Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
I dno't believe anyone is trying to "blame" society or make an excuse for what these guys did. There are some who want to understand the mentality of the mand are speculating about that mentality...just as others are speculating about the reasoning of the individuals...but that's normal in these situations. While I'm not one to jump to conclussions until the facts are largely out, some people simply deal with these type of situations better if they can try to understand what is ultimately not understandable.
The difference in the speculation is that generally those trying to figure out how their role in society caused them to go this route are the type of people who find solace in having an understanding for why something so horrific occured. Those that are generally speculating that they are islamic extremists that hate america are the type of people who find solance in having someone/something to blame and to further vindicate them as villians. Both are speculating and primarily doing it for their own peace of mind subconsiously, it just depends on what kind of thing actually helps that individuals mind.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
To succeed socially in the US, one need not attempt to blend in with anything, but merely assert one's true self based on objective self-analysis, and then find a space in society where that self is compatible (i. e. "turn on, tune in, drop out" as suggested by Leary).
Attempting to merely "fit in" to one's immediate surroundings would only worsen one's life, as it would force him/her to be someone he/she is not. But regrettably, many foreigners, notably younguns, don't figure this out in time.
The opposite of hero is not villain, it is "bystander"
" In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty." -Aurelius Augustine
"But why do they use them to make Brawndo??!!"
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields