Somewhere in America, there is another Seung-Hui Cho. He may be suffering from a serious mental health disorder: or this person may just be enraged at America. Make no mistake about it, that person exists.
It is just a matter of time before this person strikes, leaving us aghast, and wondering once again, how could someone commit such a gruesome act? We live in a democracy, translation, our society is “open.” We have a plethora of freedoms that other countries would not dare think of giving to their citizens.
One of our inalienable rights is the “Right To Keep And Bear Arms.” I am no longer amazed that following a mass shooting, some moron from Sarah Brady’s left wing group comes out with the bright idea to institute more strident gun control laws; like that would stop someone who has made up his or her mind to kill someone, to rethink their position. People from groups like this have the intellectual quotient of a four year old. The late psychoanalyst, Erik Erickson would say that these people lack the ability to think in the Formal Operating Stage .
During the Formal Operating Stage, we have the ability to “look at the big picture, so to speak.” In other words, we are able to look at different variables that may account for a particular phenomenon. Liberals have shown us time and time again, that they can not perform this task. Life to them is either black or white; there is no gray in their world. Yet, it is people like Hillary Rodham-Clinton or Barack Hussein Obama, who say they want to take us “to the promised land.”
Yesterday, my wife and I went to our gun range. There, we encountered this wonderful elderly gentleman from the great state of Texas. He heads north about this time of year, in order to meet and chat with and reaquaint himself with old World War II Army buddy. They love to shoot, and discuss politics.
Mr. Goldsmith told me, “you know Dr. Lewis, if only the public schools, colleges, universities, would allow some of its instructors, or students to carry a firearm, it is possible that we could have avoided what happened at Virginia Tech.”
Mr. Goldsmith went on, “you wouldn’t have to announce who the person is, who is armed.” He lamented, “I know it will never happen, because of political correctness.”
I had to agree with Mr. Goldsmith. As soon as a proponent of concealed carry puts forth a recommendation like this, it is the Hillary Clinton’s, John Kohn-Kerry’s, Harry Reid’s, Diane Feinstein’s, Barbara Boxer’s, Barack Hussein Obama’s, who will “scream bloody murder.”
But, what is their alternative? The same old tired solution, “We Need More Gun Laws.” Or, they will get with their pals from the socialists media, to attack the National Rifle Association. These dunderheads, just don’t get it.
Yet, they have the unmitigated gall to tell the victims of senseless murders, “my prayers are with you.” As I see it, these muscleheaded politicians bear as much responsibility for the massacre at Virginia Tech as the gunman, Seung-Hui Cho. And by the way, I wish that those in the media would stop calling killers like this, “The Shooter.” That is a slap in the face to the thousands of law abiding citizens who go to their local ranges and shoot each weekend. Seung-Hui Cho, “WAS THE GUNMAN.”
To the imbeciles who support “tougher gun laws,” I ask, why not make it more difficult for people to gain access to explosives? Why not make it harder for people to get their hands on “Box Cutters.” Why not make is difficult for people to purchase kitchen knives, baseball bats, crowbars, hammers, screw drivers, pencils, pens, wrenches, ad infinitum?
But wait, I have a better idea. Why don’t we all lock ourselves up in our home? We can contract with our employers, to work from home. And, we can have groceries delivered to our residences. By doing this, we can all be safe, right? Wrong! What’s to stop a plane from crashing into our home, or some wacko driving his vehicle through our living room?
The fact of the matter ladies and gentlemen is this. There are no guarantees in life. From the moment that our feet touch the floor in the mornings, we are starting to take a risk. And life is not there to greet you with a guarantee!
The socialist press, and socialist politicians have done their damnest to make us want to live our lives in a bubble. They have tried to scare the pants off of us. Sadly, it has worked on a number of Americans.
These people have forgotten the grit and the courage that those who came before us had to project. No, life was not a cake walk for these brave Americans. However, they fought diseases, the elements, Native Americans, and they survived. They did not demand that life provide them with a guarantee, that their lives would be safe and without danger.
Many are asking, what spawned this character, Seung-Hui Cho? I couldn’t care less that he was bullied, and laughed at. Guess what, that happened to me, and more than likely to you also. But, we didn’t pick up a gun and murder what we thought were our tormentors. Why? We had a solid value system, which was given to us by our parents. Furthermore, society at large taught us what was acceptable and what was not acceptable.
Today, parents have stopped parenting. and society’s message is, “If It Feels Good, Do It.” By the way, I’m not saying Cho’s parents were not good parents. What I do know is this, today’s parents are a far cry from our parents. Parents of today are too busy trying to be like their daughters and sons. The parents of today have their priorities all screwed up. Money is at the top “of their foodchain.” Power is next on their hierarchical chain. Somewhere in their narcissistic world, children have a place, but the position is not a prominent one.
I wonder if Cho’s parents knew that he was addicted to violent video games? I wonder if they realized that you can practice killing people with some of these games? This gunman didn’t just wake up last Monday, and said to himself, “today looks like a good day to go on a killing spree.” Seung-Hui Cho was a ticking time bomb; and he had been ticking for a long time. I for one am not surprised that he finally exploded.
As a Nation we had better do something, and do it fast. Othewise, it is a matter of time before another Seung-Hui Cho steps upon the world’s stage and produce another Virginia Tech Massscre!
I was asked by this southern gentlemen who is a regular reader of my column, “what can we do?”
I replied, Americans have got to take their country back from socialists, and the political correctness crowd. Currently, Americans are too afraid to address the salient issues of the day. They fear that they will be called:
If Americans continue to be taciturn on the above issues, America will not only look like a third world country in the next 100 years, America will also loose her democracy.
Seung-Hui Cho has issued all of us a huge “Wake Up Call.” And that is, get involved. Stop thinking of yourself ! Remember, this guy was not an American citizen. Had someone been proactive in his case, and by this I mean, “Jumping Up And Down And Screaming” this murdering little cretin could have been sent back to his homeland, Korea.
Alas, someone probably thought, “I Don’t Want To Be Viewed As A Racist.”
That attitude has caused 32 young Americans to go to their graves before their time.
Dr. Forest Lewis is a trained clinical pyschologist. He is the author of Diary of a Black Man Who Escaped From the Democratic Political Plantation