Monday, March 7, 2011
"Lets Get Personal" Week
It is rare for me to talk about my crime and never do I mention my victim. This isn't out of any desire to conceal my guilt, or to spin myself in your estimation. Rather, it is because it is incredibly difficult to talk about these things. Telling you about my daily life or commenting upon the collective stupidities that comprise the edifice of "criminal justice" is far, far easier.
I never talk about my victim, or his family and friends. That would be grossly insensitive as well as being stupendously arrogant. How could I ever presume to speak about what they may feel? How could I even think that there is anything of meaning that I could ever say to them? And the Editors both here, and at Facebook, have taken the policy of deleting any comments that name my victim. That I may be happy to bare myself to the public eye doesn't mean that my victim’s family want the same. It is not for me to drag them into the public, and add even more distress to their situation.