One Thing I Learned From Watching 'Criminal Minds'

One Thing I Learned From Watching 'Criminal Minds'

Morgan, Hotchner, Prentiss, Jareau, Garcia, Rossi, and Reid may have been fictional characters with fictional cases, but the lessons learned in "Criminal Minds" are all real. These stories dig into real political issues that no other show can match.

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Many people watch Criminal Minds to feed their addiction to crime drama. The elaborate stories of serial killers and kidnappers hook you and make you think "hey, maybe my friend is a sociopath" or "I should sleep with one eye open so I can defend myself against robbers." But after watching nine seasons of this incredible show, I came to the conclusion of one thing. Throughout all nine seasons, there have been at most five African American killers, two Latinx, and two middle eastern while the majority of the sociopaths and killers they catch are white. So why does America clench their purses tighter walking past people of color or stereotype POC as violent and dangerous? The real people we should be worried about are the white males, mostly in their 30's and 40's.

Before I dive into the worst of the worst, it should be noted that this is just about serial murderers and spree killers which is defined as one who kills more than three people in a certain time frame and they typically follow a characteristic and predictable behavior pattern. It is said multiple times in crime shows like Criminal Minds and Law and Order that most serial killers go after people of their own race. So for the most part, African Americans will target more African American civilians and whites will target more white victims. This does not go for crimes like house invasions, robberies, and murder counts under three victims.

Looking at the most notorious serial killers like Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and Jeffery Dahmer, they have two things in common. All of them have a need to kill and are white males. Ted Bundy was known to kill over 30 young women and girls in the 1970's. He would lure girls into his car by using the "injured and helpless" ploy and then sexually assault them and later beat them to death. John Wayne Gacy went after young men and boys and confessed to raping, torturing and murdering 33 boys. He would kidnap 15 and 16 year old boys from either off the street as they're walking home or those who were employed at the restaurants he owned. Finally we have the most well known cannibal, Jeffery Dahmer who raped, killed, and then dismembered 17 men and boys for his own sexual pleasure of making love to dead people. He also tried to create his own sex zombies by injecting acid into his victims brains before they ultimately died.

Also we can take a peak at the largest mass shootings and who directed those. starting with school shootings you have many cases of white teenagers and males going into schools and taking their rage out on the innocent children trying to learn. Adam Lanza for one, shot 20 first graders and 6 adults in the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting on December 14th, 2012 in Newton, Connecticut. He felt that his mother, who was a teacher there, was giving her students more attention than him and forever marked his name in memory books of Newton. In Parkland, Florida, 17 students and teachers were killed at Stoneman Douglas High school by expelled Nickolas Cruz. He felt the school did him dirty and so he decided to try and change their minds. The most recent one was in May 2018 at Santa Fe High school where Dimitrios Pagourtzie fired his guns at 10 students after he was sick of being bullied by his fellow peers. One of the only exceptions to these major school shooters being white is Virginia Tech shooter, Seung-Hui Cho who killed 33 of his fellow classmates and faculty members while also injuring 23 others on

Other white spree killers that deserve an honorable mention are the Unabomber , The Charleston Church shooter, and the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooter. The Unabomber, also known as Theodore J. Kaczynski, was an American Domestic terrorist who would mail elaborate bombs to people who were involved in modern technology and industrialization and killed three people while injuring 23 others. His motive was to start a revolution against growing technology as technology had destroyed society and made people lazy. Dylann Roof was a 21-year old white supremacist who targeted a historical church in Charleston on June 25th, 2015 and murdered nine African Americans hoping to start a race war. James Eagan Holmes walked into the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and killed 12 people and injured over 70 others during the premiere of "Batman: The Dark Knight Rises".

Now the reason I'm talking about this is because everyone always blames African Americans, Latinx, and other people of color for violence and being basically all criminals, but the most deranged and the ones that have caused the most harm to America have all been white males. Basically, the white male is the silent killer, the ones most individuals least expect and seem so innocent. The police had trouble arresting Bundy because he was an attractive and approachable man who had a way with words. Also, multiple times the police have captured these criminals and have not gotten physical while restraining but with minorities, they immediately draw their guns and threaten to shoot. The point of this article is to show that the real fear when you're walking down the street is the white male kidnapping or raping you.

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The 20 Best Episodes Of Spongebob Squarepants

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After nearly 20 years on the air, Spongebob Squarepants has become the staple of many childhoods for kids of all ages. Some of the most memorable episodes of this show have made a lasting impact on pop culture and it's own legacy as one of the most popular cartoons of all-time. Here are just 20 of the best Spongebob Squarepants episodes ever released.



20. Survival of the Idiots (Season 3)

Spongebob and Patrick find themselves locked inside Sandy's dome for the winter, leaving them to fend for themselves and find some form of entertainment.



19. Idiot Box (Season 3)

Spongebob buys a television solely for it's box, leaving Squidward to struggle with comprehending the simplicity of living off of imagination for entertainment.



18. Something Smells (Season 2)

Spongebob makes a Sunday Sundae that trashes his breath (and his reputation) across Bikini Bottom.



17. Squilliam Returns (Season 3)

Squidward takes over the Krusty Krab for the night in an attempt to impress high school rival Squilliam Fancyson and his elite group of friends.



