Friday, June 17, 2005

Preying on the innocent

I was watching a news show tonight and they did a bit about this child molester recently arrested in California. They found notebooks in his house, filled with names of children and the acts he did to them. He had a numeric coding system for the things he did to them and he meticuously recorded it all. They say there were about 36,000 entries over the span of 30 years, and this is just the time he has been keeping the notes. The guy was in his 60s, so he has probably been at this for four decades. These entries represented occurances of child molestation, so it was not actually 36,000 different children, but 36,000 recorded acts. That averages out to 3 acts of child molestation PER FUCKING DAY over 30 years. Can you even imagine?

Are you totally covering your ears now and saying "lalalalala" to yourself?

Then they followed the story with a registered sex offender from the U.S. who went to Sri Lanka and ran an orphanage for the tsunami victims. This guy did not see what most of us saw in the aftermath of that tsunami. He saw an opportunity to prey on children who had no one to look out for them. I don't understand what it is about sex and how it pulls and pushes people to do such evil things. And I don't understand how these people get away with these things. This is the kind of stuff that makes me question God, if there is one and what the limits of his power are. I am totally familiar with the whole free will thing, I have often used it myself to justify the horrible things that happen, but come on.

What special punishment can you come up with for these two guys? And it can't be death, no matter how treacherous the method of death is, because death is just too good for them. There has to be long-term suffering involved.


Post a Comment

<< Home