Profiles of a Serial Killer--Virginia Tech Part Deux
There's been so much information that has become available to the public since my last post. I felt the need to fill-in the pieces that were all so foggy before.
So we actually have the identity of the lunatic serial killer, Cho Seung-Hui.
We have news that he'd thoroughly planned out his attack. We know that he killed the first two victims and then brazenly walked into the Blacksbury Post Office to mail some 27 tapes and pictures to NBC.
We've heard of the discussions from one of his former teachers, Giovanni, that requested for him to be removed from her class. We know that he'd stalked two of his female classmates, or that there were allegations that he did. We know that he was declared an imminent danger to himself in 2005 (yet he was able to purchase assault weapons--scary).
His classmates, based on behavior and a few disturbing stories, had him pegged as the prototype for such an event.
We have his Manifesto where he's making some kind of convoluted statement about elitists.
So with all of this information it still doesn't make any sense. His reference to the Columbine shooters in such a familiar manner--first names only, and others of the same cloth--the mindless ranting--the pictures--he has what he wanted a bigger voice now than he ever had alive. He's got the media spinning, the sensationalism is beyond belief, the public is still in shock, families are morning.
The University's security and contingency planning will come under even more scrutiny. Perhaps we'll have tighter gun control, not allowing an imminent danger to themselves or others to purchase weapons would be nice.
An institution known for its heralded football program will now be known for the killings. How do those students go on? How can they go back to the campus? Or is the return to normalcy the best reaction to this case of mindless violence.
I find this whole situation even more disturbing. I just hope that we can learn from this, because it won't be the last time. You can bet that.
The worse thing we can do is to sensationalize this--because it's just breeding another group of killers that don't have a voice--that are maladjusted--ticking time bombs--that are looking for their 15 minutes of fame--or to have their own twisted legacy.
I might sound harsh, but I really hope he burns in HELL for what he did. I'd like to see what you think. Please feel free to comment.