In Reply to: The positive effects of Ricky's suicide and murder of Angela posted by porceleindoll on March 02, 2005 at 03:01:38:
Disclamer: I am not justifying murder.
Yet, we justify murder as a society all the time when we look at the 'greater good.' Take a look at the Iraq war or many other wars. Many people die who have not done anything to deserve to die. Yet we accept that because of the 'greater good.'
If Ricky had just been another suicide, nothing would have happened. We have had other suicides, nothing really changed.
And Ricky knew that. If the murder will turn out to be the one thing that had a domino effect (the loss of the show was the loss of the horse the loss of the king...the loss of the kingdom, how was that song TF used to sing?) then who can judge the loss of one life if it helped, unsuspectedly, the 'greater good?'
How is it that all these materials are coming out now? We have all the pubs NOW? We have affidavits NOW? People are talking NOW? FCF is finally getting investigated NOW? People are waking up NOW? People apologizing NOW? How is that it took THIS to get this kind of reaction instead of just the knowledge of little kids getting literally "fucked over" (quoting Ricky Rodriguez) for years? How is it that the atrocities Mene went through, Richard Dupuy went through, all the SGA's who posted their testimony went through were not enough for others to take action?
These are my questions. And until someone gives me a good answer that can explain how come this is happening NOW and not before, I don't think I will change my mind about how in history the greater good sometimes overrides the worth of one single person.
Francisco Goya wrote that the slumber of reason generates monsters. TF has created the monster. They need to wake up to reason and what is reasonable.
And by the way, I want to tell Joseph I admire the fact that he has never been an ex member and he is holding his ground on his opinion on this issue.
"I've seen how ugly humans can get."