This blog is tremendously painful to write; I know I joke about the people who just can’t seem to rise above the primordial ooze but sometimes, one of the scum just manages to sicken me to a level, not yet experienced. This blog is about one of those beings masquerading as an actual human.
This story is about a young lad in Ontario, a young man with severe autism, Max Begley. It is necessary to read the article and listen to the piece; it is short and will not tax your time: http://www.citynews.ca/2013/08/19/police-investigate-hate-letter-targeting-teen-with-autism/ The letter mentioned is posted on this blog but I warn you, it will impact your digestion negatively.
What would possess someone to write something so hateful, so disgusting? While it is doubtful that the police will be in a position to lay charges on this whatever-it is-that-passes-as-human, we can hope that this individual has expressed its opinion to neighbours in the past unless the stench emanating from this person keeps other human beings at bay. The real justice will be exacted by the neighbourhood. Writing the letter is not a crime per se. Hateful though it may be, I don’t believe that it is something that can be prosecuted. It would be lovely to see justice done but the price to the greater good is too high. We must have freedom of speech but we must also accept the consequences when that freedom is abused so if the neighbours do, indeed, discover the poison pen owner, then gloves may be removed and the punishment for abusing our dearly held freedom may be doled out – in spades, hopefully.
I do have friends in my life who do have children with varying degrees of autism; I have friends who have children with other conditions, Asperger’s, Down’s Syndrome etc. To think that they or their children could ever be victimized in this manner enrages me. How can anyone with any sort of measurable intelligence think the things written in that letter, let alone actually consign it to paper.
In addition, I experience a very cold chill for this individual; I’ve been around long enough to know that this type of wanton evil will be visited back to the writer. It won’t be the author alone who will bear the retribution, Newton’s Law or karmic return (whatever term is the one with which you are most familiar); perhaps it will be one of its children or another beloved family member. A devastating illness perhaps, a catastrophic brain injury rendering the individual as helpless to control behaviour as Max Begley is unable to control behaviour.
Please share the letter if you would so we can all bear witness to the senseless cruelty to which this species is still capable.