According to the hate-tracking Southern Poverty Law Center, alleged Santa Barbara shooter Elliott Rodger had a history of posting misogynist and racist comments on anti-woman website PuaHate.com.
The family of Elliott Rodger told authorities that they believe that it was their son who went on a rampage that left six dead and eleven injured in the Santa Barbara community of Isla Vista.
(UPDATE): According to KCOY, three more more bodies were seen being removed from Rodger’s apartment by Santa Barbara forensics experts this afternoon.
PuaHate, ostensibly a website dedicated to criticizing pickup artists (PUA) and seduction experts who take money from men for tips on dating and getting sex, is known for its commenter’s misogynist remarks and objectification of women.
According to the SPLC, Rodger posted comments in January, beginning with “Saw a black guy sitting with 4 white girls,” causing him to admit his frustration over white women socializing with minority men:
Today I drove through the area near my college and saw some things that were extremely rage-inducing.
I passed by this restaurant and I saw this black guy chilling with 4 hot white girls. He didn’t even look good.
Then later on in the day I was shopping at Trader Joe’s and saw an Indian guy with 2 above average White Girls!!!
What rage-inducing sights did you guys see today? Don’t you just hate seeing these things when you go out? It just makes you want to quit life.
After being called out on the website for the racism in his comments, Rodger responded, “Here we are suffering on PuaHate when these lesser, undeserving men that I saw today are walking around with hot girls. It doesn’t make sense.”
Rodger also wrote that Asian men could never date white women, leading a commenter of Asian descent to post a picture of himself with a white woman.
Rodger dismissed the photos as fake, writing: “Full Asian men are disgustingly ugly and white girls would never go for you. You’re just butthurt that you were born as an asian piece of shit, so you lash out by linking these fake pictures. You even admit that you wish you were half white. You’ll never be half-white and you’ll never fulfill your dream of marrying a white woman. I suggest you jump off a bridge.”
Rodger had previously noted, “My father is of British descent, and my mother is of Asian descent, so that makes me a Eurasian.”
The SPLC also pointed out that Rodgers considered himself a part of a group calling themselves ‘incels’ — involuntary celibates — and spoke of a ‘incel revolution,’ writing “One day incels will realize their true strength and numbers, and will overthrow this oppressive feminist system. Start envisioning a world where WOMEN FEAR YOU.”
In a video, posted to YouTube before he went on his shooting spree, Rodger said of women, “If I can’t have you girls, I will destroy you,” and warned of a “day of retribution.”
“On the day of retribution, I am going to enter the hottest sorority house of UCSB [University of California, Santa Barbara], and I will slaughter every single spoiled, stuck-up, blonde slut I see inside of there,” he said. ” All of those girls that I’ve desired so much. They would have all rejected me and looked down upon me as an inferior man if I ever made a sexual advance towards them. While they throw themselves at these obnoxious brutes. I’ll take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you. You will finally see that I am in truth the superior one. The true Alpha Male.”
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