Apr 17 2007
A glimpse into the mind of Cho Seung-Hui through his writings in ‘creative writing class’ sheds some light on his views and thoughts. First is his one act play called “Richard McBeef” and clearly some negative feelings about Catholics and Entertainers/Hollywood. The seen is a stepfather trying to have a talk with his new stepson John:
(Richard [McBeef – Stepfather]gently rests him [sic] hand on John’s lap)
JOHN: What are you doing?
(John slaps Richard’s hand)
JOHN (cont’d): What are you, a Catholic priest? I will not be molested by an overweight pedophilic stepdad named Dick! Get your hands off me sicko! Damn you, you Catholic priest. Just stop it, Michael Jackson. Let me guess, you have a pet named Dick in Neverland ranch and you want me to go with you to pet him, right?
There is a lot of classic anti-West rhetoric in this one paragraph. Catholics, gays, Pedophiles, Pop Culture – all portrayed as evil and attacking the innocent.
The second one act play pits young kids against a nasty, old man who steals their winnings in a casino. Again the imagery is of kids lost in the evil of society being harassed by the Western White Man whose only purpose in life is to screw the kids. He definitely portrays the classic youthful rebellion against authority figures, but with an evil and violent twist that is fairly shocking. Again, I am not saying he is an Islamic-mad murderer. He rails against authority more than anything else, but he definitely cannot find any good in society outside the young and oppressed.