after constantly seeing replays upon replays of the elliot rogers massacre (the newspeople in Los Angeles will ride a story to death if it gets them more ratings) it made me stop and think about the different facets of it. the news/media thought police tried to make it about the aspergers they claim he had, or about gun control, but what about the actual issue that prompted him to do what he did?
if you've seen his disturbing manifesto and videos you'll understand what i'm getting on about. i'm not sure if theres one or two adjectives to describe it. in a rather large nutshell, he saw the world in a hateful way, like everyone was out to get him, coupled with his claims that all girls rejected him and were going out with inferior men (i'm trying to paraphrase to avoid accidentally misquoting)
because of this, he decided to "punish humanity" for his lack of social life and his virginity at i think 22, and he came to believe that he was somehow better than everybody else.
obviously he was mistaken. even if you read his manifesto which would obviously favor him, you can still see the giant misperceptions he has about the world and about girls. its absurd at first glance, but then think about it a bit more.
arent a lot of guys lonely? arent a lot of guys virgins while in college? dont men see amazing girls all the time with guys who are no good for them?
maybe it happens more when one lives in a vacation spot (like i do) but the way i see it, this rogers seemed to express a few things that a lot of collegiate guys feel. HOWEVER, most collegiate guys never even think to do what this guy did, because it is ovbviously wrong and is beyond any tipping point i could think of. i'm not sure how to put it, but the way i see it, he just didnt see the world for what it was, and as a result assumed it in a different obscure way, and let his emotions get the better of him, though i've never heard of anyone getting angry enough to cause such a horrible act.
perhaps its a mix of what he talks about, and some other chemical imbalance that we were not made aware of, but either way, this was just one freak screnario. the reason i brought this up at all is because i already see a shift happening socially. i see girls becoming afraid of guys who try to befriend them who are perfectly normal and well-intended. i see girls becoming afraid whenever a guy talks to them whether at school or at church or even at dances and events with friends.
i guess the point i'm getting at is this: the majority of people who are lonely and have no partner, for whatever reason, are NOT THAT GUY. nobody will be that guy, so do not think that you are in the wrong for wishing you could talk to that amazing girl you see under the arm of a thug. you are not in the wrong for thinking you could be a better partner for whoever you wish to be with who is currently unavailible. not all men are like that creature. in fact most of us are the farthest thing from that.
perhaps i'm incorrect in some of this, i really have no clue. this is just my take on it, and i'm sure that some of you will have different views about what happened. this is just what i gathered from what i saw and heard and read. perhaps one of you could help me sfigure out what i'm trying to say in all this.
...but i'm just 19 and dont know much about anything...