Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Post-Traumatic Slavery Syndrome

Last night on Hannity and Colmes, the hosts aired a story about a man who beat his 2 year old son to death. He plead not guilty, due to suffering from Post-Traumatic Slavery Syndrome. What is this, you might ask? According to his lawyer, and I paraphrase, this condition is characteristic only of black people, whose ancestors spent so much time in servitude that the ill effects exist today. This murder is an example of the aforementioned effects.

Today's new word: POPPYCOCK!

I laughed aloud when I first heard about this. The idea that an institution which became nonexistent almost 140 years ago could cause a man to commit murder today is insane. And what about all the white people whose forebears lived in servitude--as indentured servants or slaves to Muslims--just two of many examples? May they use this excuse to justify wicked acts? If not, why not? And please, someone, harmonize this absurd rationale with the actions of all the people who were born into slavery, yet never harmed a hair on their children's precious heads! What kind of judge would entertain such nonsense? Truly, we live in the Age of Stupidity.


Erik said...

I have indian ancestry, so perhaps I suffer from Post-Traumatic Genocidal-Land-Stealing Syndrome? Great, I am free to do whatever I want now.

Free at last, free at last, thank Frued almighty we are free(to be a libertine) at last

Anonymous said...

So was the loser acquited or was he guilty or is the case still being decided?


Wes said...

lol, exactly, Erik.

Wes said...

As far as I know, the case is still in the courts.