It’ll be studied for years. When 22-year-old Isla Vista shooter Elliot Rodgers mailed his 140 page manifesto detailing his life and his evolution to deciding to kill woman for rejecting him and guys for getting the women, he clearly felt it would live as a testament to himself since killing himself in the end was a longstanding part of his plan. Instead, it’ll be studied for years by psychiatrists and police as one of the most detailed looks yet at the mind of a troubled individual who was ready to butcher countless people including family members and show no mercy.
He planned to first kill his housemates, which is what he did with the (unfulfilled) goal of turning his place into a private torture chamber: “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. The first people I would have to kill are my two housemates, to secure the entire apartment for myself as my personal torture and killing chamber. After that, I will start luring people into my apartment, knock them out with a hammer, and slit their throats. I will torture some of the good looking people before I kill them, assuming that the good looking ones had the best sex lives.”
The most terrifying day in the months he hatched his plans is when his parents sent the police over to check with him due to suicidal and aggressive sounding like materials he placed on the internet. He was terrified the police would search his room and find his writings and ammunition but he placated them and they left. “he biggest fear I had ever felt in my life overcame me. I had the striking and devastating fear that someone had somehow discovered what I was planning to do, and reported me for it. If that was the case, the police would have searched my room, found all of my guns and weapons, along with my writings about what I plan to do with them. I would have been thrown in jail, denied of the chance to exact revenge on my enemies. I can’t imagine a hell darker than that. Thankfully, that wasn’t the case, but it was so close.”
He had planned to kill his younger brother because he had better luck with him with women and also his step mother. He feared his father might be there and he could hesitate.
Right after he turned 22 he got into an argument and fight when he tried to push some women off a 10 foot ledge because they didn’t seem to be interested in him romantically, some young men pushed him off, and then he went back to try and get some expensive sunglasses back and was beat up. He was furious that not one person or woman seemed to feel sympathy for him or help him. His injuries delayed his murder plans.
His own death was long planned by gunshot but he’d also take some drugs to ensure he died no matter what. He had no intention of ever standing trial.
NOT MENTIONED IN MOST ACCOUNTS: He was fixated on becoming rich really quick using positive affirmations with The Law of Attraction and was enraged and felt like a loser when he didn’t win the lottery. When he’d get a lottery ticket and not win, it was a major blow to him that others won the big bucks he wanted. Passages on him playing the lottery and expecting to win and being devasted when he didn’t are almost as jarring and indicative of a troubled mind as the blood-chilling detailing of his thoughts on how to murder young people.
He was a racist: “How could an inferior, ugly black boy be able to get a white girl and not me? I am beautiful, and I am half white myself. I am descended from British aristocracy. He is descended from slaves. I deserve it more. I tried not to believe his foul words, but they were already said, and it was hard to erase from my mind. If this is actually true, if this ugly black filth was able to have sex with a blonde white girl at the age of thirteen while I’ve had to suffer virginity all my life, then this just proves how ridiculous the female gender is. They would give themselves to this filthy scum, but they reject ME? The injustice!”
An attitude of entitlement permeates his writing, as it does the many videos of his now on You Tube. He took down his You Tubes when the police came, but put a batch up days before the murders.
For more details, and to draw your own conclusions, go to the original link and read the manifesto for yourself.
[NOTE: The earlier version of this posted was an unedited one and not the version actually posted due to a glitch. Typos have been fixed. We regret the errors.]