niedziela, 25 maja 2014

Elliot Rodger have killed 6 people, so what?

A 22 years old, son of the hollywod's director, Elliot Rodger have murdered 6 people in Santa Barbara. He posted on YouTube a number of videos, in which he tells the story of his life and problems. After his last film, in which he promises revenge on humanity, the family contacted the police . The police, after hearing Elliot, find him ' perfectly polite , kind and wonderful human'.

What is the truth about Elliot? A young , rich , attractive guy , attended to  college in Santa Barbara, driving expensive BMW? Was he mentally ill?  Was he been mistreated in childhood and that trauma made him act so cruel? Was he just an idiot, brat, a fool, a madman - which is the most quoted and useful explanation? From nearly twenty, short videos posted on youtube, the following picture of Elliot emerges:
  1. He was sensitive . Sensitive to beauty. Not in a narcissistic way. But in real terms. Sunset at the beach or park were places where he says he found peace.
  2. He had a happy childhood. It is emphasized in his statements . 
  3.  At the age of 22 years he was almost completely rejected socially. He had, according to what he said, no positive relationships. In particular, no relationship with the girls.
  4. He almost obsessively wanted love and sex. It is difficult to assess in what order, but it seems that he want them both and simultaneously.
  5. He had a very high opinion about themselves.

Elliot suffered. You can laugh at that. Because the suffering of the young healthy American, rolling across California an expensive BMW, suffering from social rejection and lack of sex and love, seem completely absurd. But the suffering has only one real dimension. It is a subjective.

It does not matter, for the man, how absurd are the reasons for his suffering. That's what is real
for him, is the pain he feels. "It hurt me that I had no shoes until I saw a man with no feet " 

Elliot had no positive relationships. Aside from his obsessive need for love and sex with women, he apparently had no one with whom he could share his real thoughts. He published his (humiliating in some way) confessions on youtube ( " I'm 22 and I'm a virgin ") , probably because he did not have anyone to talk about this.

He was obsessive for love and sex with girls / girlfriends. The whole environment in which he grew up and where he stayed, everything he  experienced and what he knew, have said to him: "this is what life is about". We all have sex , walk together, go to a party. The word "love", should be understood here as an emotional commitment to the relationship, not as a charity in the higher sense of the word , "for good and for evil, till death" , etc. 

He was sensitive. His sensibility was to him a reinforcement of the pain he felt of the rejection and lack coveted relationship.  Sensitive to emotions. Both positive and the negative.

He was narcissistic. He considered himself the as almost ideal, supreme. His statement when proudly displays sunglasses, and says that it is Armani for $ 300, is so absurd that it 's unbelievable. 

He hated the world. Because the environment brought him pain and suffering, which results from lack of possibility to fulfill his desires, he hated this environment. He hated these people. He came to the conclusion that they are small, vile and evil. That the world deserves destruction, and if it were in his power, he would turn it into piles of corpses and streams of blood. That is all what people deserve - he thought.


Sensitivity is sometimes dangerousWith no discipline or religion may prove fatal. Sensitive people often kill themselves because they are not able to tolerate negative feelings, which they receive a hundred times stronger than thick-skinned majority. 

Cultural and social patterns have their consequences. This is not a stand-alone  Rodger Elliot choice, to shape his consciousness  into the belief, that sex and love are essential. His obsession was largely due to what he saw around himself. Lifestyle, environment, the image of life in the media, etc. 

Absence of God in the world or in the environment results in two consequences. Selfishness, which consist in making one's judgements, the final assessments and the only truth. Replacement of perspective of life as something bigger than we can experience, with cultural patterns (referred to in the previous paragraphs).
Eventually, we must answer the question: Was Elliot was right? Was it really unfair that his classmates enjoyed love in the light of the setting sun, while he bitterly chewed total rejection and loneliness ? Is humanity really deserve condemnation?

It seems that a serial killer was right. It was unfair, that such a handsome, rich, intelligent, kind and sensitive boy, was rejected, while almost everyone else enjoys free love and sex . Humanity actually deserves to be destroyed.

It seems, however, that these are not the words of Elliot. He
rather repeated a sequence of emotions and reasoning, described in the Scriptures as satanic. Repeated that vibration along with vibration of a sense of his own uniqueness and superiority. All it results in unbridled hatred, which materialized in the form of murder.

Elliots logic was right. But he was wrong,  because he was not entitled, as no one is entitled, to judge people in that way. He was wrong, because one deserve nothing. It is a big lie, which no one explained to him. Humanity, despite the fact that actually deserves condemnation, has been saved. No meanness and injustice will change that. Nothing will change the simple truth, that in relation to another human being, we can stand on the side of God or side Satan. This first forgives and gives you time. The other judges and wants to kill. Right now.

This is the civilization with no real sacred feeling and sacred thoughts. The dark night of suffering, hatred and death, stemming from a desire of good without God.
Our desire - seduces us. Our decision to make ourselves  the final criterion of everything - kills us. "I will be their God " - said Rodger Elliot. He doesn't know. That being God for the people, consist in the fact that God suffers for them, till his own death.
Apology. I am not an english speaker, so... forgive me language mistakes.