How Could Anyone Admire

@Rozie37 (15505)
Turkmenistan
March 8, 2008 2:02am CST
A sadistic criminal? I have heard of people admiring Charles Manson and a host of other people like him. Not to take away from anything that Mr. Manson ever did, but I draw the line at Adolf Hitler. What kind of person would you have to be to admire such a man? They are out there. They are even here are Mylot. Can anyone explain this fascination?
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@arjun999 (1005)
• India
8 Mar 08
There has always been a tendancy among some people to admire sadistic acts. Such people are found through out history. These people are rebels and they find satifaction in hearing some terrible deeds done by criminals. Charles Manson is one of the most sadistic animals you can find and still you can see people admiring his acts. These people are the ones responsible for the criminals for doing horribel things. This is a grave matter and the people supporting such acts dont have a conscience..
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
9 Mar 08
The people who do and support these acts could not possibly have a conscience. I feel that rebel is too mild a word to give to someone who admires these people. Sociopath seems more appropriate to me.
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@anniepa (26629)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I've always wondered that myself, but look at the young women who did Manson's bidding. Were they brainwashed or just sadistic sociopaths themselves? Seriously, anyone that could find anything to "admire" in horrible monsters like them have to have a real problem themselves and if they haven't already they surely will do something terrible too. Annie
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
6 Apr 08
It is frightening that so many people could think alike and go along with such sickness. I hope known of them end up doing the same things, that would just be unfortunate. Maybe they feel like these kind of criminals are reachable celebrities. All I know is that it is quite scarey.
• United States
8 Mar 08
Rozie I am with you I do not get it eather. I do not know why people admire horrible people. Why do women fall in love with serial killers? Scott Peterson who killed his wife and baby has lots of woman writing him in prision. What is the attraction? I cannot understand it. That is the last person I would ever get involved with. Charles Manson creeps me out why would anyone want to admire him. He did have a way of saying what people wanted to hear and talking people into doing what he wanted. I have afriend who us to go party with manson. He does not remember to much about manson because he was tooo high.
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
9 Mar 08
I sure would not want to be high around Charles Manson. There is no telling what he was capable of doing. I did not know that Scott Peterson had a following. I haven't heard much about him since he was found guilty. Maybe it is because these people become so famous, but yet seem so reachable because they are not treated with star quality. I would actually like to ask these people and find out what they are attracted to. Maybe one of the ones on Mylot will respond and we can all have a peek into their mind, LOL.
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
8 Mar 08
I could never admire someone evil, to me they are the devil, pure evilness. I once knew someone who had a facination with serial killers, it turned out this person had some majopr issues too. I want to stay away from those kinds of people.
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
9 Mar 08
Oh that saids pretty frightening. I think that I would get away from think person also. There is nothing admirable about these type of people.
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• Australia
19 Mar 08
I know exactly what you mean Rozie Here in Australia we have a legendary historical outlaw named Ned Kelly... he was a lying, theiving, murderous outlaw yet he is treated like some kind of cult hero for goodness sakes! You may well have heard of him. He's the guy the ran around in a steel mask with a slit cut out so he could see Actually, I saw on the news last week that they may have found his remains... his family have asked to have them released so they can give him a 'decent' burial... how do you give an indecent man a decent burial? Sheesh, talk about crazy!
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
19 Mar 08
These stories sound like a really bad horror movie. But they are very real and unnerving. How do people admire the biggest losers in the world? I do not believe I have ever heard of this guy, but he sounds as bad as all the reat.
@vera5d (3958)
• United States
21 Mar 08
it is sick to think people would do that...admiration should be for people who have done good, not someone known for tortuting or hurting others. I think the fascination comes from people equally sick...
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
21 Mar 08
You are right, it takes a sick person to think that those sickos are cool.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
15 Mar 08
If you can figure that answer out, I'd like to know myself. The only thing I can figure is these people have such low self esteem that they'd go for anything and anybody OR they like the idea of the person being behind bars so they can do as they please while maintaining a relationship OR they like the fame that they're recieving OR they like having someone depend on them. But what they don't know is, these sadistic criminals have several men or women sending letters and money to them but then again, they may know but believe that they're truely the only one that they love.
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• United States
4 Apr 08
About a year or so ago, there were a lot of discussions here about how great Adolf Hitler was. I couldn't believe it as I see nothing redeeming about him at all. Everything he did was for his own selfish purposes or out of his own paranoia. But, one person explained that they admired him because he managed to get Germany out of a depression after World War I and rebuild Germany. But, he did it by stealing, corruption, and by imprisoning millions of innocent people. He brainwashed, bullied, and terrorized a whole nation into doing his bidding. I can't say enough bad things about the man. If anyone admires him, it's because they want to be as evil as he was.
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
5 Apr 08
That is quite surprising. Doing something bad to accomplish good is still wrong. Wasn't the Lone Ranger the one who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor? Was that right? No. You are right, anyone that admires these people are as sick as they are.
@laurika (4537)
• United States
20 Mar 08
You know Rozie, I am wondering the same thing. But I think a big role has a to do with how the parents brouugh up their children. I had experience something sad when I was in germany, when the the 10 years old was adrireing Hitler, but only because his parents never explain him what he did and what does that name mean for all society. I wish the people talk more about this things also with kids, because they might think it is someone like hero for them , but have no idea who the person really is.
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
21 Mar 08
A lot of times we may assume that our children are too young to know what is really going on. I would not think that my ten year old would admire a stranger like that. I would think that he would still be in awe of his parents, but I guess you never know.
• Australia
17 Mar 08
I don't understand it either. These people caused great pain and suffering during their times and yet they had hordes of followers. You need to understand though, that Hitler in particular was a puppet, that is, he acted on behalf of other people (was their voice). It's the same in politics today, no politician writes their own speech, and they are always looking at the people around them for 'inspiration'. I suppose human nature is sadistic and cruel and some people prefer to be that way themselves. Another point is that from a psychological point of view (forensically and criminally) these people are fascinating. What really went on in their minds? Can we categorise them? etc etc. Being interested in the psychology behind crimes myself, I would have to say that both these subjects you have used would be interesting to study. Having said that, I am not a sadistic person, just someone who likes to get to the bottom of 'why'.