Sunday, May 25, 2014


 By now plenty of people have heard about the mass killing in Santa Barbara. by a privileged, 22 year old kid who drove around in a BMW with loads of time on his hands, filming himself ranting about how he never gets laid. Could be because he was too damn narcissistic and just plain creepy that no girl wanted to get close to him?
His big problem was not massive student debt or his crappy minimum wage job. Money wasn't a problem for him, he could afford an arsenal of pistols so he could mow down whoever was in front of him on his "Day Of Retribution." Guns certainly are easy to get in the good old U.S. But Elliot Rodger real problem seemed to be that he should have had all the sex he wanted and women shouldn't have a choice in the matter.
Whats even more mind blowing is that the family reached out to authorities about their child's disturbing videos to no avail.
Elliot Rodger had Aspbergers, I have known many kids and some adults with the same problem, that were capable of flipping out, but never did. Not surprisingly, Rodgers had a few run-ins with the law, before he killed. It's also not surprising to me that he actually received psychiatric help that obviously was no help at all. The saddest thing is that people with these kind of mental problems are more plentiful than you think. They are all around us. We work with them, they are in our neighborhoods or on internet dating sites. As long as they can manage to give the appearance of sanity to authorities, they continue to wreak havoc in society.
What is really chilling is the sense of entitlement this kid had. It didn't seem to occur to him that women had the right not to spend time in his company. He brags about the BMW his father bought him and how he's "the ultimate gentleman." I can't imagine what would have happened to a woman if she got in that car with him. The most disturbing thing is that he looks so innocent, which probably kept him out of jail or a psych ward.
This is known as the "mask of sanity." We live in a  narcissistic society, the fact is that sociopaths and psychopaths are part of our everyday life. They aren't always mass murderers or serial killers. They are capable of causing chaos and they don't need a gun to do it.
Most narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths usually are able to charm their way with the power of bullshit into women's lives. Psychopaths, narcissists and sociopaths usually can't be helped by psychiatry, they don't think anythings wrong with them, they can talk their way out of any situation and usually evade any real diagnosis. Most of the time when you read about sociopaths in our culture, it's a big success story about what great business leaders or CEO's they are. People never think it's the guy next door who abuses his family, then smiles and waves at you. You know somethings not right, but you just can't put your finger on it.
It is difficult to feel sorry for these individuals. It is harder still to acknowledge that there are people who just can't be helped. No amount of kinder, gentler, humane treatment could ever be a solution for people who are ruthless in their behavior and want retribution for real or imagined slights. There are an estimated 12 million sociopaths in this country, it's been suggested that sociopathic politicians and bankers brought this country to the sorry economic place it's in today. I expect this problem to get worse and incidents like these mass murders will continue. Yes, gun control is a problem, but Rodger also used a knife to kill. Mental help for this kid was ineffective. Calls to the authorities failed. These people are everywhere, rarely, do people acknowledge it and no one knows what to do about it.
An interesting take on this tragedy; What Elliot Rodger Said About Women Reveals Why We Need to Stamp Out Misogyny - PolicyMic
5150 (involuntary psychiatric hold) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  


  1. Patricia,

    Sadly this isn't even the first time a murderous rampage of this nature has occurred, back in 2009 a 48 year old man described as a quiet man who kept to himself, but whose warped and frustrated mind built up edifices of anger, exploded into a murderous rage as he shot and killed 3 women and wounded 9 others in a yoga class.

    It is nigh impossible to predict the catalyst which will start the chain reaction for these individuals. But, thanks to the efforts of the blood-soaked NRA and their firearm fondling fanatics it is assured these responsible gun owners will have easy access to the tools of mass murder with which to become Second Amendment Heroes.

  2. The data is out there. Everyone knows that a gun in the home is most likely going to be used accidentally or purposefully to kill a family member and often by a man to kill his wife or girlfriend but that data is constantly being buried by the efforts of a small cadre of fanatics who make money off of gun deaths.

  3. I actually had a debate on google+ Where the NRA was defended by women were actually saying that feminists were using mysogyny to get attention. They were all about the 2nd amendment. What really was appalling was that there was no sympathy for people who's lives have been shattered and destroyed. Annie get your gun. Shoot 'em up. No one sympathized the pain and heartache people have suffered. Thank you for your service keeping this issue at the forefront. Families are planning funerals for children. Heartbreaking. There's no other word for it.

  4. It's chilling to watch that video now, but I'm not sure I would have thought so before the actual murders. Frankly, I'm not sure I would even think it was authentic, but rather a satire on materialism, meant to be intentionally funny. The gist of his complaint is that girls aren't shallow enough to be attracted to him. Especially when he whips out the expensive sunglasses. He straight out of Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho, a novel about a consumerist killer.

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