May 26, 2014

American Thinker: The Twisted World of Elliot Rodger

"But...But...But... Divorce is supposed to make everyone happy! Divorce is supposed to allow everyone to move on and lead the lives they were meant to lead! Divorce is supposed to cleanse the mistakes in the first marriage so the second marriage can be all good and holy! Divorce is supposed to be good!!?? Divorce is supposed to be your friend!!?? We are supposed to embrace divorce???!!??"

The above is the ideal that has been imposed on us since 1969, starting in California and ending with New York in 2010, the last of the no-fault divorce state holdouts. The true reality, however, is that which Jack Cashill writes of below, and one that gets re-written each time one of these tragedies occur and the one common denominator they all share gets repeated once again upon deaf ears: D.I.V.O.R.C.E.

When will we learn??? [and no...gun control and social programs are NOT the answer!]

Let us pray for the victims of this tragedy and their families...

[Highlights below mine]

The 'Twisted World' of Elliot Rodger

Were I to update my 2007 book, What’s the Matter with California, I would dedicate a chapter to Elliot Rodger, the sexually jealous young man who stabbed, shot, and ran over a score of victims, seven of them fatally, in his hate-filled Santa Barbara rampage.
Unlike many recent mass killers -- Adam Lanza (Sandy Hook), Jared Lee Loughner (Tucson), and James Holmes (Aurora) -- Rodger was sane enough to tell the world what ailed him, and this he did in a lucid, well written, 140-page memoir/ manifesto titled “My Twisted World.” better title might have been “Our Twisted World.”
Although talk of “white privilege” runs wild through Twitterdom, Rodger’s mother was an ethnic Chinese from Malaysia. His father Peter Rodger was an aspiring British film director who uprooted Elliot from his native England when the boy was five and moved the family to Southern California.
This move was disruptive enough, but the real disruption occurred two years later. Like so many Californians, Rodger’s mother and father divorced. Not surprisingly, it was California that initiated the nation’s first and most progressive no-fault divorce law. The state did so in September 1969, just weeks after the Manson murders.
Those murders should have caused state officials to think twice. The common thread among the otherwise attractive, well-educated “Manson girls” was that they came from broken homes. Once their own families fell apart, they proceeded to look for love in all the wrong places.
So too would Elliot Rodger. “I was absolutely shocked, outraged, and above all, overwhelmed,” wrote Rodger of his parents’ divorce. “This was a huge life-changing event.” Rodgers does not blame his parents or their divorce for his subsequent failures, but he could have.

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