This week, the massacre in Portapique, Nova Scotia, left a string of at least 22 dead along the killer’s route on Highway 102 / Rte. 2. It will leave a negative impact on the surrounding community for a very long time. The motive is yet to be determined.
A recent article in the Epoch Times points to a common factor that runs across numerous mass killings in recent past. There was a lack of a father in the family.
“Whether they were Adam Lanza who committed the Sandy Hook killings, Elliot Rodger at UC Santa Barbara, Dylann Roof in Charleston, Nikolas Cruz in Parkland, Stephen Paddock in Las Vegas, and on and on, they were all dad-deprived kids,” Warren Farrell, an American academic and author of “The Boy Crisis,” said in an interview.
Farrell, head of a White House commission to create a Council on Boys and Men during the Obama administration, says Wortman fits the same profile. “[Mass shooters] are almost always males as opposed to females, and they’re usually white, and there is dad-deprivation, which of course Gabriel Wortman’s father was absent for most of his life. He fits that category.”Jason Unrau, April 23/20, Epoch Times article here
This is an interesting discovery. With the breakdown of marriage in the late 1970s to the present, we have created a Dad-deprived society where boys desperately lack a male role model.
In recent decades where liberal feminism has been on the rise, we notice that men have increasingly been feeling marginalized.
The role of the father is less appreciated. Have we lost the male role model in society?
The position in being a man has been tainted as “patriarchal” in a negative sense.
The tone espoused by radical and militant feminists feel accusatory when it comes to a man taking on the male leadership in the traditional family/household.
Is there still a place to restore a traditional male role model in a non-traditional society?