Of Cabbages and Kings

April 20, 2007

Virginia killer becomes prime-time star

Filed under: Across the Universe — Chinmayi @ 3:00 pm

And it’s happened again – American teenager goes beserk and kills everyone around him. It started with the Columbine school killings, or so the media seems to suggest. And now the Virginia massacre is all over the media. I was happy at first to find that the killer went nameless – that the papers were focussing on the victims, but there was nothing…no fame, no attention for the murderer. The Guardian has this really interesting article about a school-kid who intended to kill his classmates and how his intentions were simply that they were ‘bad’ (because he hadn’t really thought it out and it seemed easy). 

A college-student psychotic killer is a little different though. What do you imagine a loser-type loner who got all the attention he got only because he was disturbed wants? What do you imagine he wants, if he has filmed every step of his murder-spree (with pictures of him smiling and pictures of him fierce, pictures of him posing and pictures with his ‘message’) and delivered them to the media? Attention! And he got it. So there’s a message for all the pycho-chappies, the potential killers, who are watching…go ahead and murder lots of kids – it is a great way to get famous, it is the best way to make the world listen. Your words will be on air, your pictures in the paper and everyone will spend months obsessing about you and what you were trying to tell them.

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2 Comments »

  1. Thanks, always good posts on your blog!

    Comment by Desktopjunk — April 22, 2007 @ 2:59 pm

  2. That’s really nice of you. Thanks.

    Comment by Contrary Mary — May 31, 2007 @ 5:14 pm


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