On the 4th of August this year, in a quiet suburb of Pittsburgh, an armed man walked into an aerobics class full of women and opened fire. He killed three women, wounding another nine. The names of the dead were Elizabeth Gannon, Jody Billingsley, and Heidi Overmier. I was in Pittsburgh around that time and saw the memorial that sprang up around the gym.
The gunman, George Sodini, had a blog. In it, he complained that he hadn’t had a girlfriend since 1984, and hadn’t been laid since 1990. In his last post, he explains his motive for the shooting.
“Why do this?? To young girls? [...]
“I was reading several posts on different forums and it seems many teenage girls have sex frequently. One 16 year old does it usually three times a day with her boyfriend. So, err, after a month of that, this little hoe [sic] has had more sex than ME in my LIFE, and I am 48. One more reason. Thanks for nada, bitches!”
The thing about George Sodini is that, when you watch that YouTube video of his, he actually looks like a pretty good catch at first. You can see that he works out, and wears cologne, and keeps his house immaculately organised.
So what went wrong? Why did he have so much trouble getting a date? And why did he turn violent?
Firstly, George was a racist with a penchant for guns. I suspect that’s why he didn’t date much. Women can spot assholes pretty easily.
Secondly, another video he reveals that he’s a fan of books by so-called “seduction gurus”. I think that explains the violence.
People think these seduction gurus are jokes, but they’re not. They’re a cancer who sell misogyny to the kind of gullible men who fall for big promises and cheap stage tricks.
We have one of them in Toronto. He goes by Dimitri the Lover (a.k.a. James Sears) and is much despised. He delights in referring to women as sluts, and claims that “men [are] born to be RAPISTS and women born to be RAPEES”. He believes that the only reason rape is illegal is because “every woman is CHATTEL, owned by a man … NOT because anyone truly cares about the feelings of the ‘RAPEE’”.
He tells men that women who won’t sleep with them are “stuck-up bitches who play games”. (And the ones who will sleep with them are “sluts”.)
What we saw in Pittsburgh is the logical result of this thinking. Stuck-up bitches, all of them. Maybe they deserve to be killed indiscriminately in a hail of bullets.
Idiots need to realise that following someone like Dmitri the Lover makes you less appealing to women, not more. Because women can spot an asshole.
Seriously, if you think a “seduction guru” can help you more than a therapist can, then you deserve to die a lonely childless virgin, and you probably will. In fact, you might as well do us all a favour and kill yourself now. It would save yourself another forty years of futility.
And do it before you take any innocent women with you.