For the last 8 years of my life, ever since I’ve hit puberty, I’ve been forced to endure an existence of loneliness, rejection, and unfulfilled desires. All because girls have never been attracted to me. Girls gave their affection, and sex, and love, to other men but never to me. I’m 22 years old and I’m still a virgin. I’ve never even kissed a girl. I’ve been through college for two and a half years, more than that actually, and I’m still a virgin. It has been very torturous. College is the time when everyone experiences those things such as sex, and fun, and pleasure. But in those years I’ve had to rot in loneliness. It’s not fair. You girls have never been attracted to me. I don’t know why you girls aren’t attracted to me, but I will punish you all for it. It’s an injustice, a crime, because I don’t know what you don’t see in me. I’m the perfect guy, and yet you throw yourselves at all these obnoxious men, instead of me, the supreme gentleman.....
All those popular kids who live such lives of hedonistic pleasure while I’ve had to rot in loneliness for all these years, they’ve all looked down upon me every time I try to go out and join them. They’ve all treated me like a mouse. Well now, I will be a God compared to you. You will all be animals. You are animals, and I will slaughter you like animals. I will be a God, exacting my retribution, on all those who deserve it. And you do deserve it, just for the crime of living a better life than me. All you popular kids. You’ve never accepted me, and now you’ll all pay for it. And girls, all I’ve ever wanted was to love you, and to be loved by you. I’ve wanted a girlfriend, I’ve wanted sex, I’ve wanted love, affection, adoration, but you think I’m unworthy of it. That’s a crime that can never be forgiven. If I can’t have you, girls, I will destroy you. You denied me a happy life, and in turn, I will deny all of you life. It’s only fair.
I think I have an idea why women didn't want anything to do with this guy, but let that pass. The amazing thing about this rant is its whiny, entitled, self-pitying character. He went out and killed a bunch of people because he couldn't get a girlfriend. He took a setback most people experience now and then in life -- failure to attract a romantic partner -- as some great cosmic injustice, an epic crime against him that justified bloody revenge. On the most basic level, he was silly. He had physically become an adult while mentally remaining at the level of a child who pouts and screams if he isn't immediately given a lollipop.
Where did he get the idea that it's OK to be like that? How on Earth does a person manage to reach the age of 22 without ever learning that facing a certain amount of adversity and disappointment with fortitude is part of being an adult? Why did he think that women owed him sex, any more than he himself would have owed it to someone who approached him but whom he found unattractive? Even if he was lacking in introspection, he was seeing therapists -- didn't any of them manage to get these things across to him? Didn't anyone ever explain that if he couldn't get a girlfriend, he needed to work on his own character and social skills rather than wailing that reality is what it is?
When I first heard about this, I thought it bolstered the case for legal prostitution, but I'm not sure if even that would have helped. He didn't just want sex, he wanted to be loved, without taking any trouble to be lovable.
There are others out there like him, too, or at least like him enough to take this infantile video whinefest as a serious manifesto (here are a few). How many of them are there, and how dangerous are they? How many pouty toddlers in men's bodies are out there ready to explode in lethal temper tantrums if they don't get the lollipop?
As usually happens in such cases, the anti-gun crowd is trying to exploit this to push their own cause, even though half the victims were stabbed, not shot. The real issue is how these startling failures in the human maturation process are happening, and what we can do about them when they do.
[*I have my reasons for not referring to such people by name.]