Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Protection, Pork and Political Correctness
Part of what struck me is his point that because the system neglected to follow through on Cho's court-ordered treatment, it failed those who were killed (obviously) but also the isolated, lonely, angry man himself. Hard though it is to think empathetically about him, it is worth noting that the laxness and/or unwillingness of the professionals and administrators to do anything about what they knew and saw...Cho absolutely would have been hauled out if he "had written slurs."
Unfortunately, it is also true that if he had written racial slurs instead of violent imagery, he would have been hauled right out of there.
The incident of the 14 year old boy and the hateful ham illustrates this point quite well. A harmless, but offensive and tasteless prank brings the weight of the world down on a middle school student. But, obvious violent ideation by an adult, so severe that is scares nearly everyone with whom he has contact, is overlooked. Political correctness destroys lives in many ways.
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