The Blame Game

In case you were wondering who’s to blame for the Virginia Tech massacre, I’ve created a list this morning to keep track. Feel free to send in any that I’ve missed.

Update:

The list keeps on growing and has 45 46 47 49 51 55 56 57 58 different items at the moment. Thanks to everyone who is sending me more links to add to the list.

Update 2:

The list now stands at 60 and I’m going to stop keeping track. Not for lack of finding more blame but because I don’t think it will ever end. Thanks to everyone who sent in links and everybody who commented and linked to the list.

Update 3:

People keep sending me more articles with different scapegoats so I might as well append them to the bottom of the list. The list now has 67 73 items pointing fingers in every direction.

It’s the fault of violent video games.

It’s the fault of movies.

It’s that no other students were armed.

It’s the cowardly students who didn’t rush the shooter.

It’s the first victim’s fault.

It’s secularism’s fault.

It’s the Muslims’ and/or foreigners’ fault.

It’s the Atheists’ fault.

It’s the fault of the colleges and how they coddle their students.

It’s society’s fault.

It’s the Second Amendment’s fault.

It’s the bureaucracy’s fault.

It’s the fault of Roanoke Firearms, where he bought the gun.

It’s the authorities’ fault.

It’s the Liberals’ fault.

It’s pedophilia, homosexual couplings and adulterous behavior’s fault. (Not sure if he means all at the same time or separately.

It’s capitalism’s fault.

It’s the fault of psychiatric drugs.

It’s the Devil’s fault.

It’s South Korea’s fault.

It’s the hippies’ fault. (Nobody’s blaming the Yippies yet)

It’s the media and culture’s fault.

It’s the murderer’s fault.

It’s the legal system’s fault.

It’s the fault of the Virginia Tech officials.

It’s the fault of the Chinese.

It’s the fault of this blogger who happens to be asian, likes guns and who recently broke up with his girlfriend.

It’s Simon Cowell’s fault.

It’s Bill Gates’ fault.

It’s the fault of trauma induced mind control by a military industrial complex.

It’s the killer’s parents’ and/or gun makers’ fault.

It’s the fault that colleges have co-ed dorms and/or students who major in English.

It’s a lack of funding for mental health services’ fault.

It’s the GOP’s fault.

It’s the Democrats’ fault.

It’s NBC’s fault.

It’s Autism’s fault.

It’s al Jazeera or Palestinian TV’s fault.

It’s the fault of pro-choice doctors.

It’s Collective Soul’s fault.

It’s the fault of professors who survived the Holocaust and are not armed to the teeth.

It’s Markos from the Daily Kos’ fault.

It’s the bullies’ fault.

It’s the Nanjing Anti-African riots’ fault and/or the fault of those in interracial relationships.

It’s the fault of our culture’s all-consuming desire for celebrity.

It’s fault of the Europeanization or nannyization of American behavior.

It’s Charlton Heston’s fault.

It’s the fault of immigration and/or asians.

It’s evil’s fault.

It’s W’s fault.

It’s the fault of vaccines.

It’s the fault that schools teach that the theory of evolution is fact.

It’s the fault of the CIA for training the killer as a mind-controlled assassin.

It’s the fault of stage weapons used in school plays.

It’s the fault of the classes where Cho was taught to hate.

It’s the school’s architecture’s fault.

It’s the fault of those who voted for Ralph Nader.

It’s the fault of Bill Clinton, internet pornography, free speech, condoms, abortions, and lack of prayer and bibles in schools.

It’s that Cho didn’t hook up enough.

It’s the fault of the Jews.

It’s the ACLU’s fault.

It’s the fault of media glorification.

It’s the fault of Americans.

It’s the fault of America’s youth mentality.

It’s the fault of big business.

It’s the fault of college admissions.

It’s the fault of his roomates for being too politically correct.

It’s the fault of the psychiatrist who let Cho get away.

It’s the fault of progressive education.

It’s the fault of white women.

It’s the ideology of diversity’s fault.

It’s Cho’s High School’s fault.

It’s Dateline’s fault.

  • pvc

    It’s capitalism’s fault.

  • Added to the list.

