mass murderers in the US had one thing in common

IN THE LAST THIRTY-THREE YEARS, 70 of the 71 mass mur­derers in the US had one thing in common—they were all men. Be­yond that, most of them felt they were somehow being de­nied some­thing that they should have been given. That at­ti­tude didn’t ap­pear out of thin air. It was honed by our cul­ture, gen­er­a­tion after gen­er­a­tion, per­pet­u­ating bad ideas and stereo­types over time.

El­liot Rodger is just the latest per­mu­ta­tion of the guy who thinks that he is owed some­thing and de­mands ret­ri­bu­tion. Rather than figure out that maybe he might not be com­mu­ni­cating with women prop­erly, he blamed their lack of in­terest on them.

The vast ma­jority of men aren’t evil, though. It does us no good to vilify an en­tire gender. But our cul­ture that per­pet­u­ates this at­ti­tude among a small mi­nority of men needs to be scrutinized—so all men and women can feel safe to speak the truth.

If you’ve watched this and the only thing you took from it is that we’re blaming all men for this issue, then you need to hit play again. This isn’t about blaming men. It’s about calling out our CULTURE, which tends to en­courage this line of thinking that a small per­centage of men take to heart. If we don’t teach kids when they’re young, at­ti­tudes like this will con­tinue to poison our so­ciety.” – Adam Mordecai

I started this piece in July 2104 in­tending to tie it in with the fact that they were not only al­most en­tirely men, but that they were es­sen­tially all from one stereo­type of the US male: white males with a “Chris­tian” up­bringing and a po­lit­i­cally and so­cially “con­ser­v­a­tive” back­ground and worldview.

Then I was going to tie that into the fact that most se­rial killers (not the same as mass mur­derers) were es­sen­tially all from the same stereo­type: white males with a “Chris­tian” up­bringing and a po­lit­i­cally and so­cially “con­ser­v­a­tive” back­ground and worldview.

Then I was going to tie that into the fact that most se­rial rapists (and most of them are se­rial mur­derers) were es­sen­tially all white males with a “Chris­tian” up­bringing and a po­lit­i­cally and so­cially “con­ser­v­a­tive” back­ground and worldview.

And I was going to do a lot of re­search and show you all of the data that cor­rob­o­rates these state­ments but I got side­tracked and I think that most of you al­ready know this is so even if you have never thought about it in these terms so this is where I end this brief ar­ticle on these sick fellow humans …

 

CharlesStarkweather

FEATURED IMAGE: The photo at the top of this page is of Charles Starkweather.

 

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