Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A Letter to Cho Seung Hui

Dear sir:

Mr. Cho Seung Hui, you suck. You are a scumbag. An awful person. A pathetic excuse for a human being. Because you got upset over a girl, you ended the lives of 32 people. Because of a girl. Am I missing something? Was this Helen of Troy that got you all hot and bothered? I gotta say, I've been turned down by my fair share of girls, and I never once thought to myself "you know what would be a good idea - shooting random people for no apparent reason."

Earth to crazy guy, we've all been down that road. Did you think that you were the only one that's felt crappy because you were rejected? Poor, sad you, this girl didn't return your affection, wah wah wah. Every single man and woman has been rejected by someone else. It happens. And it sucks when it happens. But you know what us real human beings do? We move on. We laugh about it with our friends. We find someone else. There is no one who should be that damn important that you would want to kill all those people for. Grow up, and grow a pair.

I'm guessing that you couldn't even name 30 of those people. I'm guessing you had no idea who any of those people were. Sure maybe you had seen them around campus, but did you actually know them? Did you actually have a reason for killing them? For example, did you know that the R.A. you killed (after you shot the girl who apparently ruined your life) was a 23-year old, majoring in English, Biology, and Psychology, with a 4.0 GPA? A guy who everyone loved and respected? A great guy, now gone, because you are a scumbag.

You even wrote notes venting about corruption and the privileged. So this is how you fix both problems? Shooting 32 people? I'm not a rocket scientist by any stretch of the imagination, but I think there's a flaw in your plan. Not only did you kill all the wrong people, you are now the bad guy. You are the guy that we all hate now. That's right, you, Mr. anti-corruption, Mr. other-people-have-stuff-that-I-don't-and-therefore-I-hate-them, Mr. she-doesn't-like-me-woe-is-me-life-sucks, you are now the corrupt. Not only that, you're also the privileged - privileged to be dead, because now you don't have to face the music. If you had been any kind of a decent and kind human being, you would have reversed the order of your rampage, and shot yourself first.

That's what upsets me the most about this situation - that you were such a p*ssy that you took your own life. You couldn't even be man enough to stick around and see the damage you caused. You ended your own life, leaving 32 people dead, and countless others grieving. What a weak way to leave this world. At 23 years old, you are old enough to be considered a man, but there is no way in hell I'm thinking of you as anything but a child. A weak, whiny, brat of a kid who couldn't get what he wanted and so he took his frustration out on everyone around him. And then when you realized the damage you had caused, you decided that instead of facing the music, instead of facing the friends and families of those you killed, instead of facing the world, you would take your own life. Was it our fault that nobody liked you? Was it our fault that life wasn't going the way you wanted? Guess what - sometimes life sucks. News flash! This just in! "This is TRL reporting live from the world, and what we know right now is that life can get you down sometimes!" Holy crap, alert the media!

You know what the rest of us do when life gets tough? We work through it. We cope, we deal, we move on. Now, because of your actions, the friends and families of 32 people are going to have to do just that - cope, deal, and eventually, move on. I don't necessarily believe in Heaven, Hell, or God, but Mr. Cho Seung Hui: I really hope and pray there's a special place in Hell just for you.

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