Thursday, November 8, 2007

Senseless slaughter does not equal superiority

This just goes to show that the U.S. is not the only country to suffer from gun rampages in schools. Canada, Britain, France, Germany and Sweden have all had their incidents of on-campus slaughters too. And now we can add Finland to the list.
An 18-year-old went on a rampage with a semi-automatic at his high school in a southern Finnish town, killing eight. He then, as is usually the case, turned the gun on himself.
Why did he do it? He considered himself above the human race. In a vid he shot for YouTube, he denounced humans and planned to deal with their inferiority. The t-shirt he wears in the video declares "Humanity is overrated."
But for all the student gunman's bragging about his superiority, he blew a pretty serious gasket and acted just like those he considered beneath him. He slaughtered, he killed, he committed several acts of homicide ... just like some humans do.
Of course, history is littered with those who considered themselves superior to the masses and never once hesitated to bring the hammer down upon them: Saddam Hussein, Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Idi Amin, Pol Pot ... The list just goes on.
And to that list, we can add this scumbag of a non-human. He wasn't a third-world leader, but whatever he was, whyever he was superior—neither of which he mentioned in his vid—he was, in the end, nothing but a psychopathic nutcase.
Know that what alarms me even more than humanity's greed, planet-raping or ignorance is senseless death, human or otherwise.
By trying to "teach the humans a lesson," he ended up just like one. And that, in addition to the innocent lives massacred, is what disgusts me greatly about this tragic story.


kristen said...

I read about this last night. So sad. So many screwed up people in this world.

Ten bucks says they will start legislating more gun control in that country, which is truly a shame. Finland has such low crime (generally) because they allow gun ownership. But the libs will jump all over that one.

Nightdragon said...

Yep. You're absolutely correct, demands for gun control in Finland are running high. Finland is one of just a few EU nations that refuse to endorse gun control measures, and apparently, the Finnish government isn't backing down. But are the liberals raising a stink over the issue? You bet they are!