Me, I do not so much care about his reasons -- there's no fixing this sort of thing by understanding it -- what I see is an individual who walked up to the rather low fence at at edge of civilized behavior, said, Screw that, and jumped over. Such persons have stopped being people in any meaningful way and joined mad dogs, plague, misplaced wolf packs and trash-raiding bears as threats; they should be dealt with as rabid dogs are. They can take their motives [...] into whatever next life awaits 'em. We don't need 'em here.There seems to be a big scramble every time one of these happens in the U.S. as everyone digs to find out what the shooter's politics were. I'll tell you what they are, always, for all of them: barbarism. They voted by initiating violence against others; they voted for blood and death, against civilization and life.
Anybody out there, Left, Right, Center, Up or Down who's been saying, "It's on," you better look real close: that's the kind of mess you appear to be hoping for, only turned up to eleven and combined with power failures, bad water and doors and teeth getting kicked in. It ain't "on," not in any kind of way that can be fixed by armed conflict, and if you think that's a real good option and you're gonna be cock-o-the-walk when it hits, maybe you should go ask folks in the Balkans.
There's still a lot of voting and marching and soap-boxing to be done and we'd all better best be doing it, and workin' on lovin' our neighbors -- even though they be fools -- all the while, too.