Lion of the Blogosphere

Beta-male rage or roid rage?

Most beta-male rage crimes are committed with firearms.

Killing a girl with just a knife reminds me of how O.J. Simpson killed his wife. No one would ever accuse O.J. of being a beta male.

A commenter suggested that Chris Plaskon may have been taking steroids, as evidenced by his acne and his weightlifting regimen. So this could have been a case of roid rage and not beta-male rage.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 27, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Posted in Crime

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  1. Lots of high school boys lift weights (and have acne), not many of them use steroids.
    Not to mention the fact that roid rage may not actually exist.

    Peter

    ironrailsironweights

    April 27, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    • My thoughts exactly. I believe it’s typically body acne from anabolic steroids–back/shoulders/chest.

      anon

      April 28, 2014 at 5:08 AM

  2. probably suppressed for the same reason as details around people taking SSRIs – pharma companies don’t want it out there. bad people do bad things, not people under the influence.

    lion of the lionosphere

    April 27, 2014 at 5:58 PM

  3. Could we change the terminology to omega-male rage?

    Live-Evil

    April 27, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    • Beta-male rage has a better ring to it; maybe just because it’s what it has always been called (since one of my commenters coined the phrase).

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      April 27, 2014 at 11:18 PM

  4. OK, so an omega dork was using steroids to overcome his unmanliness and went and murdered a girl who dared to reject him.

    Why this fixation on so called “beta male rage”?

    Why obsess on defining this loser as a beta male with rage?

    Rifleman

    April 27, 2014 at 7:05 PM

  5. What about this guy? I don’t think it was roid rage.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/25/alex-hribal-kill_n_5214696.html

    You failed to mention this recent stabbing incident in light of the killing of Maren Sanchez, whose story is more worthy because it’s directly tied to money worship and status climbing.

    Dumb media sources like to attribute mental illness for these killing sprees. Mental illness is the symptom, not a causality. Not to mention, liberal interference or perverse elite – societal maneuvers have a psychological toll on average citizens, including youths.

    JS

    April 27, 2014 at 10:54 PM

  6. You see a skinny teenager with acne and assume he’s using steroids, and further assume that that’s what caused him to knife the girl? What planet are you guys on?

    This is the stupidest line of commenting I’ve seen on here in quite some time.

    Renault

    April 28, 2014 at 12:38 AM

  7. “Most beta-male rage crimes are committed with firearms.”

    Aren’t most homicides committed with firearms whether beta or not? Personally, I’d choose whichever method had the best chance of success. And by “success” I mean getting away with it. The thing is, the best way to get away with it is not to do it. Murder really is a dumb crime.

    destructure

    April 28, 2014 at 12:54 AM

  8. OT, but Lion I am on my first visit to Japan and it is wonderful. You should at least visit, but if you can, move here. I am continually surprized at how few foreigners there are here. On our flight over on JAL their were only about 10 of us on a 787. Even in a hotel in Tokyo they comprise only a small minority. And, everything is so clean, updated, and graffiti-free here it is just great. Also, everyone is super-polite and civil. It makes me sad for our own country. Oh, and so far, I haven’t seen a single NAM.

    CamelCaseRob

    April 28, 2014 at 5:15 AM

    • But I don’t speak Japanese, and most Japanese don’t speak English.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      April 28, 2014 at 7:13 AM

      • It seems quite a few do. As we entered a restaurant last night, we were engaged in conversation by half-a-dozen young business men who spoke English with us, quite well. BTW, one of the first things you notice around here is how young everyone is. Most people appear to be about 30 years old. And, of course, most people are fit, but there are some awful, disgusting obese Japanese women too. About 1 percent of them are this way.

        CamelCaseRob

        April 28, 2014 at 4:50 PM

  9. While I agree that a significant other is key to the stabilization of many, if not most males, I think it’s wrong to imply that the “beta” aspect of the situation is the predominant one.

    The main reason for this is the fact that “beta” rejection scenarios play out everywhere, at all times. The vast majority of them don’t end in murder.

