ISLA VISTA (CBS SF) — In a rambling, bitter and shocking video, Elliot Rodger, believed to be the suspect in the deadly mass shooting in Isla Vista Friday night, confesses his intent to bring “retribution” and “utter annihilation” to students he believed ignored and belittled him and to the women who, he claims, refused his sexual advances. Here is a transcript prepared by cbsSF.com of a video which Rodger posted to YouTube and which has since been removed.
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Hi. Elliot Rodger here. Well, this is my last video. It all has to come to this. Tomorrow is the day of retribution. The day in which I will have my revenge against humanity — against all of you.
For the last 8 years of my life — ever since I’ve hit puberty — I’ve been forced to endure an existence of loneliness, rejection, and unfulfilled desires, all because girls have never been attracted to me.
Girls gave their affection and sex and love to other men but never to me.
I’m 22 years old and I’m still a virgin. I’ve never even kissed a girl. I’ve been through college; for two and a half years — more than that, actually — and I’m still a virgin. It has been very torturous.
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 loneliness. It’s not fair.
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. It’s an injustice, a crime because I don’t know what you don’t see in me. I’m the perfect guy. And yet you throw yourselves at all these obnoxious men instead of me, the supreme gentleman.
I will punish all of you for it.
On the day of retribution I am going to enter the hottest sorority house of UCSB; And I will slaughter every single spoiled, stuck-up, blond slut I see inside there. All those girls that I’ve desired so much. They would’ve all rejected me and looked down upon me as an inferior man, if I ever made a sexual advance towards them while they throw themselves at these obnoxious brutes.
I’ll take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you. You will finally see that I am, in truth, the superior one — the true alpha male. Yes.
After I’ve annihilated every single girl in the sorority house, I’ll take to the streets of Isla Vista and slay every single person I see there.
All those popular kids who live such lives of hedonistic pleasure while I’ve had to rot in loneliness for all these years. They’ve all looked down upon me every time I’ve tried to go out and join them. They’ve all treated me like a mouse. Well now, I will be a god compared to you. You’ll all be animals. You are animals and I’ll slaughter you like animals. I’ll be a god, exacting my retribution, all those who deserve it.
And you do deserve it just for the crime of living a better life than me. All you popular kids, you’ve never accepted me. Now you’ll all pay for it.
Girls, all I’ve ever wanted was to love you and to be loved by you. I’ve wanted a girlfriend. I’ve wanted sex. I’ve wanted love. Affection. Adoration. You think I’m unworthy of it.
That’s a crime that can never be forgiven. If I can’t have you girls I will destroy you.
You denied me a happy life and, in turn, I will deny all of you life. It’s only fair.
I hate all of you. Humanity is a disgusting, wretched, depraved species. If I had it in my power I would stop at nothing to reduce every single one of you to mountains of skulls and rivers of blood — and rightfully so. You deserve to be annihilated and I will give that to you.
You never showed me any mercy so I will show you none.
You forced me to suffer all my life and I will make you all suffer. I’ve waited a long time for this.
I’ll give you exactly what you deserve. All of you. All you girls who rejected me, looked down upon me, treated me like scum while you gave yourselves to other men. And all of you men for living a better life than me — all you sexually active men — I hate you! I hate all of you and I can’t wait to give all of you exactly what you deserve: utter annihilation.