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When you judge you separate. The judgment that you are better than him and can't possibly understand him. You really don't care about others. You only care about feeling superior. Because I love lions doesn't mean I have to go hug them. Love and empathy felt towards the accused helps cure the disease of hatred in your own mind.
Originally posted by Morningglory
In the case of my family judging and separating was the thing to do. This individual was treated with too much empathy. Ever since he was six it was boys will be boys. He went unchecked violating many innocent lives. Excuses were always made legal action was never taken because no one wanted to believe it.
I don't feel superior, I feel afraid. I knew he would try the same thing with my kids. Letting him indulge in his sickness because he can't help himself isn't helping him or anyone else. I am sorry he's such a wreck but I can't have him around my children or the people I love. I feel sorry too that there's a good chance he's victimized someone in your family. Believe me I don't feel superior at all quite the opposite. I spent a lot of my younger years warning people about him. It was all I could do since family wouldn't listen. No one listens/believes until it happens to them. I see that attitude all the time. It's the old pictures or it didn't happen.
You say "Because I love lions doesn't mean I have to go hug them." The victims in my family didn't have that choice. There is no judging/separating or choosing when it's the family who opens the door letting the lion in to feed. The fact that you believe you have the choice to hug lions or not tells me you know nothing of the family dynamics involved in such situations.
edit on 5-15-2011 by Morningglory because: spelling
Originally posted by Advantage
I dont care about his problems
I dont care about his childhood
I dont care if he has reasons or to hear them
I dont care if its genetic or an uncontrollable compulsion
I dont care if he is sorry or sincere
I dont care if its a choice
I dont care to rehabilitate him
I dont care about deterring other criminals with some big show if punishment
I dont even care to punish him
All he needs is to be put down like a rabid dog. He, like a rabid dog, is a danger and the opportunity for another child to suffer such as this one did must be prevented. There is one way to do this.
One bullet. No show. No fanfare.
........and I REALLY dont care if you agree with me or not.