We've just received an email from a tipster alerting us to videos that alleged UCSB shooter Elliot Rodger may have allegedly posted on a forum called Wizardchan. Rodger may have been a member of the forum. The tipster stated that the Wizardchan is a community for male virgins, who refer to themselves as wizards and others as "normies." Rodger posted the video in which he described his plans to slaughter women on this site as well.
After watching this video of Rodger taping a couple spending time together on the beach, at least one of the community members tried to stop Rodger from what he was planning to do. However, by this time it was too late.
As stated previously, Rodger was an avid user of multiple social forums and The Southern Poverty Law Center has also found and released some of the racist interactions Rodger had on misogynistic website PuaHate, a site for failed pickup artists.
Rodger, however, apparently did not only hate women. His PuaHate postings include rants against interracial dating and black, Asian and Indian men.
In January, Rodger posted a message, entitled "Saw a black guy sitting with 4 white girls," in which he expressed his outrage over white women socializing with minority men:
Today I drove through the area near my college and saw some things that were extremely rage-inducing.
I passed by this restaurant and I saw this black guy chilling with 4 hot white girls. He didn't even look good.
Then later on in the day I was shopping at Trader Joe's and saw an Indian guy with 2 above average White Girls!!!
What rage-inducing sights did you guys see today? Don't you just hate seeing these things when you go out? It just makes you want to quit life.
Update: The SPLC also points to Rodger's misogynistic postings from PuaHate. In several Rodger referred to himself as an incel (involuntary celibate) and called for the destruction of feminism:
One day incels will realize their true strength and numbers, and will overthrow this oppressive feminist system.
Start envisioning a world where WOMEN FEAR YOU.
Rodger's videos were also posted to the Cringe subreddit earlier this week. There, users speculated on his mental state and discussed calling the police due to their fear that Rodger may be a serial killer.
While we can't diagnose Rodger from our computer screens (although I am certain a psychological report will come soon) all of this evidence paints a picture of a very disturbed individual.
Update: A commenter has stated that the postings on Wizardchan were not the work of Elliot Rodger. The videos were posted by another board member who saw himself in Elliot Rodger. The videos, however, are authentic and were posted yesterday.
H/t: Josh Geyer