Aaron Alexis: Washingon Navy Yard Shooter New, Sad Breed Of Black Male

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Zennie Abraham / Zennie62

Aaron Alexis

Aaron Alexis

Aaron Alexis, the Navy IT specialist who went on a rampage and killed 12 people at the Washingon Navy Yard on Monday, is part of a new, emerging breed of black male: one I called weak-minded, and willing to take extreme action against others over small issues.

In the past, mass killings were considered something African Americans didn’t do, and much of the reason for that assertion was tied to the heavy influence of religion in the black community. But today, the black community has been divided by progress, generational change, and dramatic reductions in racist events in American society.

Now, we have black men who don’t have religion in their lives, yet deal with a still-high-level of day-to-day racism, but without a “coping mechanism.” The result: actions like the one Aaron Alexis took, and allegedly over not being paid for work, or LA Police Officer Chris Dorner, who went on a killing spree of his own years after being fired from the LAPD.

There have been three times in my life where I wasn’t compensated for work, or my pay was delayed by about a month. In each occasion I never considered taking the actions that Aaron Alexis carried out. I just checked on the issue, lived cheaply, made payment arrangements, and waited. Not Aaron Alexis.

The question is what to do, and the answer is simple, but some will not like it. We need to bring religion back into our lives, and at all levels, regardless of race. But religion, or a rediscovery of it, must be the prime conversation among blacks, regardless of community. It’s not mental illness, because racism itself is a mental illness: it’s the lack of basic ways of dealing with the crap society throws out, and combined with the presence of too many guns that’s the problem.

Stay tuned.

About the Author

Zennie Abraham
Zennie Abraham | Zennie Abraham or "Zennie62" is the founder of Zennie62Media which consists of zennie62blog.com and a multimedia blog news aggregator and video network, and 78-blog network, with social media and content development services and consulting. Zennie is a pioneer video blogger, YouTube Partner, social media practitioner, game developer, and pundit. Note: news aggregator content does not reflect the personal views of Mr. Abraham.

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