"A man who was known by no one, is now known by everyone"

The gunman behind the shooting massacre at a community college in Oregon that left 10 people dead and seven others injured left a meandering trail of personal insights on a number of obscure websites and message boards, providing some possible insight into his motives…

But his attention to mass shootings was also apparent. In one post on the video sharing community site KickassTorrents that was reported to belong to Mercer, he referenced Vester Flanagan, the disgruntled television news employee who shot two of his colleagues to death on-air in Virginia:

“I have noticed that so many people like him are all alone and unknown, yet when they spill a little blood, the whole world knows who they are. A man who was known by no one, is now known by everyone. His face splashed across every screen, his name across the lips of every person on the planet, all in the course of one day. Seems the more people you kill, the more your’re in the limelight.”