It about why things like this happen, and what can (or can't) be done.
Interestingly I found I have to agree with one conclusion.
"If One Goh was looking for notoriety, it didn't stick - after 24 hours his story was no longer front page news."
I'm not sure if that's a Bad thi ng or a Good thing. Columbine was headlines for months and there were at least 2 other incidents,
Copycat or not, it sure looked like it to me. This story seems to have benn swallowed up by others.
I agree, when I serached links for the story I found one page with a Joke about it already. "Seven at One Goh!", believe it or not.
Sad...sad... but at least (sick) witty.
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Jim Mc (Login Obadiah) HyperScale Forums 188.8.131.52
The author is sadly mistaken
April 5 2012, 10:33 PM
Brett- I live across town from the 2nd most recnet school shootings, the ones in Chardon, Ohio. My nephew was a close personal friend of one of the students that was gunned down. In talking with my newphew, I can ASSURE you, he is not "inured" to it, nor is the entire community of Chardon.
THAT kid wasn't looking for notoriety. From what my nephew was saying, he was a kid who was looking to strike back. Strike back for all the snide remarks that were made about him. Strike back at the kid who stole his girlfriend. At the jocks who bullied him. He didn't have any way of dealing with this stuff (and sadly, I bet a few here can understand this). He took abuse, and took it, and took it. And he went home, and that was no picnic either. He had no way to tell people to stop it (that would have resulted in even more bullying). Like many, and Mr Goh as well, you only take so much before you respond. Here in the US, there is a line that nobody talks about. The "haves", and the "have nots". It's not always about money (frequently, but not always) sometimes it's about status. When you are a "have not" in the US, you can BET that someone will gleefully stick it to you to remind you. Lool at Goh- He came here, ostensibly, to get a better life. And what does he get? People making fun of his accent. People telling him he's failed, or been expelled. And a pile of debt he probably didn't have before he came here.
The article says that failure and loss are universal, and, as rational adults, we know this to be true. Having your nose rubbed in it? Well, we have alot of folks who are really, really damn good at doing that......
"The FANS are fighting back!!!"
"The SECURITY GUARDS are fighting back!!!"
"The PEANUT VENDORS are fighting back!!!"
bob mack (Login p38m) HyperScale Forums 184.108.40.206
we all eat sh_ _ before we die...but thankfully few climb a tower
April 5 2012, 11:29 PM
the victims are the victims not the guy who lost it... although he was a victim of something or someone...but some people are just no darned good...hitler was beaten into a coma for days as a child by his father...but get out the flamethrower...this is too close to home jim...that hurts
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First: it was Not about if People become Inured/uncaring. They do Not. I was saddened and horrified to learn of yet another such incident. It is whether the MEDIA become inured ... sadly I begin to think that they Do become uncaring and inured to such things.
By the last year of WW2 (1945) and the end of US deployment in Vietnam, a lot of war news did not even make the Front Page in the US.... and other countries.
Second: The article (but not me, personally) seems to want to blame everything BUT the gunman. (I blame the gunman, who was triggered by the reported taunts and abuse...)
A lot of folks do not have happy idyllic childhoods or school days. 99.99% of them do not pick up a gun to do something about it.
BUT a significant percentage pf the ones that Do So, are in the US. And that may have something to do with US Culture AND the liberal gun laws (compared to many other countries.)
I've always thought that a contributing factor may be the "Clique culture" the US allows (or even encourages via media and accepted "social norms") in their High Schools and Colleges. Cliques breed bullying in spades, the experience is fairly universal.
(BTW, in NZ a College is a secondary (Teenage)level school and is used interchangeably with High School)