TAKE SOME RESPONSIBILITY!!
Riding through the beautiful green countryside from San Fran to Fresno we flipped through various radio stations. On one there was the story of that guy overseas who barracaded his daughter in the basement fathering upteen children by her through years and years of rape and abuse. On the other was a report about that singer guy who beat up his girlfriend - also a singer - and is up on charges for his behaviour. Two horrible situations. Two situations of violence in relationships. Two examples of power gone mad.
HERE'S THE KICKER
In both reports the men came forward as being victimized when they were younger. I felt like I was supposed to rush up to them and cradle their nasty little heads and say, 'Ah poor dear, all is forgiven.'
WTF is wrong with people?
Jeffery Dahlmer, remember everyone favourite gourmand, claimed that he too was abused as a kid. Oh, well, then Jeff, we'll forgive a little human on your breath.
How did we all become so frigging shallow?
Why do we let perpetrators of abuse get away with this shit?
When did the media become snivelling little reporters of fiction?
Let's get something straight. You may have had the childhood from hell. You may have had the Devil as a Dad and Medusa as a Mom ... yeah, tough draw. But, should you ever hit someone, purposely hurt someone, wound, bruise or cause pain to another.
YOU DID IT.
YOU THOUGHT IT.
YOU TOOK ACTION.
YOUR FIST HIT FLESH.
YOUR WORDS DAMAGED SPIRT.
Don't go all 'mommy made me do it' or 'daddy was a bad man' ... even if it were true (and I don't believe it half the time) YOU STILL DID IT. Jeffery ate human flesh - no one else.
I do not believe that we are served by journalists who are offered bullshit and report on flowers.
I do not believe that people are doomed by their past ... they may be challenged by them, they may be hampered by them, but they are not doomed by them. Thousands upon thousands of boys and girls suffer abuse ...
without eating their neighbours.
without raping their daughters in dungeous.
withour beathing the shit out of their girlfriends.
Millions and millions rise above violence and embrace victory. Don't go for pity when you've shown none yourselves.