  • Greg

    As a rule, we must be prepared for trouble. People who send their kids out into the world without survival skills are stupid in the extreme. By the time young people go to college, they should be aware of the risks they face and be given the opportunity to face them.

    Innocence will not prepare us for the injustices that are known to exist, and are prepetrated EVERY DAY!

    Quit living in utopia and get a grip on reality. Life is dangerous and we won’t change that, no matter how many stupid, naive laws are passed. Criminals don’t care about the damn laws. They will get their hands on the tools they need, or make them.

    If we banned all the guns and all the ammo, the next shooting would happen before midnight, the same day.

    Guns would come across the border with Mexico, right along with the drugs. You know we’ll never stop the drugs, just like we’ll never stop the guns.

  • Marlea

    It’s Chris’s fault. 🙂

  • cynical bastard

    Chris – add satanism, too: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,266860,00.html

  • Added. Thanks CB.

  • gruggach

    It’s San Andreas’ fault.

  • Dave

    …doesn’t surprise me that every theory would come out of the woodwork. Glad Chris compiled the list, it’s instructive.

    Maybe you could find a better example of someone blaming the liberals though. In defense of the person you’ve linked to, he said:

    “My intent here isn’t to demonize liberals, suggest that Cho was a Democrat or anything as childish as that. ”

    His intent was merely to clarify that there was no way you could construe the gunman as a right winger, after knocking christianity and saying stuff like this:

    “Your Mercedes wasn’t enough, you brats? Your golden necklaces weren’t enough, you snobs? Your trust fund wasn’t enough? … Those weren’t enough to fulfill your hedonistic needs? You had everything.”

  • LL

    It’s the shooter’s fault.

  • pvc

    The hippies and the yippies and the zippies…

  • Ovoid

    It’s my fault.

  • Albert

    Well, it certainly wasn’t Cho’s fault!

  • pvc

    The Military-Industrial Complex did it.

  • It must have been due to excessive masturbation.

    Oh, wait, every time I try that I end up too shagged out to stand upright, never mind hold a gun.

    Never mind.

  • Donna

    it’s English majors and co-ed dorms. (sorry I’m not sure if I’m doing the link right, but the accusation is too funny to miss)

    http://phibetacons.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YTU2NmNiYTM0ZjVlNjcxYWYxY2ZkOGU2NGEwNWY5OWI

  • Thanks Donna. Added it to the list.

  • Cindi

    It’s yo mamas fault…

  • Alex Cabrera

    It also apparently Apple’s fault

  • Brendan

    I’m surprised Heavy Metal music didn’t make the list.

  • Oh sorry, I guess that was covered under Movies.

  • Zep

    That list is just brilliant Chris! Thank you very much.

  • kobe1

    Not to forget the police who has known him for a while and decided he is not dangerous and of course the psychiatrist who has treated him. But I guess thats not funny he will be feeling bad already.

  • outeast

    Funniest post I’ve seen here in ages – had both my colleagurs and me in stitches:)

  • Thanks for an excellent post. Very instructive. I think you’ve covered the bases

  • Piri

    I read last night the connection to Oldboy and I think I made the largest eyeroll in this history of man.
    The only similarity is that both of them are Korean and both of them were holding a hammer. The professor who made the connection and “alerted authorities” must have forgotten that depsite being a bloody movie about revenge, Oh Daesu NEVER KILLED ANYONE.

  • brit

    gordan brown, george bush, society, all minoreties, big cars, anyone better than me at anything, batman , superman, daredevil, jeromy clarkson, avocados, and a lack of push up bras

  • Eel Feather

    Roger Ebert — the movie critic — was interviewed after the Columbine massacre, and he was asked if he thought violent movies were somehow responsible for the tragedy… He responded that if anyone or anything was responsible, it would be the media — because all this hoopla they make of such cases propels these spree killers to a celebrity status. And that’s a very attractive idea, to a depressed, angry young man… The interview was never aired, of course.

  • girard31

    Here’s a link to newspaper articles written about a 1927 school bombing that killed 42 kids. Note that the articles blame one thing: THE GUY WHO DID IT!!!!!!!!!

    http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/%7Ebauerle/disaster.htm

  • mogul mouse

    It’s the fault of mental health funding cuts

  • Thanks Mogul Mouse. Added.

