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The Common Thread Binding These Mass Murderers

Melissa MacKenzie, The American Spectator

Maybe murder is a response to nothing. At least rage is something. And rage is powerful. It must seem better than the alternative. How do we solve that problem? How do we help young men, especially, feel like their lives have meaning? That the supposed deep thinkers are blaming their political enemies demonstrates how pathetic our intellectual class really is. These mass murderers are multiplying, and the common thread isn’t politics. It’s powerlessness in a sea of prosperity. It seems we’ve brought up a generation of people who have everything and feel empty at the same time. The solutions are not easy. Maybe that’s why people blame politics. It’s easier.

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