Archive for the 'Virginia Tech Shooting' Category

Bad Loser Taste: VA Tech Massacre Video Game

Friday, May 18th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

The culture of victimization marches on. As if YouTube videos sympathizing with the Virginia Tech murderer Cho Sueng Hui were not enough… An Australian loser, who lives off his mommy, has created a video game where:

…Players control an image of Korean-born gunman Cho Seung-hui, who killed 32 people before turning a gun on himself, and screams can be heard on the soundtrack as shots are fired at the other characters.

The creator of “V-Tech Rampage”, 21-year-old Ryan Lambourn, said he made the game “because it’s funny,” the Sydney Morning Herald reported Thursday. …

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It had to happen — Cho tributes on YouTube

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

It had to happen in a world where many have forgotten the difference between right and wrong: “tributes” to the evil, twisted Virginia Tech murderer, Cho Sueng Hui on YouTube. Some rationalized his ultra-violence because he was “laughed at,” some identified with him, and now they’re celebrating his mass murder of innocents. From Hot Air:

No joke, there’s a whole slew of them.

A Seung Hui apologist created the following one, comparing the US “killing” 32,000 innocent people in Iraq to only 32 killed in the Virginia Tech massacre.

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Gun control? Maybe we all should be rootin’ and tootin’

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

Miss America 1944I’m not exactly NRA, but I certainly support the Second Amendment. Sure, look at what a madman did at VA Tech. But our urban centers are filled with out-of-control neighborhoods where dawgs are constantly tagin’ each other (so much for our welfare patronage). You know how many shootin’s we have per day in my hometown? Wanna spend a warm summer night listening to the gun-shots? Ya’ think the thugs get their guns legally? Normal citizens need to be able to protect themselves, their friends and families. And what if Islamo-fascists take root in some part of the country? Here’s a righteous elder who has no problem with the Second Amendment — she “sold war bonds and her picture was adorned on a B-17 that made missions over Germany in World War II:”

Miss America 1944 has a talent that likely has never appeared on a beauty pageant stage: She fired a handgun to shoot out a vehicle’s tires and stop an intruder.

Venus Ramey, 82, confronted a man on her farm in south-central Kentucky last week after she saw her dog run into a storage building where thieves had previously made off with old farm equipment. Continues below…

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Thinking too much about Ismail Ax

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

When confronted with a tragedy of epic proportions, like Cho Seung-Hui’s massacre at Virginia Tech, it is natural for people to search for a reason why such an event occurred. Perhaps people are thinking too much, looking for rational explanations where there are none, especially in the twisted, evil mind of a mass murderer. Internet surfers and bloggers have concentrated on the term, “Ismail Ax,” for which a Technorati search returns 2,400 results. The words were:

…scrawled in red ink on the arm of the Virginia Tech gunman after his shooting rampage that left him and 32 others dead. It was written on an overnight postage Seung-Hui Cho sent between the two shootings. And a variation of it appeared on a file contained in the package sent to NBC that included Cho’s rambling, hate-filled video, incoherent written messages and photos.

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Virginia Tech: Mendacity!

Friday, April 20th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

Mendacity! Too many people have lost a basic understanding of right versus wrong. Tonight, a morally bankrupt blogger wrote this regarding the Virginia Tech gunman (and the Columbine killers):

…I identified with them. I didn’t want to, but I did. I didn’t want to identify with Cho Seung-Hui either. But I did. Because though I didn’t know him, I knew something about him. …

It’s a story that reminds me how easily I could have been one of them. …

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Virginia Tech and Adolescence

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

So the “Va. Tech shooter was picked on in school.” Well, Regan Wilder went to middle school, high school, and Virginia Tech with Cho, and reminds us that going through adolescence, just like the rest of us did, isn’t rationalization for mass murder. Wilder:

…said she was sure Cho probably was picked on in middle school, but so was everyone else. …

It is not that we should permit bullying… On the other hand, life’s a bitch, as the Buddha and many other sages have taught us. In fact, several teachers tried to reach out to Cho:

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Lessons from Virginia Tech: We Had Better Learn Them

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

by Bill Levinson

The press has so far overlooked a very serious and major lesson from the mass homicide at Virginia Tech; unless our society takes decisive preventive action, it is likely to be repeated, and on a much larger scale. We are not talking about imitation by a psycho like Cho Sueng Hui aka Ismail Ax, but by Al Qaida or a similar organization. Our terrorist enemies have doubtlessly seen the news about the Virginia Tech massacre. Having seen how much damage a single crazed maniac could do with two handguns, they are doubtlessly wondering what a team of three or four “martyrs” could do with fully automatic weapons–preferably in a “gun free” zone, of course, where they are unlikely to be shot by passers-by.

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Ideas for Virginia Tech killer Cho Seung-Hui

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

Where did Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui get the idea for his rampage? Apparently, he was “inspired” at least partially by a “bloody South Korean movie… ‘Oldboy,’ the second film in Park’s ‘Vengeance Trilogy.’”

The gunman...

Let’s see… Hollywood, anyone? [Continues below...]

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The true measure of a man

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

What kind of person stands up to terrorism, especially in an age when many people want to hide under their beds and/or placate the terrorists? During the awful Virginia Tech massacre, one professor sacrificed his life to save his students — a man who had, to put it mildly — real life experience. The Nazis and the communists couldn’t keep Liviu Librescu down, but some pathetic madman snuffed out the good professor’s life:

Liviu Librescu survived the Nazi Holocaust. He died trying to keep a gunman from shooting his students in a killing spree at Virginia Tech — a heroic feat later recounted in e-mails from students to his wife. [Continues below...]

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When PR supersedes safety

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

What’s more important to Virginia Tech’s administration, public relations or the safety of students? Why didn’t the school heed warnings about the shooter going as far back as 2005? Why didn’t the administration lock down the campus after the first shooting? From the BBC:

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Hollywood hasn’t raised concerns?

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

Regarding the Virginia Tech massacre, the AP reports that the gunman “alarmed professors and classmates with his twisted, violence-drenched creative writing,” in an article entitled Va. Tech gunman writings raised concerns. Really? So this type of behavior “alarms” people, but millions of Americans indulging in Hollywood’s ultra-violence doesn’t worry them? Quentin Tarantino, anyone? Hello!

Tinsel Town pumps out garbage like Saw, acclaimed by Rue Morgue as a movie which “will make your skin crawl right off your bones!,” where the protagonist “decides to crush the bones in his foot with the toilet’s tank cover, so that he can slip out of the ankle cuff,” and Americans aren’t concerned? Hollywood produces The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – The Beginning, which treats viewers to a very graphic “night of sheer terror at the hands of a family of cannibalistic, inbred psychopaths,” and citizens aren’t worried? Would you want your kids immersed in the video game Grand Theft Auto, where “you play an evil criminal who kills random folks for dishonorable people?” And then there’s Top Model’s beautiful corpses… perfect for your teenage daughter.

Is the AP writing about the shooter or Hollywood’s “artists?” [Continues below...]

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