posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 03:08 AM
reply to post by opethPA
This is so horrible,so sad.
I remember a time in my country,some years ago,when there were what seemed like a plague of family murders,a lot of these family murders were commited
by white men,but not exclusively,and many of these who killed themselves and their families were cops/ex-cops.
From what I read at the time,it came across that these were mostly depressed people,who did not see a future for themselves+their families,or seemed
to believe that without them,their families may be left vulnerable+destitute,so they decided to leave here+take their entire families along.
I would always think,at such times,that this is a selfish reasoning-even a degree of arrogance involved-people adapt,after all-had the murderer of his
family been killed in a car wreck/was electrocuted/drowned-the family would have jolly well just Had to manage,as families do when the father is
murdered or dies by fatal accident or illness-and women are a lot tougher than some most men give them credit for-especially if they have children
depending on them.The survivors cope.So yes,to me such an arbitrary decision made for one's family is wrong,imo.
The depths of major depression is Hell,though,so I am sure it can affect the mindset of some,to where they genuinely believe they are doing their
families a service by removing then from this world-still-i myself do not believe that any one individual has the right to play God with the lives of
even their nearest+most beloved,based just upon their own conviction that they are better off dead+the rest of the family would not be able to
cope,so they should follow along out of here.I have no problem with the concept of requested euthanasia from some one who is suffering from painful
and incurable condition/disease that is going to kill them anyway-but I do not believe you get to decide for others.As far as leaving here
prematurely,no one can stop one-but one should not want to drag others along on one's way out of here-that is wrong.
Like all family murders,a heartbreaking tragedy,this.