The thing about being a Fortean conspiracy minded slightly paranoid semi-mystical experiencer-witness-researcher-writer is that you are constantly pondering the news-stream. Recent violent and (seemingly) random events beg you to ask: is there more to these stories? In the past couple of weeks we've had a flurry of items in the news involving violent actions; by individuals, by cops, by mobs. Possible reasons abound: is it the change in season? Is it the Fall -- literally -- into the often times frenetic crazy ass conflicting depressive forced joyful holiday season that begins in late October and doesn't let up until January? (or February, with a last gasp reminder for those who are alone, depressed or nonetheless feel the pressure: Valentine's Day in February.)
October 4: Miriam Carey, the mother suffering from postpartum depression and on meds, killed by police in D.C. With a baby in the car! On the surface of things, she was on meds for postpartum depression, and was hearing voices, clearly mentally ill. Yet according to this ABC news article, those aren't symptoms of postpartum depression. Carey had also fallen and had a head injury; fired for unknown reasons when she returned to her job as a was dental hygienist. If she was so unstable, why was she allowed to be alone with her baby and able to drive off? Among other symptoms Carey felt she was being electronically monitored and voices beamed into her head.
October 4: A D.C. man sets himself on fire. Main stream news reports that motives are unknown. Nor is the man's name, who died in in MedStar Washington Hospital several hours later.
September 16: Navy contractor Aaron Alexis, who shot and killed a dozen people; police later killed Alexis. Alexis also said he felt that "people were following him and "sending vibrations into his body," and that "people following him were using "some sort of microwave machine" to prevent him from sleeping." (Reuters)
Fringe pundits like Coast to Coast's George Noory and his guests are discussing such events. Norry, and a guest here and there, say that the mental state of these individuals are the cause, and there is no conspiracy afoot. their symptoms are classic examples of what happens with certain types of mental disorders. That is possible. It is also possible that "they" -- and there is a "they" -- target individuals who are suffering from depression, schizophrenia and other forms of mental illness, and exploit them. Easier to make use of their technology by aiming it at the already ill citizen. It also makes cover stories much easier; a history of mental illness, or depression, they have been on meds for some time; you can see how the stories are prefabbed to be accepted by the public.
There is no mere coincidence in the context of timing, or location. Government shut-down, D.C., and similarities in otherwise random and unconnected events. Maybe they are purely random and unconnected. Quite logical on one level. On another level, a sort of meta-para-sycho-mystical level, things aren't as clear cut. None of this matters to most, since the general population is exposed to almost daily doses of real life horrors committed by lone individuals, clearly gone mad, in a mad world.