Is life in the USA healthier for young people? The question arises because now yet another young man (seemingly of Italian origin, judging by the surname), someone who had more opportunities than most of us, has just shot some TSA agents in the airport, one fatally, and is currently in custody.
There is something about America today that feeds paranoia, rage, fear and violence. No, this is not about guns or gun laws. Other countries have guns but they do not have so many of such events. There is something about American contemporary life that breeds rage and frustration in lonely young men.
But what is it?
Apparently the shooter’s motive was that he was “disappointed with the government”, which is strange, because anyone with any sense would not put any hopes in government at all. I am a firm believer that the less government, the better (I am an anarchist of sorts). But it is true that, as the NSA spying scandal and the Obamacare fiasco show, Government in America is becoming increasingly totalitarian and invasive, and the country is losing its identity in the midst of massive illegal immigration. America is the new Rome, it is slowly falling, a decadent Empire.
A note found on the shooter seemed to mention the ‘New World Order‘. Hey, just because you are paranoid it doesn’t mean that your enemies don’t exist. There probably is an attempt by the global elite to create a world government, but killing unarmed TSA agents will do nothing to stop it.
Still, even the abusive and pointless behavior of TSA agents would not be in itself a motive for murder. Yes, the TSA spends millions to pat down and humiliate American citizens in the airports because they don’t want to ‘racially profile’, that is, to admit that a young Muslim man has more probability of being a terrorist than a 90-year old grandma or an 8-year old kid. But it is hard to get so worked up with that to the point of shooting someone, unless you have other more serious psychological problems.
One of the possible explanations is ‘Beta male rage’ – i.e. he had no girlfriend and no friends, was introvert and possibly seen as a loser by his peers. In America, there is nothing worse than being seen as a loser. However, even that is not an adequate explanation. Years ago, people would accept their problems and move on, or perhaps, if things got really bad, kill themselves. But taking a gun and shooting innocent people is a more recent trend.
What is going on?