Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ted Bundy & porn...

Those who know me well, know that I have a 'slight' interest in serial killers and all things psychologically deviant. It fascinates me. Perhaps it's as a result of my studying abnormal psychology, or perhaps it led me to study it. chicken and egg i suppose.
Anyways, myself and my wife were watching a program on Ted Bundy last night and it reminded me of an interview he did with James Dobson the night before he was killed via electric chair. In it he states
"You are going to kill me, and that will protect society from me. But out there are many, many more people who are addicted to pornography, and you are doing nothing about that."

Bundy claimed that pornography had played a huge part in his becoming who he was. He stated that, while pornography did not cause him to commit murder, the consumption of violent pornography helped "shape and mold" his violence into "behavior too terrible to describe." He alleged that he felt that violence in the media, "particularly sexualized violence," sent boys "down the road to being Ted Bundys".
Perhaps I should send in those comments to newstalk following my discussion with them about pornography! I know they there were many more compounding factors for Bundy's deviance, however it is frightening how society so readily accepts porn as 'normal'.