Elliot Rodger: Virgin Killer’s Parents Apologize, ‘This Is Hell On Earth’

Thu, May 29, 2014 9:37am EDT by 31 Comments 19,784 Article Views
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Anonymous

Posted at 11:31 PM on June 3, 2014  

Many “hapas” (kids of white and asian parents – usually white male, asian female) develop an inferiority complex and confused identity. Confused because whilst they are part asian, they see the unequal dynamic between their parents – usually mum and dad are equal, but the sort of non asian men who go for asian women tend to have other flaws that prevent them from being able to keep a relationship with their own races’ women. As a result, they exploit the “asian women are easy” stereotype. However, this does not bode well for any male offspring, because if the guy wasn’t able to be with a woman without resorting to the above tactics, what hope for his son?

Furthermore, the child (boy or girl) develops the same inferiority complex as their mother, who usually seeks a white man regardless of their social worth, but because they seem being white as status in itself. As a result, the children with such parents tend to resent their asian part far more, even pushing to hide it, like Eliot did, and showing as much racism towards asians as many full blooded non asians would.

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yeahsure

Posted at 8:19 AM on June 3, 2014  

in cases like this you can be 99.9% sure its the parents fault
not trying to defend a murderer but dont feel pity for these two ***holes either

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Laurie

Posted at 12:54 AM on June 3, 2014  

That’s not true…getting a divorce is putting your own feelings/life ahead of those/that of your children.

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Laurie

Posted at 1:23 AM on May 30, 2014  

Maybe if the parents would have parented instead of getting divorced and being wrapped up in their own lives they would have known how their son felt, and gotten him the proper “help”.

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Pablo

Posted at 12:02 AM on June 3, 2014  

what an ignorant comment. you don’t understand human nature. getting a divorce doesn’t mean they weren’t good parents. people are complex. oversimplification of situations like these are part of the problem!

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Pablo

Posted at 12:03 AM on June 3, 2014  

*oversimplifications

 
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Mandy

Posted at 10:38 PM on May 29, 2014  

Great comment Violenta SmG. What you pointed out is not only sad and true, it is also likely the CAUSE of the monster’s problems. Codependency. Worried about what everyone else thinks of you. Objectification of women. Lust, envy, covetousness. The Aspie was a symptom of the more deeper evil coming straight from the father.

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Violenta SmG

Posted at 5:52 PM on May 29, 2014  

I imagine that his parents feel that they will also be considered ‘monsters’ if they openly mourn their child.
I’m a mother myself, and cannot possibly envision ANY-and I do mean,any- situation or action that I would not fully and completely love and mourn my child.
It’s pretty sad when parents are so worried about public opinion that they refuse to acknowledge the loss of their son. I guess it’s more important to look good in everyone else’s eyes..

Sounds kinda familiar.

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High School RULES

Posted at 2:36 PM on May 29, 2014  

He is not many in many ways a monster, he IS a monster

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Mandy

Posted at 10:40 PM on May 29, 2014  

And so is the father. Dad sells those pictures of womens butts for $1250. Who did this boy learn to treat women as objects from?

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baykos1

Posted at 1:08 PM on May 29, 2014  

Maybe his parents should read his manifesto (well more of an autobiography). I understand they are mourning for the VICTIMS… but it is extremely COLD that they do not care their son had died. Obviously he murdered people and that is NOT acceptable, but if the parents read his “autobiography” they can see how he started off as an innocent boy and slowly changed, sometimes through negative actions of the parents.

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B.

Posted at 2:02 PM on May 29, 2014  

They said they weren’t going to publicly mourn their son– that doesn’t mean they aren’t mourning him at all. You don’t know what’s going on inside their heads, and it’s actually likely that they’ve seen far more of his horrendous videos and writings by this point than you or anyone else ever will. Shame on you for trying to say what they should or shouldn’t do– you’re not in their situation, and if you’re fortunate, you never will be.

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toni

Posted at 3:08 PM on May 30, 2014  

I am sure they are mourning their son. Just not publicly. What he did is not their fault. When we have kids it is a whole new world. Not a job(really) but the hardest work you will ever do. Like a first time job. You are an amateur and you are floundering and make mistakes.Nobody is perfect.Most parents try their best to do the best they can for their child. His mental illness sounds so bad that I think he would have gone off even if his parents did every possible thing they could for him.

 
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Rodger Peter

Posted at 2:14 PM on May 29, 2014  

Agree 100%. Absent father+no discipline mother=bad things

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toni

Posted at 3:09 PM on May 30, 2014  

How do you know where Dad was or if Mom disciplined hi?. Looks like the other child is fine with Dad.

 
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High School RULES

Posted at 2:37 PM on May 29, 2014  

Stop this nonsense. It is too easy to the blame the parents. If your child was a killer, then come back and let me know your thoughts.

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nikkamturangan

Posted at 12:38 PM on May 29, 2014  

I don’t think it’s fair to judge his parents by how their son turned out. I know of extremely wonderful parents with kids that turned sour no matter how much they try to intervene. I was one of those sour kids and I knew my parents tried their hardest to help. Luckily, I survived that horrible part of my life. Elliot is one of those that never made it out and became too absorbed with his own fantasies. As for the parents, knowing that the life you brought to this world ended up killing 6 is definitely hell on Earth.

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toni

Posted at 3:12 PM on May 30, 2014  

I agree with you. I have a bi polar daughter and I do all I can. She is 32 now and has 2 girls that are great. She struggles but keeps on her meds.Has had awful Drs over the years.

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methtitute1985@gmail.

