In reading an array of web personae flailing about the manifested web celebrity Elliott Rodger, I have been reminded about the corruptions of biological determinism and social determinism.
The UberAndroSlick Victimization crowd and the Womyn’s Victimization crowd both hunker down in their trenches over the fake issue of who is most to blame for manipulating Mr. Rodger into killing people. Well, I think he is most to blame, and the best way to prevent it from happening again would be to stop making excuses for people with psychopathic tendencies. That goes for lonely weirdos and social hierarchy cops and top-level predators.
There’s always a rationale for some vicious criminal who needs one, and these people are ready to provide the best rationale they can. Women are allowed to be psychopaths because of the patriarchy or high heels. Blacks are allowed to be psychopaths because of slavery or Jim Crow. Men are allowed to be psychopaths because of feminazis or abusive girlfriends. Muslims are allowed to be psychopaths because of Crusaders or MTV. Christians are allowed to be psychopaths because of Darwin or Roe. Southern Whites are allowed to be psychopaths because of Lincoln or wetbacks. Atheists are allowed to be psychopaths because of Galileo or Catholic priests. Gays are allowed to be psychopaths because of Matthew Shepard or Exodus International.
But those are just the social determinists. Biological determinists go farther and faster because they have to skip past any notion of proximate causality. There’s a bulbous, gaseous mass of superstition that envelopes them and carries them off into the realm of imaginary justifications for their personal quirks of immorality and brutality. Yes, I’m referring to the “human biodiversity” hierarchy engineers, the gay gene evolutionists, the females who are just like men but better, the monkey-brain humanists, and every other variety of hopelessly inept self-justifying biofetish wankers. Nothing says “sciencey factuality” like a meaningless stochastic generalization that proves a universal cosmic law justifying your personal puddle of slime.
If only Rodger had found the right mentor, he could have had it all. Stanley Ipkiss could have done wonders for that guy. He would have been a hero to both PUA creepers and Strong Independent Sex Slaves of Sociopaths. He would have justified Gamification as the final link in the chain granting legitimacy to every wannabe Patriarch with designer sunglasses and a hoard of legally obtained automatic phalluses.