16. No Free Rides (Season 2)

Desperate to get Spongebob out of the classroom, Mrs. Puff does whatever it takes to get the sponge his license - even if he doesn't deserve it.



15. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III (Season 2)

Left to housesit for their favorite undersea superheroes, Spongebob and Patrick release one of Bikini Bottom's most notorious villains (Man Ray) in exchange for his promise to be good.



14. Shanghaied (Season 2)

After being taken captive on the Flying Dutchman's ship, Spongebob and Patrick help the phantom scare everyone under the seven seas (sort of.)



13. Frankendoodle (Season 2)

Things get out of hand when a "magic" pencil falls into Spongebob's hands and one of his doodles runs haywire.


12. Graveyard Shift (Season 2)

The night shift gets the better of Spongebob and Squidward when a rogue ghost story haunts their every move throughout the evening.



11. Sailor Mouth (Season 2)

Spongebob and Patrick struggle to clean up their act after learning a dirty word they somehow cannot seem to stop saying, and Mr. Krabs won't have it.


10. The Camping Episode (Season 3)

Squidward tries to prove he's a true outdoorsmen (to no avail) after feeling challenged by Spongebob and Patrick's camp-out just feet from his home.



9. Mid-Life Crustacean (Season 3)

Mr. Krabs joins Spongebob and Patrick on a night of reckless fun in an attempt to get in touch with his inner youth and impress his daughter, Pearl.


8. Krusty Krab Training Video (Season 3)

The inner workings of the Krusty Krab are revealed in this episode dedicated to breaking down all of the hoopla surrounding the restaurant's success and "training" all prospective employees.



7. SB-129 (Season 1)

Squidward journeys through the space-time continuum after finding himself locked in the Krusty Krab freezer for thousands of years, bringing us one of today's most popular memes.


6. Club Spongebob (Season 3)

After launching Spongebob's treehouse into the middle of nowhere, Squidward desperately seeks an escape route while Spongebob and Patrick obey the orders of their master, the Magic Conch Shell.


5. Pizza Delivery (Season 1)

In one of Season 1's most iconic episodes, Spongebob and Squidward trek across the ocean to deliver the Krusty Krab's first ever pizza. Little do they realize they bit off more than they could chew.





4. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV (Season 3)

When Mermaid Man accidentally leaves his belt behind at the Krusty Krab, Spongebob goes on a mission to return it to him, as reluctant as he may be.


3. Rock Bottom (Season 1)

After finding himself stranded in the depths of Rock Bottom, Spongebob struggles to escape the town and it's dark clutches as buses repeatedly elude the sponge.



2. Chocolate with Nuts (Season 3)

In an attempt to live the "fancy life," Spongebob and Patrick travel door to door selling their chocolate in any way possible, encountering some colorful characters along the way.



1. Band Geeks (Season 2)

The Season 2 finale of this classic cartoon brings some of the heartiest laughs and the most memorable jokes in the entire series as Squidward struggles to get his ragtag marching band in shape for the Bubble Bowl.

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15 Differences Between 'The Bachelor' And 'Temptation Island'

Lots of men, lots of women, lots of drama and just a few differences.

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Dating shows are an addicting and intriguing past time for many viewers. "Temptation Island" and "The Bachelor" are two of these crazy dating shows that take over peoples lives. While the shows are very similar there are also a whole lot of differences.

1. The question of commitment 

"Temptation Island" puts four, mostly committed, couples in a group of a bunch of single men and women to try to tempt them to cheat.

2. The amount of people involved in the relationship 

"The Bachelor" is just one man with a group of women and he is, hopefully, not actually in a relationship going in (But it is Colton so you never know!)

3. Group dates

Every date on "Temptation Island" is a group date with eight people.

4. More on group dates

"The Bachelor" begins with a lot of group dates, but mixes in one-on-one and two-on-one dates as the season progresses

5. The plot point

The entire point of "The Bachelor" is to walk away in a committed engagement.

6. Pre-existing relationships . 

"Temptation Island" is almost the worst possible situation to put your relationship in; even worse than people who go on "The Bachelor" already in a relationship.

7. The oddities of housing

"The Bachelor" houses all of the contestants in one location while the star lives offsite somewhere. In "Temptation Island" the couples are separated and the four women live in a house will single men while the four men live in a separate house with single women.

8. How long the show has been on

"The Bachelor" has been on forever and people still love it.

9. The TV reboot 

"Temptation Island" is trying their third reboot since 2001 and I am not sure it will go anywhere after this season.

10. Oh the tears 

Everyone cries WAY more on "The Bachelor."

11. Elaborate dates 

The dates are more elaborate on "The Bachelor" compared to the boat rides and dinners on "Temptation Island."

12. Cocktail parties 

The idea of a cocktail party is more formal on "The Bachelor" because the man is not living in the house so every night can't be a party.

13. Formalities 

In general, "The Bachelor" is more about love and formalities.

14. One show is a hot mess and we all know which one it is

"Temptation Island" is a big hot mess of cheating and breaking up relationships.

15. The hosts 

Chris Harrison is a much better dating coach and host than the knock off Chris Harrison, Mark Walberg, that hosts "Temptation Island."


People will love one, the other, or both, but the contestants will probably not be loving their life while filming the show. I just hope all of these people will find a happy life and the perfect partner someday!

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