What links are missing in these horrific shootings?He is in front of us


He couldn’t get the date.

Or he hated blacks.

Or he was bullied at school.

If any of them sound familiar, you need to do so. Every time a mass shooting occurs in this country (which means almost every day as a functional issue), these are the kind of explanations that are routinely provided in the aftermath. Watching a movie, going to school, going to a parade at Highland Park north of Chicago last week, just going to the store was a genocide, the reporter was the shooter’s parents, teacher, how this is A friend asking if it happened. And the portrait emerges.

He hated the Jews.

Or he was depressed.

Or he was lonely.

But, strangely enough, no one seems to be thinking of interrogating the neon threads woven into all of them, let alone interrogating them. It means the pronoun “he”. Always “he”. We take it for granted. There is almost no registration. But maybe it should. A government-funded investigation into 172 mass shootings since 1966 defines it as a mass shooting in a public place where more than four people were killed. I was a woman. That’s just over 2%.

So while discussing mass shootings as a matter of prejudice, mental health, and access to guns, it’s definitely a thing of the past to start discussing as a male issue as well. It’s more of a male problem than any other kind, especially as the numbers suggest. The fact that we rarely brooch itself speaks of the fish-wet myopia of most of the people who make up the debate. Of course, meaning: the man himself.

Introspection does not come naturally when you are considered an implicit norm. However, introspection has been postponed for a long time. And here, the repost of the old sitcom “Living Single” suggests itself.

Synclaire asks, “Have you ever stopped thinking about what the world would be like without men?”

Khadijah replies, “A lot of fat, happy women, no crime!”

As they say, it’s interesting because it’s true. And for the same reason it is painful.

However, prosecuting a man is not enough. There are men in other countries — and for that, you have private gun ownership. But they don’t have the random gun violence that this country has.

This suggests that the question is not “what’s wrong with men”. But “What’s wrong with American men?” Our culture, what we teach them, how we socialize them, gives boys and men this grotesque qualification. Often leave a feeling, they’re having a bad day, they’re hurt, they’re not going as life as they want, they’re smashing guns, innocent strangers Do you have the right to pay?

Everyone is having a bad day. Everyone hurt their feelings. Everyone is working on a life that doesn’t go according to plan. Only American men seem to take this on a daily basis as an excuse to shoot and kill churches and schools.

After that, we receive thoughts and prayers, candle rallies, and signs declaring “_________ strong”, and the media investigates why this terrible thing happened — and continues to happen. Still, over and over again, we run past the most promising inquiry lines out there. Yes, it’s important to know that he hated Asians. Or he wanted revenge. Or he was fired.

However, it is also important to consider that “he” is always “he”.

It’s time to ask yourself why.