Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Backlash from Virginia Tech

When the media finally revealed the perpetrator in what happened at Virginia Tech, they said that he was Chinese or Korean, possibly a Foreign exchange student. I read this article this morning from the Alternet site. In any event, its not a "blame the immigrant" issue. Anyone, American, Korean, Chinese, Vulcan, could have snapped and done this. Nationality doesn't have anything to do with it. Blaming the immigrant is the easy thing to say. Its a terrible tragedy, but what that idiot in Virginia did was not something endemic in his nationality. What he did was because he was sick, twisted and had easy access to a gun. What he did was no different than when Charles Whitman went to the top of library tower at the University of Texas in 1966 and shot 15 people. No different than when George Hennard drove his car into the front of a Luby's cafeteria in 1991 and then opened fire on the crowd and killed 24 people. Both of these people were Americans. Its not a question of where someone comes from in the world. The sad fact of the matter is that often times we can never tell who is going to be a potential madman. We can't single out someone just because of where he comes from.

Eventually though, I fear a race war in this country soon. Truth be told, Caucasians are going be a minority soon in this land and we will have to start dealing with that. We can be reactionary and become like Germany in the 1930's or deal with it in a constructive fashion and become the melting pot that we promote ourselves as.

I pray for the people in Virginia. They didn't deserve what happened to them. There are going to be so many dreams unfulfilled. So many people who could change the world that are not going to be there to change the world.

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