explains why I so doggedly insist on painstakingly making entry after entry, even though I know no one is ever going to read it. Now I understand why it seems so important to me. This blog is my connection to who I am and who I am becoming. It is a way for me to connect to who I was, so I can better understand who I will become. Just like the guy in the movie The Butterfly Effect, I can't explain, so why do I even try. Because I know what I know, and that is all anyone can know.

Actually, he does seem to have quite a few readers, at least recently. He gets more comments than I do, that's for sure! Check out some of the comments to his last entries in May. Very interesting.

Other excerpts:

January 2004:

What red blooded American would stick up for a sex offender? And, what Arian blooded Nazi would stick up for a Jew? If you think there is a difference, then think again.

May 2004:

I dreamed last night about being in prison again. This time it was very realistic, and coherent (the worst kind, because I really believe I am in prison again). What was really interesting about this dream though was when another inmate asked me why I was there I told him, "To remember." And while I did not realize I was dreaming when I said it, I did somehow understand that that was the true reason for my being there. It didn't make it any less pleasant.

August 2004:

Even though the chances of a child being abducted by a stranger are less than the same child being struck by lightening, or bitten by a shark, children today are preoccupied with that fear. Fear is the beginning of isolation, confusion and hate. All governments know that the biggest threat to their power over the people is unity amongst the people. Governments throughout history have sought ways to disrupt that unity. Our government is the master of this technique. It is routine and even expected for our children to turn in their parents if they even suspect they are not conforming. Our children are taught in schools, "Do not talk to strangers, they are dangerous and want to hurt you." "If any adult makes you feel uncomfortable, run away and report them immediately." "The police are your friends."
What a great way to keep our children from learning new things and thinking for themselves. The last thing the government wants you to do is think, the first is to feel...Fear!

February 2005:

The only cure for crime is Love. Everything else is just more crime.

May 2005:

I am scared, alone, and confused, and my reaction is to strike out toward the perceived source of my misery, society. My intent is to harm society as much as I can, then die.

Thanks to TalkLeft for the link.

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