In Part One of this series Steve and I revealed that neither of us believe
How Could Casey Anthony Possibly be Innocent when She didn't Report Caylee Missing for 31 Days?
Casey Anthony responsible for Caylee's death and who we believe the
true killer is and why.
None of this makes much sense however until we get an idea of why Casey
acted so unconcerned for her daughter's welfare and never reported her missing
In Part Two - Steve and I explain what we believe the reason for this may have been.
We will give listeners a new framework, from the perspective of narcissistic personality disorder, to help make sense of the baffling fact Casey never reported Caylee missing and why she acted so unconcerned for her daughter's welfare.
I think the disconnect in this case, and why it haunts us all so, is because on the surface it appears yet another heartbreaking but unfortunately all too common case of child murder at the hands of an over reactive parent; a crime committed by a person too immature and ill equipped to deal with the challenges of parenthood. Scratch a little deeper however and things just don't add up. If Casey is so conniving and devious, why are her lies so transparent and why is she so lacking in charm?
The next thing that stands out is the evidence this murder was premeditated. Premeditated murder is a completely different crime to that of someone who snaps and becomes violent in the heat of the moment.
Even the monstrous stories of child killings for revenge in divorce cases have an element of emotionality to them. Emotionality which this apparent long-term premeditated murder of a two-year old child, by her own mother, is completely lacking.
In this purported "planned" disposal of Caylee, purely for her mother's short term "freedom from care", we see something I believe to be so entirely new as to be entirely false.
In the heartfelt and compelling novel "Cider House Blues," the reader is made privy to the heartrending history of nearly every aspect of abortion, and its defense in times when women living with addiction and in poverty --with prostitution as their only means of support-- would sometimes be driven to murder their infants while still babes. We also read in this same novel the horrible situation of a young girl pregnant from incest and wonder at the relational and societal struggles a child born in that situation might face. A steady theme of Cider House Blues is the terrible and sad fate of unwanted children left up for adoption. If only the stories in this novel were just fiction! Yet almost everyday in the news, if you search for it, we hear reports of emotionally unstable people neglecting and abusing their children and in undeveloped countries, parents, in dire poverty, selling their children to agents of vice.
Yet while, by necessity, we have become somewhat hardened to these terrible facts of life, you will find that late term abortion is still a shocking taboo to nearly everyone polled.
All of these topics I believe are relevant in the Caylee Anthony case.
For a woman with the affluence and availability of childcare options that Casey had, premeditated murder with no other mitigating circumstances is, in all my reading and life experience, something so completely unique that to me it's just not credible.
In this case I also believe the media has been quick to feed the primitive fires of fear of our younger generation.
To be honest, all of the recent articles on the epidemic of narcissism in Gen Y appall me. As we grow older it is natural to feel threatened by those younger and more beautiful than us, to some degree. But if left to choose who scares me the most (knowing what I do about NPD) it would definitely be the baby boomers who grew up with their peers always on hand to rationalize and approve every greedy and selfish decision they decided they must make in their lives. That's why education and tools for healing NPD are so important to society. A healthy individual ushers their offspring into adulthood with firm and loving guidance while entering his own next stage of life with purpose. A life and ego shattered by abuse turns on their own offspring out of a distorted sense of survival.
Okay, but please understand I really am not wanting to make generalizations here, because in truth I believe we all have this potential within us. Think about what you would not do to protect your current lifestyle if faced with destitution and social disgrace (in the eyes of your peers) and you might start to see what evil you are capable of that is normally invisible in yourself.
Sometimes a murder suspect acts unconcerned around the time of a murder and its investigation, not because they are callous, but because in fact they are innocent, and we are simply not aware of the other stories that may have been playing out in their life.
If we start to suspect people, simply for behaving as if they were innocent, where can we go as a society but down from there? Their behavior may seem irrational or callous to us simply because we don’t understand.
We do not believe that Casey was totally innocent, and this is exactly why we believe she cannot admit her shame at her own involvement in these events.
In this show we put forward a scenario which would explain Casey's lack of concern and free-wheeling behavior after Caylee's disappearance. While we are not excusing it, it does give a bit more insight into what we believe the psychological drivers may have been and who we believe the true murderer in this case to be.
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