"The gun laws are way too lenient!! there's too much gun accessibity for those POOR CHILDREN!!"
People that age are called "children" or "kids" because they behave like kids. A bit blunt but thats the only way I can put it.
You see... the reason why there are too much suburban rich kids these days... is because of their predecessors. The fruits of the postwar baby boom... or economic boom that made their parents wealthy... or at least wealthy enough to purchase a big house and a SUV and a few pets.
That was one of the culture shock I had... coming to the western world. In my country, when you say "average family", you talk about of a family living in a small house with 1 or 2 bedrooms. It doesnt look too fancy. Maybe the family drives a car. But mostly, public transport is the norm. if you live in a house like this:
You are considered "rich". But in the west, a house like that is considered "average".
After WWII, Americans been through hard shit. Or at least exposed to the horrors of war in Europe and the Pacific. That is why they worked hard... and led America to an economic boom. Therefore accumulating wealth.
But the offspring. Its a different story.
To a rich kid, thinking like they own the world and all, start to act up and do stupid things. Like do alchohol parties, beat up people for the hell of it, engage in sex, drugs, and rock and roll. And dont forget the RECKLESS DRIVING that forced the Ontario government to change its drivers licencing laws in 1994. G1 for a year. G2 for a year... before you get a full G licence.
I was like... fuck. When I got my G2 licence, I was like... do I really have to stagnate for a year? Ok Ok. Canadians here are gonna say: "But the point of that system is so you can practice on your parents car!!!"
But hello! Not everyone is a rich suburban kid. And my parents didnt allow me to get a hold of that car until a year later when I was able to get a better paying job. I literally had to "bribe" them and make deals. Like I told them I'd shoulder gasoline and maintenance expenses (it took them a fuckin week to look over that decision.). So in the long run, it took me longer and more costly to get my licence. If only it is legal to do 50 hours of training, then road test... It would be less expensive because I wont be stagnating. :(
Anyway, their reckless attitude has caused other people to label them as "children". Because it is children who normally engage in such childish behavior. That is why you dont put a CHILD behind the wheel of a car. That is why you dont give a CHILD alchohol. That is why CHILDREN arent supposed to be having sex. Because sex and relationships is something ADULTS do. Before getting into things like that, a mature understanding is necessary. Not shallow reasons as "she's so hot!!" or "he's a bad boy!!!"
In the past, people had to mature faster because they been through hard shit. During the world wars, and the dawn of the industrial age, most people were just farmboys. Going through hard shit... its hard to work in a farm you know. Especially with old technology.
So they just... matured faster. When i look in the newspapers of old couples who have been married at a very young age... and still together because of their MATURITY, I just salute these people. Because NOBODY in my generation will be able to do that achievement of staying with each other for 50 years or more.
Children (including late teens to early 20s) these days are also unsure of what they wanna do in life.
Look at fuckin Cho... ENGLISH MAJOR my ass. 23 years old. No job experience. And his "plays" wont get him into hollywood or somethin. And I doubt it if he has the know-how to effectively advertise his "plays". Most likely as an ENGRISH MAJOR, he would be getting a job at wal-mart, mcdonalds... if he's lucky, he might work in a dead end office job. If he's willing to do dirty work, maybe he can be an apprentice or a construction worker (which I doubt).
CHILDREN go to college and universities. I'm sad to say. Its mostly people drifting around unsure of their destiny and what they really want. Myself included. Since I once went into college. But it was the ENVIRONMENT that turned me off. The people... everyone else were just so fuckin superficial and plastic. So I hated it.
Superficiality is an abberration in asian culture. We as a race, are more "close" and family-oriented. We establish deeper ties with one another. That is the explanation to why Cho has "stalked" women. Cho wanted to reach out and have friends. But it is these women who made his intentions bad.
Western women are a paranoid bunch (sad to say... and I apologize to you in advance for any offense I might cause you. I dont mean to offend you, I only mean to show you a picture... which I hope you do your part to make that picture prettier... If you dont like the picture, I'm sorry.).
That is why I draw the line to how close I will get involved with them (including westernized children of immigrants). Friends only. No "inner circle" or "relationships". "Inner circle" status for women is only reserved for the older ladies. Women my age = forget it unless I'm paying for sex or looking at porn. Or else I have HIGH RISK of getting into trouble with the law. They may be the most attractive women in the world as the Klan claims... but thats only an outer shell.
But coming to America (at the awkward age of 17... I had no choice then... I was dragged here by my parents), I figured to delete portions of my asian culture... in order to blend in. In order to SURVIVE BECAUSE I DONT HAVE CHOICE. Its a life and death decision. I could have been a school shooter if I chose the path of death. Sure. I'd be turning my victims into martyrs no matter how bad they were.
which will not benefit me if I were a school shooter.
Since I chose life. I chose pride. I chose honor. I had to do whatever means necessary. Deletion of the harmful aspects of asian culture. Deletion of the things that can turn me depressive and suicidal.
I HAD TO ADOPT A PERCENTAGE THE CULTURE OF THE WHITE AND THE BLACK MALES.
Because it is them who know more about western culture because they are born in it. They understand it more than I do. Listen to rock and rap. They reflect the reality of western culture... more than Filipino variants of them that have better tunes, but lyrics are more centered around friendships and relationships.
And Filipinos are renowned to be good imitators. Second only to Chinese maybe... lol. So there. I managed to assimilate part of the cold, hard, distant, superficial, cynical culture of the west.
For my own survival. Change.
If only Cho had adopted the culture, this shooting never would have happened. Its a cultural conflict to say the least.
The process of change is a slow and painful one. It caused me to hit a depressive height. It caused me to throw things around the house and get into fights with my family members. It caused me friction with the Filipinos I know who REFUSE to adapt. It made me suffer.
But this type of suffering... Is worth it. And I feel myself a stronger and more mature individual now. I feel myself better equipped mentally. On how to survive in the west.
lol maybe I should write a book called "Immigrant teenager's guide to surviving in the West".
Which might be banned by the PC press because if I delve into details, I might insult the state religion of political correctness... even though my aim for publishing such material is to contribute to society by reducing the anger and hatred that leads to tragic school shootings like this
Thats just my 2 cents on this thing.