Monday, May 26, 2014

Elliot Rodger: a More Nuanced View

I've been working on writing about Elliot Rodger, and this is as far as I got:

If you want to create a psycho like Elliot Rodger, here's a good way to go about it:

1. First, if you're White, marry an Asian woman. This will ensure that your son will be half Caucasoid and half Mongoloid, so he'll have that basic identity problem to get him started.

2. Get rid of that wife, and hook up with another one — I can't tell her ethnicity from the news reports, but she doesn't seem like June Cleaver — who isn't his mother, and who will help alienate him even more.

3. Be professionally involved in the movie business, where both sex and violence are the most attractive things in the world.

But I stopped there, because I needed to do a lot more research to make any sense, and because Chateau Heartiste has already done it better than I could hope to.  On his website HERE, he writes:

The Psychosis Of The Effeminate Male

Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old mixed race Millennial “here’s why that’s a problem” son of a Chinese woman and a father with a psychopath’s thousand yard stare who was an assistant director for the Hunger Game movie, went on a shooting spree that left four men and two women dead, after which he self-delivered behind the wheel of his BMW.

The rampage is newsworthy in and of itself, but what’s really catapulted it in the public imagination is the killer’s “manifesto“, and the discovery that he was a member of an internet forum called “PUAHate”, which is a homoerotic playground for shut-ins with zero experience saying “hi” to girls, who post epic rants disparaging pickup artists and game and spend inordinate mental energy analyzing the facial measurements of various men in the apparent belief that no man who doesn’t look like George Clooney could ever get laid and should therefore not bother trying to meet women.

After reading excerpts of Rodger’s manifesto, I wondered if my evil twin was taking the piss and fooling everyone with a parody of an incel omega male so over-the-top and cartoonish that only the most gullible would believe it.

Quibcag: This is no time for something cute, so I used an anime illustration of "Rage." I don't know where it came from.

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