UPDATE: Tuesday February 7′th, 2012
NEWS REPORTS, IF TRUE, ARE SAYING THIS NUT JOB USED A HATCHET TO KILL HIS KIDS BEFORE SETTING THE HOUSE ON FIRE. THEREFORE, I AM LEAVING MY BLOG ENTRY UP, BUT WITHDRAW ALL POSSIBLE CONCLUSIONS THAT THIS GUY IS ANYTHING OTHER THAN A MONSTER AND HE SHOULD BURN IN HELL FOR ALL ETERNITY.
To get you up to speed on who Josh Powell is, I will give you the highlights.
These are the facts as we know them:
1. Josh Powell is a USA citizen, just a normal guy (we assume), was/is married to Susan Powell and they had 2 kids together.
2. Josh says he took his kids “night” camping in freezing cold weather the same night his wife Susan disappeared.
3. Josh claims he knows nothing about where Susan went.
4. There is no evidence to support a conclusion of anything, either way if Josh was responsible for Susan’s disappearance or not.
5. Susan’s Powell’s parents have waged a smear campaign against Josh Powell and his father Steve Powell, convincing a court to remove the kids from Josh’s house and give custody to them, the grandparents.
5. Josh’s father Steve Powell was arrested for voyeurism, and child pornography and awaits trial.
7. Josh appealed the custody decision and was ordered to take psychological/sexual evaluations as well as a polygraph test.
8. Josh Powell, on a court supervised visit of his kids, blew up his house killing himself and his kids.
Those are the facts as we know them and any other “facts” are not proven, and only speculation. (Or so as I know them to be).
First, let me say that anytime a child dies or anyone for that matter, it is a very awful and horrible thing. Especially when an innocent child dies it is especially devastating. Furthermore, for an innocent child to be intentionally killed by anyone is just barbaric.
Having said that, I would ask anyone reading this to set all that emotion aside in reading this blog post. This post is not about the senseless loss of 2 beautiful kids at the hands of their father. This post is about how the system, our society, treats people who are “Innocent Until Proven Guilty” as required in the USA’s Bill of Rights.
The USA is suppose-to-be, at least in it’s own citizen’s minds, the most fair society of all. Where we enjoy certain freedoms, rights, and are the most “fair” democracy in the world.
The problem with this arrogance, is that it is not true! The American people, and US “News Media” play “Kangaroo Court” in judging people all the time! There is NO such thing in the USA as “Innocent Until Proven Guilty”!
The USA, some time back was only more than happy to have the Salem Witch Trials where an elite group of women in a Massachusetts city would basically decide on their own who they didn’t like, point their finger at them and yell “Witch”! That person was then not given a fair trial and hung to death.
Mob mentality in the USA and media runs rampant all the time! It’s the old saying that if you tell enough people a lie, or something you only suspect, then in typical wanting to be accepted among your peers, people turn into sheep.
“Where there is smoke, there is not always fire!” ~ EarthZebra
Setting aside, the tragic ending to this horrible event……lets just assume that Josh Powell was innocent and had nothing to do with his wife’s dissapearance! Lets say Susan Powell is alive! Lets say Susan Powell encouraged her oddly acting husband to go camping in the middle of winter night and then took her chance to excape from what appears to be a quite strange person, Josh! Lets assume all this, for this blog post please.
Josh is dogged by the police for months and months. Josh is harassed by the media. Josh is looked at by his family, friends, and society as a monster. Josh is forced to change his entire life because of nothing he did. Josh left on a camping trip and returned to his wife missing and having no idea where the mother of his kids is. Josh returns with no knowledge of where his wife is and is faced with going to jail for the rest of his life, and he didn’t do anything. Josh’s in-laws turn on him and try to take away his kids. Josh’s dad is hauled into jail, accusations unproven (as yet). A judge takes his kids away. A judge requires him to take psycological tests, sexual tests, and polygraph tests. His kids are gone, his wife is gone, his dad is gone, everything is just gone, and he has done nothing!
Lets suppose all this. Because these are the facts as we know them, at this time!
Isn’t a person suppose to be “Not Guilty Until Proven Innocent”?
Isn’t a person suppose to be able to remain Father to his kids, until something occurs that warrants the kids to be taken away from him? What did he do, that has been proven, to warrant his kids being taken away, other than his in-laws accusing him of wrongdoing?
Is the USA legal system now “Guilty Because Someone Says So”?
I’d venture to say that Josh Powell is not the real responsible person of the death of his 2 kids. I’d say it’s the “Book Burning”, “Witch Hunting”, “Guilty Because Someone Says So”, American society we live in!
Like it or not, I can see where “the system” had backed Josh into a corner! Like it or not, I can see where “the system” is to blame for the death of 2 beautiful kids, more-so than Josh Powell.
Shame on all of you who hide behind the deaths of these 2 kids, when it is YOU who is to BLAME for their deaths!
Shame on you AMERICAN MEDIA!
Shame on you who are part of “THE SYSTEM”!
Shame on you, all you book burning, witch hunting “SHEEP” who are the real KILLERS!