time and time again i ask when our society will understand two things:
1) there are no winners in the sexual abuse of a boy, and
2) don't come crying to me when a boy who was sexually abused grows up and lashes out at taxapyer's expense. consider yourself lucky i didn't turn my teenaged anger out on to the streets of LA... like so many do today.
this isn't about revenge, though. it is simply the mathematics of the brain. kick a dog and ye shall bite; slap a child he will curse you; penetrate him and he'll do more when he gains courage and learns how to use a weapon.
so today joshua komisarjevsky
, who claims he was sexually abused as a boy, was sentenced to death for a home invasion that ended in the death of three others.
there are many home invasions in this country -- every day as a matter of fact. well, after all we love our violence don't we? it is safer, cheaper and easier to glorify our violent ways on reality t.v. than repair them in real life... and we love making excuses for it in the name of god, guns, and glory.
interestingly enough...in this particular case, my gut tells me to believe this guy's story.
i don't know why, it is just something i feel. and maybe i want him to be telling the truth, maybe i want to know that as horrible as his childhood abuse was -- he really did not, as an adult, in this case, sexually assault others and burn them alive.
yes, i could be wrong. but, i believe he played the victim in that house that burnt down as ordered by the mastermind steven hayes -- and joshua knew no better in his subservient role. essentially it was a fetish run amok.
but in the end - no winners.
in the end - many regrets.
in the end - i wonder if joshua could have been saved if only another guy had taken his hand in support early on.
in the end, it is my firm belief, that this same society that permitted the abuse of a young joshua to go unchecked was also in part to blame for killing that family. joshua is silenced; he'll be put to death, and all in CT who know best how to describe him -- as the evil one -- they too can rest peacefully knowing the jury awarded their guilt a reprieve.
no excuses. for anyone.