Minus The Nemesis
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Saturday, April 21, 2007
This was a shame. Not so much a shame that I have to keep hearing about it and read simile after simile, metaphor after metaphor or comparison after comparison, likening this incident to Columbine or the OKC bombing. Oh! It was around the same time period so it must be related. Wait, wasn't Hitler born on 20 April 1889? That must be it! Wait, maybe it was related to Bari falling to Robert Guiscard, ending Byzantine rule in Italy in 1071 and Cho was pissed about it?

The point is the media has done a bang up job of hyping up a psycho going on a rampage. Is it really outside the realm of possibility that this kid was just a demented asshole? No. What's all the gun control nonsense coming out of this? Who were called about this to respond to the shooting? Oh yeah, the Police; they have guns. Why didn't anyone call a zookeeper or perhaps a librarian to quell the chaos? Guns are the answer. People hate them so bad, right up until they need one. What would gun control legislation have done in this particular case anyhow? Didn't the whacko get his guns LEGALLY? Oh, it actually being legal must be the problem here. Now there will be a push for intense mental screening before an individual may purchase a gun. Point is there will always be one that gets through. Don't Orwell my country because some idiot shot up a mall, school or post office.

This is why the media should produce the facts as given by the school officials, eye witnesses, police and EMS personnel. Everything else is speculation. Shine those idiots on Fox News getting interviewed because they knew Cho back in 1996. "He was quiet". Really? Now everyone that is "quiet" is a mindless killer? Facts people, facts. Keep your guessing to yourself it doesn't do society any good.

There is no doubt that this kid was a psycho. I am wondering a bit though about the creative writing professor (Roy) who had to personally tutor this kid and even brought his violent writings to light of officials. Did they listen or didn't they? Don't know yet, but it will be interesting to find out.

The media has turned this into a circus. Why were the victims not celebrated in life as they are now in death? I don't care or want to hear about their biographies and how much they liked to study or ride horses. If that is what the media is all about, then hit the bricks and feature a student every week (living) on your programs. These people are no more important now than when they were alive. A psycho murdered them. Let the families honor them in their own ways along with friends and loved ones; media: piss off.

"Oh Minus, that's so heartless". You know what? I feel for the families and friends of the victims, but I don't feel sorry for the guy that went to high school and "saw him a couple of times in the hall" or lived in the same community as him. I don't feel sorry for the dummy that was in Virginia at the time of the shootings and somehow thinks they are suffering from mental anguish now. I don't feel sorry for the idiot who is able to speculate on national TV that "Cho was a quiet one", really professor? Keep it to yourself.

And in all honesty, I feel sorry that the families and friends of the murdered have to go through this...no it shouldn't have happened, but it did.


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