Tuesday, April 17, 2007

"Always by Himself"


'Always by Himself'
Originally uploaded by Tidewater Muse.
An article in the New York Times by Graham Bowley and Maria Newman is headlined Gunman Is Described as Quiet and 'Always by Himself'. Now, I don't want to sound, er, "off," but isn't that how all alleged mass murderers are usually described?

It's like a logic problem: Not all people who are quiet and "always by themselves" are mass murderers, but all mass murderers are quiet and spent a great deal of time alone, shunning community and physical contact.

My only surprise is that the killer was Asian; if you'd have asked me, I would have said the shooter was a white male, between the ages of 18 and 30, born and bred here in the US of A. I buy the depression and the English-major... never would have guessed the Korean ancestry/culture.

So much for what I know.

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