May 06, 2004

Catch them, please...

Every day, I try to live with more civility. I look into the people I meet and see beyond the visual. I trust people to be good, and to do the right thing, and believe in the good of people, sometimes even beyond that point when some people show me that they are unworthy of my consideration and effort.

I really do think that most of us are trying to do the right thing for the right reasons, not just for reasons politic or "karmic" or for appearances.

Then I hear about incidents like this and it's like a great heavy boot heel grinding away on my soul. And I'm tired of feeling that boot, of hearing the insideous talking-points of hatred coming from ever younger people.

We used to hear in school that it might take a generation for the deepest seated and longest held prejudices to whither, and at least another for some of the slicker, hidden attitudes to begin to die out. But every day another example of this sort of non-acceptance springs out like some societal infection and another segment of our youth and our souls is lost.

To the family of Mr. Byrd, my thoughts are with you. No one deserves to see this kind of sick evil visited on the final resting place of a loved one.

Posted by Mamamontezz at May 6, 2004 11:37 PM


Thank you for bringing that to my attention.

Unlike you, I no longer try to see the good in people. I realized, not too long ago, that people are inherently evil, and only through effort do they do otherwise. Sometimes an evil person does some good for someone else, but it is usually either incidental, or with expectation of later payment. So, while I am deeply saddened that Mr Byrd's final resting place was also denied the peace he was denied in life, I am not suprised. Far from it. And I hope the family finds the perpetrators about 10 minutes before the police do. I think they deserve the chance.

Posted by: LC The Humble Devildog at May 7, 2004 03:18 AM

It is unfortunate, but we live in a world that is still largely unenlightened. We still have men that truly believe that women are the weaker sex. There are still people who think that they deserve a better life and better treatment because of the color of their skin, or that they should get special “breaks. And as we see everyday, in Israel for example, there are people that believe there religion is the only religion and should be forced on others. In order for the world to be a true utopia there would have to be one sex, one race and one religion. Since this will never be the case, the simpletons of the world will need to learn a little tolerance and acceptance of others! SlagleRock out!

Posted by: SlagleRock at May 7, 2004 10:46 AM

Alas, the dark side of human nature has manifested itself again. An outgrowth of a decadent anything goes society and an ailing judicial system perpetuated by the liberal indoctrination centers. Spare the rod and spoil the child - public caning would be too kind!

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