Emblematic of nothing

I will never watch Elliot Rodger’s videos. I just refuse to give that subhuman animal the postmortem satisfaction. He wanted CNN to run his video in a loop. He yearned for sociologists, psychologists and anyone with a PhD to discuss his psyche. He had to accomplish the very worst of fetes for us to notice him. And every one of you that watched his videos, debated his motives or used him as an example of larger societal ills allowed him a measure of victory in death that his warped, execrable…

I Read Elliot Rodger’s 137-Page Manifesto So You Don’t Have To

Is the Elliot Rodger story about guns? Not really. He used a knife to kill three people before he started shooting, but California has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation and he passed the background checks and managed to buy three guns over a year. Is the Elliot Rodger story about misogyny? Not really. He blamed his evil on women, but when it came time to kill, he wanted to kill everyone. Is the Elliot Rodger story about mental illness? Partially. He had several diagnoses but he…