May 24, 2014

"For the last eight years of my life, ever since I hit puberty, I’ve been forced to endure an existence of loneliness, rejection and unfulfilled desires, all because girls have never been attracted to me."

"In those years I’ve had to rot in loneliness. It’s not fair. You girls have never been attracted to me. I don’t know why you girls have never been attracted to me, but I will punish you for it."

MORE: The L.A. Times has more material from the murderer's transcript. 

57 comments:

Beaumont said...

"Mental Disorders Shorten Life"

Capt. Schmoe said...

I watched the video in it's entirety before youtube pulled it off.

Yet another disenfranchised kid who thinks his only route to empowerment is through the barrel of a weapon.

I found his smugness and B.S. laughter extremely arrogant and his attitude typical of someone who thinks the world owes him everything, including sexual gratification.

What a tool.

Of course, now we will have to listen to the talking heads wonder how this could have been prevented and what caused him to go off.

The fact is that you can't fix some things, stop giving his incredibly selfish act legitimacy by making him out to be some sort of victim.

The world is a better place without this steaming pile of excrement, too bad he took out the others with him.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I've been following this all morning. It's close enough to my home turf that I am familiar with most of the dynamics involved.

I'm sure many of us knew guys like this in school. I did, an LA princeling. He didn't turn violent, but did get deeply into Machiavelli and similar and tried to use the psychological tactics against the objects of his obsession. His attempts fell flat as most kids are normal and naturally are immune to that of manipulation when they are young.

There is just no way to explain to them how their oddly arrogant personality and values are not going to go over with blonde sorority girls, nor to convince them to accept someone who is a better match.

His dad was from the UK and his mom Asian. Growing up, he apparently traveled with them all over the world. Maybe he may have done better in a different culture.

Unfulfilled sex drive is no joke - it is a tortuous thing.

No answers.

SteveR said...

We can't handle disturbed people.

EDH said...

Dude really wanted to get laid in a bad way.

Why would any girl find him creepy?

Video

rhhardin said...

Great. Ratings trump lives once again.

There's nothing lower than the MSM.

Anonymous said...

Chicks DO dig jerks, that's true beyond question, but there was much, much more going on in this case. Like good old fashioned mental illness.

Peter

Freder Frederson said...

Chicks DO dig jerks,

Which means you must be a regular chick magnet.

What struck me is this guy is just an extreme version of Glenn Reynolds.

PB Reader said...

"disengranchised" kid with a fairly new black shiny BMW. Kind of sounds like the kid's father was too busy making movies to talk with him about the facts of life.

Wilbur said...

Wow.

I got the strong impression watching the video - just two minutes was enough - that he was an actor, and not a particularly good actor, reading lines.

It just seemed far too creepy to ever be real.

I could see how he could easily hoodwink someone sent out to interview him, with the resultant labeling of him as not dangerous.

CWJ said...

Freder @ 5:30,

"extreme version of Glenn Reynolds"

Really? Six dead kids and this is what you comment? Same to you Jerk!

Illuninati said...

This young man's torment should remind us that the tools the left use to explain human society are woefully inadequate. There is much more to a successful life than wealth, male sex, and race (white privilege). Many middle class white boys suffer from shyness, and bullying, and leaning disorders. Yet the left hates these young men because of phantom white privilege.

It is hard to imagine a group of people more cruel that lefties who hold seminars in which they train teachers how to instill guilt in young White children that they are racists who are unfairly graced with white privilege. This behavior by the left is nothing but child abuse under the pretense of fairness and equality.

rhhardin said...

It's entertainment. That's why it's reported.

The MSM sells eyeballs to advertisers.

David said...

His behavior probably won't help with the ladies.

CatherineM said...

They need to stop naming, printing manifestos and showing pics of these animals. If these narcissistic aholes didn't think it would make them famous, but ignored (report the crime not the criminal), I can all but guarantee these kinds of mass shootings would stop.

DocPenn said...

Interesting. Perhaps someone whose self-esteem was boosted as he grew up by hollow words by others rather than real achievements based on thought, analysis, failure, re-analysis, and more effort?

