Originally Posted by wingsof daun
We should not let our emotions control our thoughts on this terrible event. It should be blatantly obvious that mental illness was the complete driving force here. I highly doubt if it was a woman who done the same thing to her family there would be the same hatred directed towards her. In this twisted modern world, a woman would get more consolation and less hatred if it were her that resorted to murder of her family. It is so easy nowadays to target men, and in America it's a racial hatred of white men that seems to be all too common.
Ah here, the guy killed his whole family and left other family members and friends destroyed - it's that which is causing the rage towards him, not that he was a white man.
That said, if it were a woman, while there would still be a lot of hatred towards her, I agree there would be more of an attempt to understand why.
Plus, saying he wasn't mentally ill - how do people know this? One person said he wasn't depressed, he was crazy. Is crazy not mentally ill? He could very well have been mentally ill - who of sound mind would do that? I think people are insisting he wasn't mentally ill because of two reasons: they feel it exonerates him somewhat, and that it's an insult to others with mental illness.
It doesn't exonerate him in the least - he, and only he, still did it. And mental illness has a huge scale - there are people who do horrific things brought on by severe mental illness. The rest of those who have mental illnesses are nothing to do with them obviously.
Can't see what the significance is of him wanting to buy a bridesmaid's dress either. And a grown man watching porn - so what?
(unless it was consuming his life).