“The most dangerous men on earth are those who are afraid they are wimps” - James Gilligan
Ressentiment -"a sense of hostility directed at that which one identifies as the cause of one's frustration, that is, an assignment of blame for one's frustration."
So a 22-year-old Elliot Rodger (who wasn't an Angry White Man - his mother was Asian) blows away a bunch of young girls - just like George Sodini.
He also said he was "the perfect man" and "a sophisticated gentleman." Saying that means he was a narcissist - grandiosity covering up his weak, hateful, envious devalued self. (He also said, "I am like a god, and my purpose is to exact ultimate Retribution on all of the impurities I see in the world.") And guess what? His short, scrawny, weak self was bullied as a kid.
He felt humiliated, so he sought revenge to replace his shame and humiliation with pride, a sense of power. Or, to put it another way, Hubris followed by Nemesis. Notice his grandiosity and his devaluation, his hate and envy and self-pity, his "Great I Am" and his "Poor Little Me." Borderline? Perhaps.
I did read an article that he needed "Game."
Being a narcissist, he should have automatically been an expert at exhibiting the Dark Triad - and Dread Game. He should have been an expert at that stuff!
But he wasn't. He was just a grandiose narcissist who expected women to worship his Perfection. But they didn't. So he devalued them and murdered whose he didn't see him as the god he thought he was.
On the other hand, maybe he was an expert at the Dark Triad. After all, that's what narcissists and psychopaths sometimes do - murder people.
"The only two things that can really get us in trouble are the 'Great I Am' and the 'Poor Little Me'" - Alcoholics Anonymous