Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Pat Buchanon is Wrong

His latest column links the VT shooter to the influx of immigrants to the United States:

What happened in Blacksburg cannot be divorced from what's been
happening to America since the immigration act brought tens of millions of
strangers to these shores, even as the old bonds of national community began to
disintegrate and dissolve in the social revolutions of the 1960s...Before 1970,
we were a people, a community, a country. Students would have said aloud of Cho:
"Who is this guy? What's the matter with him?" .

See, this is where he loses me, when he makes his point about the inherent flaw of having a "gun free zone" I'm with him. But what Pat fails to note is that one of his instructors demanded that Cho be removed from the class she taught because of the red flags he was waving (the violent imagery in his writings, for example). It's not even mentioned. Also, Cho had a record of sending threatening and harassing emails to women. So yes, the people around him were wondering what was wrong with him. No one who could do anything about it did anything about it. That was the problem.

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