This is a comment by The Blurpo on the post “Men and Mass Shootings“.
“We have a culture of power. Society expect that men to be the guardians of power (just like women are the guardians of sex) and to be violent and therefore a man is always looked upon with suspicion.
“A man cannot afford to express weakness, if he do, he is doomed beyond repair. And to be sincerely heard and be taken serious he must use force, he most show power, otherwise he is a wimp to be trampled on. A weak powerless man, is not a man, is a sub-human loser. To be held at the same moral consideration as a cockroach: annoying and disgusting (just look how society look at all the bums and homeless).
“The ultimate use of power is terrorism and or crazy shooting by the lonely guy like the one in the Aurora theater (don’t be fooled, that actually a sign of weakness from the abuse of power by the powerful; the gray mass or the governments/corporations etc). Just like the ultimate use of power from a government is war. Power = violence!
“Men are powerful, ergo, men are violent. You are not successful in life, then you are a outcast. There is nothing more pathetic than a weak man, a caricature a buffoon a clown. Beat him with a stick, write kick me on his back, spit on him, have fun on him, because he is not a real human (nobody would dare to mock a powerful person just out of amusement). If you lock a person in this box. There is little he can do than the classic outburst of sudden violence. The real perpetrators are the people who support this meme.
To fight this, is not to arrest and execute a random shooter, but to remove the reasons behind the outburst of violence (the culture of power).”
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