posted on Jun, 11 2005 @ 05:09 AM
Originally posted by RR
Originally posted by Byrd
I suspected it would end that way. She was friendly and naive, and broke one of the prime rules of being in a different area... stay with your
I'm sad for her parents. What a horrible thing to have happen to your child.
Maybe you are naive, who in their right mind would just up and leave with a bunch of unknown locals? She was most likely looking for something
and thought she'd found it but, unfortunately, she found a bunch of animals instead. And on top of that where were the so-called chaperones? I tell
you where they were, they were sitting in the same bar she was, drinking just like she was and because of that they didn't see her leave with a bunch
of animals who did EXACTLY what animals do. It's sad she got killed but it is probably more naive to think she was completely innocent in all
Blame the victim, blame the "chaperones" and when all else fails blame Byrd (for some strange reason).
I made the mistake of watching FOX NEWS for 5 minutes this week myself. The national commentary on this case is about the most disturbing pro- Nanny
State knee jerk I've ever seen.
First of all, the words 18 year old
have no business in the same conversation. You want to know why young adults
are naive? They have to leave the country to buy a beer.
Our coddling nanny state
(which happens to be the same one that sends 18 year olds
to Iraq) would be the appropriate place for
America's displaced anger. Yet, I've seen calls for disallowing "unsupervised" international travel for citizens under 21. I've seen calls for
forcing an extension of our
drinking age to our citizens in other countries. I've frankly seen some of the most reactionary conservacrap I've
ever seen over this one
18 year old adult
(America calls a "child") that happened to get murdered on in island with a lower crime
than America itself.
Meanwhile "back home" (where it's presumably safe): A murder is reported to the police every 29 minutes, a forcible rape every five minutes, a
robbery every minute and an aggravated (serious) assault every 31 seconds.
Talk about a state media diversion