Thursday, January 1, 2009

Criminal Profiling Topic of the Day: Yes, Ms. Halazon, Blanning IS a Bad Person

Happy New Years to you all-- all you good people out there. No, Ms. Halazon, that doesn't include that creep you call "a good person," who just planted four bombs in Aspen, hoped to get a high body count, and then offed himself. "Good" is not a term you apply to James Blanning, a psychopath felon with a criminal record of racketeering, organized, crime, and fraud who just tried to blow up his home town on New Year's Eve.

I didn't plan to start the year off surly, but now I feel I have to make a point. Bad people do bad things. Accept this. Please. I think being kind is a lovely sentiment but save it for the struggling souls who are not amusing themselves by abusing and attacking society. Express your sympathies for the victims of crime and not the perpetrators. Grow some moral outrage and "Stick with a victim" instead of "Hugging a thug." They don't deserve kindness; victims do.

This year make a resolution to stand on the side of good, not evil.

Happy New Years!

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown


Eyes said...

My favorite quote "Evil persists when good people do nothing."

Happy New Year to you, Pat!

Pat Brown said...

And a Happy New Year to you as well!

I think we have slid into a worse situation than "people doing nothing". We have far too many people who make exuses for evil people, have sympathy for evil people, and worst yet, spend time and money on evil people while ignoring good people (ones who strive to do the right thing and victim of evil people). Maybe we should add a tag line:

"Evil increases when good people embrace it."

Preraphazon said...

Thank you, Pat. It's a case of "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing." Some of my very own friends tend toward the altruistic and enable and make excuses for every kind of criminal waste there is. It's a full-time job trying to temper their misguided "goodness."
The point made above about showering some of this sympathy and understanding on the victim instead of wasting it on the criminal is perhaps the thing I find the most perplexing. Do some of my friends feel like misunderstood outcasts and, therefore, empathize more with what they perceive to be society's lost ones? Do they unconsciously see their abusive or alcoholic parents in these criminals and this is their way of understanding and continuing to love them despite everything? Can't they see that this is how the cycle continues, when a person feels compelled to make excuses for and enable heinous behavior?

These people understand abuse was often at the root of the problem but believe love can cure anything, and they don't want to understand antisocial personality or that it's hard to change someone's thinking and behavior after a fairly young age. Well, I guess I can understand that because if they accepted the truth, then they'd have to stop being their kids' friend and start being their parents, setting limits and taking responsibility, which as we all know if very inconvenient and sometimes gets ugly. They and a large number of the general populace have chosen to remain permanently mired in sophomore-level idealism.