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The Monsters Were Making
Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | Derek Hunter

Posted on 05/29/2014 4:54:07 AM PDT by Kaslin

In the wake of the killing spree of Elliot Rodger, progressives are up to their old tricks. Exhibiting the “never let a good crisis go to waste” mentality for which they are known, they seek to advance their agenda on the graves of victims of a sick, evil individual. “It’s the gun’s fault!” “It’s society’s fault because society is misogynistic!” Lather, rinse, repeat. It’s the same tired song blasting from the iPods of progressives who see events of this sort not as tragedies, but as opportunities – ones they wait for with bated breath.

If I were a cynical person I might reply with a bit of dissection when it comes to their arguments, and an alternate theory that takes the accusatory finger at which they love to point toward conservatives and find it a mirror. It would go something like this…

Jessica Valenti of the Guardian wants to head the idea of individual responsability off at the pass, writing “According to his family, Rodger was seeking psychiatric treatment. But to dismiss this as a case of a lone "madman" would be a mistake.”

Why? Well, she continues, “It not only stigmatizes the mentally ill – who are much more likely to be victims of violence than perpetrators of it – but glosses over the role that misogyny and gun culture play (and just how foreseeable violence like this is) in a sexist society. After all, while it is unclear what role Rodger's reportedly poor mental health played in the alleged crime, the role of misogyny is obvious.”

Obvious, is it?

Yes, the mentally ill are a high percentage of the victims of violence. But when it comes perpetrators of mass killings, they’re pretty much it. Not too many well-adjusted, friendly, functioning people committing them. It’s the equivalent of the kindergarten-level progressive claim that it’s Islamophibic to point out the fact that while very few Muslims are terrorists, most suicide bombers are believers in Islam. (Say that too loudly and Arianna Huffington’s head implodes.) It’s an inconvenient fact to progressives, who would rather spend their time drawing moral equivalence between history’s greatest monsters and the Tea Party, but their dislike of a fact doesn’t make it any less of one.

She continues, “Rodger, like most young American men, was taught that he was entitled to sex and female attention… He believed this so fully that he described women's apathy toward him as an "injustice" and a "crime".

The fact that 4 of his 6 victims were male, and the general insanity of his 107,000 word “manifesto” touched on any number of subjects aside, notice the words she put in quotation marks? Couple them with Rodger’s own words from one his YouTube videos, “College is the time when everyone experiences those things such as sex and fun and pleasure, but in those years I've had to rot in loneliness, it's not fair … I don't know why you girls aren't attracted to me but I will punish you all for it.” (Emphasis added.)

Elliot Rodger saw himself as a victim of “injustice,” of a “crime.” His life, which was one of privilege, was “not fair.” These are his words, his thoughts. Where have we heard them before?

The concept of life being unfair and the need to seek “justice” to fix it is the very heart of progressivism. Nothing is your fault, it’s society’s. You’re just a victim.

We are raising a generation of participation trophy winning, everyone is special believing, all thoughts are valid, there are no wrong answers, high self-esteem having, if it feels good do it, you can’t judge monsters. These monsters have never been told there are lines you do not cross, you don’t always get your way, someone will be better than you even at the things you are great at, and you’re going to have to bust your ass to get what you want, and then only maybe will you.

Many of the generation coming of age now are simply not equipped to deal with failure, be it in not getting a job or a date, or anything in between. They don’t know how to deal with even small failures because they’ve been insulated from reality by the progressive Lake Wobegon-esque “everyone is special” philosophy that has people looking for an explanation of their shortcomings externally.

It creates a large pool of voters for them – people seeking external relief from government for their problems and the problems of others – but it also spawns monsters ill-suited to the realities of adulthood. That some on the edge snap when faced with what used to be routine growing pains, rites of passage, should not come as a surprise.

Progressives aren’t interested in the consequences of their actions, they don’t reflect on results, all that matters is intentions. The “War on Poverty” has made poverty worse, and nearly inescapable, but they meant well. The VA provides “free health care” to veterans, just as long as they don’t have serious health issues, then they die waiting. They are spending more than every before on education because they care, but fewer and fewer children are learning the basics.

Everyone is special, above average, a perfect little snowflake just as capable of anything as everyone else is. Only we’re not. People are individuals with different skills and abilities and, most importantly, motivation. You could be the smartest person in the world, but if your plan for life involves waiting tables until someone comes along, recognizes that fact and offers to pay you a lot of money to simply be brilliant, you’re going to be an old waiter.

Life is as much what you do as it is what happens to you. To think otherwise, to be taught otherwise, is a disservice to humanity. It’s also very progressive.

That’s what I would point out to those looking to advance a political agenda on the graves of the 6 victims of Elliot Rodger. Rodger was, after all, a fan of the progressives politics of MSNBC rejects The Young Turks.

