(Virtue Online) — Why did Elliot Rodger, 22, stab three men including two roommates, murder two girls in a sorority, and kill a man while driving his BMW, before killing himself?

He posted a YouTube video in which he said, “You are animals and I will slaughter you like animals…Just for the crime of living a better life than me. All you popular kids, you’ve never accepted me, and now you will pay for it.”

The video so alarmed his mother, that she called the police who visited Elliott, who was so polite they dropped the matter. (Why didn’t they ask to see the video, and search his apartment for guns?) His parents were so frightened, they drove (separately) from Los Angeles to the Santa Barbara area, but got there belatedly.

Their parental concern was commendable – but 15 years too late. The couple divorced when Elliott was 7, and he never recovered.

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