Cho Seung-Hui’s videos prove his conviction, but nothing else

i began hearing about Cho Seung-Hui’s videos that were sent to NBC on the way home. while watching tv after dinner (The Colbert Report) i had this idea to write about how the strength of one’s convictions do not serve as evidence of their truth or validity. {is that similar to a quote from someone I can not think of?} the idea struck me as i was imagining a debate between mr colbert and myself about his beliefs and my wrongness. but then it struck me that the situation we are facing now makes the point.

Cho Seung-Hui killed himself believing that it was our fault. that society had robbed him of any control of his own life and destiny. that is the true tragedy. Cho was probably a smart kid; on the way home NPR was interviewing a friend of the family. this woman had admired Cho for his school achievements and admonished her own children for not being the same.

Cho was probably a smart kid. it is always the smart ones that feel isolated. they feel that way because they see too easily the inner workings of themselves, others and all the other distractions people construct. and i think they see something they do not like. i tend to agree with them. i am often frustrated by what i perceive as the delusional way people choose to ignore what is really going on around them.

Cho was probably a smart kid and saw something he did not like. do you think he saw an empty culture, devoid of any sense of good and bad unless it can be measured in money? do you think he saw a spiritually empty people, standing proudly despite the betrayals they conjure against their own deities? i think we at least know that he saw a culture he felt so alienated from that he lashed out at it with incredible and disgusting violence.

Mahatma gandhi once said, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” so, what change are you going to make today?

One Response to “Cho Seung-Hui’s videos prove his conviction, but nothing else”

  1. Drunken Cynic Says:

    “Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.” – Friedrich Nietzsche.

    And Cho was a cunt who was upset at how small, alone and pathetic he felt, like most school shootings it was an attempt to project this pain on others and make the people who had enjoyed their pleasant existences while he supposedly “suffered” finally notice him. And the goddamn media gave him exactly what he wanted, immortalizing him as a supervillain and calling him “chilling” and “menacing” rather than bitchmade. Quite frankly the next lonely pissant who feels the way Cho did – and there are a lot of them – is going to be that much more motivated to go for it knowing the way the media will do Dateline specials on their video diatribes and read their “manifestos” on the air. I GUARANTEE that the next maniac sends a DVD to the media.

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