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The Marathon Bomber’s Twitter Is Infuriating, Sad

Culture

The Marathon Bomber’s Twitter Is Infuriating, Sad

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Whenever a villain emerges in the national news, it’s very easy, and justifiable, to demonize them as inhuman trash. Which is why the look back into their lives pre-violence that always follows is so surprising, and disheartening. He was quiet. He was normal. He liked wrestling, and so on, go the reports from friends.  The apparent Twitter account of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, is no less saddening. Fuck this dude to hell and back, of course, but it always strikes me as so strange that these real life comic book villains were normal people at one point. If this is, in fact, Tsarnaev’s Twitter, as many media outlets are suggesting, he’s been tweeting normally since the bombing, which quickly deflates any sense of normalcy one might have found in his earlier life. Before that, however, he just seemed like another teenager.

Here he is seemingly trolling his own victims.

 

 

Maybe it’s the normalcy that seems so scary. Every killer was a person at one point. And then they weren’t.