Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Scott Thomas Fiasco Is Just Getting Started

At least, I hope it's just getting started. Because the natural tendency will be for us to sweep this under the rug... and that, in and of itself, would be a criminally insane act.

And, no... this post is not an excuse to print yet another photo of Carole Migden. This photo, courtesy of SFist, comes from a press conference concerning the consequences of the gross errors made by the California Dept. of Corrections in releasing a batshit psycotic into the public. Also in the photo are Linda and Tim Schaller - parents of 15-year old Loren Schaller - the girl who was nearly stabbed to death by Thomas.

As far as I am concerned, the CDRC has made serious errors, but we the people have made very serious errors as well. We have let the insane lead this debate. We have allowed the mental defectives and those who have raging hard-ons for them define what sane is. It is no wonder then when shit like this happens... shit like this is bound to happen when you have people who believe in their hearts that it is wrong to force someone who is a violent criminal and a clear and present danger to themselves and others to be "fixed" - because it is an affront to their liberty.

What these people don't understand is that this "fixed" we are talking about is a cornerstone of what is (or, at least, should be) our basic concept of "rehabilitation." These people do not understand that when criminal acts are involved the previous terms of conversation are no longer relevant and you cannot keep talking about these people as if they have all their faculties because they don't you incredibly stupid nutjobs!!!

It is an absolute travesty that this really pretty girl* had to almost get chopped to pieces before the people of this town got a dose of simple reality. (*I've seen pictures... but I'm not going to post pictures of Loren because I'll bet you anything that there are more than a few people jacking-off right now at the idea of seeing what sort of person the insane find yummy.)

I will be posting soon addresses of people you can write to, to influence them to lock up the criminally insane and keep them locked up.

This could be a turning point. It is time people. It is time to stop coddling the insane. It is time to stop defending the indefensible. It is time for this city to outgrow it's sexual fetish for insanity. It is time to stop the lie that insanity is a form of rebellion. That's bullshit.

"When victimhood is your empowerment,
then recovery is the enemy."

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