Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Stupid is Strong in This One

It seems that whoever wrote the headline for this story really earned their keep. The story itself is just as bizarre. A Florida man attacked his "spiritual" girlfriend after she "prophecied" that his dead grandmother would assault him in his dreams with an "adult erotic device."

According to TCPalm‘s Will Greenlee, Casey Molter and his unnamed girlfriend had gotten into a physical altercation earlier that morning, and police were called to break them up. At that time, Molter had only inflicted minor damage to her car and smashed her cell phone.

After police left, however, Molter continued to attack his girlfriend’s car, breaking a passenger side mirror, deflating its tires, and strewing the hood and windshield with used condoms and what the police referred to as “love notes” written in creams and lotions.

When police returned to the scene, they asked Molter why he was so intent on damaging his girlfriend’s car. He replied that she is a “‘spiritual person’ and can tell a person about their dreams.”

He said that she had told him that his deceased grandmother was going to return to him in his dreams, and that she was going to “commit an unusual sex act to him involving an adult erotic device,” the police report stated.

Breaking down the stupid here, Molter (A) believed his girlfriend and (B) decided that the appropriate response was not just damage her car, but cover it in used condoms, creams, and lotions. Because he thought that would make her "prophecy" go away? Truly, this man has a dizzying intellect. Where did he get the used condoms? Was he saving them up? I wonder about the girlfriend, too - why would she come up with such a weird prediction, and why did she think that sharing it with a violent individual was a good idea?

In fact, there's nothing spiritual or magical about predicting dreams, at least not when you tell people what your predictions are ahead of time. A lot of psychoanalytic nonsense has been written about the symbolic significance of dreams, but for the most part they just consist of recent memories being rearranged and recombined. So all you have to do to make someone dream about something is plant a strong enough suggestion in their mind, and it will probably get incorporated.

Of course, since most people only remember a small portion of their dreams, they likely won't remember it - which in this case is a good thing!

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Scott Stenwick said...

...which really is totally messed up. Where do people like this "spiritual" woman come up with this stuff?

Unknown said...

If he really had had a grandma like that it would explain a lot about him.