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Just heard the family lawyer refer to this nutcase as "the child". He was 22.
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Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Just heard the family lawyer refer to this nutcase as "the child". He was 22.

22 is young. I refer to people that age is "kid" all the time and am only 26. 


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Good muthafuccin riddance!
 
 
1 fucctard down, 154,869,437,963 to go....
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Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Just heard the family lawyer refer to this nutcase as "the child". He was 22.
.......and Trayvon was a 17 year old young man.
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Originally posted by bindy bindy wrote:

Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Just heard the family lawyer refer to this nutcase as "the child". He was 22.
.......and Trayvon was a 17 year old young man.
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http://www.salon.com/2014/05/27/white_guy_killer_syndrome_elliot_rodgers_deadly_privileged_rage/

White guy killer syndrome: Elliot Rodger’s deadly, privileged rage

Can I go ahead and scream yet? It's time for America to admit what it's long resisted: white male privilege kills

BRITTNEY COOPER

TOPICS: ELLIOT RODGERGUNSGUN VIOLENCEWHITE PEOPLESEXISMMISOGYNYMENWOMENRACE,RACISMGENDERWHITE MENEDITOR'S PICKSWHITE PRIVILEGEYOUTUBENEWSPOLITICS NEWS

White guy killer syndrome: Elliot Rodgers deadly, privileged rageElliot Rodger (Credit: YouTube)

Welp. Another young white guy has decided that his disillusionment with his life should become somebody else’s problem. On Saturday, 22 year old Elliot Rodger went on a killing spree on the campus on UC Santa Barbara murdering his three roommates, shooting women outside a sorority house, and hitting people with his car as he attempted to get away from police.

How many times must troubled young white men engage in these terroristic acts that make public space unsafe for everyone before we admit that white male privilege kills? While Mark Cuban is busy crossing the street at any sign of a black male in a hoodie, or clutching his wallet a bit tighter at the sign of a tatted up white guy, he may find a bullet whizzing by his head from a young, clean-cut white man, child of a Hollywood film director, upset that he does not have a certain level of clout and status with the ladies.

The idea that it is young Black men or working-class white men (which is partially what I think Cuban’s invocation of tattoos attempts to encode) who make public space dangerous is belied by the fact that the problems of urban violence, which disproportionately involve young men of color, largely happen on residential terrain. Black men are not rolling onto college campuses and into movie theaters on a regular basis to shoot large amounts of people. Usually, the young men who do that are white, male, heterosexual, and middle-class.

And make no mistake: from my standpoint as an arm chair therapist — having read transcripts of Rodger’s videos —  his anger is about his failure to be able to access all the markers of white male heterosexual middle class privilege. He goes on and on about his status as a virgin, his inability to find a date since middle school, his anger and resentment about being rejected by blonde, sorority women. In fact, he claims he will “slaughter every single spoiled, stuck-up, blond slut I see.” As Jessica Valenti so thoroughly demonstrates: “misogyny kills.” I am struck by the extent to which Rodger believed he was entitled to have what he deemed the prettiest girls, he was entitled to women’s bodies, and when society denied him these “entitlements” he thought it should become the public’s problem. He thought that his happiness was worth the slaughter of multiple people.



This sense of heterosexual white male entitlement to a world that grants all one’s wishes, and this destructive murderous anger that attends the ostensible denial of these wishes, is at the emotional core of white supremacy. Elliot Rodger was a late bloomer, which while socially inconvenient and embarrassing, is neither uncommon nor a problem. But because we don’t have a fundamentally honest societal conversation happening about white male privilege, rooted as it is in sexism and racism, we can’t even observe one of the most basic truths here: what Rodger’s perceived as a denial was at the very worst a delay. Our society is fundamentally premised on making sure that straight, middle-class (upper class in Rodger’s case) white men have access to power, money, and women.

And while we have no problem from President Obama, down to Paul Ryan, down to the preacher in the pulpit talking about pathological Black masculinity, we seem wholly uninterested in talking about pathological white masculinity, which continues to assert itself in the most dangerous and deadly of ways.

In this regard, the rage at the core of Rodger’s horrific acts is not unlike the kind of middle class, heterosexual, white male rage that drives much of social policy in this country. In the era of Barack Obama, we have endured a mass temper tantrum from white men that includes a mind-boggling war on women, with an unprecedented rollback of the gains of the women’s rights movement, and an attempt to decimate whole communities of color, which are disproportionately poor, through school privatization, mass incarceration (which began long before the Obama era) and the gutting of the social safety net.

I’m not calling these guys mass murderers. Of that I want to be clear. But I am saying that we cannot understand Elliot Rodger’s clear mental health issues and view of himself as the supremely forsaken victim here outside a context of racism, white supremacy, and patriarchy. I’m also saying that white male privilege might be considered a mental health issue, because it allows these dudes to move through the world believing that their happiness, pleasure, and well-being, matters more than the death and suffering of others.

This is madness.

But it is neither singular, nor anomalous. Every few years, the American public has to watch in horror as some white kid goes on a rampage, killing everything from babies to old people. Yet, neither the press nor the law will understand such perpetrators as monsters or terrorists. Few will have a conversation about white male pathology and the ways that systems of whiteness and patriarchy continue to produce white men who think like this.

What is even more infuriating about this tragedy is that it could have been prevented. Rodger had been posting strange Youtube videos of himself talking about killing people over the last several weeks, so much so that his family was reportedly disturbed enough to call the police and have them come do a welfare check. But “officers concluded that he was “polite, courteous,” and downplayed any difficulties.

In the manifesto he released he said he was relieved that officers did not push the matter further because they would have found his weapons.

Can I go ahead and scream yet? A black or brown man would have been violently hauled into a jail and locked up at the first sign of such machinations. His property rights would have been thoroughly violated, and no matter how “polite” and “courteous” he might have been with officers, no reports would have reflected such language.

These coded terms mean that these officers were incapable of seeing this clearly troubled young white man as a threat. How many mass killings must it take to recognize that white male entitlement is potentially deadly? How many Youtube videos must one post outlining an attempt to do harm before it is taken seriously?

As yet another community attempts to make sense of this tragedy, to put itself back together again after this needless, senseless path of destruction that Elliot Rodger has wrought, I’m reminded of something my dad says: “these are funerals we didn’t have to have.” But as long as America refuses to deal with its white male privilege problem we will continue to have them.

Brittney Cooper

Brittney Cooper is a contributing writer at Salon, and teaches Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers. Follow her on Twitter at@professorcrunk.

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I think white people don't address this because they are fascinated with serial killers and mass murderers.  There are enough movies made about them..
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Why can't weird people like other weird people?  I mean you know what level you're on.  Why get mad at women for not wanting your quirky homeschooled ass?  Find someone like you for goodness sake.

I remember one incident very clearly when I was about 19 this guy sent his friend over to I guess pave the way for him.  Then he came up.  I felt really cornered and scared like WTF is happening?  They were literally explaining why I should give dude a chance saying, "He's a good man."  Just because you think you're great doesn't mean we have to want you.  And we're not bad people because of it either.

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White people will never admit to being terrorists or welfare queens. True story.
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White folks are spoiled into believing that they can't not represent anything negative... ever.

Whiteness is suppose to be off limits in regards to generalizations and stereotypes
It's suppose to represent rainbows, magic, superiority and godliness
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