This weekend’s murderous rampages in El Paso,
Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that claimed a total of 31 lives, join an ever-growing
list of incidents of mass violence in America.
Whenever horror of this magnitude occurs our
focus almost always turns to motive. Although it’s impossible to make sense of
the inexplicable, we still want to know what’s behind the evil.
For these two separate tragedies, less than
24 hours apart, the early evidence seems clear both murderers were driven by