CH previously pontificated (among making other speculations) that Lubitz may have been a closeted gay man and/or a schizophrenic who experienced an acute break with reality.
The picture is clearing up. The latest news: Lubitz was a depressive who was taking drugs to stabilize his mental state. He had recently been dumped by his girlfriend, who was pregnant, and the timing of the dumping suggests the possibility that the kid was not his. Finally, details gathered from a sweep of Lubitz’s home computer show that he trawled gay porn and suicide websites. Also, Lubitz has a dramatic case of gay face. (I concede that in some effeminate-looking men, beta face can look a lot like gay face.) Lubitz’s friends used to taunt him with the nickname “Tomato Andy”.
My final pre-game call: Lubitz was a closeted gay who was cuckolded by his girlfriend and was suffering from schizophrenia. The combination of these three — ah, insults — to his mental well-being pushed him over the edge.
Is schizophrenia more common among gay men? If it is, maybe lives can be saved if employers are allowed to screen out high-risk candidates for jobs that require emotional and mental stability.
Equalism Kills, #595 in a series.