This is going to be a rather brief post, talking about what has happened with the Samantha Koenig case. I have avoided this subject, not only because it is a very depressing issue, but also because there was no end to it. Well, the police believe that they found her body in Matanuska Lake. It is a tragic end to a tragic case, which justice now will never be brought to, because she isn’t going to get to go home to her family.
Of course, for some people, this isn’t a bad thing. For some people, this is “common sense.” I refer you to a post that was put on Facebook by a girl named Kylie McCormick –
So, does the idea of shame just not mean anything to this girl? She is saying “Ha” to the fact that this was just something that is “common sense?” It boggles the mind how easy it is for people to just turn and say that this kind of statement is free speech. It is. She has the right to say it.
However, the Alaskans whose thoughts and prayers went out to Samantha Koenig and her family, they have the right to respond. Here is one person who doesn’t believe in prayer, but whose thoughts did go out to this person saying his piece –
Kylie McCormick, you are a terrible person. You are mocking the pain and anguish of a family who was desperately hoping that their daughter was going to come home. You are insulting the memory of her by saying that it’s good that we can just take down the signs, like this was some minor annoyance. You have spit in the face of decency by saying that people should just think that murder is common sense, even after anything could have been done to her.
It boggles the mind to ponder just how ugly a person would get a laugh out of taking down the posters of a young woman whose life was tragically cut short (unless it is found out that it is not her body) for reasons that we will never know. If you are alone for the rest of your life, not loved by anybody, it would be a far more deserving fate for you. Nobody should harm you, because that would be wrong, but if nobody ever speaks to you again, or gives you a kind word, or a kind glance, the world would be better for it.
The internet is forever, Miss McCormick, and you can bet that these comments are going to follow you around for the rest of your life. Good thing, too.