A liberal left looney Columbia College Chicago professor has discovered the motive behind Stephen Paddock’s Las Vegas massacre.
It was not ISIS, nor prescription drugs, or just plain evil. Nope, the mass shooting, and all mass shootings, are the fault of “toxic masculinity”… the evil patriarchy strikes again.
So as the FBI and countless investigators search for a motive, all that was needed was beta male college professor, Stephen Asma, to pinpoint the exact cause of this evil act.
Asma’s general thesis…men who are not domesticated, not successful, commit mass shootings. Never mind the fact that Paddock was a successful multi-millionaire in a steady, committed relationship…Asma’s liberal left theory is solid.
— Stephen Asma (@stephen_asma) October 4, 2017
Last week, shortly after the horrific shooting in Las Vegas, Philosophy professor Stephen Asma tweeted a link to an op-ed he had written for Aeon in 2016 arguing that “toxic masculinity fuels mass shootings.”
“My article on the weaponized loser seems sadly trenchant every few months. #shooter #ToxicMasculinity#Paddock,” Asma remarked in the tweet, apparently attributing the murderer’s motives to the “toxic masculinity” that Asma blames for other mass shootings.
“The facts of toxic masculinity are rarely discussed after mass shootings, as we beat the usual drums of gun control and mental health…But consider the bigger evolutionary picture,’ Asma writes in the op-ed.
“Social life requires the domestication of men…Males must transform from little tyrants, competing for females, to selfless bodyguards and potential providers.”
Asma then asserts that if a man is unable to obtain a partner, he remains “emotionally juvenile—aggressively impulsive, self-serving, and potentially violent,” and may even “take up a disdainful hostility towards domestication itself.”
He even asserts that Islam and Christianity share part of the blame, because both religions advocate for sexual abstinence before marriage.
“Islam and Christianity have played an important role in domesticating their respective male populations, but at a cost,” he writes.
“Religion tries to manage eros for the sake of social harmony, but it does so indirectly by demonising desire and the body.”
This emphasis on abstinence, Asama continues, plays a key role in producing violence.
“Ascetic repressions, without creative outlet, often increase violent energy,” he claims.
“Revenge fantasies and righteous religious narratives (that glorify suffering) help justify the punishment of everyone who is successful. Now add guns to the dynamic, and the story writes itself.”
Asma hedged when asked to clarify his apparent claim that Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s actions could be explained by the op-ed, however, telling Campus Reform that it “seems too early to say” what Paddock’s exact motivations were.
“Paddock is not a clear match with my thesis, but that’s because he remains a mysterious cipher,” Asma elaborated, though he ominously added, “so far…”
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