Okay, so Casey Anthony was acquitted of murdering her kid yesterday. You know the story...bones, duct tape, chloroform...I don't need to get into detail. I honestly didn't even follow it but I will say it's kind of weird how the jury convicted her of lying to the police and nothing else. If you think she was lying to the police, isn't the next logical question, "What was she trying to hide?"
Now this probably doesn't neccessarily qualify as a grievance but more of an observation, I suppose. After this verdict came up, Facebook absolutely blew the fuck up and I imagine that Twitter did as well. Chiles made Darden/Clark comparisons to the prosecution, Assman wanted the Melendez brothers set free, Newman was let down by his home state, and Whatley wanted to sodomize Casey Anthony...which had nothing to do with the trial outcome by the way. But outside of those clowns who actually have original thoughts, it really just turned into this network of sheep trying to make sure everyone knew that it upset them that a little girl died three years ago. Meanwhile, nobody said a fucking word about this kid since the day she died and all of a sudden it deserves the maximum amount of empathy because mommy didn't get the chair. For example...
"I can't believe Casey Anthony is innocent on all charges. There had to be at least one of thse they could have found her guilty on. However I will not make judgments on the jury as I was not in the court room with them. Casey Anthony will face her maker someday and justice will be served. God bless Caylee Marie Anthony."
"Dear Mommy...I see you smiling down there below...are those tears of joy you show? I'm glad your happy, although you lied...I'd love to be right by your side...but by your choice, I view from above...tell my Grandparents I send my love...it's Beautiful here, is all I can say...your life will go on...without me in your way. Love Caylee. XOXO. REPOST FOR A LITTLE GIRL THAT OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM LET DOWN!"
God dammit! All of a sudden, we care about the children, right? No...we don't. We care that people know that we care about the children. That's what this is all about. See, Caylee Anthony is easy for people. Terrible thing that happened to a cute (white?) child. You'd be inhuman not to feel any empathy towards that. It's so easy that it turns into a fucking competition. I think I had a point here...
Oh yeah. We've become completely desensitized towards genocide. I think the human mind likes small doses of tragedy but as that tragedy multiplies, the amount of empathy actually decreases. Just a little over a decade ago, 800,000 (mostly children) Tutsi people in Rwanda were hacked up with machetes over like nothing. I don't think word of this has even gotten to most Americans yet. So my theory is that there is actually an inverse relationship between the amount of empathy provided and the amount of tragedy that actually occurs. Kind of interesting to me. Someone smarter than me should do a study on it. Thanks.
Okay, since I'm me...I guess I do have one small grievance that goes out to all the righteous fuckers invoking Jesus to bring Casey to justice. You don't get to do that. I've said it before and I'll say it again...your justice system sucks way worse than this one. The only unforgiveable crime is apostasy and Casey Anthony is still completely eligible for an eternal paradise. If you're going to walk this earth acting like your sins don't count because you're credulous enough to believe in the sin-washing power of a 2000 year old blood sacrifice, then Casey Anthony gets the same fucking luxury. That's what you signed up for. You don't like it...good. Time to start thinking for yourself.
Oh and everyone who left their lights on all night the other night in memory of Caylee, what will you do to the environment tonight to remember the 5,000 three year olds that will die from cancer today?
BLAH...BLAH...BLAH...I CAN'T HEAR YOU VANDELAY!!!!