Mike Adams — Natural News May 25, 2014
I’m always amused at the things the mainstream media selectively chooses to avoid reporting, and when it comes to Elliott Rodger, there are some deep, dark secrets the mainstream media won’t dare mention. It turns out that Rodger was the product of media programming in a soulless, materialistic culture that has abandoned compassion, morals, ethics and self development in favor of symbols of wealth (such as driving a BMW).
Let’s look at the role of the media in celebrating the death of young people and desensitizing us all to death through Hollywood film and television shows. Rodger, in particular, was reportedly the son of an Assistant Director who worked on the Hunger Games films: a series that depicts young people killing each other as a survival sport in a dystopian police state society.
That movie, as important as the message is for resistance against government tyranny and Orwellian oppression, nevertheless desensitizes us against acts of violence against children. But this is just the beginning of a system of cultural programming that produces psychopathic killers like Elliott Rodger...
Ripped right out of an episode of Dexter
There are also seemingly countless television shows these days that openly celebrate death and murder. The show Dexter, for example, celebrates the life of a “revenge killer” who meticulously plans his murders, but who only murders “people who deserve it” such as other killers, rapists, etc.
In fact, the cold, calculated strategy of Rodger eerily resembles that of the star in the Dexter television series. As Rodgers explains in his own manifesto: (1)
The first people I would have to kill are my two housemates, to secure the entire apartment for myself as my personal torture and killing chamber… After that, I will start luring people into my apartment, knock them out with a hammer, and slit their throats. I will torture some of the good looking people before I kill them, assuming that the good looking ones had the best sex lives.
In other words, Rodger sees himself playing the morally justified role of killing women who deserve to be killed, in his own mind. Although he is clearly twisted and demented at some level, TV shows like Dexter drive home the message that “it’s okay to kill people if they deserve it.”
American Psycho star as his role model?
It also seems that Elliott Rodger took great inspiration from a film called American Psycho in which the “hero” mutilates and murders prostitutes after sleeping with them.
“In another of his clips he appears to reference the film American Psycho, and it might be that he has taken the main character, Patrick Bateman, as a role model,” reports the Daily Mail (2)
Dr. Adam Lankford, author of that story in the Daily Mail, writes, “Elliot Rodger was trying to act out the role of a film star when he went on his killing spree.”
Yes, it was movies and modern-day “on screen culture” that provided Rodger with inspiration to be a cold-blooded. Imagine how different the outcome might have been if he instead found inspiration from something like a church group, or volunteerism or even a youth music band.
Even social media like Facebook prefers serial killers
Even Facebook prefers you read about serial killers rather than anything really important. As all popular websites with a large number of Facebook followers already knows, Facebook severely limits the number of your followers who see your posts. Because Natural News has over 1.1 million Facebook fans, many of our posts are strictly limited.
But not when we posted this story about a serial killer! Facebook allowed this story to be seen widely, and the story went immediately viral within seconds, exploding our website traffic.
Yet if we had posted a story about any number of serious health topics — such as genetic contaminants in your food, chemical contaminants in the water supply, hotly-debated medical interventions in children and so on — this article would have been suppressed and restricted to make sure almost nobody would see it.
It’s not just Hollywood that hopes you’re steeped in stories of mass murder and psychopathic killers, you see: it’s also the people who control social media. You are being programmed from every angle to focus your attention on murder and death rather than solutions for humanity. And this misdirection is by design.
Confusing materialism with character
Getting back to Elliott Rodger, he also confused materialism with character, believing that he would be loved by girls if he only adorned himself with a sufficient supply of the symbols of material wealth.
He drove a BMW, for starters, and openly asked why women wouldn’t want to be with him because of his nice car. In one video, he explains that he goes to great effort to wear nice clothes, and he even cites his $300 brand-name sunglasses, all while wondering why these material objects aren’t attracting women to him like a magnet. (The idea that he should have a loving personality apparently never occurred to him…)
Where does a person get such a twisted idea of the origins of love? From the media, of course! It’s the media, through incessant consumerism advertising and product placement, that pounds the idea into all our heads that if we’re not adorned with symbols of wealth, we’re nobody.
The subtle, undercurrent message of all mainstream media is “buy more stuff!” Get that fancy car, those expensive brand-name clothes and that $300 pair of sunglasses. You’ll be cool! You’ll be popular! You’ll be loved!
But when Elliott Rodger tried all those things and wasn’t loved, he was confused. Eventually, confusion gave way to anger, and anger led to him forming a plan of vengeful murder.
This is clearly evident in his many videos where he talks about how he has been cast out by women in particular, saying: (3)
This world is such a beautiful place. It’s such a tragedy that I’ve had to live such a pathetic life in it. All because of the cruelty of humanity. And women. …This world is so marvelous… and yet all I can do is just sit by myself and admire them. I’m not allowed to enjoy life i this world, all because I’ve been cast out. No one likes me. No one accepts me. All my life I’ve been struggling to fit in with the popular kids, I’ve been struggling to get a girlfriend. No one, no one has ever accepted me. It’s so sad. I can’t enjoy life in this world anymore. Every time I go out, I always have to see these young couples, and I get jealous of them, they remind me of exactly what I’m missing out in life; sex, love, companionship. I desire those things…
Elliott Rodger is a product of detached, soulless society
Above all, Elliott Rodger is really a product of a twisted, detached, soulless society where young people are taught all the wrong messages by a shallow, corporate media focused on material wealth and the creation of engineered desire among consumers.
The “big lie” of this society is that happiness comes from buying things rather than from improving yourself from the inside out. This is the great artificiality of modern American culture: You are what you wear.
If Rodger had found a way to become a desirable person — by treating others with dignity, respect and compassion — he would have had plenty of friends (and even girlfriends). But no one apparently taught him these all-important lessons. Instead, he was brought up in an extreme rendition of California culture where material wealth trumps personality.
Don’t expect the media to report the truth about Elliott Rodger: He was in many ways the result of a shallow culture driven by money, material wealth and domination over others rather than the things that should really matter in life: personal values, acting with integrity, feeling empathy for others, exercising compassion and treating people with dignity and love.
When a society no longer teaches ethics, values, compassion, morality and kindness to others, sooner or later it produces hoards of people exactly like Elliott Rodger: sociopathic killers who only value their own desires and are incapable of thinking about the welfare of others.
And this is precisely what the mainstream media, television shows and Hollywood movies tend to teach in our modern culture: greed, power, selfishness, material wealth and the idea that nobody else’s life has any value or worth.
Mark my words when I say Roger won’t be the last. Modern western society is filled with people raised with no values, no ethics and no compassion. And this, I believe, will ultimately be the downfall of modern-day materialistic American society which teaches immorality rather than morality.