The VA Tech massacre is beyond my scope, and I have nothing to say that hasn’t been said elsewhere, better.
I would, however, like our society to resolve to forget the contemptible coward who killed these people. Nobody except their families remembers the names of those killed at UT, but everyone can place the name Charles Whitman.
And that’s a complete perversion of how life ought to be lived. Grotesque mass-murderers have no right to fame; quite the converse, they richly deserve ignominy, and anonymity. Let’s resolve to shun this subhuman and his memory, forever.