  • Great post Chris! The last few years I have really noticed how we in America must have someone to point blame at after something tragic happens, even though some of the time there is no one to blame and some event happened as the result of an accident or nature.

  • It’s my fault.

    Seriously, though. Great list. Great commentary. Couldn’t have summized better my frustration with the results of this tragedy.

    And girard31’s post above…(number 29)…BRILLIANT!

  • Wally

    This is pretty good, hactually. Needs mailing about, one reckons.

  • Nick

    Why doesn’t anyone ask what causes the other 10,654 gun murders every year*? That adds up to 29 people every single day.

    *2004 DOJ statistics

  • Nick

    Here’s another one people don’t seem to care much about: the 45 people (on average) who died every day in the US in 2004 from alcohol-related traffic accidents.*

    *source.

    note: the gun deaths in the previous comment are for the US only.

  • D.

    Did you get autism in there anywhere? You always have to blame everything on that if possible. If not, just mention the word in your article somewhere.

  • Thanks D. Added.

  • I heard it’s Collective Soul’s fault: http://buzzfeed.com/buzz/Collective_Seoul

  • S
  • I blame… the sea.

  • Nightfall

    It’s the internet’s fault… or Green Bay.
    http://www.madison.com/wsj/mad/top/index.php?ntid=130249

  • Joonie

    It’s Iran’s fault. (ie axis of evil) They’ve created stress and aggression within American society. Make sure you pronounce it correctly, Eye-ran.

  • It’s 50 cent’s fault.

  • kathkavi
  • Rance

    It’s the fault of people who blame Good Samaritans:
    http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=Yzc2NmQwODc0ZWMxNTYxM2NlZGY3Yjg4NTRkYzAzOTA=

    I guess nobody threw themselves in front of a bullet because they were afraid of being sued.

  • LN

    It’s the bullies’ faults.

  • Patrick

    It’s the de fault

  • laura

    It’s Marilyn Manson’s fault.

  • Noelle

    Apparently, some think it is Bill Gate’s fault.
    Blaming Bill

  • Thanks everyone. I’m adding them as you send them in.

  • Clinton’s penis has been the root of society’s problems for some time…

  • sooperkev

    Its Oliver North’s fault

  • bfd

    It’s nobody’s fault!

    (He was mentally ill, therefore not culpable?)

  • pvc

    It’s Charlton Heston’s fault.

  • Jojo

    I blame the actual ammunition. guns do not kill: it is indeed the bullet that projects forth from a gun that cuases bodily harm right? simply declare all copper, lead, and brass as precious metals, so that only the rich can/will shoot. i mean like you never hear of rich people shooting peeps up for jackshit anyways cuz. and btw no, i’m not serious homes

  • It’s George W. Bush’s fault.
    It’s Dick Cheney’s fault.
    It’s the Iraq War’s fault.

  • Steve

    It’s the nappy headed ho’s fault

  • mary

    you rock. love your site and have for quite some time. link to it on my website.

  • mary

    steve: yes…nappy headed ho. i am wondering why we are not all so alarmed over the hundreds of thousands of iraqi deaths at our hands.

  • bbland

    it’s Ghandi’s fault

  • It’s misogynism. (This is actually sensible).

  • john117

    I have a new one for the list.

    How about the idea that the fault lies on the guy who pulled the trigger?

  • It is due to faulty wiring. The lights were out and nobody was home.

  • Lady T.

    Oh, for the love of cigarettes, I had not realized my whole name was going to come up. But here’s one for you. It’s my mother-in-laws fault. Why not? Everything else is!

  • Phundit

    Would anyone be willing to browse through the articles and pick out the highlights? I’ve read all of them so far, but if the list continues to grow…

    Amazingly, through all this, God has managed to avoid any blame. Wouldn’t it make sense that the all-knowing, all-powerful, almighty knew about this and had the power to prevent it. His failure to do so puts the blame solely on his shoulders. I’d sentence him to a lifetime of not being worshipped.

