some people say it was Miles. some people say it looked a bit like Steve. the general consensus is: we don’t know.
and i don’t think we’re supposed to.
OA tells us this dimension is crumbling into violence and ruin and is very sick. (not the exact quote, but you know the part i mean.) and she’s right - look at today’s world: full of hate, anger, fear, ignorance.
there are a few people trying to fix things, but not enough. there are always a few people lost to the darkness of hatred. they go completely anonymous up until they do something horrific.
that’s what the shooter - who is 100% anonymous - represents. the shooter represents the consequences of allowing teens to live with hate and fear as their only emotions.
the shooter is an analogy for what could’ve happened to Steve, yeah, but any of the boys when you think about it - any of us, driven to extremes by a world that doesn’t care.
we aren’t supposed to know who it is, that’s not important. the important thing is to care about the people and world around you. the important thing is to take action when you see something wrong.
the important thing is to stand up for what’s right and do whatever you can to stop hatred from winning.