Tragedy


I wanted to post on the Tragedy of a misguided fellow that acted upon horrible thoughts that were in his head.  This is in regards to the guy who killed himself by crashing his plane into an office building that housed 20 different offices including 197 IRS agents.  Unfortunately, he did murder 1 IRS agent along with his own suicide, and I wished that it had only been him.

With that being said, you can read his manifesto or his final suicide note here.

I was extremely upset by the words that this man wrote and his reason(s) behind doing what he did.  You must read his note to understand my following points.  I think he was a sick, cynical and disturbed individual.  I would like to just base facts on my retort to his note, but can’t seem to strip my feelings from this one.  He was angry at the government we have in this country(USA) and the reasons our country does things that it has.  We can all relate to this, but to act out of violence and anger is no way to get your voice heard nor is it EVER an answer to anything.  From my Christian point of view, I look at the author and perfector of my faith, Jesus and upon His life and what He did while He was here on earth for 33 years and there is no violence in Him at all and even more, He never committed a single sin, He was perfect.  Given that, I know we are all not perfect, and that’s obvious, but to point out that He is whom I look to when I am seeking answers to hard questions and whom I need to emulate my life after. Thus, violence has no room or opening for that.

Further, this man complained on and on about how he has to keep working and how he is having to work longer because our government is doing this and doing that to him.  My point is BE THANKFUL you have a job, BE THANKFUL for everything you have.  As a matter of fact, you own a LUXURY item in a plane.  How much does that cost you to house that plane and to pay for gas, etc. etc.   You own your own home, you have a family, wife and children.  And all you can do is complain about how bad life is???  REally!!!  Sorry, you have no empathy or sympathy from me sir.  We are all given a hand to play with in this life and we must own that.  You should be thankful you were born in my humble opinion, the best country on planet earth.  You obviously have plenty of money to eat every day at any given time.  You own a home and a plane and multiple cars and your mad??  Give me a big fat break, PLEASE!!!!!!!!   There are people starving all over this world and in this country who don’t even know where the next meal is coming from, yet your upset about still having to work longer to retire?  There are people who are in their 70’s plus still working because they can’t even retire.  SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Life isn’t fair or always right or perfect.  Who promised or said it was?  You must vote for people and for change.  You must make your opinions count and if politics is something that upsets you, turn the TV off and stop listening to talk radio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am sad to see that there are people like this who are very ungrateful for the countless blessings that are in their lives and all they have to do is complain, look at the bad side of all situations and resort to violence.  Sad indeed. 

I want to close with something bad to say about this guy that I never knew, but that’s not right.  I just wished that someone had reached out to him before he did this horrible act.  I pray this will never happen again and I pray that those with anger and pain and issues get the help they need and seek out God and understand how much He loves us and in the big picture of things, what really matters is where your spending eternity!!!!!!!!

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life – John 3:16

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One Comment to “Tragedy”

  1. I agree with you. I’ve heard several people comment that he was really smart and that they agree with some of what he said which just ticks me off. Hello – if you think it’s so bad here, feel free to move to another country and see how great it is. It seems to me that he was so mad about having to pay taxes he tried to find every way around it and it didn’t always work. Perhaps if he had spent less time and money trying to beat the system and just focused on the blessings in his life, he wouldn’t have continually ended up in such the predicaments he did. I also thought it odd that a man who was complaining so much about not being able to retire and losing money had so many luxuries in his life… why not just sell your plane? I’m just sorry that he killed another person.

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