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    When a man's mind is broken and can no longer relate to the world in traditional sanity, unable to discipline oneself within family friendly behavior, that mind will rationalize how bad things are by things that are worse than itself. To admit one's perversion from the mainstream would be excruciating after a certain point of deviation. When the mind is past any point of any return, the only other rationale is to associate with like mindedness. Finding someone or something that makes sense is cherished and celebrated, rather than having to suffer an already profound isolation.
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    This character is someone who has developed paranoid schizophrenia, with narcissistic personality. Once he was an innocent boy who was sexually traumatized by 'mother superior' and possibly by other aspects of religious trauma based programming. The boy has now grown into a broken minded sociopath who decides he will light a wreath on fire to get back at his church abusers and he feels no culpability in this action. He's apparently institutionalized and although he's restrained, muzzled, and sedated, his inner rage is powerful enough to allow him to escape, steal a manual transmission vehicle, which he can't seem to drive, finds a gun and a sack of personal items to take with him as he runs from authorities. He takes shelter with someone who is considered just as insane as he, but he's ok with that and is glad to finally have a place to stay with someone of his kind. He identifies himself as someone who is like an abandoned car left for weeds to overtake, but he knows he still has value and reminds us of his humanity with 'if you cut me i'll bleed.
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