We assign the value of meaning to everything, thereby making it valueless. We want to believe that solutions are before us, but they aren't, and just by declaring and debating whether something matters, we make sure it doesn't.
Elliot Rodger's Santa Barbara massacre was not the result of misogyny or violence in culture. It was the result of a rampant, uncontrollable narcissism -- and one that our culture breeds, as a matter of course, every day.
We love the narrative that blames a current cultural ill (loose morals, video games, a controversial book, misogyny) for random acts of inexplicable horror. But this narrative is completely wrong.