These issues aren't pleasant, but they must be addressed. As Henry Brian Thoreau when wrote, "I visited the woods because I wished to live intentionally, to front just the essential facts of living, and see if I really could not learn what it had to teach, and maybe not, when I came to die, see that I hadn't lived. I did not wish to call home what wasn't living, residing is indeed precious; or did I need to practise resignation, until it was really necessary...(I needed to) get living right into a part, and minimize it to its cheapest phrases, and, when it became suggest, why then to have the complete and authentic meanness of it, and submit their meanness to the world..."
Dr Bruce Lackie, a preeminent expert in the field of injury shows us that madness is understanding without context. It's possible to understand Cho's "understanding and context." If we combine it with the "information and situation" within Blacksburg, Virginia we may have the ability to "understand what it'd to show" and begin to response to many of these questions.
To find the responses we have to do some deconstruction. First we should be available to the possibility that Cho believed he was doing the best thing. We have to postpone our assumptions and start to know Cho's logic, the context where he'd his insight.
Context- P/O Brian Haughton, Philadelphia Authorities Department (SWAT) lately wrote articles named, "When SWAT people Schizophrenia." In this article, he explains not just the features of a person afflicted with this specific condition, but he's also explaining Cho's conduct in his video. Involved on the list are: delusions, disorganized and flattenness of affect of speech, loss of skin expression. Haughton ends, "Basically these condition patients have trouble showing actual life from imagination due to their abnormal head activity ".
When we think that Cho suffered from schizophrenia (which generally manifests itself in the late teens) then we could begin to restore his observed truth (what we'd contact his fantasy) from the communications he delivered us. Everything I have observed brings me to end that Cho was suffer with schizophrenia, or perhaps a related condition.
Cho informed people who he Isaacs he was. He'd what "Ax Ishmael" printed or tattooed on his forearm in the video. On the package that he delivered to the press, he used these words where someone else would've closed their name. Cho thought that he was Ax Ishmael.
To answer the issue "who's Ax Ishmael?" we must first realize which Ishmael Cho is referencing. That situation will give us insight. Abraham had two daughters, Isaac and Ishmael. Isaac is the patriarch of the Judeo-Christian traditions and Ishmael is the patriarch of the Arab-Islamic traditions. Isaac was the favored boy and Ishmael was the outcast. In the Qu'ran, Ishmael uses an ax to destroy idols and false gods. If Cho believed he was Ishmael's ax, then he might see herself since the destroyer of the idols and false gods of our society.
Our culture revels in their technology. We love our iPod nanos and our Blackberries with a passion that edges on worship. We "can't stay without" GPS inside our cars and lcd TVs within our homes. It's possibly tragic paradox, or Cho's perception out of context that his plumped for target of wanton destruction were the students of the engineering college, where we teach people who design and construct our idols.
Cho had applied to Virginia Tech's engineering school and had been rejected. His mental health problems triggered him to become isolated. When this solitude is combined with rejection, it's fair to end that he might have felt locked out. This emotion becomes increased as time passes because Cho was planned to scholar in a month. Graduation would've made that solitude and rejection permanent. He will be locked out forever. He didn't wish to be outside the closed gates of the design school. He wanted to be on the inside