Rightbloggers: Santa Barbara Killer Elliot Rodger's Sexist Rants Have Nothing To Do With Sexism (Or Guns)

"Elliot Rodger Wasn't a Misogynist," wrote Donald Douglas at American Power. "He was a misanthropist and narcissistic postmodern leftist." The proof: In his manifesto, before he fantasized about torturing women to death, he said he wanted to "inflict pain on all young couples." Since only men can actually feel pain, Rodger is exempt from misogyny. QED! (Douglas also wrote something called "The So-Called 'Men's Rights Movement' is a Far-Left Progressive Project," which has to be seen to be disbelieved -- well, okay, it doesn't have to be.)

For those of you who prefer the old-school version. (Via.)
"Curiously, American media outlets like the Chicago Tribune, NPR, CNN, and NBC LA have refused to name the suspect," wrote insurrectionist Bob Owens at Bearing Arms. Owens did not consider that these networks might have been waiting for confirmation before releasing that information; instead he fantasized that the press "seem to have circled the proverbial wagons around this son of Hollywood royalty in a protective measure... the gun control groups and the mainstream media are more interested in protecting the image of their progressive Hollywood allies than they are telling the story of what happened last night." So Hollyweird's to blame! "As George Orwell noted, 'Some animal are better than others,'" intoned Owens. "...You made your monster, Hollywood. No wonder your allies seem invested in covering it up to minimize the damage." Wow, sounds like a feller could get hisself killed in Hollyweird! Wonder why people would want to live there, when they could be bunking up in a nice survivalist compound.

All-caps aficionado Reliapundit of The Astute Bloggers yelled that since in his manifesto Rodger "ASSERTS THAT ALL POST-PUBESCENT 14-22 YEARS OLD SINGLE MALES MUST NOT BE MERE VIRGINS AND SHOULD BE HAVING LOTS OF SEX" and "THAT HUMANITY AS A WHOLE IS BAD AND DESERVES ANNIHILATION" which are "TENETS OF THE POSTMODERN LEFT," Rodger is a "PSYCHO SPEWING POSTMODERNIST CRAP," which exempts him from sexism or anything else of which a conservative might be accused.

"Another far left mass murderer," skreeed Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit. How so? "Elliot Rodger was a fan of the far left 'Young Turks' YouTube Channel. The Young Turks was one of his favorited channels. The Young Turk describes itself as 'a young progressive or insurgent member of an institution.' The host of the channel Cenk Uygur is a far left political activist and former MSNBC host." Deny his airtight logic, libs! Hoft didn't mention sexism, perhaps having exhausted his sympathy for females in his earlier post, "#WarOnWomen - Filthy Leftist Threatens to Shoot Dana Loesch in the C*nt #Tolerance."

At the same time, rightbloggers were also insisting that the slaughter, in which Rodger used a combination of guns and knives, had nothing to do with guns. "Desperate to draw a Larger Lesson from the deadly Santa Barbara shootings?" asked Patterico, whose reasoning was typical. "OK; but it should not be about gun control or pick-up artists." Case closed! "And yes, I saw the video footage (repeatedly) of the father of one of the victims blaming the NRA and congress for the death of his son," sighed Jazz Shaw at Hot Air. "...He's struck with grief and lashing out. If he chooses to later allow the Left to make him some sort of poster boy for gun control and puts himself on the playing field, we can revisit the subject." You get a pass for now, libtard victim's father!

17 months after Sandy Hook, we're all used to that "whatever happened, it can't be the guns" routine. That's why this "whatever happened, it can't be the misogyny" response to Rodger sounds familiar. In A Voice For Men's response -- which finds it "sad that feminists will take the dead bodies of innocent young people and parade them as evidence for something that doesn't exist and never has" (and is "Filed under: Gynocentrism") -- we also hear echoes of the NRA's who-us reactions to mass shootings.

It's interesting, though, that we don't hear it applied nearly as often to obvious misogynistic violence as we do to gun violence. Maybe it's because ignoring such violence entirely is the brethren's preferred modus operandi for making it go away. And maybe not just theirs.

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Pothead
Pothead

It's local hersay that Rodger's smoked alot of pot. How did a dude who got high so much become so violent. Maybe he should've shared the pot with the ladies that would have gott en  him laid more. 

