Here’s the thing. This whole Virginia Tech thing has been one giant media wet dream. It’s clear from the videos and the “plays” he wrote that the guy wasn’t crazy. He was straight up retarded. If something doesn’t come out confirming he was autistic I’ll eat the paint off my wall.
The only clusterfuck bigger than the soon to be bankrupt school’s negligence in tracking down a double murderer who hung out in his dorm room for two hours before wiping out an entire auditorium is the media’s pissing contest across party lines. Right-wing radio calls for looser gun laws. Left-wing pundits call for stricter gun laws. Ultra right-wingers see an excuse to, true story, crack down on immigration. And ultra left-wingers, well, I’m not sure what they’re exposing here.
The idea of defending Camille Paglia is all very strange to me. But apparently what she’s saying is… not true? Really? Really?
Could someone explain to me what is not true about that? I’d really appreciate it.
This was a horrific explosion of rage and violence resulting in a catastrophic loss of life. But this was not some crazy, senseless act by an evil person. It was a deadly collision of modern society and a brain literally not built to handle it. It’s sad and shocking and everyone’s prayers should go out to the families forever changed by it. But if you really can’t “make sense” of it, I’d recommend checking to make sure you’re not holding a stick.