Of course, I would only point any of this out if I were cynical


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1 posted on 05/29/2014 4:54:07 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
It's fascinating watching fifty different commentators each attributing Rodgers's crimes to the writer's personal bugaboo: divorce, Hollywood, psychiatric drugs, pornography, etc. Nearly every writer simply asserts that all the others' opinions are silly, while his is obviously the correct analysis.
2 posted on 05/29/2014 5:04:30 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I had some wild friends ... we did some crazy things.)
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To: Kaslin

Well done kaslin. Nothing to add from here...


3 posted on 05/29/2014 5:11:49 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: Kaslin

....Or the demonic possesed monsters walking among us.


4 posted on 05/29/2014 5:11:55 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Kaslin

Posting number 4 speaks the best and confirms your article.


5 posted on 05/29/2014 5:12:49 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Kaslin

Nice post, but you should have proofread...


6 posted on 05/29/2014 5:13:34 AM PDT by dinodino
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To: Kaslin

And when she says “sexist society” and “misogyny”,

she really means “I desire the role of the Man” (Genesis 3).


7 posted on 05/29/2014 5:16:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Biggirl

You mean the author’s article, don’t you?


8 posted on 05/29/2014 5:22:39 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: dinodino

Proofread what? I can’t change what the author wrote


9 posted on 05/29/2014 5:24:23 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

The real question to ask is, “ Why are we raising children that want to kill us and to kill other children?” No one addresses this problem.


10 posted on 05/29/2014 5:46:18 AM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: Kaslin

he was gay and didnt know it,,,


11 posted on 05/29/2014 6:05:47 AM PDT by uddaudd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Kaslin

Why, the progfascists are taking the deaths of 6 people and are politicizing them for their own sick agenda!

Ok pubbies: there is your line of response...same one they used against you on Benghazi and countless other events...

Feel free to steal it.


12 posted on 05/29/2014 6:37:32 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Kaslin

She continues, “Rodger, like most young American men, was taught that he was entitled to sex and female attention… He believed this so fully that he described women’s apathy toward him as an “injustice” and a “crime”.

No he was taught no such thing. He was only 22: you feminazis had full control of the schools so he was taught that his desires were secondary and unimportant to the goals aspirations and empowerment of WOMEN.

STFU and fix me a sandwich.


13 posted on 05/29/2014 6:40:25 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Kaslin

I think it’s time people wake up to a harsh reality of life.

The dems “never let a good crisis go to waste” has been replaced with “create a crisis you can take advantage of”.

The VT shooting in 2007 derailed Hillary’s dirty tricks campaign in her run for president by diverting the publics attention from the news stories being orchestrated for the campaign.

Since the VT shooting, mass shootings/killings have been successfully used by the left as a means of diverting the publics attention from something else.

Are the dems just really lucky and it’s just a coincidence that “never let a good crisis go to waste” moments pops up just at the right time, or is there more to it maybe a “create a crisis you can take advantage of”?

At some point it stops being “just a coincidence”.


14 posted on 05/29/2014 6:50:55 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Adder
"“Rodger, like most young American men, was taught that he was entitled to sex and female attention… He believed this so fully that he described women’s apathy toward him as an “injustice” and a “crime”."

He would have been born around 1992, and started First Grade around 1998. In an era where boys could be charged with sexual assault for kissing a girl in grade school, how does that teach him that he can abuse females? Please, liberals, tell which school "taught" him these things. Oh, cat got your tongue? Ok then, did he learn these things at home? Still tongue tied? Perhaps he was taught these things by the movies he watched?

15 posted on 05/29/2014 7:23:37 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Kaslin

Yes, good article overall.


16 posted on 05/29/2014 8:26:50 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Meh, unless his head was spinning 360 degrees and he was projectile vomiting pea soup during his rampage, I wouldn’t jump to the conclusion that any demons were involved. There is plenty of evil in mere human hearts to account for this kind of tragedy.


17 posted on 05/29/2014 8:32:28 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

....And I stand by my positon.


18 posted on 05/29/2014 8:35:49 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Boogieman

It does not have to be what you descrbe, but it cannot be denied at all that there is evil in the world and it is NOT from God.


19 posted on 05/29/2014 8:37:43 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

Sure, but just because it isn’t from God doesn’t mean it comes from Satan. We have free will, and we freely choose evil often enough. So, Occam’s razor dictates that if there is no supernatural phenomenon that would indicate demons, it’s most likely just good old-fashioned human evil that we are dealing with.


20 posted on 05/29/2014 9:54:12 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

I look at things from a faith perspective though.

And yes I do believe in free will.


21 posted on 05/29/2014 9:56:53 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

“I look at things from a faith perspective though.”

So do I. I just don’t think there has to be a demon lurking under every rock, as man’s evil is more than enough to account for most of what we see every day.

I mean read the Bible, and count how many times Jesus or the apostles cast out demons, versus how many times they told people to stop sinning. One phenomenon is much more common than the other.


22 posted on 05/29/2014 12:40:28 PM PDT by Boogieman
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