We've Got Us a Six Foot Chinaman Causing This Ruckus
I am sure that everyone is now aware that the shooter in this case was not from China on a student visa as originally reported in the confusion and fog of the unfolding incident. The young man had been in America since the age of 2, which was when his parents immigrated from South Korea. They worked hard and tried to live and give the American dream to their son. It would have been okay, too, if the guy hadn't been plum crazy.
There were moments of heroism to be noted, too. One story describes a young Jewish man who gave his life to save his fellow students by blocking the door so that the shooter could not enter.
Correction - as seen on A Tangled Web,the person who sacrificed his life to save his students was Professor Liviu Librescu - a survivor of the Holocaust. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13. God bless his soul.
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First may I say that I am horrified - HORRIFIED - by the murders committed in Virginia today. What a nightmare for the students and also for their families. My prayers are with all of them.
A year ago the senior faculty at Virginia Tech were celebrating the fact that a bill was defeated that would have allowed law abiding students and faculty to carry handguns on campus. I really wish that bill hadn't been defeated. Perhaps the death toll would have been much lower. Perhaps it wouldn't have - but I would prefer to take my chances in a place in which my right to defend myself is recognized.
Now - it seems to me that the average citizen's diet in China must be much improved over the last several decades, wouldn't you agree? It's not often that one meets a 6 foot tall male citizen of China, is it? I have observed that the 2nd generation Asians that I know here in America are much larger than their parents - and it is due to a healthy diet throughout childhood.
It will be several days before we know what really happened down there in beautiful Virginia. Soft target - that is what a school is.