October 25, 2008
Filed Under (Profoundly Disturbing) by svana

I am dumbstruck by the rampant stupidity in the United States.

Yes, after reading the news, I got my panties in a bunch…get ready for the rant. You may want to grab a coffee or some popcorn because there are a couple of things on my mind tonight.

First, let’s take a quick look at the murder of Tom and Jackie Hawks. The Hawk’s, while attempting to sell their yacht were beaten and then chained to an anchor and dropped into the ocean. The delightful charmers that did this are either convicted or in the process of going through the court system. Most notably is a former child star of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Skylar DeLeon. The defence for Skylar is trying to avoid death by lethal injection…because Skylar had a horrific childhood.

I cannot believe that killers still rely on an abusive parent or parents to rationalize their actions. This, in my humble opinion is absolute, unmitigated BULLSHIT . It is likely that with the popularity of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers franchise that Skylar made some money…the question I have is why he didn’t spend some of it on therapy? The convenient excuse of “he didn’t remember” will not wash with me at this point. Whether that is the case or not, I don’t know. Here’s where I start getting snarky…the person responsible for Skylar’s childhood trauma is dead. That’s right…Skylar’s father died of HIV recently. It’s pretty easy to accuse and convict the dead. Did this abuse really happen or is this just a way to avoid the consequence of his actions. Either way, he took a life, he is guilty and for that he must be held accountable. I don’t believe that the death penalty is appropriate in all cases, but in this instance I am trying really hard to understand why a bankrupt country would want to keep this piece of garbage named Skylar alive.

Still up for more? Here’s another for you.

WHY would a parent take their 8 year old son to a gun show and allow a LOADED 9 mm Micro Uzi into his hands???

This mystifying event turned tragic when young Christopher Bizilj accidentally shot himself in the head as the result of the recoil of a gun that experienced gun owners have difficulty controlling. Christopher’s father is a doctor and Director of Emergency Medicine…you’d think he might value human life just a bit more, especially the life of his son.

As a mother, I find myself astonished and sickened by the actions of Christopher’s father. Sure, as parents we’d like to see our children be independent and take charge of certain aspects of their lives. I draw the line at taking my child to a gun show, never mind leaving them unattended.

This man, this parent, should be charged with criminal negligence and child endangerment. The instructor that placed the loaded gun into a child’s hands should be charged with murder…plain and simple. Call me blood thirsty, but I firmly believe that if you show that kind of blatant disregard and utter stupidity with relation to a child’s life…you deserve no less than the full weight of the law.

Certainly this tragic occurance will haunt the father and instructor for the rest of their days, yet I find myself feeling less than sympathetic towards the adults. They knew better.

I know I should be more tolerant, but there comes a time when sitting back and not addressing stupidity is far more than I can take. If that makes me a bad person…so be it.

That would be my rant…done and done.

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