If there's one thing I've learned over the years it's that when events such as these occur, it's best to just sit back and watch for a few days while the information starts filtering in. Compare notes from the mass media and various alternative media sources and start putting the pieces together from there. While there are many various theories, opinions and even testimonies/statements from witnesses, there are still a lot of unknowns and uncertainties related to this event.
Here are a few thought-provoking articles.
California Shooting: The Missing Element
By Bob Adelmann
26 May 2014
After a year of planning his revenge on sorority sisters who had ignored him, causing him “pain” and “suffering," Elliot Rodger, a jj22-year-old student living in Isla Vista, California, began his killing spree at 9:30 p.m. Friday night. It ended 10 minutes later when Rodger, confronted by armed force, took his own life. In the wake were 12 separate crime scenes with seven people killed and 13 more (including a bicyclist and a skate-boarder) injured, some seriously.
Calling it a “chaotic, rapidly unfolding convoluted incident,” Sheriff Bill Brown added:
It’s obviously the work of a madman....
There’s going to be a lot more information that will come out that will give a clearer picture of just how disturbed this individual was…
[It was] premeditated mass murder.
The spree began at Rodger’s apartment, where he murdered his three roommates with a knife. He then shot three females in front of a sorority house near the campus of UC Santa Barbara and moved on to a deli, where he fatally shot another student. He then drove downtown, where he fired at two pedestrians, slowing down in front of a 7-Eleven long enough to wound another female. He ran a red light, hitting a bicyclist and a skateboarder. Finally, when confronted and challenged by armed sheriff's deputies, Rodger took his own life.
Diagnosed with “highly functional Asperger syndrome” as a youngster, Rodger was at the time of the shooting taking a number of prescription drugs including Xanax and Vicodin.
Prior to the shooting, he left plenty of evidence regarding his thoughts and intent. A video he posted on YouTube so unnerved his mother that she called social services in early April. When officers arrived at his apartment, Rodger presented himself as a model citizen, so friendly, open and transparent that the officers concluded that he was a “perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human [being].”
In his carefully crafted 141-page manifesto entitled “My Twisted World," however, Rodger noted that underneath that warm, friendly exterior was a cold-blooded murderer who had long been planning his retribution. From that manifesto Rodger wrote of the incident:
After only a week ... since I uploaded those videos on YouTube, I heard a knock on my apartment door. I opened it to see about seven police officers asking for me.
As soon as I saw those cops, the biggest fear I had ever felt in my life overcame me. I had the … fear that someone had somehow discovered what I was planning to do, and reported me…
The police interrogated me outside for a few minutes, asking me if I had suicidal thoughts. I tactfully told them that it was all a misunderstanding and they finally left.
If they had demanded to search my room, that would have ended everything. For a few horrible seconds I thought it was all over...
Thankfully, all suspicion of me was dropped after I took down the videos from YouTube, and the police never came back.
Such behavior is typical of a “highly functional” “aspie” — one suffering from Asperberger’s syndrome — who is able to behave normally on the surface while harboring destructive thoughts beneath. One symptom of an aspie is a peculiar or odd use of language, which was borne out in one of those videos that he entitled “Elliot Rodger’s Retribution”:
You girls have never been attracted to me. I don't know why you girls aren't attracted to me but I will punish you all for it. It's an injustice, a crime because I don't know what you don't see in me, I'm the perfect guy and yet you throw yourselves at all these obnoxious men instead of me, the supreme gentleman. I will punish all of you for it. [laughs]
In the words of Massad Ayoob, for decades a student of criminal behavior, it's also the behavior of a psychopath, a misogynist, and a narcissist. Here’s more from Rodger’s rant to prove it:
I take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you. You will finally see that I am, in truth, the superior one, the true alpha male. [laughs] Yes, after I have annihilated every single girl in the sorority house, I'll take to the streets of Isla Vista and slay every single person I see there. All those popular kids who live such lives of hedonistic pleasure while I've had to rot in loneliness all these years. They all look down upon me every time I tried to join them. They've all treated me like a mouse…
You think I’m unworthy of you.... If I can’t have you girls, I will destroy you. [laughs] You denied me a happy life and in turn I will deny all of you life. It’s only fair. I hate all of you.
Janet Napolitano, the former head of the Department of Homeland Security and now UC Santa Barbara president, expressed sympathy without understanding:
I am shocked and deeply saddened by the news of a mass shooting last night in the Isla Vista area near UC Santa Barbara....
This is almost the kind of event that’s impossible to prevent and almost impossible to predict.
Rodger’s parents were equally appalled, according to their attorney:
My clients’ mission in life will be to try to prevent any such tragedies from ever happening again.
