Monday, April 23, 2007

Virginia Tech. Who's to blame?

Seung-Hui Cho took the lives of 32 people at Virginia Tech and many are looking for something to blame. Most of those wanting to pin the blame on something have an interest in lengthening and widening the sad story, politicians and the media.

The media has already told us that Cho was a loner, aren't they all? Mass murderers, that is, are not usually described as outgoing, extraverts, the life of the party, always surrounded by friends.

So who is to blame? What about a maladjusted young man with no support group whom society allowed to become disillusioned and bitter, who was legally sold an armory which allowed him to express his pain and anger in a devastating outburst.

Oh no, it must be video games, gun laws, liberalism or whatever keeps the story going and puts the focus on some subject that helps promote someone's self interest. This story is just a tool to sell papers, ad-space or promote some politicians stature. But none of this will stop it happening again because the majority of the population will get drawn into these empty arguments and miss the point that a lonely, hurt, depressed person somewhere who has no friends and no vision for their future may be plotting the next massacre next door to them.

Be a friend to the lonely, help them find their life before they find a solution in annihilation.

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