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I am noticing there is quite a bit of eulogizing going on for the victims of VT but very little honest attempts to find out what happened to Cho other than labeling him as being mentally ill or better yet calling this a senseless act. Even if he is mentally ill, then there must be a reason behind him becoming such. There tends to a spike in the incidence of schizophrenia in men in their early 20s due to supposedly the pressures of being out their on their own. If Cho was mentally ?disturbed? let us try and find out why. I think the guy just ?cracked? being in a place where he did not feel assimilated. They mention he was a senior English major and living in the dorms, which based on my College experience is unusual for a senior. Being a senior in the dorms is unusual. Usually one moves out of the dorm after their freshman or sophomore years being more familiar with the city and/or having a circle of friends to live with. My wife mentions this VT incident is big news in her native Romania due to Librescu. Their focus is much more on American violence and how he survives the holocaust and yet is the victim of American violence. I do believe this is an accurate assessment more so than delegating Cho to the looney bin, which is an easy write off for underlying social problems. Another victim of American violence which amazed me hardly even broke the news was the actor who starred in the movie the ?Killing Fields? (1984) an excellent movie. That fellow survived the Khmer Rouge but was killed in 1996 in LA China Town from a burglary gone badly. American violence is real and it is a problem.