Kashmir1 writes on Watch As Teenager, Elizabeth Smart Owns Jerk, Nancy Grace
“Wow, that’s incredible. I didn’t realize that for some, having empathy for a victim of crime depended on how hard the victim tried to get away.”
kashmiri – I repeat this all time, Elvis Costello’s line, “It’s nobodies fault, but we need somebody to burn”. I’ve never heard it said better. I would add that we (the collective) also need someone to judge. We need to be better than someone.
Take Elizabeth Smart. That commenter suggested a 6 year old could have done better. Since we can assume the writer is at least 15, we can just imagine how wonderfully she would deal with being kidnapped from her bed in the middle of the night. She’d be a rock star, I guess.
And what about Britney Spears? People all around the world look at her life and say, “If I was Britney, I’d do this. If I was Britney, I’d do that…”
They’d be doing great that’s for sure. They would have perfect execution of all things as if they have the slightest clue what it is like to try to cope with this girl’s life. “Oh, well she’s rich!” they say. As if that has anything to do with it!
And they won’t leave her alone. They put her picture up on a daily basis so the collective can judge her and feel better about themselves… hmm. If you really felt good about yourself, you’d leave Britney Spears alone. If you had a compassionate bone in your body, I think you’d feel compassion for Britney Spears.
And then there is me and the people like me. People bad things happen to, that is. We must deserve it, right? We must have earned it. If you can’t find evidence or bad deeds in this life, it must be because of our last life, yeah, that’s why!
You can see how with this train of thought, there’s no need to have empathy or compassion for my kind. After all we deserve it! We’ve brought it upon ourselves and not only that… we probably like it (on some level).
::rolls eyes:: Nothing quite as fabulous as being raped.
Bottom line, we are dark so others can be light. But don’t mistake me. There is no victim here. There are advantages to being the dark. For one thing, if I am standing in the shadow, you are the one who is illuminated so think about that.
They say Scorpio can see people naked and guess what? This is how. Make no mistake. When you project your shadow, people can see you and it is anything but subtle.