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Cho Seung-hui on Virginia-Tech

I wonder why Cho Seung-Hui could be driven that crazy that he mindlessly killed 32 people, the largest campus massacre.

Some urge in me wanted to find out more info on this guy, trying to gain a clue. I tried to look his name up on the site of the university… Then I wondered how you must feel if you are a) South-Korean, b) named “Seung” and c) are studying at the same university, like these 14 students (none of them seung-hui but all of them seung). Maybe they experience what Wayne Chiang found out when 80.000 people visited his weblog.

Apparently he had written the words “Ismail Ax” in red on his arm.

Boing Boing explains what it means. I wondered before if it was related to Counterstrike.

Several Korean youths who knew Cho Seung Hui from his high school days said he was a fan of violent video games, particularly Counterstrike, a hugely popular online game published by Microsoft, in which players join terrorism or counterterrorism groups and try to shoot each other using all types of guns.

On ABC News we read that he was a loner and a very very weird guy, wearing dark sunglasses indoors and writing stories like “a 13-year-old boy who accuses his stepfather of pedophilia, and ends with the boy’s death.” or “I wanna watch him bleed like the way he made us kids bleed,” which was already indicated as pretty weird and possibly dangerous. His plays can be downloaded on AOL., they are called “Richard Mc.Beef” and “Mr. Brownstone”.

this makes me wonder:

a) if he was pointed out as weird and possibly dangerous long before why did noone take action?
b) there were 2 bomb threats by him the week before, why did noone take action?
c) there were hours before the first killing and the mass killing, why did noone take action?

d) how can a kid that crazy, taking anti-depressa get access to a glock 9 mm, and a Walther .22 and a bunch of ammo? crazy!

p.s. Liviu Librescu, who survived the Holocaust, later made a big carreer and made it in the Who is Who in the world and then gave his life to protect his students from this killer made me wonder if I would have the guts to do the same in such a situation. What a hero.

In the meanwhile Scientology is trying to capitalize on the VIRGINIA TECH TRAGEDY.

And a photo was posted of some NUT of the local school paper who wanted to go back into the school but was arrested by the police.

In the meanwhile, 133 professors are killed in Iraq universities and Iran expresses condolences to the US.

Update: the guy send a multi-media package to NBC… before the 2nd shooting. It includes video’s and photographs….mass killing in the Internet Era…. Pffff….. I think he was trying to make meme out of himself.

On of the pictures he send in his manifesto is the 88, the sign meaning Heil Hitler, which he calls the number of the Anti Terrorist. The picture are 2 seperate 8´s, but can also be seen as a single 3-d 8. See more of his manifesto here. He writes about two child rapers and other weird stuff. “you could have been great. I could have been great. Ask yourself what you did to me to have made me clean the slate”. For now NBC has only release 5 from the 21 pages of the manifesto.

Also see the wikipedia entry

15 Responses to “ Cho Seung-hui on Virginia-Tech ”

  1. The Virginia Tech tragedy brings to mind a similar school shooting in 1979 California. 16 year old Brenda Spencer wounded nine and killed two in a shooting spree at an elementary school. She said, “I had no reason for it, and it was just a lot of fun,” “It was just like shooting ducks in a pond,” and “(The children) looked like a herd of cows standing around, it was really easy pickings.”

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  2. TsuiHark says:

    Highscore!

  3. asdf says:

    Idiot, counter-strike is published by EA games, but made by VALVe Software. Microsoft is no way affiliated with Counter-Strike.

  4. willr says:

    i think cho is considered a hero in korea dawg….

  5. stubby says:

    … asdf

    On the PC Counter-Strike is published by Vivendi Universal, Counter-Strike: Anthology is published by EA.

    On the Xbox, Counter-Strike is published by Microsoft Game Studios.

    Does it make a little more sense now?

  6. TsuiHark says:

    And to show how desensitizing video games are: I wonder how many headshots he made!

  7. Sunni says:

    I have simpathy for Cho Seung-hui. I myself immigrate to this country from Asia. I too commit a crime and be arrested (but not nearly as bad as this man). US culture very difficult too under-stand for one, not from here. I think if I commit more than enough crime I get to sleep with miss Paris Hilton. Who really the sic one>? It is society.

  8. kam says:

    i think what that cho guy did was good, he killed many innocent people, but the teachers will be afraid to abuse the student in future. i read what he wrote, he said he is sacrificing himself for all the weak and helpless guys. and its true. first i thought he was a monster but after i read what he wrote i can see the benefit of what he did. you see in our world people only respect one thing — strength. if you are big and tall everyone respect you, if you are small everyone treats you like shit. cho showed that small guys can turn nasty if pushed too far, and that will make people afraid to pick on small guys, especially students. innocent people died, that’s unfortunate. but the same thing happens in a war, innocent die in order to correct some other evil. cho was kicked out of poetry and literature class for his writing, he was a shy guy so when he tried to hit on a couple girls in a somewhat clumsy way they ratted on him. girls don’t have the guts to say “i am not interested, but thank you for askingâ€? to guys they find unattractive, instead they pretend they like them, flirt with them, than behind their back they rat on them and backstab them. and misandrist men are all to happy carrying out their dirty duties falsely accusing a guy of harassment. sex discriminates against the ugly. they don’t realize that ugly guys are people too who also deserve to have fun and be happy. taking a kinder and gentler attitude towards all humankind might serve these pampered women with low self-esteem well. its easy to ridicule men, to blame men, to ignore men. but it is not easy to be a man. especially an ugly short man like cho. society prepares the crime the criminal commits it.

    feminists and men who support gender biased, sexist, anti-male laws including the school system, police, justice system, and government are responsible for emasculation of men, which is the cause of the social anxiety among young men like cho. feminists would rather nitpick and close down a corporation which is supporting thousands of women who feed their babies because some guy hang a victoria’s secret angel over the time clock. its time women got over themselves and men stopped impersonating sentimental buffoons catering to their vile whims.

    as for the media, its common sense that by rewarding cho with what he was aiming for – publicity they are sending the message that whoever kills a lot of people will be rewarded with publicity. why stop there? announce a bloody reward for the families of dead serial killers so you can get your bloody ratings. what do you expect from a society which is so utterly lacking in integrity? you are worse than the cho dude, you may be snug and secure behind your desks, but you are encouraging murder.

  9. Ryan says:

    Great Idea.

    First thing, innocent people were killed.

    I highly recommend that you ponder each different curse or punishment on the Serpent, Eve and Adam from God due to the first transgression in Garden of Eden while reading the front part of Genesis in the old testament.

    Please let us forgive him.

  10. kam says:

    so were in hiroshima and nagasaki

  11. Nepeta says:

    How can you attract so many jerks to your blog? :?:

  12. TsuiHark says:

    Hey jerks, how dare you defile the sacred blog of Ogmios? Get on your knees and pray to him. Buy his merchanise too!

  13. KingFish says:

    Do you think that playing violent video games teaches you to murder? If you say yes, then I challenge you to stop. If you say no, then I ask you how you know? KingFish

  14. Q says:

    willr,
    you dumbass.
    go read new york times.

  15. brandon villa says:

    this asian is dumb as fuck and im glad hes dead

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