Transcript of video manifesto by suspected UC-Santa Barbara shooter

The video transcript

“Elliot Rodger here.

“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 eight years of my life, ever since I hit puberty, I have 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 am 22, and I am still a virgin. I have never even kissed a girl. I have been through college for 21 / 2 years, more than that actually, and I am 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 have had to rot in loneliness. It is not fair. You girls have never been attracted to me. I don’t know why you girls aren’t attracted me. But I will punish you all for it. It is an injustice, a crime. I don’t know what you don’t see in me. I am 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 have desired so much, they all rejected me and looked down on me as an inferior man . . . while they throw themselves at these obnoxious brutes. I will take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you. You will finally see that I am, in truth, the superior one. The true alpha male.

“After I have annihilated every single girl in the sorority house, I will take to the streets of Isle Vista and slay every single person I see there. All those popular kids who live such lives of hedonistic pleasure while I have had to rot in loneliness all these years . . . now, I will be a god compared to you. You will all be animals. You are animals, and I will slaughter you like animals. I will be a god, exacting my retribution on 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 never accepted me, and now you will all pay for it.

“Girls, all I have ever wanted was to love you and to be loved by you. I wanted a girlfriend, I wanted sex, I wanted love, affection, adoration. You think I am unworthy of it. That is 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 is 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, rivers of blood. You deserve to be annihilated. 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, now I will make all of you suffer.

“I have waited a long time for this. I will give you exactly what you deserve, all of you, all you girls who rejected me, looked down on me, and, you know, treated me like scum while you gave yourselves to other men. All of you men for living a better life than me. I hate you. I hate all of you. I can’t wait to give you what you deserve: utter annihilation.”

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