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An Alpha Dad’s Letter To All The “Elliot Rodgers” Out There
Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2014 | Doug Giles

Posted on 06/01/2014 5:03:58 AM PDT by Kaslin

In the event that there are more Elliot Rodgers out there that are ready to snap because girls way out of your league won’t respond to your creepy advances; and yet, you’re not completely sold on the murder/suicide option: herewith are eight surefire points to move you back to SaneTown, attract a girl worth loving and officially assimilate out of Wussville and into the rarified air of a combobulated man.

1. Drop the “poor you” crap, especially, if you live in the lap of luxury. Chicks don’t want some puss-n-boots who whines about going over molehills in the Garden of Eden. Play the man if you truly wish to draw the attention of a girl who’s worth her salt. And definitely don’t do videos where you bray to the masses that you’re an unhinged, pitiful ass.

2. Get a vision. Visionaries who want to slay a dragon, save a nation and right a wrong are attractive. Solipsistic me-monkeys are repugnant to people of note. God didn’t call you to be a navel gazer. Go out into the desert and get aligned with your eternal purpose and if for some reason your antenna isn’t picking up on God’s higher calling for you, there’s plenty of things currently bigger than your dipstick life to get involved with that’ll help God and country. Get lost in them and, even if you look like Napoleon Dynamite, your passion will make you a chick magnet.

3. If you really want a girlfriend, then don’t go to Katy Perry concerts unless you’re gay; and if you are gay, then quit bitching about girls not liking you.

4. Sell your Beemer and give the proceeds to a wounded vet that’s currently getting no care from the VA of Obamaland. Be self-sacrificial. It’s the Jesus way. And who knows … maybe your altruistic spirit of giving will land you on TV and boom … instant chicks!

5. Instead of pining like a charter member of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely-Hearts Club Band, use that time to read books and start with the Classics. Girls like leaders and leaders are readers.

6. Spend time with God. Get your identity from Him not culture and certainly not from a chick that roams the Hollywood hills.

7. Embrace rejection and pain. That stuff Elliot squealed about on his video screeds is par for the course for awkward, male teens and twenty-somethings. I was constantly rejected until I pulled my head out of my backside … last year. Rejection and pain is the way of life, hombre. That’s why God created beer.

8. Don’t wish you were someone else. I wasted a lot of time during my early years always wanting to be someone else, and thank God those wishes didn’t come true. With the advent of Facebook I’ve seen how some of those clowns that I looked up to/wanted to be back in high school turned out. Holy crikey, they’re train wrecks. Also, a lot of the girls that I thought I couldn’t live without back in the day morphed into sea-cows. Thank God my prayers weren’t answered back then, eh?

Look, getting rebuffed by hot chicks is the standard for young dorks. It’s the way of the jungle, hoss. Get used to it and get busy bettering yourself and the planet and do us all a favor and shut the heck up.

Finally, please understand that a good dad trains his daughters to avoid lunks like Elliot. We do not teach our daughters to be rude, but we do teach our girls to cudgel off narcissistic crotch rockets and let them know, in no uncertain way, that they aren’t interested in your shallow life if you’re insistent on being a toad.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: dating; massshooting; men

1 posted on 06/01/2014 5:03:58 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

This is excellent advice. My wife told me that what first attracted her to me was my Confidence.


2 posted on 06/01/2014 5:09:45 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: Kaslin

Able amusing, the poster missed the point: this kid was crazy. There is no understanding crazy. Why are we applying sane reasoning to crazy?

This kid should have been locked up. But everyone is “special” these days. Bring back the nut houses.


3 posted on 06/01/2014 5:10:29 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Able= While.


4 posted on 06/01/2014 5:11:20 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Well, exactly. The writer completely missed the point. Ann Coulter’s column yesterday was better.

My advice is for parents of creepy, sick kids: keep them locked up in the attic.


5 posted on 06/01/2014 5:13:20 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Uhhh, attracted me to her.. It definitely wasn’t my language skills.


