“rampage” and a “slaughter”. One distraught father angrily demanded to know why “something wasn’t done” to stop Elliott Rodger’s killing spree. On Sunday news shows, U.S. Senators were asked what they intended to do about Rodger’s killing spree which is not surprisingly lumped together with killings in Sandy Hook CT and Littleton CO. In each case “experts” look for answers that will solve the next horror before it happens yet no one seems interested in identifying the painfully obvious cause: evil, and there’s ample supply of that to go around. Over the Memorial Day Weekend there were 4 murders in New Orleans while Chicago’s mean-streets racked up 6. Where is the outrage over this loss of life?
Rodgers left a frightening video account of what he was about to do that will be viewed millions of times which is ironic seeing as how one of his “reasons” for wanting to kill was the lack of attention he was receiving on the internet. While the search continues for what triggered the delusional Santa Barbara attack there is little or no search for motive in the New Orleans and Chicago shootings. It is almost as though the drive-by violence of New Orleans and Chicago is expected. A young woman who attended the New Orleans graduation party where a 15 year old was murdered said she was scared to attend but drove from Lafayette anyway. The deceased 15 year old’s mother was afraid to return to the Big Easy after evacuating for Katrina.
Here’s some questions: why are so many of today’s youth so immune to the sinful finality of murder? Why are suburbanites so shocked by this? Why aren’t urbanites shocked? Perhaps this is because the word “sin” was kicked to the curb alongside the forgiver of sin, God, remember Him?
Mike Church is a New Orleans native and a radio host appearing daily on the SiriusXM Patriot Channel. He is an author and editor of “Patrick Henry-American Statesman” and is the writer and director of 7 Docudramas on American history including “The Spirit of ‘76” and the recently released “Times That try Men’s Souls-Washington’s Crossing”.