Shootist said...

@DocPenn "Everyone's a winner"?

Michael K said...

"What struck me is this guy is just an extreme version of Glenn Reynolds."

Actually, I would guess he more resembles you. Glenn Reynolds is successful and has a good looking, accomplished wife. You ?

Buford Gooch said...

Freder seems oddly antagonistic. What's up with that?

Tom Billings said...

Freder said:

"What struck me is this guy is just an extreme version of Glenn Reynolds. "

Let's see. Glenn Reynolds, ...smart law professor defending freedoms of action needed in an industrial society peacefully and openly, ...has smart beautiful wife, ...is raising an excellent daughter, ...volunteers for working on the Boards of Directors for groups like the National Space Society, ...hmmmmm!

Are you sure you're thinking about Glenn Reynolds being like your arrogant loser in the video????

Inkling said...

Those depressed by this might want to watch this delightful video:

http://digg.com/video/kid-predicaments

Ah, if only I had his problem....

mishu said...

Unfulfilled sex drive is no joke - it is a tortuous thing.

No answers.


Hookers

Synova said...

"Unfulfilled sex drive is no joke - it is a tortuous thing."

It's called *masturbation*.

And a social expectation of celibacy, so that the kids that can't get any at least can feel morally superior and successful instead of feeling like losers.

But sure, "everyone is doing it, don't be a prude" is emotionally HEALTHIER than "keep it in your pants."

GRW3 said...

Once again a crazy person, known to be crazy, kills a bunch of people. Tell me once again why mental institutions were such a bad idea. It's not the gun, it's the crazy person once again.

traditionalguy said...

Obviously he wore shorts everywhere. So sad.

Either that, or his level of family privilege made no woman attractive to him unless they agreed to worship and obey him because of his evil familiar spirit.

Byron said...

In the old days young men like this went to prostitutes, where they received relief and reassurance.

Not an entirely bad system, all things considered.

Harold said...

Having observed people in Wal-Marts and on city streets, I have long since come to the conclusion that there is a woman for every man, and a man for every woman. (Not sure they should all be allowed to breed, but that's another story.)

If he couldn't get a date to a private Katy Perry concert, he was trying for women beyond his reach. He needed to lower his expectations somewhat. Not every guy can get a Victoria's Secret model.

I suspect also his vision of what reality should be mah have been colored by Hollywood itself. Watching TV and movies you would thing bars and colleges are chock full of women looking for causla flings and one night stands, and that flashing some bling around or driving a fancy car is all you need to get one. Ain't so in real life. Either that, or when I was younger I never found the right bar.

john said...

His other 28 or so Youtube videos were largely clips from Call of Duty. I think there is something to that game with young men. And it's not good.

As opposed to Halo and other first person shooters, you can kill very human-realistic figures, both the enemy and your fellow soldiers. The couple times I played I could not get over that kind of shooting and I quit.

Alex said...

Is Freder off his meds?

Robert Cook said...

"Chicks DO dig jerks, that's true beyond question...."

Some "chicks" do, perhaps, but to make the assertion without the qualifier is to slander all women...and the assertion is NOT "beyond question." Some men like "chicks" who are jerks; does this mean all do?

Maybe the "chicks" who did jerks are jerks themselves: birds of a feather and all that. It should be encouraging that some women choose bad men, as it demonstrates almost any man who wants a woman can find one who will have him. Ah, but what if the women who will have him is not a woman he will have? Is HE now the "animal" who deserves slaughter?

Robohobo said...

"Freder Frederson said...
Chicks DO dig jerks,

Which means you must be a regular chick magnet.

What struck me is this guy is just an extreme version of Glenn Reynolds."


And you are an obnoxious jerk..... kinda like YOU!

Robohobo said...

"Freder Frederson said...
Chicks DO dig jerks,

Which means you must be a regular chick magnet.

What struck me is this guy is just an extreme version of Glenn Reynolds."


And you are an obnoxious jerk..... kinda like YOU!

Jim Foley said...

Pray for the families who lost their precious daughters

Rob McLean said...

