Proof if it were ever needed that money can't buy you happiness

kav

Distinguished Member
Watched the YT vid of this guy (search for his name with the word retribution). Clearly an absolute nutter.
 

Duncan G

Well-known Member
He could have paid for a high class call girl to take care of his virginity.
But the reality is he had a screw lose from birth and would probably have done the same thing rich or poor.
 

balidey

Distinguished Member
Money can buy you happiness.
What it can't do is stop you being an un-hinged psycho with murderous tendencies
 

Sloppy Bob

Distinguished Member
All the money spent buying him crap he didn't need really needed to be spent on psychiatric care. Shame nobody really noticed or paid attention.

EDIT - Seems he had plenty of psychiatric care over a number of years. Yet he was still able to go out and buy handguns and ammunition legally. Utterly mental.
 
Last edited:

Autopilot

Distinguished Member
What's money got to do with this? Rich or poor, totally irrelevant. Mental health is the issue here. People have such a daily mail way of looking at events like this.
 

jonna

Distinguished Member
Money can buy you happiness.
What it can't do is stop you being an un-hinged psycho with murderous tendencies
Money buys temporary happiness, once you've got used to having anything you want, I should imagine that's when the problems start.
 

Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
Sadly there is a poor attitude to mental health in the US - not that we're prefect.
Remember the gunman in the US navy yard earlier this year?
A contractor with mental health issues (known). still security cleared and access to automatic weapons.
 

pragmatic

Distinguished Member
The point is that in a consumerist led society where shiny things are a substitute for human/parental love is sadly seen as a viable one, but ultimately it is poison.
Letting people buy guns etc certainly has a place in this sorry mess too.

No one is deriding mental health, rather the morality of the kid that has everything doesn't make a happy kid (even if he is obviously old enough not to be considered a kid).
 

la gran siete

Distinguished Member
apparently he had Aspergers syndrome which makes it very difficult for people like him to relate to others on a normal basis
 

Sonic67

Banned
If he was in a backstreet but still with access to a gun the same result might have happened.

It's not wealth it's easy gun ownership and mental health. Lots of people have wealth but don't go on killing sprees.
 

captainarchive

Distinguished Member
If he was in a backstreet but still with access to a gun the same result might have happened.

It's not wealth it's easy gun ownership and mental health. Lots of people have wealth but don't go on killing sprees.
But then again these kind of shooting spress don't appear to be perpertrated by people from a poor background. They all seem to come from comfortable surroundings.
 

RottenFox

Distinguished Member
apparently he had Aspergers syndrome which makes it very difficult for people like him to relate to others on a normal basis
Along with being smug, arrogant, dangerous, creepy, needy, weird, and a bragger...only $40,000 for a BMW, and $48k for a Merc..and $300 for sunglasses, that's not very Hollywood.!!!
Maybe with all that going on, it actually put people off him.
So blame the parents, and blame society/health services/US gun culture.
Surprised he hasn't played violent video games, that usually gets mentioned.
 
Last edited:

Cobb

Distinguished Member
Obviously he just wasn't a nice person to be around. I'm pretty sure that If I had the lifestyle he had then I'd be getting laid on a daily basis.
 

FZR400RRSP

Banned
But then again these kind of shooting spress don't appear to be perpertrated by people from a poor background. They all seem to come from comfortable surroundings.

Maybe the cost of the gun itself precludes poor people from owning them?
They're a few hundred bucks.
Not sure if there's a licence cost on top of that.
Or perhaps 'comfortable background' people fly under the radar more.
 

captainarchive

Distinguished Member
Maybe the cost of the gun itself precludes poor people from owning them?
They're a few hundred bucks.
Not sure if there's a licence cost on top of that.
Or perhaps 'comfortable background' people fly under the radar more.
I imagine it would be easy for most people in the US to get a gun irrespective of their social economic background. I think it's significant these shootings are not committed by poor people. Perhaps poor people don't think lack of attractiveness to the opposite sex or being regarded as social pariah is a big deal.
 

pragmatic

Distinguished Member
Media reports stories with an angle, a few poor black kids die in a drive by and main suspect commits suicide is less likely to make it big in the media.
 

captainarchive

Distinguished Member
Media reports stories with an angle, a few poor black kids die in a drive by and main suspect commits suicide is less likely to make it big in the media.
So a poor black kid walking into a nearby school or university and killing several people will be swept under the media carpet?
 

Sonic67

Banned
But then again these kind of shooting spress don't appear to be perpertrated by people from a poor background. They all seem to come from comfortable surroundings.
Poor people tend to be in gangs and cause gang violence. Shooting sprees tends to be those with mental problems.

Gun violence in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gun-related violence is most common in poor urban areas and frequently associated with gang violence, often involving male juveniles or young adult males.[

Hand guns figured in the
Virginia Tech massacre, Binghamton shootings, 2009 Fort Hood shooting, Oikos University shooting, and 2011 Tucson shooting. Assailants with multiple weapons committed the Aurora theater shooting, and the Columbine High School massacre.
 

The latest video from AVForums

Star Wars Andor, Woman King, more Star Trek 4K, Rings of Power & the latest TV, movies & 4K releases
Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Latest News

JVC adds Filmmaker Mode to latest D-ILA projector firmware
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Bowers & Wilkins launches Px8 headphone
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Sky set to launch its plug-and-play Sky Stream solution
  • By Ian Collen
  • Published
Movies Podcast: 26th September 2022
  • By Phil Hinton
  • Published
AV Podcast: 26th September 2022
  • By Phil Hinton
  • Published

Full fat HDMI teeshirts

Support AVForums with Patreon

Top Bottom