The Disturbing Internet Footprint Of Santa Barbara Shooter Elliot Rodger
Janill Gilbert stashed this in Psychopaths and Sociopaths
On a forum on BodyBuilding.com, users were even more confrontational. When Rodger complained this month about seeing a “short, ugly Indian guy driving a Honda civic [with] a hot blonde girl in his passenger seat,” other users responded to say that he was racist, that his jealously was ugly and that the secret to getting girls was to “be fun to be around” not to have money and a BMW. A user who went by the handle dtugg was especially critical of Rodger. He had apparently seen Rodger’s YouTube videos. “I see you got rid of those serial killer-esc videos on Youtube,” he wrote. Rodger responded saying his parents made him take them down, but that he planned to repost them. “I’m not trying to be mean, but the creepy vibe that you give off in those videos is likely the major reason that you can’t get girls,” responded dtugg.
In another thread, a user confronted him for saying that “women [prioritizing] brute strength just shows that their minds haven’t fully evolved,” given that he was obsessed with pursuing beautiful women himself. “So it’s perfectly acceptable when you are drawn to indicators of evolutionary fitness, but when women do it it’s because they are not fully evolved,” the user responded with a gif of Jennifer Lawrence mouthing, “OK” (not knowing that Rodgers may have actually met the Hunger Games star).
Users on that thread from a week ago seemed to recognize just how mentally disturbed Rodger might be. One told him to “get out of auschwitz mode.” (Update: I’m informed this is bodybuilder lingo condemning Rodger’s skinniness not his mental state.) Another said Rodger reminded him of the serial killer in American Psycho: “Dude seriously channels Patrick Bateman (the film one, portrayed by Christian Bale)… Narcissistic, superficial, intense, angry, supremely unfulfilled.”
He seemed unusually social -- and social media savvy. He could charm people. A true sociopath.
But he also chose violence over getting help. A true psychopath.
Is it unusual for a person to be both a sociopath and a psychopath?
I wonder if he was on any medications ....
Actually, No, Elliot Rodger Was Never Diagnosed With Autism
Again, I’m not remotely qualified to diagnose anyone with anything, but I am qualified to report the fact that Elliot Rodger was prescribed a medication used to treat paranoid schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder, and that sociopathy, the symptoms of which Rodger’s own manifesto checks nearly every box, is often confused for autism by idiots and quacks. During the last round of autism propaganda, following Newtown, there were “experts” and reporters all over the TV reporting that people with ASD “lack empathy,” and even have “something missing in the brain,” which is completely untrue of autistic people, but completely true of sociopaths.
Whatever the truth turns out to be, journalists should stop reporting that Elliot Rodger was autistic, unless and until someone presents evidence that he was actually diagnosed with it."