The father of Christopher Martinez, one of the men killed in the shootings, emerged to offer a brief and emotionally wrenching denunciation of gun advocates and policies that he said lead to the death of his child.

“This death has left our family lost and broken,” the father, Richard Martinez, said. “Why did Chris die? Chris died because of craven irresponsible politicians and the N.R.A. They talk about gun rights. What about Chris’s right to live. When will this insanity stop?”


Your son is dead and you're talking...politics? Really?

Whiskey said...

Lessee, OJ Simpson, Charles Manson, John Gotti, Whitey Bulger, Drew Peterson, Scott Peterson, and Dhojak Tsarnaev were all celibate. Richard Ramirez the Nightstalker is not married.

What? Not in this universe? Guess chicks not only dig jerks but horrific killers of women. Violent behavior has never been repulsive to women. Needy, clingy, non dominant behavior yes if we go by what we can observe instead of social orthodxy. Last I checked OJ still has groupies.

Anonymous said...

@ David: "His behavior probably won't help with the ladies."

Sadly, had he survived, he'd have a pretty hefty female fan club.

Every other mass murderer does.

--Martel

FullMoon said...

Mentally ill rich kid with bad personality, just that simple.

Edward Lunny said...

Heartfelt sympathies to the families of the victims.
We can take comfort that this jackass was eliminated prior to fouling the gene pool, unlike his parents. His asshole parents whom have already blamed guns for their abysmal parenting and ignoring the mental instabilities of their progeny.
Oh, and " Freder" , jealous much ? Bugger off shit head.

Michael K said...

I would have to say that the Tridelts who refused to go out with him used good sense. Too bad he managed to kill one of them.

The resident creep seems to identify with him. Glenn Reynolds, indeed.

Freeman Hunt said...

Malignant narcissist. This is my guess after skimming his autobiography.

Freeman Hunt said...

"I am like a god, and my purpose is to exact ultimate Retribution on all of the impurities I see in the world."

Kirk Parker said...

Freder,

"What struck me is this guy is just an extreme version of Glenn Reynolds."

DO get back on your meds, ok? I don't want to be reading a news report and see your name come up...

Bill C said...

Unfulfilled sex drive is no joke - it is a tortuous thing.

No answers.


Prostitution?

My first thought after hearing this was George Sodini. The rules of mating have changed over the past 50 years and the men who don't get it are angry.

Gary Rosen said...

"Freder seems oddly antagonistic. What's up with that?"

He's a lib. Never let a crisis, or tragedy, go to waste. Six innocent people get murdered and the first thing to go through his mind is how can I use it.

stlcdr said...

Unfortunately (or fortunately) - and rather coldly - statistics trumps everything. The US has the very best of people, and so the very worst of people.

Civilis said...

There's a class of people you see, often online, that have personality issues and don't realize it. They want attention, and because they tend to be obnoxious and abusive ("don't these idiots realize I'm so much better than they are? Why aren't they paying me the attention I deserve.") they don't get the attention they want. They then tend to get attention by being as obnoxious as possible, by being trolls. Player vs player games, such as Call of Duty, tend to attract trolls because it encourages them to target other players in the game.

In short, the shooter was a narcissist who can't understand the reactions of other people to his personality and responded by attacking the entire group of people he believed responsible for the perceived injustices he received.

How this connects to Glenn Reynolds, I don't know. I'm sure most of the commenters here can think of people that more closely match the description.

Beaumont said...

Thomas Joiner, a psychologist at Florida State University has written a book that proposes an unexpected theory of the Murder-Suicide Phenomenon:

The Perversion of Virtue: Understanding Murder-Suicide by Thomas Joiner

Unknown said...

Freder Frederson said...

"What struck me is this guy is just an extreme version of Glenn Reynolds."

What a little scumbag you are.

Anonymous said...

