A Very Short Memory

I wonder what Michael Vick would think if NFL officials adopted a policy that required ritual drowning of players who don’t perform well.

Perhaps the Georgia Dome could become a modern-day Circus Maximus.

I mean, if the player is no longer useful, they should just be killed, right?

Yeah, I know.  That’s ridiculous and absurd.

But I’m appalled.

And confused.

This isn’t like a politician who couldn’t keep his dick in his pants, is it?

This was deliberate cruelty to animals.

I’ve thought a lot about those words:  deliberate cruelty.

That means he didn’t think what he was doing was wrong.

This is one of those times that I have to ask myself what has become of humanity.

But then again, cruelty has always been a part of being human.

And I know that.

And I also know that over time the cruel images fade and we reset our memory banks to zero, or try to…

Until we get another reminder and the clock starts ticking again and we’re all outraged for a fleeting moment and it all gets pushed back and excused and debated and ratings increase and ticket sales could go up and something can be exploited for maximum financial gain and so on and so forth.

And the cycle continues.

And it is distressing.

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July 29, 2009 6:44 pm

I could not agree with you more. Exactly what are we teaching our kids by this type of behavior. Not only the cruelty, but letting to go like nothing happened. I do my everything I can to each my kids respect for others and then you turn on the TV or radio and those they are supposed to see as roll models are doing the exact opposite of what I am trying to teach…..I just hope they are listening to a little of what i say.

July 31, 2009 6:35 am

No NO we are a forgiving people, you do your time and all is well. If there is no rehab there is no hope. For an atheist i am a good Christian. We all learn lessons, fool me twice and shame on me, a stupid man once said!

August 1, 2009 5:57 am

ok now I have something to ponder.Questions: not to keep this going, because you believe what you believe… always a bad start. They let people who murder people out after 30 years? Do we think he will ever harm any more animals ( except the other team)? Yes it is always always ALWAYS about money.Tell that to 200,000 Iraqis