Monday, June 27, 2011

My other post.

It takes a lot for me to get fired up and I don't usually talk about things outside of writing on my blog, meaning more news like stuff, and if I do, the stuff is usually simple or funny. I'm getting fired up, and to be honest, this is getting out of hand--completely ridiculous.

You might have heard about the accident of Ryan Dunn (Jackass star) and Zachary Hartwell. It's horrible and quite sad. Ryan is part of Bam Margara's (Jackass star, professional skateboarder) crew, our local celebrities. Now, I watch the show (which I find entertaining), and see them around town and all that, so no big deal. Yes, they tick people off and make of money doing it. I guess I never realized how big they were and how much the human public can be completely heartless. This accident happened around the corner from the house. It woke my husband and I up. At the time, we didn't know what it was.
 At 2:30 am on June 20th, Ryan Dunn drove his Porsche 911 GT3 at 130 mph, hit a guardrail and landed in a bunch of trees. The car then caught fire. He was drunk at the time, .196 (.08 is the limit). The decision he made was extremely poor and I thank god that no one else was on the road. In fact, a lot of parents are bringing their kids to the crash site to show them what drinking and driving can do. Actually, lots of people are visiting the crash site (about 20-30 cars a day), which is fine if you are paying your respects. I'm all for that.

What I find totally insane is that people are picking up pieces from the site and selling them on ebay. My husband showed me this number that, well, totally made me sick. See this article.   Someone sold the local newspaper (dated the day after the crash) that included the crash and death information of the two people involved. Yes, put the paper on ebay. Really? Yes, really. They sold it for $11,100. Who bought it? Not sure. Who sold it? Again, not sure. My question is why? In fact, this just makes me wonder about humanity. I'm really just speechless and maybe because this has been in my face all week that I can't believe it. I can't believe how big of a deal this is. Yes, horrible, and some say he, Ryan Dunn, had it coming. If that's what you believe, fine, you are entitled to your opinion, but making a profit off of a newspaper with the headline of this death? Hmmm. Is it for a charity to help people in some way? Then fine. (Although, I would question the person who bought it.)

I think about the family and friends of these two, and think about what they might be going through, not what can I make off it. So sad.

The other thing is-- there is an article that some extremist group from Kansas is supposed to come and protest a public memorial for the deceased. They claim that they are "going to hell." This group also protests U.S. soldiers who died in Iraq. Again, really? Do you have to come here? I think just seeing the crash site is enough. Let it rest.

Okay, sorry for my rant, just had to put it out there. I guess this is why I write scifi and paranormal, I need to get out of this world.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

9 comments:

  1. Every time I think people can't sink any lower, they do. It makes me so sad.

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  2. That's really petty. And I heard about that church group protesting at the funeral. Those guys are just bonkers. And don't represent the vast majority of Christians!

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  3. I hadn't even heard of this accident, it's so sad. I know it was his decision, but still sad. I can't believe how much people let themselves hate. And I agree with Alex!

    Miss you!!

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  4. Oh my gosh. Isn't that terrible? I was so sorry to hear him die. Why do people have to disrespect the dead?
    I'm with you. Escape from reality if you can. Sometimes, it's the only way to get through the day.

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  5. $11,000?!! Why would anyone pay that kind of money for a newspaper?! People are crazy

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  6. That is horrible. I can't believe people are profiting off someone else's misfortune.

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  7. I've stopped allowing myself to be amazed by the insensitivity and lowness of humanity. The best we can hope for is to hold on to our own motives and beliefs so that we can try to bring a bit of light to a world quickly falling dark.

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  8. Some people will do anything to make money. It's sickening, isn't it? What I can't figure out is why anyone would pay that much for that issue of the paper. What are they gonna do? Frame it?

    And of course I live here too, so that's all anyone is talking about. I don't even want to read about it in the paper anymore. It's too much.

    I wish we weren't known as the home of Bam Margera and friends. We should be known for all our talented writers instead!

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  9. I think part of it is that because they were famous, the public for some reason think that they "get a say"--that their life is open for discussion and anything else. Which, I guess to a point is true. If you lead a public life well...but I think the public needs to remember that these men were someone's son, brother, newphew, friend, husband. Their real family should be allowed to grieve. Grief is a very personal and private thing. The public should stop and think about if the roles were reveresed.
    Although I do not agree with what he did (as I'm sure nobody does), the public should stay quiet until the grieving period is over. It is utterly disrespectful. We are talking about 2 human lives--.

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