Crazy Street Corner Guy Off His Meds Says:

The girls in their springtime skirts and their springtime shorts walk past Harvey Keitel and it is as if they don’t even see him, Harvey can be Invisible to the World but his Presence will still be felt, he is in charge of his Demons. We see the boys on the sidewalk with the hungry eyes and lost souls watch these girls and we see these boys burn from the inside, they have the Want but not the Presence. Clever clothes, clever coffees: you can feel the fever dreams come off their skin like steam, their brains are charred black from thoughts of hate and rape and revenge. Harvey says the smart ones kill themselves first.

sinz52 said...

This isn't the first time that a college student's obsession led to tragedy.

Remember Bruce Ivins, the scientist who launched the anthrax-letter attacks in 2001?

His motive wasn't political.

In college, Ivins had become obsessed with a college sorority called Kappa Kappa Gamma. As time went on, he started believing that KKG wasn't just a sorority, but a sinister malevolent secret society.

Even as a scientist, Ivins would sometimes stalk women who had belonged to KKG.

He finally mailed the anthrax letters from a mailbox near KKG's Trenton office. Evidently, Ivins hoped to frame KKG for the anthrax-murders to force the FBI to investigate that organization.

Æthelflæd said...

Robert Cook said...

"Some "chicks" do, perhaps, but to make the assertion without the qualifier is to slander all women...and the assertion is NOT "beyond question." Some men like "chicks" who are jerks; does this mean all do?

Maybe the "chicks" who did jerks are jerks themselves: birds of a feather and all that. It should be encouraging that some women choose bad men, as it demonstrates almost any man who wants a woman can find one who will have him. Ah, but what if the women who will have him is not a woman he will have? Is HE now the "animal" who deserves slaughter?"


I love it when I agree with R. Cook. It means that not everything is so politicized that common ground via common sense can't be found across the political aisle.

Big Mike said...

What scares me is that police officers met with him shortly before he began his rampage and decided that he represented no threat. I think those procedures need to be revisited.

chillblaine said...

"Chris died because of craven irresponsible politicians and the N.R.A." This parent's anger is understandable. Who would even want to imagine burying their college-aged child?

Single women need to come to grips with their support for irresponsible politicians who want to disarm them. The only deterrence to such a heinous act is the possibility that someone will return fire.

wildswan said...

I read a whole lot of the autobiography trying to see why no women would go out with him. He wasn't bad looking, he had money, he had a car - he could have gotten a date, I know this. I get the feeling that he only wanted to ask out the most popular girls just as when he was a kid he wanted to be in the cool kids clique. So if he would only ask the most popular girls then it could happen that he would never go out.

I understand that he never thought about anyone but himself. This is unattractive. So is crying in the corner at every setback. But it's extraordinary that he couldn't get any girl at all because it wouldn't have been clear at first what he was like. And even then there are all kinds of women and a sobbing man would cause some women to want to help him. For some reason he rejected every women who looked his way and went after the unattainable. In short, he was crazy.

wildswan said...

I read a whole lot of the autobiography trying to see why no women would go out with him. He wasn't bad looking, he had money, he had a car - he could have gotten a date, I know this. I get the feeling that he only wanted to ask out the most popular girls just as when he was a kid he wanted to be in the cool kids clique. So if he would only ask the most popular girls then it could happen that he would never go out.

I understand that he never thought about anyone but himself. This is unattractive. So is crying in the corner at every setback. But it's extraordinary that he couldn't get any girl at all because it wouldn't have been clear at first what he was like. And even then there are all kinds of women and a sobbing man would cause some women to want to help him. For some reason he rejected every women who looked his way and went after the unattainable. In short, he was crazy.

Krumhorn said...

My very first thought was Betamax3000's elegant post. Since he obviously planned to commit suicide, wouldn't it have worked out for the best if he had reversed the order of his victims?

BTW, Betamax's brain is delightful....but exhausting....to watch in action.

- Krumhorn

AlanKH said...

"Chicks DO dig jerks"

Well, not all chicks do, but...

Jerks have a comparative advantage over nice-guy nerds in getting chicks - the latter are boring and the former can make themselves look somewhat fun and exciting.

It's not a small number of women. What literary characters are chicks swooning over these days? Edward Cullen of "Twilight" and Christian Grey of "50 Shades of Grey." Is this a sign that there are a whole lot of messed up female minds out there?