Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Community Safety

Well, we now know that Cho Seung-Hui, the bastard who physically killed 32 innocent people and emotionally killed countless hundreds more, was a 23 year old English major from South Korea.

And, as many people have predicted, some loonies are already blaming Bush or blaming guns.

But, Terrance, this is stupid stuff. While the gun did kill these people, was it not an English major controlling the gun? Sounds to me like we must outlaw English majors. Based on everything I read online, I would say that the study of English is already on a rapid decline; why not hasten its death and protect the innocents among us?

Actually, one could argue this doesn't go far enough. “Guns don't kill people, South Koreans kill people." We now – obviously – know who shouldn't possess guns, or be in America to begin with.

Again, this but scratches the surface. Not all South Korean English majors are bad, &c. True enough. We know from the creepy note the shitbag left that he did this whole thing based on his girlfriend's refusing to either submit to him or act in accordance with his wishes and desires. Now, dear readers, I am not going to draw any conclusions for you, but apply your reasoning abilities to what would have happened if the girlfriend simply behaved appropriately.

Rather than outlawing certain weapons or certain people, perhaps some energy should be focused on, well, you figure it out. It's every bit as reasonable and fair as blaming the President.


At 5:58 PM, April 17, 2007 , Blogger Vernunft said...

I wonder how many people he could have killed if those innocents had been permitted to possess firearms on campus. My guess is a few, before he found someone armed who'd have added some 9mm ventilation holes to his person.

As we all know, it's the fault of too little gun control - by the same token, New Jersey is a haven of gun-free safety, because of its strict gun control policy(?!)

At 1:08 PM, April 18, 2007 , Blogger Nick Milne said...

I've been thinking about this somewhat.

What we WON'T be seeing, either now or in the days to come, is a sudden rash of "hate crimes" against "Asian-looking people." Not a single one. Not like after other Certain Events where some redneck might beat you up just for being sort of brown.

Is the west just myopically and insolubly racist when it comes to middle-eastern-types? Lax and lenient when it comes to "orientals"? Or could there be some other reason?


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