Bomb Throwing Pacifist

If you took that happy, smiling guy from the box of Quaker Oats, handed him a bottle of gin and a rifle, and pissed him off to a point where he decided he wasn't going to take it anymore, you'd get a little something like this.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Short Entry

Because I'm bored. But not THAT bored. Yo, Pat Buchanan! Stir me up some of that patented 7-layer crazy, mid-90s style!

Since the massacre of 32 students and teachers at Virginia Tech, the mainstream media have obsessed over the fact the crazed gunman was able to buy a Glock in the state of Virginia.

Because, in the words of John Stuart, "only a sicko would try to use the Virginia Tech massacre to win an argument about the availability of firearms in this country."

Little attention has been paid to the Richmond legislators who voted to make "Hokie Nation," a Middle American campus of 26,000 kids, a gun-free zone where only the madman had a semi-automatic.

Touche. Having recently graduated from college and in light of the fact that I will be returning to grad school in the fall, I think I have a special interest in such matters. But Pat? Please. You want to reverse a law that would allow people like these from keeping guns in their dorm rooms? C'mon...

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Almost no attention has been paid to the fact that Cho Seung-Hui was not an American at all, but an immigrant, an alien.

Hell, Pat remembers the good old days when the only people who had names like that were ironing his shirts at a company store in Deadwood, but let's not belabor the point. I totally agree that the "yellow menace" angle has been downplayed here, and that were it not for Pat's fearless investigative reporting, your average American might be under the impression that Cho Seung-Hui was not, in fact, a White Anglo Saxon Protestant from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. </irony>
Had this deranged young man who secretly hated us never come here, 32 people would be heading home from Blacksburg for summer vacation.

In fact, his hatred was so secret and so passionate that even the mandatory psychiatric evaluation he was ordered to undergo and the violent plays and papers he had written gave us no clue as to what might have happened down the road.

Cho was among the 864,000 Koreans here as a result of the Immigration Act of 1965, which threw the nation's doors open to the greatest invasion in history, an invasion opposed by a majority of our people.

"Verily, when the Koreans saw the standard of Seoul on land, and the galley of their lord touching ground before them, each held himself for shamed, and they all [...]leapt forth, and landed. Then might you have seen an assault, great and marvellous; and to this bears witness Geoffry of Villehardouin, who makes this book, that more than forty people told him for sooth that they saw the standard of Seoul at the top of one of the Space Needle, and that no man knew who bore it thither." Although in retrospect, the Mongol Invasions and the Germanic Peoples Migrations were pretty impressive too.

Thirty-six million, almost all from countries whose peoples have never fully assimilated in any Western country, now live in our midst.

Translation: Once they got rid of the Asian Exclusion Act of 1924, it was all downhill from there.

Cho was one of them.

In stories about him, we learn he had no friends, rarely spoke and was a loner, isolated from classmates and roommates.

In other words, your typical Applied Sciences student.

What happened in Blacksburg cannot be divorced from what's been happening to America since the immigration act brought tens of millions of strangers to these shores, even as the old bonds of national community began to disintegrate and dissolve in the social revolutions of the 1960s.

With tens of millions of immigrants at 30-odd victims each...well, I will let you draw your own conclusions. We have a crisis, people!

To intellectuals, what makes America a nation is ideas – ideas in the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Gettysburg Address and Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

Heh. Liberals think they have rights because a piece of paper says so. How quaint. And pre-9/11.

But documents no matter how eloquent and words no matter how lovely do not a nation make. Before 1970, we were a people, a community, a country. Students would have said aloud of Cho: "Who is this guy? What's the matter with him?"

And why are we talking about a guy who won't be born for another 15 or 20 years? Cue theme music.
Marc with a C, 1:54 PM


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