On Harambe, Parenting, No Charges, Susan Klebold, And Columbine

Saturday, June 04, 2016

If you're not up to speed on the Harambe killing and the Gregg/Dickerson family check some info out here, here, and here.

Here are some of my random thoughts on it all:

1. I love animals and I think they should be treated well. At the same time, I grew up in part on a farm with animals. There's a hierarchy. When an animal threatens the life of a human there's really only one way this is going to play out, and say what you want - but when push comes to shove, if it would be their life at stake - they'd want to stay alive.

2. Doesn't mean no one feels bad about the gorilla.

3. Can people stop fucking around with the mom? She was interviewed for around 90 minutes according to reports and the police have said that no charges were being brought to the parents. Shit people. If I had a dollar for every time I disobeyed my parents, or did things out of their watchful eye (or what they thought was watchful) - I would have been a rich, rich, kid.

4. Put this into perspective a little - Susan Klebold just wrote a book A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of the Columbine Tragedy. And yes, we know the family went though divorce and bankruptcy. I'm just saying - think anyone will publish a book from Michelle Gregg years later? Oh wait, that's right...