What we can say with certainty though is that different people frame the killings within the context that dominates their Weltanschauung. For instance feminists frame the killings within the context of misogyny because feminists focus on misogyny all the time , PUAs on the other hand frame it within the context of coitus because PUAs focus on coitus all of the time. (Perhaps even when they're doing mundane tasks like putting their socks on, or opening the car door, or grocery shopping).
Napoleon Bonaparte's quote on history is pertinent at this juncture: 'To write history one must be more than a man, since the author who holds the pen of this great justiciary must be free from all preoccupation of interest or vanity.” (Source). So, basically, a Buddhist-style detachment from reality is essential to enable the individual to view reality as it is, i.e. without any personal attachment or bias. This approach applies to Elliot Rodgers, or indeed any analysis, because it requires a detachment from personal interest. With personal detachment (which requires self-awareness, i.e. an awareness of one's own personality, likes & dislikes, loves & fears etc) comes an honest analysis. Only then can one make any firm conclusions about why Elliot Rodgers killed six people that day.
Below are some of the various groups and their theories on why Elliot Rodgers did what he did. Oh, and just because they are shown doesn't mean that I endorse them:
- Feminists framed it within the context of misogyny.
- PUAs/Game theory advocates framed it within the context of a lack of coitus/sex.
- The MSM framed it within the context of misogyny in the manosphere (e.g. The Washington Post, the BBC).
- Lots of USA commenters on blogs framed it within the context of homosexuality, often using derogatary words like 'fag' (like HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE).
- Some PUAs framed it in the context of effeminacy.
- White Nationalists framed it within the context of mixed race children.
- Mental Health experts framed it within the context of poor funding of mental health institutions.
- Gun Control advocates framed it within the context of a gun-happy culture.
- Christians framed it within the context of an Anti-Christian culture in Hollywood.
- Psychologists framed it within the context of Psychological Disorders like narcissism or aspergers (that some Autistic people then get irate about).
- Economic Conservatives frame it within the context of political Liberalism.