  • lemur

    It’s the U.S. violent gun culture

    Organised religion is to blame

    Jesus was a bad influence

    The concept of martyrdom is creating a copycat domino effect

    Blame Canada

  • lemur

    Oh..did we forget ‘Cherchez la femme?’ . It’s those mean girls who didn’t appreciate the stalking thing.

    Its not guns and violence, its those naughty little bullets, they did it!

  • sam

    It’s fault of the Europeanization or nannyization of American behavior.

    this ones about nobody acting or being proactive for fear of being sued and that its caused buy europeanization when its ammerica thats got the lawer culture that makes people sue each other
    there wasn’t a place to comment on the original site so i thought id bitch about it here

  • You missed one. It’s the vaccines!

  • Tim

    What about evolution?

  • Tim

    By the way, PZ over at Pharyngul deserves a hat-tip for that last one

  • Atheist VT professor responds to anti-atheist rant after shootings, demonstrates what a PhD in pwnage really looks like (via Fark.com)

    I am an atheist and a professor at Virginia Tech. Dinesh D’Souza says that I don’t exist, that I have nothing to say, that I am nowhere to be found.

    But I am here.

  • This is so awesome. A blame list that doesn’t site the JEWS! I’m impressed. Finally there is something that my people who make up less than 1/3 of 1% of the worlds population are not to blame for…… or did someone just forget to include us? hmmm….. I wonder?

  • Ok; I didn’t edit properly. I meant cite not site. So sue me.

  • markus

    It was Islam’s fault. Duh. The Free Republic has the scoop!
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1819901/posts

    (They didn’t list the solution, but I’m sure it’s “free markets.”)

  • Spygel

    you forgot to blame us Jews.

  • Jerry

    It is the fault of stage weapons in school plays:

    http://www.yaledailynews.com/articles/view/20843

  • Dave

    Spygel, yes, it is the Joos!

    With a little help from their friends in the U.S. Military:

    http://tinyurl.com/23yco2

  • BBQ

    It’s the fault of the scene of the crime.

    http://www.alternet.org/story/50758/?page=1

  • me

    Blame Canada

  • Stinky

    I blame Jack Thompson, working in conjunction with the square mile of land at Mexico’s Southern tip. Not the people, the land itself.

  • Draggin’

    Spygel is correct. Check out a similar list, though not as nice a presentation as this one, at the ADL.

    http://www.adl.org/main_Extremism/extremist_respond_va_tech_shooting.htm

  • DaleP

    It was the English department at VT: James Lewis at The American Thinker.
    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2007/04/was_cho_taught_to_hate.html
    via Hullabaloo (Digby) via Obsidian Wings (hizoy).

  • Thanks Dale.

  • According to the NYT, South Korean film director Park Chan-wook had something to do with it:
    http://daily.greencine.com/archives/003589.html

    And then there’s always eBay (and maybe that “Contemporary Horror” class he took):
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070422/ap_on_re_us/virginia_tech_shooting

  • ed

    It’s the fault of the students for not using racial slurs against the shooter.

  • Eel Feather

    It’s the fault of the media (and sorry, but that includes bloggers too) who donates far too much time and attention to such cases — encouraging other would-be spree killers to pursue a legacy of infamy…

    This is just a guess, but I think more than 32 people died in car accident on that day…

    Can we move on now, please?

  • It’s the fault that humans exist.

  • brit

    muslims, christians, hindus, buddists, athiests, hitler,sir allen, aryans, black people, white people, yellow people(the simpsons), americans, europeans, asians, australiens, orientals, jeramy clarkson, anyone who earns more than me, racists, anyone i dont like, gay people, straight people.

    oh and jews.

    Therefore they should arrest everyone except the bisexual, blue skinned, agnostic inhabitents of the moon whom i am impartial to (though i dont really like them)who earn less than £12 a week (paper round)

  • brit

    and god and the devil and onions (its so sad when an onion dies)

  • Alan

    it’s “A well armed militia’s” fault, or at least those who ignore that phrase of your constitution.

  • it’s “A well armed militia’s” fault, or at least those who ignore that phrase of your constitution.

    Maybe it’s the fault of people who never actually take the time to a.) quote the second amendment properly and b.) actually look up the definition of the word militia.

