The public relations and political consultant communities are expressing "shock." Allegedly Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II stored explosives in his apartment in San Francisco. He's signature is as a force in social media, especially for high profile political campaigns. Here is the coverage from the NBC Bay Area Staff and the Wires.
Way back in my innocent graduate school days when I was totally focused on pursuing excellence, shock might have been the appropriate term to use. A brilliant professor in my field stopped preparing for class. He came to class but that was that. In those days undergraduates were asserting themselves to the university but we graduates said nothing. Of course we didn't even report him to the supposed powers that be.
The next time I was shocked was the last. Unfortunately it was relatively recent. The global thinker - Rajat Gupta - I had quoted in so many client speeches and opinion-editorials was convicted of insider trading. "They" say he was chasing the big money. Dumb as dirt I had assumed he was a selfless intellectual not caught up in materialism.
Chamberlain, like so many who allegedly get on the wrong side of the law, may not know why he made his recent choices. He had a nice life. But so did my professor at the University of Michigan and Gupta. Being comfortable doesn't prevent aberrant self-destructive thinking.