Well, for now we will continue with the Indian music.
After ‘sat sri akal’ I should also add ‘namaste’ and ‘salaam’. To everyone in India – hello, and welcome!
Now – on with the first post today. It’s a kind of personal rant (again!) but it sort of sums up yet another thing I’m against – absolute hypocrisy. You might at this point ask what am I actually for, as opposed to against. I am for love, kindness and understanding. Everything can be solved that way. Once all the people who disagree with me are locked away and punished, of course!
I was scanning through Carol Todd’s profile, as one does.
Well, we can dismiss the possibility that Amanda is hiding Carol Todd’s luggage as the ravings of lunatics (look at a couple of her posts and a few comments). But I was more intrigued by the reaction to a recent piece of news.
I thought this was good news. Here is a guy who is obviously mentally ill – you don’t do what he did unless there is something severely wrong with you. Quite rightly, he was found to be not criminally responsible for what he did – a civilised and commendable result. With treatment, he’s become a model patient, and the suggestion is that he should be allowed (under supervision) to go to the beach or on other trips.
Now – bearing in mind that Carol Todd and her supporters are meant to be all for forgiveness, and that they support mental health issues – what do you think the response might be? A fantastic development? The saving of a man who is simply unfortunate to have something wrong with his mind? Maybe it’s a good thing that he is being allowed a certain amount of freedom?
‘Our justice system needs a re-vamp.’ Why? Isn’t this an example of wonderful, restrained and civilised justice? Shouldn’t we be grateful that we no longer punish people for being ill?
Christine Budnack (arch vigilante) says: ‘what the heck???’ I can only guess what she would have liked to have happened.
‘That is absolutely insane-our justice system is an absolute joke.’ Well, I can see all the kindness flowing. This isn’t a crime. It’s a tragedy, but it’s not a crime. It’s sad and devastating for the victim’s family, but is it any less tragic for this person’s family? What exactly do these people want – you are mentally ill, therefore you should be punished and not allowed some human decency?
‘The justice system is what excused his actions with a mental health disorder…he committed a heinous crime…a very serious one and shouldn’t be allowed out.’ What? Mental illness (on this scale) is just an excuse? And he should not be given even the hint of a second chance? Shannon Harvey, you should be ashamed of yourself.
Then we get the well-informed view from Eric Todd: ‘never ever allowed out’.
Holey moley! What sort of people are they? I can see that there might be doubts and potential problems, but this guy is heavily supervised. He’s a human being, for God’s sake, and as such deserves compassion and sympathy. And this reaction is far worse because it’s coming from a bunch of people who are supposedly standing up for people with mental health issues, and are supposedly trying to spread the word of love, tolerance and forgiveness.
I was asked yesterday what I was against, or what was I trying to say. I’m against hypocrisy, and I’m trying to say that it is at the root of all bad things.
Thanks for reading this. Rant over.