  • Dave

    A feminised society:

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article1686784.ece

    Yeah, that’s it.

  • brit

    cheese

  • Beasjt

    Marilyn Manson is afraid:

    http://celebrities.netscape.com/story/2007/04/20/marilyn-manson-fears-his-music-responsible-for-virginia-massacre

    or just google on “marilyn virginia”

  • ME

    I believe the Chinese proverb is:

    Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan.

    The truth is, failure has plenty of fathers…it’s just that noone wants to own up (or be blamed).

    Of course, in reality, there is never a single cause for anything….every complex event has multiple preceeding conditions, and this one is no different. Many of the items listed here could definitely have played a role, and I’m sure there are many other factors that we’ll never even consider.

    I find it most rediculous when people assigne a single point of failure and say “That’s It, we need to ban X or Reform Y Now!” without really considereing the complexity of the situation,

  • cole lee

    It’s YouTube’s fault…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtN1ZOtbCOU

  • Dave

    It’s the architects’ fault.

    http://architecture.about.com/od/socialconcerns/a/safeschools.htm

  • One entity missing on that list.

    It’s Cho’s fault.

  • jack

    technically, you should blame the solipsists as well because in their worldview, they caused it

  • Maybe… it’s my fault. We never know…

  • brit

    me, you, that guy!!!

  • We could blame his not living in New Jersey, too:

    http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070422/NEWS01/704220373/1006

    I’ve ripped a number of these blame targets in posting about your article and linking back here (won’t be on my site until tomorrow, though). I love this list and am glad to see someone tracking all the potential subjects of blame.

    RagManX

  • Paul Todd

    Seems it is the fault of a system where someone declared by the state’s courts as a person who is mentally ill and poses a danger to himself and others is then given approval by the same state to buy guns, including a semi-automatic weapon (the glock), or did I miss this.

  • brit

    in britain anyone with a gun is a criminal.
    scince most americans have guns youre all criminals, eccept the already caught criminals because they can’t get guns.

    I hate you all

  • brit

    the french

  • Steve

    It’s your mama’s fault.

  • mfran

    The question is who really is to blame? Why did this young man become so violent? I see a very trouble young man with very poor social skills. Reading his plays I would suspect some childhood abuse in his past. This young man had a very fragile ego to start with.. I agree with a commenter on CNN that something busted his bubble. What was that?

    This young man with a fragile ego suffered one upset after another. The first was the rejection by the two females. It was natural for this young man to follow up on the urging of his fellow classmates to become more social, which means girls in our society. He however had an extreme lack of social skills. He however had a lot of pride and pressure from his culture to be someone. He therefore felt suicidal after the rejections and an encounter with the police. Patient was then taken in for observation by the police and introduced to our mental health system with the entire stigma involved. This was too much.

    I proposed what caused the tragedy is our present trend towards a non-caring and greed based society. The laws passed by congress over the last few administration have been disastrous to freedom loving people. Our kids see it and our acting out, hence the shootings in schools.

    Can’t people see the pattern? Every time democrats get into office, the powers that be try to erode our rights as citizens with new laws like the Brady bill or the newly considered bills by congress to require states to give information on citizen’s private lives for gun control. When republicans get into office, they fleece the country and enact laws like the Patriot act which further restrict our freedom.

    Few see that what happened in Virginia is due to a general trend of hard heartedness pervasive in this country. Hardheartedness based on greed of those that run the press, big business and the government. Hard heartedness manifested in the Brady bill which gives no second chances. That assumes that a judicial system designed and run by men is so perfect that rights given by the constitution and the wisdom of our fore fathers can be taken away permanently without even the seven year forgiveness that the past writers of law tried to write in the law. A forgiveness based on the bible.

    As for the mental health system, psychiatry is a science which even many practitioners, which I am one, realize lacks validity. We may have reproducible results in that you can get two psychiatrists to agree, but we lack validity in that there is usually no objective test that really determines rather a person in mentally ill. As is well documented, psychiatry is known for its abuses.

    In addition what is the wisdom in using the civil case level of proof, as committing someone for mental reasons requires, counteracting the highest law, which the second amendment of the constitution is. Civil court does not require that you prove a case beyond reasonable doubt. On this basis I think must of the gun control laws involving mentally ill should be unconstitutional.

