posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 12:31 AM
Originally posted by twitchy
Originally posted by Power_Semi
Folks, have some respect.
This is a Father & 2 young sons who have sadly passed away in a terrible tragic accident.
Imagine if it were your family and you find some internet nutballs posting about how they were murdered, it's a conspiracy based on absolutely
nothing but the fantasies inside their own deluded minds.
How would you feel?
How do you think his widow, children, family, and friends will feel if they read this nonsense?
Some of you are even accusing the driver of being involved, you are possibley entering the dangerous territory of defamation of character.
There is no evidence at all that this is anything other than a tragic accident.
You should be ashamed of yourselves. Have some respect and show some decorum to his family FFS.
Mods, you should shut this thing down.
edit on 16-1-2013 by Power_Semi because: (no reason given)
Actually if I fall over dead in the woods, like Robin Cook for example, I would hope like hell somebody would look into it further, especially if I
worked in some kind of classified DOD job. I'm utterly sick of people calling for threads to get closed down because it asks questions like this. You
should be damned glad somebody asks these questions.
I always wondered how our parents and grandparents sat through the whole Magic Bullet crap from the Warren Commission without questioning it... The
answer to that is in the quote above.
If you think about it, prior to telephony and the Internet, people would have had these discussions behind clothes doors, and (purposefully) well out
of earshot of those affected by the tragedy or scandal. You wouldn't present speculative machinations, theory or conjecture to the parties directly
involved unless you had proof - otherwise you risk embarrassing yourself and "losing face".
The reason this doesn't happen with people on the Internet is twofold: 1) anonymity and 2) you have an almost complete guarantee that no one you are
interacting with online is a directly related party.
So, to recap, no, probably no one who posted in this forum would have made any of these comments if they were physically present in the same room with
the wife and family. This is why I feel bad for people who are "outted" and nationally shamed for a YouTube video or forum post. Not blogs, per se,
as the intent is different (audience is expected to be general).
Many people say, "we'll, they should have known better...things go everywhere on the Internet". However, in casual speech or directly written
letters, we generally have an expectation of limited/controlled audience when we speak or write. It is a learned skill to realize that any and all
things we say, write or do online is not
off-limits to anyone, in particular. The audience in any and all things we say is no longer under our
control as it was (relatively) guaranteed to be in the past.