(c) 2019 by Pamela Schloesser Canepa
In the 1970s, the FBI learned to categorize deviant behaviours and coined the term “serial killer.” It is part of human history, detailed beautifully in the Netflix series, Mindhunter.
Who knew that eventually, hateful behaviors and hate crimes against others would be encouraged, that humans would willingly destroy other humans. Why am I even here? Oh, I am here to categorize and understand their behaviors. It is a disturbing job.
Sometimes, it seems they will destroy themselves. Understanding their motives seems pointless. Sure, greed is one of the hugest motives I’ve observed, but others just don’t make any sense: the desire for the perfect cheeseburger, the most beautiful house….Wait, those fit under hunger and, um, pride. No, not just hunger, but, the word is addiction. They aren’t just feeding hunger, but rather, they are seeking certain tastes that make them feel a certain way. Yes, that’s it. And they will knock each other down and/or lie to each other to fulfill these wishes. But greed, it truly is the worst.
I feel that this job is finally getting to me, but I suspected it would, eventually. It has now been three human years.
Ambassador “Darwin” M2ZZTTHHem,
of the planet ZZTTaton, Visitor 14,983.
Shuts down his communication device. Stares at the Megan Fox poster on the wall and then the Rembrandt painting. Tears off his Rolex watch.
Shakes his head. “I need to burn these possessions and go get lost in the jungles in Brazil. Maybe they won’t find me.”