Thursday, July 8, 2010

More About Idiots

After having read the comments from UGA "fans" regarding Damon Evans' fall from grace, I found myself gagging from some of the remarks. There were so many who wanted everyone to pray for him and give him a chance to have time with his family to repair the damage, etc. I see this a lot when people such as John Edwards, possibly Al Gore, Mark Sanford, GA Pol, Glenn Richardson, Tiger Woods, a host of preachers and so many others make a royal mess of their lives.

Such people are adults. Most are very successful. They know the consequences of their actions. Why should I feel sympathy for them? Damon Evans knew what would happen if he got caught red handed. At least he did not try to make a silk purse out of a sows ear, and he did not cry and ask for forgiveness, saying that God had forgiven him. He and only he will be responsible for his actions and will have to answer to his family and friends. He has already paid a high price as he was disgracefully removed from his job.

Why do they do it? Just like everyone who gets themselves into such a position, they do not think about the consequences. For some, especially celebs, pols, and preachers, it is simply a power thing. They use their position, fame, and money to accomplish their dirty deeds and, if they have an entourage, they expect loyalty. Their hangers on are often the enablers, maintaining a web of secrecy surrounding their boss. After all, that is where their bread is buttered, and it gives them a sense of power over their boss as well.

No, I have no sympathy for these folks. I will not pray for them. I personally do not care one way or the other what happens to them. They made their bed. Let them figure it out.


Diane J Standiford said...

Same answer that worked for them as a kid, "Because I could." Fallout be damned.

Doug B said...

No sympathy here either. But I think it is foolish to put people on pedestals in the first place.