Mireille Miller-Young's Anti-Morality and the Madness of Elliot Rodger
In 2014, the University of California at Santa Barbara was the setting for two days of violence that drew the attention of the nation. On March 4, feminist studies professor Mireille Miller-Young assaulted a 16-year-old pro-life demonstrator, whose lawful demonstration offended the professor. Professor Miller-Young was convicted of various misdemeanors and sentenced to “anger management.” On May 23, mentally deranged 22-year-old Elliot Rodger went on a long-planned killing spree to avenge sexual jealousy against “hot girls” and young men who, unlike himself, were “getting sex.” He stabbed three of his roommates to death, killed three young women in a sorority house, and injured 13 other people before taking his own life.
The events of March 4 and May 23 bear no comparison on the levels of loss and suffering. To suggest so is to disrespect the memory of the young lives that were lost. But the two incidents are psychologically, philosophically, and spiritually related. They juxtapose anti-moral sexuality philosophies promulgated at institutions like UCSB, which unbalance the mind. Mireille Miller-Young teaches a philosophy of affirmative sexual entitlement that frames pornography as a social good, and that advances fornication as synonymous with freedom, especially for Black women. Elliot Rodger was a young man obsessed with the grievance of sexual rejection.
Miller-Young’s academic work is also racially-driven, promoting the political empowerment of Black women through their “brown sugar” sex work. But the anti-morality of her work applies to all equally. The University of California pays her to instruct young people in a dehumanizing dogma that is inflicted by a sick culture on all of America’s children, and which ultimately drove Elliot Rodger insane.
Every society actualizes a dominant shared religious experience through its moral system. As Christianity withdraws as the religious basis of American morality, it is being replaced by an unintentional, but powerful dominant religious experience, which can be termed unnatural deism. This religious experience is actualized not by morality but by anti-morality. Unnatural deism (“I am my body.”) assumes human identity begins and ends in the physical body, and that there is no immortal soul. It is the life of the senses. Sexuality, emotionality, and material gratification are worshiped as the gods of everyday life. In the life of the senses there is no God-given human unity, and biosocial attributes such as sex, gender, and race become the ultimate, defining attributes of human identity. Identity politics replaces theistic religion as the doctrinal system directing public and private choices.
One is hard-pressed to think of a better examplar of unnatural deism than Mireille Miller-Young. At the time of the assault she asserted that her assault on Thrin Short good for her students:
Even though she injured the teenager, Miller-Young defended her actions and told police she felt morally justified. She told police that images of aborted fetuses “triggered” her to act the way she did, and that she felt she had set a good example for her students by physically confronting the teenage demonstrator.
Miller-Young's sentence of anger management underscores the belief that the battery she committed was not really a crime. Just as there was a time when it was only technically illegal for a white man to assault a black woman, today, at the University of California, it is only technically illegal for a Black pornography professor to assault a white teenager.
According to Miller-Young, what the world needs now is porn, sweet porn. That’s the only thing that there’s just too little of. She frets that “moral panic” might create a lack of pornography. She writes: “With the emergence of new technologies that allow more people to both create and consume pornography, the moral panic-driven fears of porn are ratcheted up once again.”
In fact, pornophobia, like homophobia, is a political hoax.
“Let there be Light” (Fiat Lux, Genesis 1:3) is the motto of the University of California. Perhaps God needs to pull His copyright from UCSB. Universities function as replacement religious organizations in post-Christian America. Major departments like psychology and sociology maintain the definitive scripture of unnatural deism. Secondary departments like Feminist, Gay, Black, and Latino studies cater to delusions of special status for privileged groups -- which is the worst aspect of religious consciousness. Public universities are often criticized for maintaining expensive, redundant hierarchies of administrators. They have chancellors and vice-chancellors, provosts and vice-provosts for the same reason religious institutions have popes, cardinals, bishops, and archbishops.
Universities are tasked with educating and placating sexually, emotionally, and materially entitled students who have spent their lives in anti-God social chaos. The job of formulating excuses for Mireille Miller-Young’s mugging of Thrin Short was given to Michael D. Young, Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs. He pinned the blame on Christ and outside agitators. He wrote in a public email: “What is happening now is not new: evangelical types have been visiting UCSB and university campuses since time immemorial. What we see at UCSB today is simply the most recent generation of true believers, self-proclaimed prophets and provocateurs.” Evangelical types? Is that like Negro types? Since time immemorial Biblically-based Californians have been paying the salaries of bureaucrats like Michael D. Young, who seems to disdain them.
Elliot Rodger was the philosophical child of Mireille Miller-Young. The obsessive concern of her brand of feminism is entitlement to erotic gratification. Elliot became unbalanced because he perceived himself to be unreasonably sexually deprived. Miller-Young’s cause helped fill his life, and the life of all young people, with lewd images. Elliot was raised in Hollywood culture, which commercializes the ethos of sexual entitlement and inflicts it on humanity at large. Miller-Young asserts she was justified in the assault because she was emotionally triggered. The logical conclusion of anti-moral emotional entitlement is that Elliot Rodger was also justified in what he did because he too was emotionally driven. It is not surprising that a youngster like Elliot Rodger lost his mind; it is surprising that young people in general are able to carry on so bravely in a world gone mad.
Clients often ask me, “Why can’t I forget what happened to me?” I explain that the brain is the organ of remembering, and job one is to hold onto memories of violence. If they ask again, I demonstrate by bending my knee. “Every time I use my knee my leg bends because that is the job of my knee. The job of your brain is to remember danger.”The memories of the violence experienced by Thrin Short, Megan Carloto, Keith Cheung, Bianca de Kock, Patrick Eggert, Elliot Gee, Chris Johnson, Nick Pasichuke, and others will remain with them for the rest of their lives, as light shining forth.
But the only complete answer to Why? is God. After I’ve done my brain and knee shtick, if still asked Why?” I ask, “Why not? Why should there not be one infinitesimal speck in the universe called Earth, where a great battle is fought between Light and Darkness. What you have suffered is Light bursting forth in you.”
Thrin Short was punched and scratched because she took her stand in His Light. George Chen, James Hong, David Wang, Katherine Cooper, Christopher Michaels-Martinez, and Veronika Weiss died young but not in vain. They came to the University of California to study, to learn, to grow according to their spiritual tendencies and mental aptitudes so the Light could shine brighter within them. They are become Light which shines forever.