Blog of the day: The VT Blame Game

27 04 2007

Cynical-C Blog has a running list of everyone and everything that has been blamed for the VT shootings. So far, the list stands at 72.

One pundit, from the undeservedly-titled blog American Thinker, blames the VT English department for “teaching hate” (don’t bother looking for any supporting evidence, however: this guy likes to argue by assertion too):

I wonder if Cho took the senior seminar by Professor Knapp, on “The self-justifying criminal in literature.” Because he certainly learned to be a self-justifying criminal. Or whether he sat in courses with Nikki Giovanni, using her famous self-glorifying book, “The Prosaic Soul of Nikki Giovanni (2003)“. Maybe he read Professor Bernice Hausman’s “Changing Sex: Transsexualism, technology, and the idea of gender” — just the thing for a disoriented young male suffering from massive culture shock on the hypersexual American campus. [Emphasis added]

So university English departments should censor their curricula and their research so as not to offend disoriented young men suffering from culture shock on “hypersexual” university campuses? I don’t know who is the bigger appeaser: this guy, or Dinesh D’Souza.

Via Dispatches From the Culture Wars.

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