It’s inevitable that in the aftermath of the Virginia Tech shootings, the worst of the conservative scum would float to the surface, but it’s still pretty ugly. You see, it turns out that the problem with Virginia Tech wasn’t really that a guy shot and killed over thirty people. That was just something that illustrates the real problem, which is that the people there were pussies.
Yeah. At least according to John Derbyshire, who feels that since Cho Seung-hui only had two guns and one of them was a little girly .22, people should’ve rushed him. He’s not afraid to say so, either.
Where was the spirit of self-defense here? Setting aside the ludicrous campus ban on licensed conceals, why didn’t anyone rush the guy? It’s not like this was Rambo, hosing the place down with automatic weapons. He had two handguns for goodness’ sake—one of them reportedly a .22.
At the very least, count the shots and jump him reloading or changing hands. Better yet, just jump him. Handguns aren’t very accurate, even at close range. I shoot mine all the time at the range, and I still can’t hit squat. I doubt this guy was any better than I am. And even if hit, a .22 needs to find something important to do real damage—your chances aren’t bad.
Oh, okay. It’s pretty much their own fault, then, isn’t it? All they had to do was charge the guy shooting at them, dodge the bullets Neo-style or, better yet, just stop fucking whining and suck ’em down, because one of the guns was a faggy little peashooter anyway, and then roundhouse kick him in the face. And before that they could say something classy and tough, like “Yo, fucknuts!” and after the guy’s down they could be all like “and stay down, shitcock” and then the cheerleaders would come in and they’d be all like “oh you BIG HERO man” and they’d be just like “aww, it wasn’t nothing” even though everybody would know it was something! And then there’d be hot sweaty sex and afterwards this awesome display of heroism would clearly eclipse the tragedy!
That’s a fucking stupid thing to say, of course, but at least he’s keeping it fairly short. That’s okay, though, because where he leaves off, our next little power fantasy hero, Nathanel Blake picks it right up and takes it up a notch in a thoughtfully titled piece called “Where Were the Men?”.
Something is clearly wrong with the men in our culture. Among the first rules of manliness are fighting bad guys and protecting others: in a word, courage. And not a one of the healthy young fellows in the classrooms seems to have done that.
When Kip Kinkle opened fire in Thurston High School a few years back, he was taken down by students, led by one who was already wounded. Why didn’t that happen here?
Yeah. At its core, this is really an issue of manliness, isn’t it? But just in case Derbyshire and Blake are being a little unclear here, let me clarify this whole thing, sum it all up in a sentence that really brings us to the very heart of the whole thing:
John Wayne wouldn’t have been such a pussy, because he was a MAN.
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