Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Who are we gonna blame this time?

There was a shooting in the Jokela school in Tuusula. The number of the people killed is not clear yet, but the shooter got caught.

There are very strong rumors as to the identity of the shooter, though. Here are the links that people post: a screenshot of his blog and his Youtube account.

According to the man himself, he is "a cynical existentialist, antihuman humanist, antisocial socialdarwinist, realistic idealist and godlike atheist". He is prepared to fight and die for his cause. He, as a natural selector, will eliminate all whom he sees unfit, disgraces of human race and failures of natural selection. He wants to start a revolution against the system. (Hmm... is it a coincidence that this happened on the 90th anniversary of Russia's October Revolution? OTOH this shithead was no fan of communists, he liked Hitler better.)

For all his dislike of communists he should have read somebody who has actually started a revolution, for example Lenin (that is not good for one's sanity, but the guy did not have much to lose). Lenin actually does give some advice on where to start. Note to the psychotic idiots: it's not Jokela school.

Reading HS forum on this topic was not good for one's sanity either. I read 2 pages, in which the participants tried to find the answer to the eternal question "whose fault was that?", and in those two pages they managed to accuse the US, the media, the firearm laws, the mental health services and the parents. I stopped reading before getting to George W. Bush, videogames, role-playing games, low blood sugar, high blood sugar, heavy metal, Osama, Ahmadinejad, and artificial colors in food.

But hey, I want to play a bit of blame game too: who is the most well-known misanthropic public figure in Finland? Who thinks that democracy is idiotic and regular people are trash? Who thinks that as many people as possible should die? Who thinks there was nothing wrong with Nazi Germany aside from losing the war? And finally, whose fan did the shooter's mother just happen to be?

OK, I know I sound as silly as the people who blame heavy metal, but seriously: why do violent movies get blamed more often than misanthropic writings?

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