He sounds like a real fucking asshole. Too bad he didn't do hisrampage somewhere like San Antonio where armed civilians would haveimmediately put him down.

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Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionPDF versionPDF version or to reply I think that is kinda why it happened where it did and not in San Antonio. It is much less likely for a gun-toting-culture to produce his kind. or to reply That, and carrying a gun improves situational awareness. That weight makes a great reminder. or to reply entropy_factor #GoSpursGo he shoots for three.... BANG!!! or to reply And then he makes the key cry of our therapeutic era: "It's not fair. Life is not fair." Damn straight. The competitor beating your business into BK doesn't care. The guy setting up the IED where you will drive doesn't care. The people who are smarter and more talented and beat you out for a job or a spot on a team or first chair in band, don't care. Better get used to it. or to reply Notorious G.K.C. Too early to say if therapy warped him, but I'll say this - if he'd spent 14 years going to gun shows and shooting ranges, or Tea Party rallies, instead of therapists, that would have meant he'd been corrupted by "gun culture" or "right-wing hate groups." or to reply ..or he wouldn't have done this in the first place and we never would have known his name. or to reply Why is that? Are you saying that only people raised in left wing environments commit mass murder? or to reply On the other hand, some people will say that it was his left wing upbringing that caused this...and they'd be wrong too. or to reply Medical Physics Guy It is without a doubt worse than useless to wallow in misery. or to reply On a brighter note, just think how bad he would have been without all that therapy. or to reply Notorious G.K.C. That's basically going to be the line - "society" didn't do enough to help the poor guy. or to reply Medical Physics Guy He would have taken up a hobby with the extra time, and met a nice girl through the hobby, and led a nice life with 2.5 kids. or to reply Some "bullies" would have pushed him around. Maybe he would have tried some sports - failed at some and succeeding at others. Maybe he would have realized he's nothing special, adjusted, and become a normal person. or to reply According to his family, Rodger was seeking psychiatric treatment. But to dismiss this as a case of a lone "madman" would be a mistake. It not only stigmatizes the mentally ill – who are much more likely to be victims of violence than perpetrators of it – but glosses over the role that misogyny and gun culture play (and just how foreseeable violence like this is) in a sexist society. I would certainly hope it's not the kid's fault. He's not around to make any hay off of. or to reply If he was seeing a therapist every day for fourteen years, odds are the therapy didn't fuck him up.... he was already fucked up. I mean, sure, a therapist could fuck someone's head up until they could go on a rampage, but such a therapist would probably leave a huge footprint of messed up clients. My guess is that given the resources his parents had at their disposal, they weren't picking crappy therapists, but dealing with a kid who was very bad in the head. Of course, any speculation now is just that, speculation; the facts aren't out; it's premature to form any judgement; and probably people should stop using the corpses of his victims for their soapbox not only because it's unseemly but also to avoid future embarrassment. reply to this log in or register to reply See.More|5.27.14 @ 10:01AM|# At this point, what difference does it make? reply to this log in or register to reply Anon E. Mouse|5.27.14 @ 10:07AM|# How much does it cost to send your kid to a therapist every day for fourteen years? How is it possible to see a therapist every day for fourteen years, and the therapist/parents don't recognize that this kid is as fucked-up as a soup-sandwich? The problem as I see it is that even though everyone involved knew this kid needed to be carted off to and locked away in a Derpatarium, their little Elliot was too precious, and the income from 14 years of therapy so great, that they sent him to the University of Santa Barbara instead. reply to this log in or register to reply The Late P Brooks|5.27.14 @ 9:03AM|# Let the rounding up of the weirdos commence! reply to this log in or register to reply Iucundus (ex Damned Fool)|5.27.14 @ 9:05AM|# I think Rodger was fucked up by basking in the Hollywood lifestyle. I was really bored the other day and wanted to peak inside the mind of madness so I read his manifesto. Two things: 1) He should have taken more English lessons. Grammar was off and some of the details were wholly unnecessary. 2) Rodger's main obsession seemed not to be with sex but status. He was always ranking things and ranking people. When his father had a new gf months after divorcing his mother he decided that the mark of a high-status male was being able to get women, especially blondes, whom he seemed to view as the best and wrote about constantly. He wrote adoringly about attending (new release screenings) with people he knew through his parents and always tried to imitate what the popular kids were doing. He also had a strong obsession about race and social class. In fact, there are a couple points where he claims he could have made friends but didn't see anything to gain from the potential friends so he didn't bother. Basically, he was an arrogant son of a bitch but his focus on sex was more a derivative of his drive for status than the main problem. Due to his money and connections covering the other problems sex was the only one he had to fill on his own and couldn't. If he hadn't been in the culture of fancy and narcissistic people all the time perhaps he would have grown up with a less inflated sense of self and lower drive for status. reply to this log in or register to reply The Late P Brooks|5.27.14 @ 9:07AM|# glosses over the role that misogyny and gun culture play (and just how foreseeable violence like this is) in a sexist society. His parents said that? reply to this log in or register to reply Alice Bowie|5.27.14 @ 9:14AM|# Maybe we should have affirmative action for ugly short dudes that can't get chicks? Make all hot chicks, as a matter of duty and for the good of all, take turns banging these guys. That and a strict gun policy should do the trick. reply to this log in or register to reply antisocial-ist|5.27.14 @ 9:22AM|# If only California had strict gun laws. reply to this log in or register to reply entropy_factor|5.27.14 @ 9:24AM|# this kid was a massive beta, so I dunno why they have to attack masculinity. That definitely wasn't the driver behind his actions. The kid was mentally ill. It's sad really. But seeing the blubbering vicitims' parents scream about the NRA tells a LOT about our culture- not one single person I saw interviewed on TV blamed the individual. Not one. They all sought to make it some political thing, like "why didn't mommy/daddy Godverment stop this bad bad man?" Personal responsibility is a foreign concept these days- and it is manifesting in all the worst ways. reply to this log in or register to reply Alice Bowie|5.27.14 @ 9:39AM|# The NRA represents the Gun and murder machine manufacturing business and uses gun owners as stooges for that cause. Thsi boy would had killed people with his car or perhaps made a bomb. Nevertheless, the gun discussion is very relevent here. I know that people here feel we don't need a gobment, but I and luckly many americans discagree. reply to this log in or register to reply Eggs Benedict Cumberbund|5.27.14 @ 9:47AM|# Murder machine manufacturing? Shouldn't that be "Murder manufacturing machine"? Would have made more sense. Does Media Matters send that kind of crap to their top agents in the field? Being a double naught drone, please tell us. reply to this log in or register to reply Vulgar Madman|5.27.14 @ 10:10AM|# My murder machines haven't murdered anybody. I need to sue the murder machine manufacturing bidness! reply to this log in or register to reply waffles|5.27.14 @ 9:51AM|# Alice, that's stupid. Guns are not the issue, narcissism may not be either, but it is much closer. reply to this log in or register to reply Vulgar Madman|5.27.14 @ 10:01AM|# I discagree! We need a government program to Teach you to rite good! reply to this log in or register to reply Voros McCracken|5.27.14 @ 9:46AM|# Does anyone know how long it took the police to process the crime scenes? Seems like a lot of folks were able to start waving around the bloody shirts of the victims pretty quickly, so the police must have been very efficient. reply to this log in or register to reply Alice Bowie|5.27.14 @ 9:51AM|# We don't need the police. The tax that goes to paying for a police is THEFT. News Source : He sounds like a real fucking asshole. Too bad he didn't do hisrampage somewhere like San Antonio where armed civilians would haveimmediately put him down.
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