Wow, thanks for posting this, Reasonwithme....
Funny, but I never would have thought Chuck could be so anti-violence! (I'm being sarcastic of course:) )....
I mean, let's face it - he's made his living on the media violence scene, albeit as a early contributor, when the hero was more clear cut and the good guy/bad guy thing was obvious. But violence in the media has always racheted up, and he certainly holds a step on that ladder. Media violence was almost certainly a factor - exact influence unknown; a little or a lot - of the terrible case of Cho. (Wonder if martial arts influenced this Korean kid?)
Part of the article:
"If we are ever to restore civility in our land and our schools, we must turn back the clocks to a time when such shocking crimes didn't even exist – when we valued life and respected one another much more then we do today. We must use the Bible (humanity's blueprint for life and ''bluebook'' for value) to retrain our youth about theirs and others' value as children of God, made in His image. We must each contribute to rebuild the infrastructure of our homes, schools, and society upon respect. Instilling strong moral character is at the heart of why I started Kickstart in schools across Texas and hope eventually to fill the schools across this land."
"Turn back the clock to...when such shoking time didn't exist" is a fool's errand. America, for better or worse, has ALWAYS been a violent place. Sad but true. It just took a lot longer to reload 150 yrs ago.
And that 'blueprint' is the same one used for so much oppression, right here in the USA...
Notice his blurb about Kickstart. I know nothing about this, but I'll go out on a limb and make note that he "advertises" it in this writeup.
I always kinda liked Chuck. Never watched "Walker: Texas Ranger". But I thought of Chuck as an American (sort of a cowboy type) hero that embraced an Eastern influence open-mindedly. i.e. the martial arts angle.
Maybe he's come back to his roots? I dunno - just speculating. It happens...Or maybe he's just posturing for the exposure - lots of others are too.
All told, its a sad article to anyone who believes religion - or lack of religion - is the explanation of the mystery of this kid Cho.