This country, this world, needs to address mental illness and the ramifications from not recognizing these illnesses.
Anti-gunners are having trouble turning the horror into a story supporting their agenda for more gun control. After all, a knife was involved in three of the murders, and Rodger's BMW was also used as a weapon. And in his car were 10-round magazines, allowed under California law to limit the mayhem in the event a criminal decides to launch an attack. The police found 41 such magazines.
So far as we could tell, however, not one of those reporting on the incident in the mainstream media even so much as breathed a word on how such incidents, springing from the evil heart of a twisted individual, could be limited. It was only when Rodger was confronted with armed resistance that the killing spree ended. If students in Isla Vista or on the nearby campuses of UC Santa Barbara or Santa Barbara City College (where Rodger was a student) had been allowed to defend themselves with deadly force, the outcome likely would have been vastly different. It might not even have taken place at all as Rodger was too intelligent not to know that some of his intended victims would return fire, if they could. But they couldn’t. They were sitting ducks.
How much longer will such massacres — killing sprees inside “gun-free zones” more accurately called “criminal-safe zones” — take place until common sense replaces political correctness?
Photo: AP Images
A graduate of Cornell University and a former investment advisor, Bob is a regular contributor to The New American magazine and blogs frequently at www.LightFromTheRight.com, primarily on economics and politics. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What the media isn't telling you about Elliott Rodger, the psycho killer who murdered six in a soulless rampage
By Mike Adams
25 May 2014
(NaturalNews) I'm always amused at the things the mainstream media selectively chooses to avoid reporting, and when it comes to Elliott Rodger, there are some deep, dark secrets the mainstream media won't dare mention. It turns out that Rodger was the product of media programming in a soulless, materialistic culture that has abandoned compassion, morals, ethics and self development in favor of symbols of wealth (such as driving a BMW).
Let's look at the role of the media in celebrating the death of young people and desensitizing us all to death through Hollywood film and television shows. Rodger, in particular, was reportedly the son of an Assistant Director who worked on the Hunger Games films: a series that depicts young people killing each other as a survival sport in a dystopian police state society.
That movie, as important as the message is for resistance against government tyranny and Orwellian oppression, nevertheless desensitizes us against acts of violence against children. But this is just the beginning of a system of cultural programming that produces psychopathic killers like Elliott Rodger...
Ripped right out of an episode of Dexter
There are also seemingly countless television shows these days that openly celebrate death and murder. The show Dexter, for example, celebrates the life of a "revenge killer" who meticulously plans his murders, but who only murders "people who deserve it" such as other killers, rapists, etc.
In fact, the cold, calculated strategy of Rodger eerily resembles that of the star in the Dexter television series. As Rodgers explains in his own manifesto: (1)
The first people I would have to kill are my two housemates, to secure the entire apartment for myself as my personal torture and killing chamber... After that, I will start luring people into my apartment, knock them out with a hammer, and slit their throats. I will torture some of the good looking people before I kill them, assuming that the good looking ones had the best sex lives.
In other words, Rodger sees himself playing the morally justified role of killing women who deserve to be killed, in his own mind. Although he is clearly twisted and demented at some level, TV shows like Dexter drive home the message that "it's okay to kill people if they deserve it."
American Psycho star as his role model?
It also seems that Elliott Rodger took great inspiration from a film called American Psycho in which the "hero" mutilates and murders prostitutes after sleeping with them.
"In another of his clips he appears to reference the film American Psycho, and it might be that he has taken the main character, Patrick Bateman, as a role model," reports the Daily Mail (2)
Dr. Adam Lankford, author of that story in the Daily Mail, writes, "Elliot Rodger was trying to act out the role of a film star when he went on his killing spree."
Yes, it was movies and modern-day "on screen culture" that provided Rodger with inspiration to be a cold-blooded. Imagine how different the outcome might have been if he instead found inspiration from something like a church group, or volunteerism or even a youth music band.
Even social media like Facebook prefers serial killers
Even Facebook prefers you read about serial killers rather than anything really important. As all popular websites with a large number of Facebook followers already knows, Facebook severely limits the number of your followers who see your posts. Because Natural News has over 1.1 million Facebook fans, many of our posts are strictly limited.
But not when we posted this story about a serial killer! Facebook allowed this story to be seen widely, and the story went immediately viral within seconds, exploding our website traffic.
Yet if we had posted a story about any number of serious health topics -- such as genetic contaminants in your food, chemical contaminants in the water supply, hotly-debated medical interventions in children and so on -- this article would have been suppressed and restricted to make sure almost nobody would see it.
