See the thoughts, feelings and motivations behind this man’s words.
We suspect that we’ve identified the chink in his mental armor.
Just minutes after a pedestrian was hacked to death in a random terrorist attack in Woolwich, South London, a man spoke on camera, with blood on his hands holding a knife and a meat cleaver.
In a shocking rant, he attempted to explain what had just happened.
These are his words.
“By Allah. We swear by the almighty Allah. We will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone. We must fight them as they fight us. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. I apologise that women had to witness this today. But in our land our women have to see the same. You people will never be safe. Remove your government. They don’t care about you. Do you think David Cameron is going to get caught in the street when we start busting our guns? Do you think the politicians are going die? No, it’s going to be the average guy like you.”
We put his words through DeepWord to see if we could get a glimpse of the murderer’s mental state.
First, DeepWord recorded that he was “noting and informing.” In other words, he was principally providing information. In his mind, these were simply facts about the world as he saw it. This is the typical stage that someone will move to after they have expressed themselves physically and/or emotionally.
His tone suggested he was very sure of his beliefs but, in fact, DeepWord detected that he was only “partly closed” to other points of view. His words belied the tone of his voice. I would have imagined he was “mostly closed” or “utterly closed”, but DeepWord heard it differently.
And, his mood? When you take away his preaching tone, DeepWord detected an emotional coloring in his words that was “realistic, determined and smart.” So, that was how he was feeling. (This, after doing what had just happened! Astonishing and sickening.) It shows clearly that he believed he was operating in a real world situation and he was active and clever.
So, what about his motivations? Deep down, DeepWord detected that he was being driven by a sense of being “purposeful, influential and categorical.” So, his certainty is deeply held emotionally but, recall for a moment, that DeepWord identified that his words betray a slight intellectual openness to other people’s facts and opinions.
Maybe that’s why he spoke to passers-by. He isn’t as certain about his beliefs as his actions and feelings suggest. Maybe, that’s the crucial chink in his seemingly impenetrable world view. DeepWord thinks he is feeling one thing and, deep down, has some degree of intellectual uncertainty.
Astonishing situation. Fascinating insights.
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