6 posted on 06/01/2014 5:16:04 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: Kaslin

Great advice, but the unfortunate reality of that kid was that no amount of attention from the babes was going to fix him.


7 posted on 06/01/2014 5:18:39 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Vermont Lt

No, the author hit the nail on the head. He’s speaking to the sane.

“In the event that there are more Elliot Rodgers out there that are ready to snap because girls way out of your league won’t respond to your creepy advances; and yet, you’re not completely sold on the murder/suicide option:”


8 posted on 06/01/2014 5:19:11 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Kaslin

Good advice. I like it.

As a chick, I agree. As a mother raising a Little Man, I agree.


9 posted on 06/01/2014 5:24:28 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Yes, but Elliot was crazy.

I once had a bought with depression. People would give advice like, “buck up, it’s going to get better.” They did not understand it was not a matter of not wanting to get better. It was an issue in my head.

This kid was not just sad and angry. He was f@&ked up. None of the advice this guy wrote could fix it.

Crazy is crazy. Do not try to make sense of it. And don’t try to take my guns away because of it. THATS what we need to protect ourselves from.


10 posted on 06/01/2014 5:33:11 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Vermont Lt

He wasn’t speaking to the crazy ones. He was speaking to the ones who can be reached.


11 posted on 06/01/2014 5:37:11 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Vermont Lt

A lot of depression is consequences of selfishness run amok.


12 posted on 06/01/2014 6:09:59 AM PDT by JimSp
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To: JimSp; Vermont Lt

And by the same token, a lot of people confuse being down in the dumps over something and clinical depression.

They are not remotely similar.


13 posted on 06/01/2014 6:22:00 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Kaslin

Won’t do much good for a schizophrenic like Elliot Rogers, believe me I tried. My neighbors kid was schizophrenic and no matter what you say or do you can’t bring them out of their own world. If I told you right now you weren’t looking at a computer screen but at a brick wall you would never believe me. Same with them, they have no idea they are being delusional, they will never believe it. When Elliot Rogers said he was God and couples were openly mocking him, that was completely real and logical to him. What needs to happen and should have happened with people like Elliot Rogers, James Holmes, Seung-Hui Cho - and schizophrenics today who could pose a possible risk to the public, is they need to be monitored. I’m not talking about 24/7 surveillance, but a process that would ensure they take their medication. One possible solution is having someone else administer it, and if they refuse to take it, then they must report it and have them committed. This kid Elliot Rogers refused to take his medication, so why was he allowed to run amok completely delusional? Why didn’t the cops do anything when his parents called them? Why was someone like jared Lee Loughner running around completely out of his mind having full blown psychotic episodes in class when he should have been hospitalized? You ever see the video he made of him walking around school? This is a guy who was in the midst of a full blown psychotic episode, nothing he says makes any sense and people close to him KNEW this!! Yet nothing was done about him! And it’s all the fault of the NRA when they kill people.


14 posted on 06/01/2014 6:29:13 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: JimSp

“A lot of depression is consequences of selfishness run amok.”

You really should read a few medical journals.


15 posted on 06/01/2014 6:30:50 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: miss marmelstein

“My advice is for parents of creepy, sick kids: keep them locked up in the attic.”

Have you read about his parents? These people are sick narcissistic psychopaths and didn’t raise him properly.


16 posted on 06/01/2014 6:53:10 AM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: dljordan

I’ve read a little bit about them. Not much. I do know they lawyered up pretty quickly which I found disgusting. I still think the monster should have been locked up in an attic - even if it was gold-plated.


17 posted on 06/01/2014 6:55:44 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

IMO, this kid should have been committed years ago & NEVER allowed to be on ANY college campus or out in the public scene.

He has a decade or longer history of mental issues, and it was beyond stupid for anyone who was treating him or any member of his family to think that he could be trusted to take his meds.

Fantasy-—all around.


18 posted on 06/01/2014 7:34:59 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: dljordan

That’s only part of it. Nobody is asking about the objects of his ‘therapy’...the so-called mental health professionals his parents subjected him to since the age of 8 (if that’s accurate).

