What Whitman wrote after he had just killed his wife and mother, and was about to take to the the Tower and shoot 46 people, is interesting:
"I imagine it appears that I brutally killed both of my loved ones. I was only trying to do a quick thorough job...If my life insurance policy is valid please pay off my debts...donate the rest anonymously to a mental health foundation. Maybe research can prevent further tragedies of this type."
I had to laugh when I first came across that sentence in Whitman's suicide note, given that Whitman's last act in life was nearly 41 years ago. Of course, it wouldn't come across as amusing at all if such a line were to appear in VT shooter Cho Seung-Hui. Cho's pathetic rant appears to contain the usual blaming of the the victims a mass murderer has grudges with. "You caused me to do this", Cho unfairly blames his victims before, or during, his shooting rampage on Monday. The two shootings happened more than two hours apart, so he might have composed his rambling letter between the time he shot up the dorm and the class rooms he shot up later. At least he isn't expressing a wish for a donation to mental health "research", from what I've read about it so far.
I can't think of a better example of the moral hazard inherent with the idea that criminal behavior must be the symptoms of a "disease" the individual has no control over. I can't think of a more profound example of the complete intellectual surrender of an individual to the psychiatric ideology, than Whitman's suicide note. Here he has just killed his wife and mother, and is about shoot a few dozen people, and he expresses his wish for a donation to "research". It's just an obscene thing to write before carrying out a mass murder. And people are encouraged to believe this kind of nonsense now more than ever.
Maybe not choosing to engage in such behavior can prevent future tragedies like this, rather than flushing billions of dollars down the toilet on "research".