posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 10:28 AM
Violent crime, all crime for that matter, is down as compared to past decades - with one notable exception, spree killing/mass murders. Those are
quite statistically higher in recent years.
From a psychological standpoint it seems pretty evident to me the method to this madness. People who are mad at other people possess the potential to
become murderers. People who are simply mad - and cannot quite find a target for their anger - possess the potential to become mass murderers.
There has been a lot of speculation ( from myself included ) as to why this phenomenon is becoming the rule and not the exception and I honestly think
that there are multiple factors at work here. SSRI's can explain a number of the spree killings - but not all of them. Bullying can explain a few
more. Lack of social status in a culture that is increasingly fixated upon realistically unreachable ideals ( for most of us ) marks off a few more.
Many also seem to have a secondary cause in disenfranchisement and powerlessness. Folks can say it ain't so all day long - but the "American dream"
has become very, very difficult to obtain. It's still possible to make it without being born with a silver spoon - but it's not nearly as possible
as it was a generation ago. Throw into the mix the fact that simply voicing concerns about this increasingly exclusive society is considered "unPC"
- effectively silencing people from venting? Well... take one, some, or all of the above, throw them together and you've got the recipe for a young
male, standing in public, shooting at everything that moves.
Thus, in summary, spree killers today are a manifestation of a broken medical system, complicated by an exclusionary elitist class, and sealed with
the fact that commentary upon any of it will be judged quite harshly and usually leads to ostracism and ridicule.