Every year there are countless tragedies that plague our country and world. The recent events of Lee Rigby, who was struck by a car and then stabbed to death in London’s Whoolwich district by two Islamic extremists of Nigerian descent have got me to ask one simple question…What Causes Pure Evil?
There can be any number of simple answers. A person is born that way. A person experiences a life-changing event driving them to evil tendencies. A person is influenced by evil.
These are all valid and probably actual reasons. But what causes a person to go up to a complete stranger and stab them to death because they are a soldier and then stick around to yell in a cell phone video that people will never be safe unless they remove their government because their government does not care about them.
I cannot help but wonder what drives a person to commit such a heinous crime in broad daylight with people watching to essentially get a point across. What point could be so important that killing another human being is the only way to get heard?
Reports are coming out that British Intelligence could have prevented this crime since the suspect was known in previous investigations. While that may be true, the suspect was clearly motivated by politics, government, and religion, and I wonder had there been a venue or setting to be truly heard, if that would have prevented this disgusting act. This man clearly stuck around and located a person filming the act with a cell phone to justify his act on camera for the world to see. This man was driven to commit this crime for the primary reason of having his point of view on Government heard by the world.
I ask that we take a step back and think about what truly drives a person to pure evil. What drives a person to have no other place to turn to but commit pure evil so the rest of the world hears them?
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