As a white male, this is a tragic assessment of my gender. There is no science, behavioral or biological, that can explain away our unforgivable behavior.
I simple cannot find words that are strong enough to describe my bewilderment at “the why”. What the !@?# is wrong with us? Is it a physical or a chemical thing? “I’m sorry sir, I’m afraid you’ve been diagnosed with a terminal case of Male. Unfortunately, it’s incurable and you’re just going to have to live with being an asshole.” Think I’m overreacting? Test question:
What is the gender of every School shooter, Church shooter, Public Event shooter, Highway shooter, Shopping Mall shooter, Military Base shooter. Who is plowing into crowds with a vehicle, hi-jacking planes, car-jacking cars, stabbing people in crowds and who is also most likely to shoot up a restaurant, rob you, assault you, rape a woman, man or a child. Who is most likely to be banned from living within X number of feet from a school. Who is starting forest fires, abusing animals or most likely to drive stupid? Hint: Males
I genuinely believe that if an “animal” species’ behavior was this one-sided, we’d be exterminating them or at the very least, controlling their numbers or behavior. Actually, I think we do that with bulls. Maybe the problem and solution have been staring right at us the whole time; Balls.
It’s easy to blame guns, society, bad parenting, politics or Bugs Bunny, but at the end of the day, the true problem is patently obvious; he’s walking the streets and waiting at a crime scene near you.
Until we “man-up” and face reality, these tragedies are going keep happening especially when the cause is in charge of fixing the problem.