Could Our ‘Self-Righteous, Entitled’ Society Be the One Creating Killers?

Mass killers who decide to shoot up a school can’t be written off as simply “crazy” – they’re marked by personality disorders that create a pattern of perceived injustice, narcissism and rage, according to forensic psychiatrist Dr. James Knoll.

On today’s show, Glenn, Pat and Stu talked about the influences in our society that help drive mass shooters to carry out horrifying acts of violence. Knoll describes them as “collectors of injustice who nurture their injustice with narcissism.”

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Glenn listed some character traits of mass shooters that sound disturbingly familiar.

“Are we seeing in our society ‘grandiosity’?” Glenn asked. “We’re seeing it everywhere. … Are we seeing a society that is dwelling on resentment? Yes.”

We live in an unhealthy society where people harbor resentment, count wrongs against them and all too quickly cut out everyone who disagrees with them.

“We are a society that is becoming killers,” Glenn said.