He was so full of shit. People he knew in college were worried for him and just wanted to help him before he hurt anyone or himself. But he didn't care, and made a place for learning and open mindedness into a living hell.
You're an idiot. They lie about caring in order to look good for the press. No one took the time to help him, no one cared enough to. If someone actually cared enough to be his friend and get to know him he would still be alive. I love him and wish I could have saved him. I still cry from missing him.
The U.S. mental health system has really left me disgusted. I think it's more their fault that this tragedy occured more than the weak gun control. Like Charles Whitman (University of Texas gunman), this young man was showing all these warning signs and odd behaviors and what does the mental health system do? They selfishly ignore these poor young men when they are in serious need of help! Not even Cho's family took him seriously. They should've tried seeking medical attention for him once they knew the bullying was due to his anti-social behavior. I believe if Cho had been put on different medications for his mental illness a decade ago than his chances of getting bullied and going on that rampage would've been much lower. The VA Tech Tragedy shows we have NOT learned enough since the UT Tragedy back in 1966!
I think it's worse that people assume medical attention is going to fix mental problems. Cho was picked on all his life, his dormates in college tried to be friends with him, but they were all jocks who party all the time. I understand where he was coming from, because jocks make terrible friends. He just needed legitimate friends and support, without that you feel like you have nothing to live for.
This is great! Too many just dismiss people like this, the way they dismiss them in life instead of reaching out to them. "I don't care if that guy doesn't have any friends, he's not interesting enough to benefit me by being his friend!" If there would be the social effort to reach out to the lonely, far more nut shooters would be prevented than by the most Nazi-esque security. (esp. in America the world's capital of them)
This is a very potent piece. You have captured what this man genuinely must have gone through in a very poignant manner and in doing so, you have helped highlight the very stark reality that he desperately needed psychiatric help..
I don't have any thing against the art or so, I know it's hard to deal with such feelings, but in the other ways the guy has a family and all. But Perhaps Latuff is showing the world that people with problems such as social and psychical don't get the help they need form there school, which leads to becoming a person like Cho Seung Hui.
I feel it is the right thing to respect Mr. Latuff's right to publish these works. But things do need to be taken into account, such as the fact that Cho's parents are fully aware of what their son did, and they are shook up about it and can't speak for tears. So, in publishing pieces like this, especially in the form of illustration, one must be weary of various facts, like Cho's family....as well as how people are going to view things like this.
i know 33 people died but more than 33 people die everyday needlessly and the media is mostly using the shooting as a distraction from real news. i'm not trying to justify what the kid did as sane or excusable, but i do think it's time to move on and accept it especially if you didn't lose anyone.
I agree with you there, I mean I think about 41 people died in Iraq on the same day there was no vigil for them, was there... So I guess it's sensitive because those 33 who died were Americans, and one American's is worth more than a thousand Somalis, or Iraqis etc...