News breaking today that Democratic presidential front runner Beto O’Rourke wrote a short story about running over two children because “they were happy” and “this happiness was mine by right.”
The details were uncovered in a Reuters report on the “Cult of the Dead Cow,” a famous group of hackers credited with inventing the term “hacktivism.” Reuters revealed that O’Rourke, who joined the Democratic presidential primary race on Thursday, was a member, while reporting, “there is no indication that O’Rourke ever engaged in the edgiest sorts of hacking activity, such as breaking into computers.”
One piece in particular detailed the narrator’s murder spree, as part of his goal seeking “the termination of everything that was free and loving.” The piece described the first kill as the murder of two children crossing the street.
“One day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles,” O’Rourke wrote. “This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams.”
“As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two. I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.”
“My dream was abruptly ended when I heard a loud banging on the front window. It was an old man, who was using his cane to awaken me. He might have been a witness to my act of love. I was not sure, nor did I care. It was simply ecstasy. As I drove home, I envisioned myself committing more of these ‘acts of love,’ and after a while, I had no trouble carrying them out. The more people I killed, the longer my dreams were. … I had killed nearly 38 people by the time of my twenty-third birthday, and each one was more fulfilling than the last.”
Dear God… This guy’s insane, and a psychopath to boot.
The revelation surfaced as part of a 3,300-word profile on O’Rourke published by Reuters on March 15.
This means absolutely nothing. He wrote a piece of speculative fiction. Fiction is where we get to write things that might not be pleasant, where we get to explore ideas that exist in the minds of ourselves and others. There is – or should be – no restrictions on the freedom of expression that allow us to create art. No one was harmed in the writing of this piece of fiction. There are plenty of other reasons not to like or vote for Beto. I wouldn’t vote for him myself, but this incessant desire to take any and every opportunity… Read more »
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