posted on Apr, 3 2017 @ 10:29 PM
This is actually a very interesting question. I wish I had a definitive answer to it, but for some reason, once people die, suddenly people are
forbidden by social convention to think ill of them, and whatever they left behind is almost deified. Maybe it's the idea that this is the last that
will ever be done by them, giving it more value.
I found myself guilty of this very thing today, having a book signed by the author who is a known conspiracy person and there have been attempts on
this person's life. I joked that, "if so-and-so gets offed, this will be worth a whole lot more".....and then felt awful about it.
There are so many examples of people that were suddenly raised to a God-like status after death. Example: I used to live in Lubbock, Texas. During
Buddy Holly's lifetime, he was vilified there and his music was laughed at. Then he dies in that famous plane crash in an Iowa cornfield with two
other rockers, and suddenly, Lubbock grabs on and he becomes a money-maker favorite son of the town......they forget all about the times he was beat
up at the Hi-Dee-Ho Drive In burger joint because he was different and skinny.
Now there's a big bronze statue, a street named after him, and his band, and a huge museum with everything he ever touched, even crayons and a cub
scout uniform, up to and including the glasses he wore when the plane went down.
NOW we see he was a genius, ahead of his time, worthy of adulation and the rather dreary Buddy Holly Avenue in the older part of town he used to run
around in. A tornado took away the house he lived in originally, but you can see the other house he married his wife in.....blah blah blah.
I don't understand it, but yeah.......people treat you like a loser when you're alive, and love you when you're dead. We truly are a death cult.