His actions will only serve to marginalize the threat of overpopulation in the eyes of the public. People don't regard the ideas of crazy, fat, gun-toting Asians very highly. Not to mention that most news sources completely ignored his manifesto.
I'm not so sure about this. I was surprised to see this story in the New York Times. The article did not dismiss his ideals, and a friend to whom I showed the article sympathized with his plight. I think the majority of (intelligent) people at this point recognize that overpopulation is an issue, and that taking measures against it are necessary, not radical.
This fellow was obviously smart; he should have applied himself to solving the problem in a realistic way rather than fancying himself a martyr giving his life for a greater cause. A pitiful waste.
Truly. The fact that the news coverage of the event may bring the topic of overpopulation to the mainstream dinner table for five minutes doesn't quite justify his antics.