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wkiernan
wkiernan

Warner Todd Huston, ha ha!  When I was 12 years old it was annoying to have weirdos like Spiro Agnew (the $40,000 man) blaming all the problems of Western civilization on young dopes like me and our dumb tastes in pop music.  But hey Mr. Huston, it's 2014!  It's like getting all worked up over the Teapot Dome scandal.

mo3871a
mo3871a

His manifesto and his youtube postings are so over the top that if it wasn't for the actual murders you would think he was a feminist man (gay probably) doing a PARODY of the people in the "game" and "PUA-Hate" and "incel" communities.  That's what makes this so strange. 

parsec
parsec

Hmmm. Thought of himself as a god who would kill those who didn't love him.


Yep, he's the real thing! Guess I better not piss him off. 

fsaulinsky
fsaulinsky

Elliot Roger had exactly the same amount of white DNA as Barack Obama.

RogerAiles
RogerAiles

Dear Penthouse Forum,

It's your old pal, Warner Todd Huston. I never thought this would happen to me, but I was studying in my dormitory late one Friday night, and no nubile young co-ed wearing a tight white t-shirt and running shorts stopped by my room asking for my notes from Introduction to French.  So I got out my Pringles can and did what came naturally.

MrWonderful
MrWonderful

Not being able to get laid *in Isla Vista* is like not being able to get wet in Lake Huron.  I'm hoping some of the girls Rodger struck out with will come forward and describe what he was like, and why they fled.  Especially because he was quite good looking.

joedee
joedee

Donald Douglas is a self described "neo-con", and an asshead of epic proportions whose arguments always amount to sticking your fingers in your ears, and calling the other guy a "poopy head". Worst of all that worthless buttwipe is an educator of some kind. 

christopher168
christopher168

Thoughtful members of Men’s rights group do not aspire to denigrate women but to challenge instances where they perceive inequity between men and women, in the same way feminists or women’s rights groups like to point out the inequity in a society that puts them at a disadvantage to men. Like it or not there are instances of unjust and inequity with respect to both genders and not to just one gender and it would behoove the media and journalists in general to keep this in mind rather than writing essays decrying the omnipresent existence of hate towards women. That is simply not the case.


And yet we are told at the same time that the reason Elliot Rodger went on a killing rampage was because he hated women. I think it would perhaps be fairer to say that Elliot Rodger hated humanity and women were an incidental desire given the rise of his puberty and his feelings of sexual inadequacy, rather than an abject loathing of women simply because of their very gender.


http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2014/05/elliot-rodger-really-kill-cause-misogynist-feminists-fallacies/

kiptw
kiptw

@edroso @villagevoice That's totally like how this one war had abz NIX to do with wanting to own other human beings as property!

nancyleong
nancyleong

@azbrodsky Yeah, right? @edroso gets serious credit for combing dark corners of the Internet so the rest of us don't have to.

roy84
roy84 topcommenter

That's an interesting comment. Is it relevant to anything besides your private obsessions?

glennisw250
glennisw250 topcommenter

@MrWonderful Echidne has an interesting post about him. She read the whole manifesto (I could not bring myself to) and she says that he doesn't describe a single episode where he made overtures and was rejected. He does describe going to a pizza joint and sitting around waiting for someone to approach him, with no results. Apparently, he expected women to offer themselves to him without his even asking them.

maxbaer
maxbaer

@joedee Here's a comment by Perfessor Don at Roy's link:


<i>I'm not white and Mad Jewish is a women, duh.</i>

Sadly, I believe English is his first and only language.

GeoX
GeoX topcommenter

@christopher168  "Thoughtful members of Men’s rights group..."


El Oh el.

roy84
roy84 topcommenter

@christopher168 "The first strike against women will be to quarantine all of them in concentration camps. At these camps, the vast majority of the female population will be deliberately starved to death... I would take great pleasure and satisfaction in condemning every single woman on earth to starve to death." -- Elliot Rodger in his manifesto.


If you don't see hatred of women in that, you just don't know how to read.

GFiasco67
GFiasco67

@edroso @villagevoice bashing the right wing nuts is easy (yes, fun). I was looking for rational reasons this occurred: trauma, abuse, meds.

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