    It all comes to the definition of freedom. Freedom is being defined by those who have wealth and power as their freedom to do and take as they please. How dare we interfere with this? We must be punished for our insolence. The new wave of punishment will come from there exploitation of this present situation. Many will feel okay to remain acquiescent because they do not feel threatened. But injustice is like a cancer. Although it is growing quietly, only a fool does not fear that it will not latter metastasize to affect the whole organism.

  • Henry from Finland

    Clinton?

  • Thomas

    Nader is to blame.

  • Simon Cowell link doesn’t work anymore 🙁

  • Royston Vasey

    Quote: This sick dude was made sick by taking anti depressant ssri’s which disrupt the serotonin system and causes both suicidal and homicidal ideation .
    Big Pharma caused this one not glocks.
    Scroll to point #7

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_shootings

    Ultimately it always comes down to a mentally disturbed individual or group taking advantage of a low-security area with a high density of people.

    Blame is easy to speculate upon. Solutions that we all agree on the prevent these types of things, not so easy to ever come up with.

  • “Blame it on the rain”:

  • sean

    its my fault

  • Casual abuse of power. Seriously. Assuming you must have something to blame; I pefer to think of it as a contributing factor.

  • Tom F

    Don’t forget the ACLU. It’s bound to be their fault as well.

  • It’s the income tax code. Look how close it was to April 15th!
    On top of the personal problems, the bullying, the ridicule, the hedonism, he had to do his TAXES!!
    It’s either that or Incompetence. Cho’s incompetence to deal with reality (sad as it is), and the incompetence of the world to deal with Cho.
    I guess that’s the same as saying it’s Reality’s fault for existing.

  • Spygel: thanks for reminding us to blame the Jews. Do you want some more F-15’s to go on that guilt trip?

  • Oh, everyone knows it is the anti-gay, homosexual preachers fault.He can falter many times and still gain support from the religious wrong.

  • Lisshe

    I blame Ebay! cho was a ebayer, ebay says he’s on vacation now tho.

    http://shops.half.ebay.com/blazers5505_W0QQmZbooks

  • Schmoo

    His Ebay ID has ‘blazer’ in it, he must’ve been a pothead having a psychotic episode induced by dope. I don’t know whether or not to be suprised it’s not on the list… suprised that the media haven’t made a bigg fuss of it? Yep; suprised that they gave it a miss while making a big fuss about something else equally tenuous? Nope.

  • Paul Todd

    Virginias failure to notify the Federal government of mentally defective persons in violation of Federal law allowed Cho to get clearance to buy the guns

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/21/us/21guns.html?n=Top%2fReference%2fTimes%20Topics%2fOrganizations%2fV%2fVirginia%20Polytechnic%20Institute%20and%20State%20University

  • Adam

    Oh – It’s God’s fault according to the Westboro Baptist Church. God Hates Fags, you know. And, apparently, Fag Enablers. So, He is punishing America.

    See the video:
    http://www.thesignsofthetimes.net/wbcvideonews/wbcvideonews.html

  • Can’t believe the US gun culture isn’t here. Probably incredibly obvious everywhere in the world but the US.

  • Tom

    I blame all of the above and more

  • intel

    from an email thread:

    Blame the Thetans.

    or Xenu.

    or Tom Cruise.

    Personally, being an atheist and not believing in quaint mythological beings like Xenu or Tom Cruise, i’m going to turn to science in this dark hour.

    I blame chemistry and physics.
    If powder didn’t burn causing gas to expand resulting in the explosive ejection of a projectile from a tube, and if conservation
    of momentum didn’t cause the projectile to maintain its inertial state until it was deep in some poor bastard none of this would have
    happened.

    Curse you,
    -mat

  • I blame the Transcontinental Railroad. If Kalifornica hadn’t been joined to the rest of the Union, then their perversity wouldn’t have become so prevalent and the Least Coast would have maintained its fine British Inbred Sensibilities and maintained the Asylum Trust in its proper glory, where I would now be a resident for life, and Cho would be next door….

