Monday, April 16, 2007

Mad as Hell

This morning, as most of the country—and part of the world—already knows, my university (Virginia Tech) was host to the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. You can read more from WRAL, Fox News, or CNN. Google News turned up an article from The Daily Tarheel, but I can’t get that one to load.

I’m not going to rehash the details, the links are for that. I’m just here to leave the question that’s left me blindingly angry.

I’m mad as hell. What kind of self-righteous asswipe decides he has the God-given right to kill people for shits and giggles? No feeling of betrayal, no sense of abandonment, nothing. There’s no reason. I really hope there’s a special place in hell for the likes of today’s shooter, because nothing justifies what happened here today.

By all reports, the shooter is long since deceased. So likely, we’ll never really know why today happened. There’s no worldly punishment suitable for this guy, a “young Asian male,” deciding to take the lives of his peers. I’m furious, even though nothing will come of my anger.

And for those who were wondering, I’m safe. As are my friends. Thank God.

1 comment:

Billifer von Raptor said...

I came across your page searching for FUSE file systems, but then I saw you go to VT, so I'm happy to read that you and your friends are safe.

The other reason why I'm commenting, though, is to let you know that I'm offering to mirror your NTFS-3G binaries at my site. You can find them at http://paxoo.com/downloads/ntfs-3g/.

Stay well.