(Part 2) TRIGGER WARNING …
So, by now you have all heard of 22 year old Elliot Rodger who went on a killing spree in Isla Vista, a community in Santa Barbara, California. One Friday night, Elliot shot and killed 7 people, including himself, close to the University of California Santa Barbara campus.
Prior to his violent shooting rampage, Elliot recorded a video titled, Day of Retribution in which he states, “college is the time when everyone experiences those things such as sex and fun and pleasure. In those years I’ve had to rot in in loneliness, it’s not fair.” and “you girls have never been attracted to me, I don’t know why you girls aren’t attracted to me, but I will punish you all for it”.
About a month ago, after seeing some of Elliot’s YouTube videos, his family contacted authorities. Law Enforcement interviewed Elliot and said they found him to be a ‘perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human’ and took no further action.
Now we have media outlets labeling Elliot as a “mad man”, “spoiled brat”, “misunderstood”, “good human” etc and continuing to file this mass murder under mental health.
Understand that no one is saying that he did not suffer from mental illness, I’m sure he does. But we CANNOT ignore the fact that this mass killing was rooted in his hate of women (misogyny) and inability to properly deal with rejection. There is much to unpack about this incident, how it was handled and how it will be portrayed in the media, but for now I’ll post some tweets from those of us responding to the shooting on twitter.
For more info about the shooting: http://bit.ly/1mjerdo
Elliot Rodgers, Day of Retribution video: http://youtu.be/FWWGtee14pA
Elliot was also racist: http://bit.ly/1h0BniC
Three more bodies found at Elliot’s apartment: http://bit.ly/RnzYWP
Elliot Rodgers 140 page manifesto, My Twisted World: http://bit.ly/1nGaWwX
That tweet about seeing men say that shit everyday though :/ Every. Day. I see it too, it’s disgusting.
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We all work hard. We deserve fair wages. Share the facts.
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It’s true that we all work hard. But that doesn’t mean you deserve more. There are practical and policy realities that are more important than the subjective notion of what you “deserve”.
Person educated in economics here…
The argument isn’t “they deserve” it’s “they are worth it.” Although the reality is that many workers do deserve better pay, paying people less than they are worth creates a vacuum in the economic system and it stagnates the economy. The US really doesn’t have social mobility because of the complete bullshit theories propagated by the uneducated right wing - and that costs everyone, including the 1%, who would make more with better regulation and a higher minimum wage. You pay people what they are worth and the economy will flourish. (And, no, that won’t cause rampant inflation.) Because some companies will not do this on their own, we must do so with legislation. You cannot be a business if you are going to harm the economy, period. You want to be a part of the economic system, you are going to have to follow rules. And those rules need to be a little more stringent for this economy to work.
Here’s another thought: the U.S. is a consumer based economy. Do conservatives & neo-cons ever wonder what happens as fewer and fewer consumers can afford to purchase durable goods, homes, education, etc…? Do they even care?
Ofc, we only have to look at history (the real lived kind, not the imaginary kind that fearmongering Republicans always invoke) to see that the economy has always done best when paying living wages, making college affordable, taxing the wealthy more and yes, increasing the minimum wage
Like maybe that’s why Henry Ford wanted workers who could actually afford to buy his cars? Because the U.S. is a consumer economy?
I’m learning of more and more of my followers that suffer from anxiety and depression like I do.
This little cartoon person has been invaluable to me when I feel myself getting worked up.
An anxiety attack can come on really suddenly but sometimes we can spot the symptoms of one building up and this is when this little breathing person comes in handy.
Just imitate their breathing, make sure to watch it and count with the person.
It’s also very useful if you are already having an attack as this can stop you from hyperventilating.
International womens day 2014 in stockholm sweden. syndicalist youth.