MDs are held to the fire for causing deaths of their patients. It seems nobody ever asks if psychological care can ever be negligent. Google ‘psychologist convicted’ and you get nothing but effed up docs doing stupid things. I can’t recall ever reading of a psychologist getting taken to task for their lousy care. This kid was so messed up he quoted his therapist in his rantings...


19 posted on 06/01/2014 7:45:22 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: dmz

Yes. I was not down in the dumps. I cringe when I hear someone say, “Oh, I was so depressed.”

If you are up and walking around, you are not “depressed.”

Curled up in a ball for days....that’s depressed.


20 posted on 06/01/2014 7:47:48 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: JimSp

Well, it is easy to judge over the Internet. But a wise person would keep their idiotic comments (like yours) to yourself.


21 posted on 06/01/2014 7:48:59 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I guess. I have to wonder how self absorbed the parents are not to see their kids are messed up.

Case in point: my daughter and a neighbor’s son were both diagnosed with a learning disability that affected memorization and reading. Because of my prior mental health issues, I was accepting of the diagnosis. We hired a specialist to give a second opinion. We worked with the schools to help our daughter.

My neighbor was one of those “buck up and try harder” guys. His son was special and could not possibly have any problems. He got no help.

My daughter just graduated from college and has started her physician’s assistants program. His son lies around the house, drunk, and unable to get anything but a minimum wage job—because he never learned the skills to adapt.

My point is that when people who know, tell you your kid is messed up it is wise to at least listen and get another opinion.


22 posted on 06/01/2014 7:55:36 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Well certainly. That’s a given.


23 posted on 06/01/2014 8:01:43 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Kaslin

Sell the beemer, invest it then join the military for four years...preferably in an position where you were likely to see combat.


24 posted on 06/01/2014 8:16:51 AM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: logi_cal869

“Nobody is asking about the objects of his ‘therapy’..”

The first thing I thought is ‘what medication is he on’? It’s always Zoloft or Paxil or whatever but they never honk on that like they do the gun connection.


25 posted on 06/01/2014 8:38:15 AM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

Medical journals?

The same medical journals that consider homosexuality to be perfectly normal?


26 posted on 06/01/2014 11:39:22 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Kaslin

This advice might work for someone who is sane, but wallowing in self-pity.

That was not Elliot Rodger.

Elliot Rodger was never, in fact, rebuffed by girls. He hated and feared girls. He avoided contact with them. Since he never made an advance on a girl, he never had the chance to be rebuffed. He had a very deep seated psychosis, which he was most likely born with. I skimmed through his manifesto; the sickness that was rooted in his brain permeated every word he wrote.


27 posted on 06/01/2014 5:39:57 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: dmz

What causes clinical depression? Many times there is a high level of selfishness involved. A victim mentality is based on selfishness. Refusing to take responsibility for one’s choices is selfishness.


28 posted on 06/01/2014 11:03:29 PM PDT by JimSp
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

I have. But thank you very much anyways.


29 posted on 06/01/2014 11:04:14 PM PDT by JimSp
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To: DuncanWaring

Good reply.


30 posted on 06/01/2014 11:04:33 PM PDT by JimSp
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To: Vermont Lt

It looks like I was accusing you of being selfish. I certainly did not mean to do that and I apologize. I have never met you, nor have I interacted with you so I could not make that statement about you. But in my hurry I threw out a statement that in retrospect, looks like I did just that. Again, I am sorry.


31 posted on 06/01/2014 11:07:36 PM PDT by JimSp
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To: Vermont Lt

The writer was addressing OTHERS who, like Rodgers, are being snubbed by girls. There are plenty of dorky young guys out there who might be awkward but not crazy, and who could benefit from some of this advice which, in a nutshell, is ‘get over yourself.’


32 posted on 06/01/2014 11:18:05 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Vermont Lt

>> Yes, but Elliot was crazy.

Yes, mentally ill — what the Left intentionally neglects in order to disturb traditional American values.


33 posted on 06/01/2014 11:26:32 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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