You know, I generally try to be open minded, but I literally have to say that for the past few days, I have been a mixture of ashamed and scared that I'm ethnically Chinese seeing as that the Virginia Tech killer was from South Korea. I know that all cultures and ethnicities have their psychos, but I guess it never really sunk in quite as much as this news breaker did.
I'm not sure if any of you out there got a chance to see the homemade video that Cho made of himself, but if you had no beforehand knowledge that he went out and shot 30 people, you'd have almost laughed at him for being the latter-end bloomer of teen angst. With everything come to light, it's more disturbing than scary--the video itself that is--because these kinds of videos are being made every day.
So, you know what? Be angry--anger is good so long as you focus it directly and constructively. I'm going to do my best to live my life, continue to be American--NOT chinese-American, but American--and steer clear of any potential unstable persons out there who are having a really bad day.
What should scare everyone the most, in my opinion, is not so much that I've already met a lot of people who KNEW people who knew people who were killed at V.T., and not that I can already feel the anti-asian sentiment mounting, but that I feel that *anyone* pushed far enough with stress can flip out, and kill someone.
Be careful out there.