    The Lion mentions schizophrenia in his prior post. If we could accept the fact that much of what used to be called “schizophrenia” is now called “autism”, we’d be closer to the truth here.

    RBGeorge

    April 28, 2014 at 6:15 AM

  10. OT. Lion have you seen this book? Seems to be getting a lot of hype and appears to echo some of your comments.

    “In the broadest terms, what this graph means is that, except for a brief period between the first World War and the 1970s, the rate of return on investments has tended to be greater than the rate of economic growth. The consequences of this insight are enormous. It means that the great period of the growing middle class, the golden age of prosperity for all, amounts to a historical blip. Piketty’s book ends the idea that a rising tide lifts all boats. It ends the magical thinking about capitalism that has consumed our political life since the 1980s, the idea that open markets and growth solve all problems. Even more radically, this graph means that capitalism and democracy do not necessarily complement each other, as we have assumed for a century. As the return on capital overwhelms the income that can be earned, money will overwhelm speech. Citizens United was just the first crack.

    Capitalism, untrammeled, produces more and more intense forms of inequality…

    Piketty’s big proposal is a global tax on wealth, much like property tax but on industrial capital and other investments. (The tax would have to be global to prevent capital from fleeing to other, less regulated jurisdictions, as it does now.) Piketty himself describes this idea as “utopian.” It presupposes, first of all, that the mechanics of markets will adopt near-complete transparency. Even more unlikely, he imagines the people of the world allowing an international government to tax their savings and investments. Frankly, the chapter of solutions to global capitalism shouldn’t have appeared here. Piketty should have saved those proposals for a second book. Because we need solutions. And none are apparent.

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/news/thomas-piketty-capital

    Julian

    April 28, 2014 at 6:42 AM

    • The problem with a tax on capital is that it takes capital from those who will keep it and gives it to those who will consume it.

      Some people want to own things and some people want to consume everything. Lotto winners for example are almost always of the second type and capital that goes their way vanishes quickly.

      Capital redistribution is always destructive of capital because nobody will preserve it as well as the ones who accumulated it in the first place.

      Communism and/or capital appropriation impoverished every country they were tried in. The current left in America is not dumb enough to repeat that mistake, but Millenials are and they by-and-large have a poor sense of history. When Millenials take over I expect that is when the wheels will come off the wagon.

      Dan

      April 28, 2014 at 9:17 AM

      • Capital used to mean productive assets like factories, but now it just means shares of stock, so it’s not real capital the way Adam Smith described it.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        April 28, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    • This is just a backdoor attempt to impose a world government under the theory that some “global tax” on capital is going to emerge. Because the owners of capital that control national governments are going to form a world government for the purpose of raising taxes on themselves.

      Sure.

      Krugman and Piketty are just paid shills of the globaloney elite, helping powerful people gain even more power under a thick layer of covert lies and deceit.

      map

      April 28, 2014 at 10:51 AM

  11. What about Geddy Kramer, the FedEx employee who shot up a few of his colleagues yesterday, at an Atlanta, GA facility?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/29/geddy-kramer-fedex-shooting-suspect_n_5235989.html

    Beta male rage (seems to be a loner) or because of his NAM co-workers?

    JS

    April 30, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    • We don’t know enough. Could be schizophrenia.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      April 30, 2014 at 4:42 PM

      • Or he could have been very intelligent, with the misfortune of growing up in a prole family. Even more poignant, like many bloggers here, he could have been frustrated with people around him and became anti-social, after experiencing what I call the “dumb downed population effect” for intelligent sane people living in America. You either find most people obnoxiously repulsive because they’ve come across as moronic idiots or ignorant douche-bags. Now add multiculturalism into the mix, and it becomes almost unbearable.

        http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140430/NATION/304300093

        JS

        May 21, 2014 at 3:51 PM

  12. If alpha males kill with knives and fists and whatnot, and beta males kill with guns, what do omega males kill with? Poison? Food for thought (although perhaps you should have someone else taste it first).

    Saskatoon Sammy

    May 21, 2014 at 12:38 PM


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