UPDATE: "Yusufiy said her ex-husband was bipolar. 'He was mentally unstable and mentally ill,' she told reporters in Boulder, Colorado."
Well, there you go. This is Archbishop Cupich's excuse to scapegoat the "mentally unstable" in order to give a pass to an Islamic terrorist.
After all, the ex, an undoubtedly completely unbiased and disinterested witness, says Islamic terrorist Omar Mateen was bipolar, mentally unstable, and mentally ill.
That does sound pretty serious to the Bear. Highly informed and backed up with the evidence of professional opinion. It's bad enough to be bipolar, but when you add mentally unstable, and worse, mentally ill on top of that, it's pretty clear that this is just another bipolar crazy flipping out one day because his Cheerios tasted stale and shot up a nightclub.
Just as Archbishop Cupich insinuates. While, predictably, not mentioning Islam. The Bear doesn't expect Cupich to come out and say anything about Islam. The Bear's a realist. But to link the nearly 1 in 5 Americans who have some sort of mental health diagnosis to mass murder is absolutely despicable.
According to Archbishop Cupich, in a sympathy letter to homosexuals, Muslim terrorist Omar Mateen might have been "mentally unstable."
This is actually a teachable moment on the problem with Catholic prelates. In a polemic, of course. A polemic is an ancient and respected method of rhetoric, not to be confused with the vulgar rant. A polemic, however cutting, is planned in cold blood and executed with style and relish. Unless a Bear writes it. Then it pretty much comes down to jawbone-rippin'.
Archbishop Cupich Fearlessly Illustrates Sin By Being Bad Example
What? You mean Archbishop Cupich is just gossiping about something he could not be more unqualified to discuss? This should come as no surprise, since Archbishop Cupich has never given any indication of knowing anything about anything except how to suck up to the right people.
The guy may have been a terrorist, but being "mentally unstable" -- whatever that means -- carries a stigma, after all, unlike Islamic terrorism, apparently. Archbishop Cupich has committed the sin of calumny, since there is no credible evidence of Omar's mental illness.
He has also offended against the virtue of prudence by speaking recklessly. He is publicly commenting in his official capacity of a prelate of the Catholic Church on matters that are entirely speculative and cause harm to people with mental illness.
Archbishop Cupich is uncharitable in the extreme. He has just associated people who suffer from an illness that is almost always harmless to others with mass murder.
Realism -- Yes, the Bear Knows the Church Hates It, But It's a Bear Thing
Here is simple realism. Archbishop Cupich is unfit to have any public position. He is a fool, a tool, and a danger to the faith of Catholics, the dignity of the Church, and the well-being of the public. He is an embarrassment to the handful of Catholics still capable of feeling embarrassed.
Most of all, he is one of those odious and harmful little men who thrive in institutions where there is no accountability and no requirement to actually accomplish anything in the real world. He is coddled and protected by an increasingly out-of-touch Church to the extent he divorces himself from reality and basks in the reflected glow of his own imagined virtues.
Muslim, Not Mental
Here is more realism. The Bear cannot, of course, say whether Omar Mateen was mentally ill or not. He cannot say whether he had a brain tumor, AIDS, or a cold. Maybe Omar was gay himself. It is not all that uncommon among Muslims, after all, and he chose his target for a reason. [As it turns out, pretty much everyone who knew Omar is now saying he was gay.]
We'll never know any of these things. We do know this. He was a Muslim. Muslims tend to do this sort of thing for no more reason than they are Muslim. If he were indeed mentally unstable, a case could easily be made that Islam aggravated his condition and channeled it into homicide.
A small number of "mentally unstable" people, whatever that means, have indeed killed people.
Only not usually as spectacularly, or frequently, or successfully as the adherents of one particular religion. ISIS called for attacks in the West during their "holy" period of Ramadan. Sure enough, a Muslim who had been an FBI terrorism suspect since 2013 heard. Islamic terrorist Omar Mateen called 911 and pledged allegiance to ISIS before murdering 49 people in the name of his Islam.
But forget all that.
"Bipolar" is being bandied about. Bipolar doesn't mean you're nice, then become evil. Bipolar people cycle between depression and hypomania or mania. They kill themselves, not other people. If they're manic, they are more likely to max out their credit cards buying expensive gifts for their new best friend they met yesterday, not kill them.
Of course, we have zero reason to believe Islamic terrorist Omar Mateen was bipolar.
But what a "mentally unstable" person might do is anybody's guess. Oh, dear, what a broad brush the Archbishop wields to tar so many.
