“Multimedia manifesto” sent to NBC by Virginia Tech killer

In a disturbing turn of events, NBC News disclosed earlier this evening that Cho Seung-Hui sent a package of video clips, photos, and writings overnight mail on Monday to NBC News. The package was mailed between the first and second assaults. Naturally quite distressing to the families and traumatized, this information provides some insight into the mind of this very troubled man. More news is emerging that he was disturbed for some time and those in my field will be analyzing this situation for some time to come.

2 thoughts on ““Multimedia manifesto” sent to NBC by Virginia Tech killer”

  1. What I wander is…if there was such a wanderful sense of community at VT, as the governor of Virginia said, why did nobody (neither classmates, nor teachers) reach out to this troubled young man, try to get him out of his deadly spiral of thought? Or is solidarity, empathy, kindness, and generosity just empty words that help cover up an overall live-and-let die, often ruthless attitude?

  2. See Maggie Gallagher’s column here:


    “Why do they kill? Who cares? The explanation varies in the details, but the basic script is the same: They are men who choose murder to combat humiliation, to reign for a few ghastly moments in hell, rather than to serve in heaven.

    How do some facing hell find the courage to act to stop it? That’s what I want to know.”

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