So, the meme that a couple on the right are trying to start after the tragedy at VTech is “Did a liberal college education enable, encourage and inform Cho’s psychotic rage?” I would hope that any rational person would agree that Cho was A) mentally unstable and therefore should have B) been heavily medicated or committed.
But that certainly doesn’t stop the American Thinker (with “Thinker” being very loosely defined in this case) from asking the question and Rush Limbaugh from linking to it.
Still, I wonder — was Cho taught to hate? Whatever he learned in his classes — did it enable him to rage at his host country, to hate the students he envied so murderously? Was he subtly encouraged to aggrandize himself by destroying others? Was his pathology enabled by the PC university? Or to ask the question differently — was Cho ever taught to respect others, to admire the good things about his host country, and to discipline himself to build a positive life?
Yes. Being taught to love America, reject liberalism and be Un-PC would have been the needed salve for Cho’s emotional wounds. Sure.
And that answer is readily available on the websites of Cho’s English Department at Virginia Tech. This is a wonder world of PC weirdness. English studies at VT are a post-modern Disney World in which nihilism, moral and sexual boundary breaking, and fantasies of Marxist revolutionary violence are celebrated. They show up in a lot of faculty writing. Not by all the faculty, but probably by more than half.
For some reason — don’t ask — I was looking at Rush Limbaugh’s web site, and I saw this headline: “Can Any Good Come from V Tech Horror?” followed by this blurb: “Maybe, just maybe, we’ll face the hatred for American traditions and capitalism infesting our campuses.”
So this is just an isolated incident, yes? Only these guys are trying to promote the meme that Cho’s actions were the effect from the liberal cause.
Well, remember Dinesh DÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢Souza’s book about how liberalism brought about al Qaeda’s attacks? If not, take a look. His meme and this new one by the American Thinker say the same thing, “Liberalism is to blame.”
Joe Gandelman points out that Newt Gingrich said the same thing today on This Week.
IsnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t it time for THINKING Americans to totally filter out, not listen to and not read people who canÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t let even seven days go by before turning a barbaric outrage into a political vehicle to try and use against the other side?
And let’s not forget that Newt blamed liberalism for the Columbine shootings after they happened.