reply to post by SyphonX
While I appreciate the disgust that reading such things would instill in someone, I fail to see what has been achieved by your failing to finish your
reading on this matter. When I was in senior school (11-16 years old) in my third year, we had an English assignment which was based on debate. We had
to discuss the polarising issue of the death penalty, and wether or not we should see its return to our shores here in the UK.
To flesh out my understanding of crime, I had to read up on various cases of murder, including the unsolved Jack the Ripper murders, and more recent
,the murder of toddler James Bulger by two children aged ten and eleven , Robert Thompson, and Jon Venables. Although the details of both cases were
disgusting, I saw it as my duty not to shy away from those details.
Many people think that by keeping the detail of a work of evil out of thier minds, they can reduce its power , its potency, and its capacity to
disgust, to enrage. See no evil , hear no evil.... Its a bogus strategy. If one wishes to be capable of dealing with evil, with wrong doing, if one
wishes to have a hope of defeating evil (which should be the aim of every good hearted person) one must be capable of looking it square in the eye
metaphorically, and headbutt it in the face.
One cannot do that , if ones reaction to a remote explanation of its detail turns ones guts. Because I know that this planet has some sick and broken
people on it, I refuse point blank to turn away, and not deal with the detail of thier sickness. Only by understanding the facts of a case, after all
, can anyone hope to discern guilt, to organise a sentence, or indeed to understand a sentence from the point of veiw of an observer. Also, it is only
by understanding the facts of a case, that ensures that soft sentences are identified and protested as firmly as possible.
This particular case has been very well noted by the world at large, and there have been various documentary television presentations which detailed
some of the facts of the case. Those details of course had to be edited for television, and I felt that something was probably missing from the
accounts of the case when I first saw one of the many true crime shows that showed it here.
Would you mind pointing me at an unfettered account of the case, should you have such access? I would appreciate the oppertunity to study this
particular case in depth, as depravity of this nature and scope is , or at least has been considered to be , fairly rare, and worthy of investigation
as it pertains to the sociological and psychological rammifications relating to the rest of the world, and the over all health of the human soul.