Apr 18 2007
It seems Cho’s note will be quite enlightening when it comes out (and I think it should come out soon unless it is evidence in an investigation). It seems he rants against religion and rich girls, and we learn from reporting his religion was not Christianity, which I believe is the predominate religion of South Korea:
A law enforcement official who read Cho’s note described it Tuesday as a typed, eight-page rant against rich kids and religion. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
“You caused me to do this,” the official quoted the note as saying.
Cho indicated in his letter that the end was near and that there was a deed to be done, the official said. He also expressed disappointment in his own religion, and made several references to Christianity, the official said.
OK, some more speculation on my part (which drives the lefties nuts) as we explore what possibly happened to this kid. He becomes more and more isolated on a campus environment that is inescapable (I went to Tech and there is nothing but “school” around you during the normal year). If he was against Pop Culture and drinking and partying he was in hell on earth. If he was against the consumer-driven West and its wasteful spending he was in hell on earth. If he did not look kindly towards the open sexual nature of the West and the allure of women (in the spring time no less) he was in hell on earth. His actions show him sliding more and more into isolation has he finds no safe haven except that inside his mind. It makes sense. And only one religion is right now opposed to just about every aspect of Western culture.