ken collins wrote:
>> virtually all youngsters play variations of "hide-and-seek", and
> some of these ("cowboys and Indians", and "army" games, etc.)
> have a sinister side... what seems recent to me are 1. the decline
> in the age of onset of the realization of the violence which was
> formerly nothing more than a testing of wits to see who could
> best meet the challenge of the "hide-and-seek" game... where it
> was a college student in the Texas bell tower, it's now high and
> junior high schoolers, and 2. the magnitude of the violence.
Is there a bell up there?
I thought that Charles Whitman's problems were more likely
due to the affects of his undiagnosed brain tumor rather than
some so-called "game" that got out of control.