Posted at 12:16 PM on May 29, 2014  

WOW …..WITH COLD PARENTS LIKE THAT NO WONDER HES SO LOST AND CONFUSED..ITS STILL THINK AND KNOW HE STRUGGLED WITH SEXUAL IDENTITY ..BUT POOR KID I FEEL BAD FOR HIM. HIS PARENTS CAN FEEL GUILTY AND SUFFER FOR REST OF DAYS.I HOPE THERE HAPPY WITH THERE PARENTING

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High School RULES

Posted at 2:41 PM on May 29, 2014  

These parents can’t win. If they had discussed mourning their son they would have been slammed.

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Cha Campbell

Posted at 11:16 AM on May 29, 2014  

I did want to say this, Elliot wanted to be loved unconditionally by only the pretty girls, but he didn’t love unconditionally himself and didn’t feel bad when he never pursued what he considered “normal” or “ugly” looking woman. Why should he expect something of these pretty girls when he wouldn’t give ugly girls a chance himself. The dating game is a hostile environment and these girls only have one choice of a guy to be with. Why would they choose Elliot when he was so angry about life, girls really just want to have fun and could Elliot have provided that?

Sure Elliot blew his top after 22 years of isolating loneliness, he turned his hatred to violence when he could have turned to God, or turned to suicide. I personally would not have liked to spend time with anyone talking like Elliot was about his retribution but I have a deep seated love in my heart for all his victims, and yes, even Elliot, a victim of society. We all have the potential to be God’s children.

Elliot was deluding himself thinking he wouldn’t have to face judgement, though he escaped it here on earth how will it be for him to face the creator?

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Cha Campbell

Posted at 11:06 AM on May 29, 2014  

Taking out his anger on total strangers as I believe he did was totally wrong, but doesn’t anyone feel for Elliott as to his rejection from the world? Haven’t you ever been left out of some event, or made to feel less of a person. His godless parents could have helped him seek out the Love of God to fill his void but they were godless themselves. In a world without God to love you, what some find is only misery.

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Mary

Posted at 12:16 PM on May 29, 2014  

I read Elliot’s complete Manifesto and I can tell you that he was not victim of society, he was victim of his wrong ideas about the world and how it worked. There is not one single description in which he tells us about approaching a girl and being rejected. He saw beautiful women and said to himself “she is a bitch she will reject me”. I believe he is victim of genetics, he had some kind of autism and extreme anxiety, so he wouldn’t talk to people, hence, he didn’t have friends or a girlfriend. Likewise, he does tells us about a time he approached a group of guys and they DID welcome him. He had wrong ideas about everything. He wrote he would seat outside of Domino’s waiting for a girl to talk to him and that that never occurred. I mean even if you put a hot popular guy sitting there just watching, it is very unlikely a girl would approach him. He had his own ideas and expectations about life that were far from reality.

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Mandy

Posted at 10:53 PM on May 29, 2014  

Autism is not genetic. It is environmentally genetic. The parents cause it 100% of the time. This person and everyone needs to deal with their core issue “who am I?” You don’t look at other people to mirror yourself back to you. You have to face that insecurity head on. ie: What if? What if everyone is right about me? What if no one will ever like me? What if everyone thinks/says I’m a weak little mouse? What if they are right? (Don’t mamby pamby it here and let yourself off the hook by saying not everyone thinks you are a scum/wimp. Face it) What if they all say and think this and they are right? What does that mean to me? Now you are getting somewhere when you can answer that question if the whole world were against you. I would just try to do my best and God loves me. That’s where you have to get with every single one of your insecurities. What If everyone thinks I’m ugly? What if they are right? What if everyone thinks I’m incompetent? What if they are right? You have to get to the point that if the whole world and everyone in it says you are a total loser, that it only matters what God says. Then all those insecurities fall off. But if you won’t face them head on and keep duckin and diving to avoid asking the question, you are bluffed into believing a lie and those that believe a lie will be damned.

 
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di

Posted at 5:01 PM on May 30, 2014  

i couldnt agree more, Mary. after reading his manifesto, it was evident that his father failed him in helping him transition to adolescence, and also in putting sexuality and women into a context that would serve him well in life. he had a distorted, exceedingly secular perception of women and sex, and there was no mention of any type of faith based direction provided to him in his upbringing :/ this coupled with his aspergers was a recipe for disaster. I have a close family friend with aspergers and elliotts manifesto hit home because i know my friend has suffered greatly at bullying, loneliness and rejection, hopelessness, particularly in romance. he even “thought” he was gay (i knew he wasnt, and sure enough, he recently got a gf! albeit, not a drop dead gorgeous one because at least he is realistic) point being, he has had to turn to God during his very difficult discouraging times, and Elliot likely couldve benefited from that type of fantasy as some would call it, rather then his other delusions.

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Chantel Keona

Posted at 10:28 AM on May 29, 2014  

This is so sad and horrible.

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DD

Posted at 10:08 AM on May 29, 2014  

Can you say damage control?

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yummyprosciutto

Posted at 12:06 PM on May 29, 2014  

True enough that these statements also serve that purpose. But having a child that broken, angry, and maladjusted truly must be hell on earth.

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B.

Posted at 2:06 PM on May 29, 2014  

I agree. I think there are very few people who can truly understand what they’re going through right now.

 
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High School RULES

Posted at 2:39 PM on May 29, 2014  

ROL, please check out who this guy is. He is the next copycat killer. If you don’t, you are responsible for more deaths.

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Mandy

Posted at 10:42 PM on May 29, 2014  

I’ve seen that black hole in many people. If you feel that hole, seek help for your codependency. Do not medicate with other people.

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