I suspect Peter Rodger is one of those seriously detached persons who think that guns kill people. We call this irrational denialism —and it appears to have been a problem with Peter for quite some time. But Peter isn’t alone, evidenced by the father of one of Elliot’s victims who shared his grief with us on national television —demanding the confiscation of firearms. He too must think that guns kill people. No, it was Elliot who killed these people. You know, the son of the man who makes violent films and video games for children.
Whoever identifies these events as a tragedy is correct, but it is a calamity far surpassing the actual murder of innocents. The Rodger family knew their son was mentally disturbed for a very long time —perhaps even as far back as his high school days, and yet, they did little more than cursory intervention. If you believe the TV psychiatrists, Elliot was schizophrenic, anti-social, narcissistic, and paranoid. None of these are sudden manifestations of mental disorder. What we see in Elliot’s behavior is the cumulative effect of parental neglect. But more than neglect, his parents aided and abetted these disturbed behaviors: Elliot was a spoiled child, allowed to have his way, whose abhorrent behaviors his parents delayed somewhat by purchasing him rich kid toys.
So let’s give a shout out to liberalism shall we? Liberalism —itself a mental disease, is the only way in which we can explain the hypocrisy of leftists who proclaim that Tea Party members are racist while they demonstrate the most egregious examples of racism —or while accusing the right of a war on women, they harbor deep misogynistic attitudes. By the way, misogyny is a mental disorder —one that in extreme cases can warrant institutionalization. Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t note that one frequent commenter here is a fervent misogynist I can only hope that he’s getting the professional attention he needs —before he hurts someone.