China. Middle-aged man gets jilted by a woman and instead of crying into his pillow and calling her a stuck up bitch, he decides to pick up the nearest knife, hammer or cleaver and head to school to hack up some kids. There were five attacks on school children in China last year.
This isn’t even a new thing, school stabbings in China have been going on since 2004 when a 21 year old broke into a high school dormitory and stabbed 9 boys to death. Similar attacks happened in 2008 when a guy called Chen Wenzhen went to his old school, killed a boy and a girl and then himself. In 2009, the first of the middle-aged man vs. multiple primary school student incident occurred when a 40 year old man broke into a primary school and hacked a four year old and a six year old to death.
The first case this year was a 41 year-old ex-doctor Zheng Minsheng who killed 8 kids (4 girls and 4 boys) and injured 5 others as they were arriving to school. Hours after Zheng was executed there was another knife attack at a different primary school where 16 students and a teacher were wounded. The next day a 47 year old broke into a kindergarten and stabbed 28 students, a security guard and two teachers. The day after that, Wang Yonglai used a motorcycle to break down the gates of a primary school and proceeded to attack and injure multiple students and a teacher with a claw hammer before pouring gasoline over his body and setting fire to himself. Again on May 12th, 48 year old Wu Huanming killed seven children, two adults and injured 11 others when he broke into a kindergarten armed with a cleaver and later committed suicide at his home. The Chinese media decided not to cover this attack incase it provoked more copycat crimes…
Obviously the press blackout in China hasn’t worked and the school knife crime has continued to rise, just when I thought I had finished this article another school dormitory cleaver attack happened in the early hours of morning in which nobody was killed but 13 students were injured including one student who lost a hand. This most recent slicing bucked the trend because it wasn’t committed by one middle aged man but instead by a group of youths. Apparently they had some beef earlier on in the day and then so decided to break into the rivals dormitory and stab some shit.
Will this madness never end? Why do Chinese men find such relief in mauling young children with household objects? The fact that no guns have been used in these attacks shows the strength of the Chinese one party government and gun laws in particular. With this clearly inherent sadism in the attackers, imagine if they had access to guns. I’m sure the murder toll would be a hell of a lot higher.
The mental health system in China has been very much neglected in the past and it is still culturally seen as a huge stigma to have any mental health problems. Perhaps school attacks are due to millions of potentially undiagnosed lunatics roaming the streets with easy access to sharp household weapons. The suicide rate in China, especially in rural areas, is extremely high. This is because of the awful living conditions and the huge amounts of competition for jobs and education. In China there has been huge changes in recent years with its industrialization and massive economic growth. This means people from rural areas of china are being forced to move into the cities looking for jobs obviously causing mass upheval and stress perhaps to the point of triggering those once repressed psychopathic urges.
Why children? Well that’s an easy one. Since China has a one child policy (and subsequently a rapidly aging population) children are like gold dust, they are the future, and clearly the place to find children is at a school. Instead of committing suicide like the rest of the shmucks in the village, these guys want to go out with a bang (or a slash, or a hack, whatever). They also hate the society they live in, so they are trying and cause as much damage to it as possible as quickly as they can.
Sadly, there is always a next step. A guy may decide his life isn’t really worth it. He might go to the hospital, find the maternity ward and start lancing pregnant women with a curtain poll or something. Dead woman? Dead unborn child. Since it seems the Chinese polices weapon of choice is an acme style net on a stick, maybe some long range weapons could help these maniacs up the death toll they take with them. We’ll see them tying knives to curtain polls, stabbing up the police and all the children they can catch. There’ll be brand new feudal style warlords in no time.