Anyone who is a socialist clearly does not understand human action. "Suicide" is clear bunk and a perfect example of why no-one with any sense takes sociology seriously This is nothing but a pile of unsubstantiated assertions but for the sake of argument lets assume theyre true and not crap. The scenario you outline could explain why someone would have feelings of disapointment and bitterness but it wouldnt explain why they would hate and blame "rich kids" for their plight. Whom is it that propogate zero sum fallacies, that contend that the rich are wealthy at the expense of the poor. Who tell people that their current circumstances are the result of the rich "oppressing" them? Yes, lefty hatemongers such as yourself. the feelings of persecution, the refusal to take responsibility for his situation, the excoration of the rich, the fact that his messages were steeped in revolutionary language. All these things indicate a mind which had been influenced by the leftwing ideological framework. The idea that there is no such thing as misfortune, only injustice. The idea that undesirable circumstances are always the outcome of rapacity or simple maliciousness on the part of the wealthy. You simply assert that american society demands greater demonstrations of masculinity than others. I see little evidence of this. If anything tolerance for what would previously be regarded as non-masculine behaviour has increased. Once again your assertion that american culture has celebrated violence for centuries I feel is more reflective of your hatred of america than reality. Even still it is an argument so flawed as to be rebuked even if you accept its faulty premise. How can something which stretches back centuries be accountable for a phenomena which stretches back but a few decades? This act of mass killing, like crime in general, first began rising in the 60's. The period in which the world view you espouse rose to prominence. When individual responsibility was replaced by collective guilt.