Was Cho Seung-hui decision rational or irrational?

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Was Cho Seung-hui's decision rational or irrational?

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  1. draqon Banned Banned

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  3. Genji Registered Senior Member

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    He must have been rational at some point to put all of this together. The videos, writings, etc. To him it likely would be irrational to not carry out his plan.
     
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  5. Genji Registered Senior Member

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    Posting his staged photo is just what he would have wanted. Maybe we shouldn't glorify this murderer. Just a thought.....
     
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  7. draqon Banned Banned

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    or maybe we should all find logic in it all and prevent any of this from happening. Instead of hiding ourselves and saying he was illogical, actually decide what went wrong and how it could have been prevented.
     
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    With his own personal James Bond poster in the background? He obviously wasn't a loser or he wouldn't be at VT. He obviously wasn't stupid either. So I can't say he was ALL rational or ALL IRRAtional. He isn't a hero.
     
  9. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    In his state of mind, this was a rational choice.

    Essentially, this was just an elaborate way for him to commit suicide. By doing it this way, he guaranteed he would have the attention in death that he so lacked in life.
     
  10. draqon Banned Banned

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    well Buffalo Roam on another thread says he is irrational.
     
  11. Genji Registered Senior Member

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    BR is hardly qualified to decide about rationality!!!
     
  12. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I agree, making the videos, leaving a note, posting the package to NBC, cutting his hair, the planning (buying the gun well in advance, having a backup weapon and lots of ammo), all screams for attention.
     
  13. Genji Registered Senior Member

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    And he's getting what he wanted. The media will make a fortune off of him.
     
  14. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    Anyone know where there's a printable version of these plays?
     
  15. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    Nevermind.
     
  16. draqon Banned Banned

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    well basically in the plays he describes himself as the 13-year old boy and how he is treated by his family. Thats all.
     
  17. Buffalo Roam Registered Senior Member

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    Genji

    Genji making judgments as to rationality? ROTFLMAO,
     
  18. Genji Registered Senior Member

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    April 20th is Friday. Brace yourselves America, copycats are on the way.
     
  19. maxzuk Registered Senior Member

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    It sounds to me that he was putting the blame on his parents:

    "You had everything you wanted. Your Mercedes wasn’t enough, you brats. Your golden necklaces weren’t enough, you snobs. Your trust fund wasn’t enough. Your vodka and Cognac weren’t enough. All your debaucheries weren’t enough. Those weren’t enough to fulfill your hedonistic needs. You had everything."

    Much to specific to be blaming the public at large.
     
  20. Sputnik Banned Banned

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    He is mostly rational - but on CNN he is rambling about strange stuff :
    Jesus love me , he likes to induce cancer into my brain ......
    And later : I am doing this for my children ???? and for my brothers and sisters that you have f*cked......

    He seems to be rational enough to plan and execute this .....but he is not quite normal ...........
     
  21. draqon Banned Banned

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    Parents?!!! He clearly stated that it was his comrades, students around him, with which he carried on his life so swiftly.
     
  22. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    he wanted to kill the people who outcasted him, and then commit suicide.

    there is no reading between the lines, he even said it himself. people need to stop looking for "complex reasons"


    he killed some people and commited suicide, and we wont stop it happening ever again, it will happen again and we have to understand that we cannot control the actions of ever single human on the planet. bad things happen because we are not all peacefull hippies.


    peace.
     
  23. draqon Banned Banned

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    LSD anyone?
     

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