It didn't take long for the liberal side of the media to find the culprit, along with, of course, the right to bear arms, mainstream america:
Former high school classmates say Virginia Tech gunman was picked on in school
The Associated Press
BLACKSBURG, Virginia: Long before he massacred 32 people in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui was bullied by fellow students at school who mocked his shyness and the strange way he talked, former classmates said.
First thing - there are very few bullies and bullied - we've all been a little bit of both as Cho prooved. ..... bullying is sad and ongoing problem in schools, long before multiculturalism and people with 'funny' accents. Prior to the PCage, books like Tom Brown's School Days taught kids to stand up to bullies. But was he really bullied- or just made fun of - yes there is difference- which apparently the reporter is incapable of distinguishing..and yes making fun of kids can be incredibly cruel but I wouldn't call it bullying.... but this article implies that he was bullied...and therefore he has a right to kill people?
apparently, some people think so on the the New York times blog i found this;
I understand why the the student turned into a gunman. I knew that something like this was going to happen, and this may be the beginning, unless Americans become more respectful to non-white people (both verbal and nonverbal). Racism is constant, mostly nonverbal. I came from a similar background, although not exactly the same. During the junior high school, I was one of the few Asians at the school. Many students are racists and people called me many names. I also spoke constantly about killing people. I started lifting weights, and at the end of that year, I was the strongest in my school. I played with lots of bb guns and paintball guns. I started playing various sports (fball, wrestling, etc). My parents were also poor. Many immigrants either join gangs or some people play sports to release their anger. Fortunately, I was able to overcome the environmental factors, became very popular in high school, and overcame the adversity. It is a special challenge for immigrants and non-caucasians in America. I have an incredibly strong will power and through the help of God, I overcame adversities and constant racism. Now, I am very successful. Many people will not overcome racial adversities and this shooting could just be the beginning… My advice to all Americans:
1. Be respectful to all people (both verbal and nonverbal), all the time.
2. I don’t understand the gunlaw(biggest problem)
3. American media is full of junk (violence(WWF), sex(OC), drugs, and violent music. Get rid of them, now.
4. Understand that many people from other countries that have poor english accents are better educated than many americans here, with masters and PhDs. Be respectful to people in all places, but most Americans will never know what it feels like to be non-white, because white people are nice to white people.
5. The gunman had personal problems, but it is the media, and the americans that influenced the gunman. Again, the gunlaw is also incomprehensible.
The message must be free and clear to the rest of the world now - Americans, westerners are such wimps you can come to their countries, demand special privileges and threaten them ...anyone with an even superficial knowledge of the Orient knows they are among the most 'racist' and xenophobic of all peoples and, across the board have closed immigration policies, yet immigrants from those countries can come here and make demands such as this? How long will Americans and Europeans put up with this nonsense. I don't blame the immigrants, I blame our so called elite and ...well, you and me..for putting up with it. The future of America doesn't look pretty, that's for sure.
As with the development of Vanderbilt Yards, its not an either or, rather finding an acceptable balance. Right now both issues are swung to the extreme.