“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. 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.”
“Being lonely in a beautiful place like Santa Barbara is truly a horrible experience. As I've said many times, a beautiful environment can be the darkest hell if you have to experience it all alone, especially while having to watch other men walking around with their girlfriends. I wish girls were attracted to me. I don't know why they aren't.”
“On the day before the Day of Retribution, I will start the First Phase of my vengeance: Silently killing as many people as I can around Isla Vista by luring them into my apartment through some form of trickery.”
Elliot Rodger was a British-born American student at Santa Barbara City College. At 22 years old, he was the perpetrator behind the 2014 Isla Vista shootings that took six lives and injured seven others; his motive being that he was still a virgin whom girls didn’t like, he revealed in a video on his YouTube account. One week prior to the shooting, his parents expressed concern over the content on his YouTube channel. One day before the shooting, Elliot posted a video titled “Elliot Rodger’s Retribution”, in which he said “Tomorrow is the day of retribution, the day in which I will have my revenge. … 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.” His 140-page manifesto, My Twisted World, also revealed his future plans. “On the day before the Day of Retribution, I will start the First Phase of my vengeance: Silently killing as many people as I can around Isla Vista by luring them into my apartment through some form of trickery.” He was found dead of a bullet wound to the head; police have stated that the wound was self-inflicted.
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Elliot Rodger was the perpetrator behind the 2014 Isla Vista shootings.
Elliot was the son of filmmaker Peter Rodger, most notably and recently the assistant director on the Hunger Games. His mother was Li Chin, and his stepmother actress Soumaya Akaaboune.