Well, here’s an interesting spin on the porn conversation. Serial killer Ted Bundy mentioned in an interview with Dr. James Dobson conducted just before his execution that, among other things, pornography played a role in making him who he was.
Okay, if you’ve seen The Silence of the Lambs, you probably get the premise. Basically, there’s a theory that there are lessons to be learned from notorious psychopaths like Ted Bundy. And, uh, Hannibal Lecter. Of course, the person conducting the interview has to be pretty skilled … and aware of the potential for mind games from a serial killer on death row with absolutely nothing to lose. (And if you haven’t seen The Silence of the Lambs, by the way, you should—good flick) [Ed. Note: If you haven't seen Silence of the Lambs, you must have been living under a rock for the past twenty years or so].
The Irish Examiner posted some of Bundy’s words from the Dobson interview. Kind of interesting stuff, if a little creepy:
I’m no social scientist, and I don’t pretend to believe what John Q. Citizen thinks about this, but I’ve lived in prison for a long time now, and I’ve met a lot of men who were motivated to commit violence. Without exception, every one of them was deeply involved in pornography – deeply consumed by the addiction. The F.B.I.’s own study on serial homicide shows that the most common interest among serial killers is pornographers. It’s true.
You know what’s kind of interesting here? Bundy graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in psychology. He might have been a stone cold sociopath, but he was …
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