Another bonus to having been so busy for the last few days, I haven’t had to have been lambasted with more of the media’s non-stop coverage of Cho Seung-Hui and the Virginia Tech tragedy, nor the aftermath of insane finger-pointing and blame game. Jokingly, I told Jim it was my “anti-death insurance,” given the constant coverage of the shootings and events that followed. I don’t know about you lot, but I’m tired of it. Enough of “Cho” already!
However, I will say this: in spending the better part of this afternoon in catching up with my news and feed subscriptions, I ran across a quote on Jarkolicious that I thought best summed it all up. Courtesy of writer Stephen King:
For most creative people, the imagination serves as an excretory channel for violence: We visualize what we will never actually do (James Patterson, for instance, a nice man who has all too often worked the street that my old friend George used to work). Cho doesn’t strike me as in the least creative, however. Dude was crazy. Dude was, in the memorable phrasing of Nikki Giovanni, “just mean.” Essentially there’s no story here, except for a paranoid a–hole who went DEFCON-1. He may have been inspired by Columbine, but only because he was too dim to think up such a scenario on his own.