It's not just Hollywood that hopes you're steeped in stories of mass murder and psychopathic killers, you see: it's also the people who control social media. You are being programmed from every angle to focus your attention on murder and death rather than solutions for humanity. And this misdirection is by design.
Confusing materialism with character
Getting back to Elliott Rodger, he also confused materialism with character, believing that he would be loved by girls if he only adorned himself with a sufficient supply of the symbols of material wealth.
He drove a BMW, for starters, and openly asked why women wouldn't want to be with him because of his nice car. In one video, he explains that he goes to great effort to wear nice clothes, and he even cites his $300 brand-name sunglasses, all while wondering why these material objects aren't attracting women to him like a magnet. (The idea that he should have a loving personality apparently never occurred to him...)
Where does a person get such a twisted idea of the origins of love? From the media, of course! It's the media, through incessant consumerism advertising and product placement, that pounds the idea into all our heads that if we're not adorned with symbols of wealth, we're nobody.
The subtle, undercurrent message of all mainstream media is "buy more stuff!" Get that fancy car, those expensive brand-name clothes and that $300 pair of sunglasses. You'll be cool! You'll be popular! You'll be loved!
But when Elliott Rodger tried all those things and wasn't loved, he was confused. Eventually, confusion gave way to anger, and anger led to him forming a plan of vengeful murder.
This is clearly evident in his many videos where he talks about how he has been cast out by women in particular, saying: (3)
This world is such a beautiful place. It's such a tragedy that I've had to live such a pathetic life in it. All because of the cruelty of humanity. And women. ...This world is so marvelous... and yet all I can do is just sit by myself and admire them. I'm not allowed to enjoy life i this world, all because I've been cast out. No one likes me. No one accepts me. All my life I've been struggling to fit in with the popular kids, I've been struggling to get a girlfriend. No one, no one has ever accepted me. It's so sad. I can't enjoy life in this world anymore. Every time I go out, I always have to see these young couples, and I get jealous of them, they remind me of exactly what I'm missing out in life; sex, love, companionship. I desire those things...
Elliott Rodger is a product of detached, soulless society
Above all, Elliott Rodger is really a product of a twisted, detached, soulless society where young people are taught all the wrong messages by a shallow, corporate media focused on material wealth and the creation of engineered desire among consumers.
The "big lie" of this society is that happiness comes from buying things rather than from improving yourself from the inside out. This is the great artificiality of modern American culture: You are what you wear.
If Rodger had found a way to become a desirable person -- by treating others with dignity, respect and compassion -- he would have had plenty of friends (and even girlfriends). But no one apparently taught him these all-important lessons. Instead, he was brought up in an extreme rendition of California culture where material wealth trumps personality.
Don't expect the media to report the truth about Elliott Rodger: He was in many ways the result of a shallow culture driven by money, material wealth and domination over others rather than the things that should really matter in life: personal values, acting with integrity, feeling empathy for others, exercising compassion and treating people with dignity and love.
When a society no longer teaches ethics, values, compassion, morality and kindness to others, sooner or later it produces hoards of people exactly like Elliott Rodger: sociopathic killers who only value their own desires and are incapable of thinking about the welfare of others.
And this is precisely what the mainstream media, television shows and Hollywood movies tend to teach in our modern culture: greed, power, selfishness, material wealth and the idea that nobody else's life has any value or worth.
Mark my words when I say Roger won't be the last. Modern western society is filled with people raised with no values, no ethics and no compassion. And this, I believe, will ultimately be the downfall of modern-day materialistic American society which teaches immorality rather than morality.
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BREAKING: MULTIPLE WITNESSES Say TWO MEN Were In the Elliot Rodger BMW During Shooting
26 May 2014
Multiple witnesses say they saw two people inside the suspect’s vehicle, however, during the press conference, Sheriff Brown would neither confirm nor deny whether there was a passenger in the car.
Michael Vitak, a student from the Czech Republic, told Sanchez what he witnessed.
“Guys in a BMW. Maybe they were trying to prove they’re tough,” Vitak said during a live televised interview. Vitak saw them shooting at two girls; one was shot dead, the other was critically hurt.
One woman identified as Sierra told Sanchez she was approached by two men in a black BMW. The driver flashed a small black handgun and asked ‘”Hey, what’s up?”‘
Shock! UCSB/Sandy Hook Connection Exposed!
26 May 2014
In this newly released video report from Jason A we’re giving stunning proof that not only was the Santa Barbara shooting an MKUltra hoax but we also learn that there is a shocking ‘Sandy Hook’ connection to the shooting.