Thursday, 12 March 2009

What's wrong with these people?

According to the clearly objective Tehran Times, the teenage perpetrator of yesterday's school shooting in Winnenden—in which 16 died—is a "terrorist".
terrorism, noun: the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims. (Oxford English Dictionary)
Bearing in mind that, no-one, anywhere, thinks that the event had anything to do with intimidation or politics, I'm a curious as to why the newspaper think it's an act of terrorism. Perhaps because the perpetrator work black combat gear? Must be.

The guy who posted the link on Reddit insists that it was an act of terrorism, because the perpetrator 'didn't like the world as it was'. I've responded to this, but will stop, as there's no point in beating one's head against a brick wall.

In a similar vein, last night I edited the wikipedia article because someone had thought it clever to change "wounded two police officers" to "wounded two Nazi Party Officials". The page is now being proposed for protection as such vandalism keeps occurring.

I mean, what IS wrong with these people?