I do not understand? Dec 13, 2009
As much as I believe in the prospective that one must pay for their actions, it seems extremely hypocritical for a person to say in one breath that they do not feel sorry for a person who has been given the death penalty. While I have a neutral view on the death penalty, one has to think about the message that they are sending out by saying that they do not care that a person killed--even for doing horrible things. Why? Because it seems to place that person who is judging in the same beastly category. The Gilmore family's story is a horrible one but how dare we as humans judge anyone, or for that matter say that Mikal Gilmore was trying to get people to feel sorry for this murdering brother. Because his brother murdered does not stop him from loving his brother. Do you think that he would have wanted that for his brother? No. I am sure that he has had to deal with a lot by still being there for his brother in jail. Would you simply turn your back on someone that you loved because they did things that they shouldn't have. I do not think that most of us would, and if a person could do that there is much to be said about them.
We should all feel sorry for the entire family because they were all very emotionally disturbed. People do not simply wake up emotionally disturbed, there are things that contribute. People are also very different in the way that they respond to abuse. We must learn to be more compassionate and humane, because when we say things like some of the stuff outlined in many of the reviews, many of us could use some assistance in humility, because one can never predict future behaviors of family, friends, or even one's own inner demons.