    Damn you, John Henry!!

    http://www.paranoidlarry.com

  • Whew, thank God. For a second there, I thought it might be my fault.

  • mogul mouse

    If you can believe it, it’s the FBI’s fault!

  • mogul mouse

    FBI

  • “But critics say the bureau’s database is full of holes.”…
    ROFLMAO!!!
    Apparently, Cho got there first…ha ha ha.

  • Don’t mean to plug too much, just wanted to remind everyone after I have had a good chuckle, that regardless of whose fault Cho’s rampage was, the next one that happens is our fault if we see it coming and don’t get off our terminal-addicted asses and actually listen to living people once in a while….
    If you want Change, keep it in your pocket. Do things yourself because everyone else is too busy reloading.

  • Scott Langill

    It’s the rubber duckies fault:

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2007/0422071cho1.html

  • Ed in Limerick

    It’s the fault of the gun free policy of VT.

    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=20329

  • Alf

    It’s my fault!

  • Maronan

    While the Virginia shootings were tragic, they could have been prevented. The Virginia Tech shootings were caused by space law** which led Cho to kill so many people. Remember, Cho was Asian. The United States is by far the leader in space exploration, with Asian nations far behind. This is partly because space law is unfair to nations developing new space programs. Furthermore, the shootings were at Virginia Tech, which probably sent multiple graduates to NASA. If we had given more assistance to nations developing new space programs, we could have prevented Virginia Tech.

    **Since so many people are blaming so many things for the Virginia Tech shootings, including vaccines and evolution, I decided to come up with an argument blaming the Virginia Tech shootings on whichever came up when I clicked the “Random Article” button on Wikipedia.

  • brit

    Its a trees fault for creating the oxygen which kept cho alive

  • brit

    Isn’t he harry potters girlfriend

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  • The General

    Surely it happened due to the effects of El Niño. It gets blamed for everything else.

  • The General

    I will try again without the tilde. We can blame El Nino.

  • shriekback

    Blame Canada!

  • brit

    france

  • brit

    if jamie oliver stopped cooking crap cho wouldnt have been so depressed

  • AutumnDevi

    you know, it really is all media propoganda. the idea of making these spree-killers out as celebrities is most likely true, but in all honesty, our generation is being portrayed as savage murdurers. everyone is calling US the enemy and saying OUR culture is destructive (TV, video games, movies).

    heres the real kicker though:

    OUR GENERATION IS THE LEAST VIOLENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.

    forget what you hear from Michael Moore and those douchebag ministers claiming “homosexual themes” are killing our morales; the only place where we ARE the most violent is in teen/twenty-something SUICIDE.
    why suicide?
    well, how else are we to get rid of the “enemy”
    the media has created out of us?*

    *its ironic; killing yourself is not the answer kids.

  • Ariaunna

    It’s the goth’s fault. -_-‘

    http://godhatesgoths.com/_wsn/page2.html

  • dez

    it’s patriarchy’s fault

  • brit

    my bad

  • j

    this is fun but it belittles the truth – just like columbine and 911, VA Tech was another government operation engineered to strike fear into the hearts of the cattle (er, i mean, citizens) of this nation so that the “government” can take away more of our rights and liberties. this is so f*cking obvious it makes me sick that people are playing the blame game here.

  • Schmoo

    Two questions, J. a) How is this conspiracy “so fucking obvious”? b) Are you sure it wasn’t aliens?

  • Jonty

    Definately his mums fault

  • Anna

    U people r crazy!!!!!

  • Well, putting it into a giant list with nonsense like video games and movies doesn’t take away from the fact that the shooting could have been stopped if students, or at the very least, professors were armed.

    This list is almost meant to mock the idea that anything can be done to prevent shootings. Obviously it’s the shooter’s fault and his alone, but at the same time, Student A died because Student A didn’t protect himself.

    This blame-everything hoopla has apparently led some people to believe that anytime a possible deterrent is suggested, the person suggesting it is playing 20/20 hindsight, and just needs to leave everything to the proper authorities–in most cases, police. Fact is, things can be done to stop shootings. That most of the attempted blame is unsubstantiable conjecture doesn’t detract from legitimate complaints.

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