Sunday, June 19, 2016

‘Damaged masculinity’ may help explain Columbine and other mass shootings

Wednesday marks the 17th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre — the terrible day in 1999 when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 and wounded dozens more before killing themselves in Colorado.

In the strangely American phenomenon of mass shootings, Columbine comes up again and again. As I wrote last year:
It was Columbine that changed everything…a horrifying event that occurred just as the Internet was taking root in the lives of ordinary Americans. Harris, 18, and Klebold, 17, were savvy about incorporating the Internet into their terrorism, posting rants about the world on a Trench Coat Mafia website. Their digital footprints gave investigators insight into their minds and motives.
Their rantings — especially those written by Harris, the ringleader of the attacks — are disturbing and cruel, showing no empathy or remorse.  The evil seems unambiguous — that is, until you read the cache of sweet, wistful and carefully composed essays that Harris wrote a couple years before the attack.

I stumbled on them the other day in a publicly accessible database of school shooters maintained by Peter Langman, a psychologist and author of two books on school shootings. Langman told me the writings are crucial to understanding what he believes really motivated the Columbine massacre.  (more...)

Do ya think?

Is it the feminazis running our schools? How would this play out in a culture where dominant males monopolize marriageable women -- where polygamy and concubinage deprive most young males of desirable mates? Do you think there would be many angry young males? Do you think any of them would even bother reading the Koran, or would see any reasonable alternative to homosexuality? Can you imagine a Catholic Omar Mateen? Try Adam Lanza.

Why would NuMosque be any better than NuChurch. The temple whores rule both.

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