“I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” Oscar Wilde
Yes. Yes, he did. Because Man is a Moron.
A 6-year-old boy was killed Tuesday morning on Long Island when a municipal bus, swerving to avoid hitting a pedestrian, drove into the boy’s bedroom, where he was sleeping. As an added bonus, the bus avoided avoiding hitting the pedestrian.
(For those of you living in Louisiana, where the Earth is 10,000 years old, the bus hit the pedestrian anyway.)
But that isn’t the real story.
The real story is that Alida Gutierrez, a resident living in the house, was quoted as saying, “my daughter was close to the bus, but God was good.” Apparently the bus didn’t kill her child.
This is utterly disgusting on so many levels. I feel, as I write this, that I will be unable to adequately describe the sheer rage I feel. Yet, I try.
Let’s start with the facts:
- Ms. Gutierrez, someone who lived with this boy, even if she may not be related to him, had the thoughts that, not only did God play a role in this tragic (and one can only assume, avoidable,) “accident,” but that in so doing, God was good.
- Ms. Gutierrez then had the unmitigated gall to invoke God’s Grace in light of the violent death of a sleeping infant. Audibly.
- And, lastly, but no less significantly, Newsday reporters, Ellen Yan, Bill Mason and Matthew Chayes chose to publish this pap.
Now, let’s examine the reasons why this is evidence for euthanasia of the stupid. I can handle people believing in God. I don’t understand it, but I can handle it. I can even handle that some people believe that God plays a part in the daily lives of billions of teeming masses, deciding who lives, who dies, who gets raped, who starves, who profits, who loses their jobs, etc. Equally absurd to me, but nevertheless … acceptable, is that some believe that all this meddling is part of God’s divine plan, one that we have no hope of understanding, and which often conflicts with our hopes and dreams, not only for ourselves and our families, but for whole societies. (I mean, why should most of Africa starve, not for lack of food, but for lack of roads?)
However, it is patently obscene to think that God is good when he kills a sleeping 6-year-old boy, but spares your child. (It is this type of thinking that cause me to support thought-crime legislation.)
It is even more despicable to say it out loud. Aside from the abject asininity of it, what kind of God-fearing, church-going person would be so callous as to …
say it out loud ?
Dare I say, a typical, God-fearing, church-going person?
And, we must not forget Ms. Yan and Messrs. Mason and Chayes, the Newsday reporters who thought it a good idea to publish this crap. I honestly cannot decide who of these freaks are more deserving of a baseball bat to the head, the sub-human freak who committed this thought-crime, or the reporters who gave it a voice.
There can be only two explanations for what has occurred here; either the Newsday reporters did not think Ms. Gutierrez’s shitty-little-insensitivity to be shitty or insensitive, or they agreed with it. Either way, these four lame excuses for protoplasm owe the parents of the dead boy, and the rest of the world …
For my part, they can take their apology and shove it up their collective asses.