Sunday, April 22, 2007


This is disgusting:

...Cho is a classic example of "someone who felt he was a loser in the cruel social rat race", [Camille] Paglia says. The pervasive hook-up culture at college, where girls are prepared to sleep with boys they barely know or fancy, can be a source of seething resentment and alienation for those who are left out.

"Young women now seem to want to behave like men and have sex without commitment. The signals they are giving are very confusing, and rage and humiliation build up in boys who are spurned again and again." ...

Yup -- Cho didn't do this. You did it, you tramps. There'd be no mass murderers if you'd just act like ladies.

(So this is bad and unfeminine now, Camille? I'm confused. When Madonna was hooking up with anything that moved, didn't you call her "the future of feminism"?)

Paglia's full of theories. Here's another one she borrowed from an equally deep thinker:

...Cho's ethnicity may have prevented the university authorities from intervening in his life, Paglia suggests. Voicing a theme that conservative talk show hosts such as Rush Limbaugh have taken up with gusto, she wonders whether political correctness about his background and culture may have led them to make excuses for him.

"He was Korean and so people were hesitant to declare he was abnormal in American terms," she says.

Right -- that's why eight of his college teachers tried to do something about him, his college suitemates talk about how odd they thought he was, and he was mocked and bullied in high school: because everyone was afraid to say he was different.

(Paglia and Rush, of course, have admired each other for quite some time.)

The runner-up idiot, from the same article, is Francis Fukuyama:

"It really is young men between 15 and 30 who are responsible the vast majority of crimes, although it is politically incorrect to say this too loudly," he says.

Huhn? Show of hands: Anyone have a problem with saying that males, especially young males, commit more crimes females? Me either.

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