Islamic terrorism is feature of today's world. Homicidal maniacs are not. In 30 years of criminal defense practice, the Bear represented a lot of murderers with not one insanity defense. The Bear represented a lot of jerks and losers (kind of like the description of Islam's latest hero here) and even a genuine psychopath, but not one person who killed because of "mental instability."
Archbishop Cupich seems pretty out of touch with reality, don't you think? We call that being "delusional." It is a symptom of a serious mental condition called psychosis. Is Archbishop Cupich psychotic? Certainly, there seems to be enough evidence to justify a thorough mental examination. Maybe he could be treated and restored to some minor, but useful role in society, but where his mental instability would not threaten others.
Yes, the Bear can see how rhetorically useful making baseless claims about someone's "mental instability" could be. But even the world's most prolific pony-killer would not stoop to such a low game.
So, no. Unfortunately, what Cupich is is not an illness that might be treated. For the mentally unstable, there is at least hope in modern medication. For people like Cupich, there is only insight, or an honest realization of just what a problem he is. Sometimes a fall will provide that. The higher one climbs on the ladder, the further the fall. But the tighter you hold onto those rungs. The Bear is not optimistic.
Catholic Church's Adultery With Islam
Archbishop Cupich cannot mention that terrorist Omar Mateen was Muslim, of course, without harshing the Catholic Church's interfaith buzz with Islam. So he will stand up like a good commissar and mouth the party line: we all worship the same God, religion of peace, etc. Actually, anyone who believes any of that crap has no clue, but would do well to remember that he who denies Christ before men will in turn be denied by Christ.
Perhaps another article is in order to explain why Allah is not the Holy Trinity worshipped by real Catholics. Why is this stuff always up to the Bear, anyway? If people like Archbishop Cupich were doing their jobs, this ephemeris would be about goats and television shows.
Personally, the Bear suspects that religious truth is the least concern of the smarmy parasites who have currently adhered themselves to the Church.
Muslims are the most officially protected group in this country. The slightest suggestion that there might be something glitchy with their hate cult will bring the kind of consequences pansies like Cupich dread more than Hell fire. Literally.
And, since it is looking like Islam's latest hero Omar Mateen was himself gay, the cognitive dissonance must be making heads explode. Maybe it's gay people who are dangerous, as long as we're just making up a narrative. Maybe the headline should not be "Bipolar Crazy Shoots Up Gay Nightclub," but "Self-Loathing Gay Shoots Up Gay Nightclub."
Actually, the only correct headline is "Another Act of Islamic Terror in America: 49 Dead After Muslim With ISIS Links Attacks Nightclub. Archbishop Cupich Diverts Blame From Islam to 'Mentally Unstable' Americans." Anything else is a lie, which the last the Bear heard, was a sin.
Scapegoating "Mentally Ill" to Protect Muslims
But you know who no one gives a damn about? "Mentally unstable" people. So it's easy to scapegoat them to preserve Islam's most-favored-religion status in the United States of America.
Funny, the Bear has seen this movie before. It was in German.
Let's escalate to invective. You're a pathetic, needy, little girly-man who lives on the nectar of others' approval. St. Corbinian would have told the Bear to go for a walk in the woods with you and come back by himself. Okay, maybe St. Corbinian wouldn't have said that in so many words, but the Bear would know. But different times.
Real Catholics understand Islam, too. We always have. You wouldn't get it. It's a Catholic thing.
If you think Muslims are going to love you because you get down on your knees in front of them, think again.
Love and trust Muslims? Go to ISIS controlled areas of Syria and tell them how they don't understand their peaceful religion and how we all worship the same God. Heck, St. Francis of Assisi wasn't afraid to do the equivalent in his day.
But here's the deal, and this is why all of you are such fakes. You know the score. Your head would be decorating a stick within 24 hours. But you'll sell out your country and your faithful to display your secular plumage by taking advantage of a premeditated religious attack by a Muslim to buff your tolerance cred. And you'll throw an innocent, already stigmatized group under the bus to pull it off.
The Bear has run out of anger. He honestly just despises you. You think you've got it all. You have nothing that's real. Quit. Run away. Go to a monastery, or a cave, and save your soul. It's far more valuable than your position, which is obviously very, very bad for you and the Bear's Church.
By the way, did you know homosexual acts are a sin, Archbishop Cupich? In the Catholic Church, that is, so never mind.
Go here for exhibit A in previous essay, at Mahound's Paradise.