Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Cho Seung-Hui Morality and Debauchery

OK. Let's discuss morality and debauchery.

Let it be said unequivocally that I would have preferred if Cho Seung-Hui had used the abilities that he honed as an English major constructively and had gone on to contribute to the efforts of the people you'll find mentioned on this URL: (Yes, this is a pitch.)

However, I understand that this man did not have the emotional resources to be able to channel his outrage constructively. Not all do.

Rather than elaborating in detail on what I think about Cho Seung-Hui, whom I consider a Attentäter par excellence; I will allow those whom I consider to have expressed the issues most eloquently to speak for me.

"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."- Krishnamurthi

"Oftentimes have I heard you speak of one who commits a wrong as though he were not one of you, but a stranger unto you and an intruder upon your world.
But I say that even as the holy and the righteous cannot rise beyond the highest which is in each one of you,
So the wicked and the weak cannot fall lower than the lowest which is in you also.
And as a single leaf turns not yellow but with the silent knowledge of the whole tree,
So the wrong-doer cannot do wrong without the hidden will of you all…
And this also, though the word lie heavy upon your hearts:
The murdered is not unaccountable for his own murder…
The righteous is not innocent of the deeds of the wicked."
THE PROPHET by Kahlil Gibran

"The Psychology of Political Violence" by Emma Goldman:

Finally I should like to draw your attention to the following article entitled: "Class War in the School and Office" by Michael Nenonen. See:

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel

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