The Murderous Face of Envy, Self-Righteousness, and “Rights”

TMZ reports, that the killer’s father’s lawyer said on his behalf, “This country, this world, needs to address mental illness and the ramifications from not recognizing these illnesses.”

Illness?

As far as I can see Elliot Rodger isn’t insane. He is just completely enraged at life and everyone around him for allegedly enjoying it more than he can. I find it incredible that a man who drives a BMW can’t figure out that his life is relatively prosperous and easy compared to many others. He seems utterly spoiled.

This video shows us the face of death—and it shows us that it is caused by envy and self-righteousness.

On the day of retribution, I am going to enter the hottest sorority house at UCSB and I will slaughter every single spoiled, stuck-up, blond slut I see inside there. All those girls I’ve desired so much. They have all rejected me and looked down on me as an inferior man if I ever made a sexual advance toward them, while they throw themselves at these obnoxious brutes.

So average-looking brunettes got treated by Rodger in exactly the same fashion that Rodger hates “hot” blond women for treating him. They are invisible to him (which is fortunate for them!). He is guilty of the very accusations he makes.

And his course of action didn’t do a thing to help him improve his situation. All he cared about was ending the enjoyment of others. He completely gave himself over to envy—the desire not to take what others have, but to destroy them so they can no longer have it either.

College is the time when everyone experiences those things such as sex and fun and pleasure. 

Sex is a need and a “fundamental human right” in the parlance of modern politics—that is Rodger’s claim. He is enraged he has not been granted “equality” with the more socially successful hedonists. I find it impossible to listen to Rodger in the video, or read the transcript, and not hear modern liberalism speaking its dark secrets:

I am entitled. The one-percent must be punished. I have a right to a better life. I must punish all those who seem better off than me or who dared to withhold what I wanted—what I deem that I needed.

Politicians win elections by tapping into these kinds of feelings.

I realize the police were warned. Perhaps we will confirm that they failed in some way. But we can’t assume they did so just because Rodgers fooled them. The fact is that we can’t prevent all crime. We have to be better at stopping it when it starts.

That is why it is so horrible that the grieving relatives of victims are blaming the innocent instead of the evildoer. Despite the fact that Rodgers stabbed several of his victims do death, and attacked people with his BMW, one bereaved father has already lashed out at the NRA. I am sorry for his loss but it sickens me that we are such a disarmed culture of bleating sheep that all we can do with our grief is cry for a more controlling police state.