Investigators are trying to figure out the motive of the Oregon Killer. But the answer is right before your eyes. He states, "I have noticed that so many people like him are all alone and unknown, yet when they spill a little blood, the whole world knows who they are. ... Seems the more people you kill, the more you're in the limelight." There is a movie that I just recently saw that illustrates this point directly; the movie is called “Nightcrawler.”
So imagine if this killers primary motive is to gain fame and national attention. The problem is not the guns, but the problem is our culture in how we glorify violence and have an attraction towards violence. The media sells violence for profit. As long as there is an appeal to violence, as long as the media can profit off of violence, there will always be people who are willing to commit violent acts in order to gain fame and national recognition.
Mayweather is the richest athlete in the world, richer than the President himself, and he makes a living off of beating people up in a Boxing ring. Rousey is not known for her beauty like Kim Kardashian, but she is famous because she beats up women in a cage, not only is she famous because of it but she is also a multi-millionaire.
If you are a great scientist, a great professor, a great psychologist, a great doctor, the president will not know you, the masses will not know you. But this person decides to randomly kill people and now even the President of the United States, Lebron James, Donald Trump, and the whole nation knows about him.
Will we ever stop giving our full attention towards violence? If not, then the violence will not stop, the violence will continue. Are these people after fame, mentally sick? If this killer is mentally sick, then I can argue that Rousey and Mayweather are mentally sick as well. Because they too are after fame and are willing to be violent to get it. Actually all the people who encourage this violence, all the instigators, all the people sitting in the audience promoting this violence can be categorized as mentally sick. Actually Americans as a whole are mentally sick.
In Eastern countries, people become famous for singing, dancing, and art. In America people become famous for being Fighters and Murderers. In Eastern countries, people are meditating. In America, we are killing each other.
Will there ever come a time when there is a mass killing and then it is never reported, never addressed, never talked about? Babies don’t make headlines when they are born, but everything makes headlines when there is a tragic death. The people who tune into this violence are the same people fueling the violent behavior.
I speak about this violence as a learning opportunity, not because I find joy in it, there is a big difference. There is a difference between exposing yourself to violent media to learn how to better yourself as a complete human being and exposing yourself to it for pure pleasure, like it’s a high, like it’s a drug that becomes an addiction.
People who find pleasure in violence are sick people. The killer who finds pleasure in killing is a sick person, the person who finds pleasure in watching the killer kill is also sick. The culture as a whole in America is sick, this is a violent culture we live in. This sickness needs to be healed and banning guns will not heal this sickness, this sickness can only be healed through a spiritual awakening.