Erick Erickson Analyzes Isla Vista Shootings, Concludes Men Are the Real Victims
Right wing bloggers seem to be in a race to the bottom to see who can say the most twisted, heartlessly insane thing about the Isla Vista mass murder, and today’s winner is the always effervescent Erick Erickson of redstate.com, who writes that Elliot Rodger’s killing spree proves men are the real victims.
In a “war on women” culture, some vocal voices have seized on this as what happens to men questing for a fully masculine culture. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.
Best we can tell, Elliot Rodger lived the very lifestyle the cultural left thinks men should live and that is regularly glorified on the silver screen. For all the talk of a “War on Women,” there has actually been a war on masculinity for a few decades. And more and more twenty-something young men are getting lost and acting out while society tries to find something new to replace the tried and true.
Society used to expect men to open doors, protect their families, and be champions of modesty and virtue. But chivalry is dead. Instead of men and women complimenting each other, they’re supposed to be perfectly equal even if they are not. The hook up culture, instant gratification, and selfishness pervade our culture