No name of any kind has been announced regarding the attacker (a “male student” in custody) in the latest school attack, unusually a mass stabbing. [20 stabbed at Pennsylvania high school; suspect in custody, By Michael Walsh, New York Daily News, April 9, 2014]
No one seems to be actually dead yet, but some injuries are lifethreatening.
I can tell you that Murrysville, PA, where the assault took place, is roughly 95 percent white and 3 percent Asian, according to Wikipedia, and the Franklin Regional High School is 94 percent white, 4 percent Asian, with a little less than 1 percent each of black, Hispanic, and American Indian students, according the Greatschools chart we always use on these occasions.
Some points, based on general principles.
- Part of what causes school shootings (and stabbings) is compulsory education. If you can homeschool your kids, they`re less likely to be alienated and bullied. They`re also less likely to be stabbed and shot.
- The invention of guns was a good thing, not a bad thing, allowing ordinary people to defend themselves against attacks like this. But not in schools, where teachers and principals are as disarmed by the Gun-Free Schools Act as the attackers are not.
- Mass stabbings tend to be an Asian thing. That`s not a guess about the ethnicity of the stabber, just a cultural note. In Malaya, they have a thing called “running amok” and in the Phillippine Insurrection there were mass stabbing attacks on American troops called juramentado.
In a Brooklyn incident noted by Peter Brimelow [Appalling Brooklyn Familicide ANOTHER Case Of Immigrant Mass Murder Syndrome. MSM To Call For Knife Control?, October 27, 2013] the victims were an Asian family, and the stabber their father.
- We can in fact expect a few words about “knife culture”, “knife companies”, and what “knife websites” the stabber was looking at, nothing about how “Zero Tolerance” policies had threatened every single other student with suspension and ruin for a paring knife or Swiss Army Knife, let alone a useful folding knife that they might defend themselves with.
Finally, the stabber, whatever color he may be, may be one of the many categories of people immune to the death penalty, and to lesser extent, real imprisonment—crazy people, the mentally retarded, and persons under 18. It might be time to rethink these exemptions, except that they can`t be rethought. They`re mostly the result of Supreme Court decisions.