Death of A Scumbag

Wherever you live, whatever your circumstances, no matter if you woke up with a stiff neck and a sore back from sleeping in your car because you had nowhere else you could go, count your blessings no matter how small and meager they might be it.

If the world doesn’t seem a measurably better place by Castro being dead, trust in the fact it it is slightly less bad than when he was alive.   I know I will sleep better knowing my Ohio tax dollars are not being spent to keep this prick alive.

Castro’s words at his sentencing hearing  were those of an evil, twisted psychopath who when given a chance to speak before he was sentenced to life in prison, plus a thousand years for aggravated murder and for holding three young women captive for 11 years, he blamed his victims.   Castro denied her raped and beat Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus.   He was full of excuses, rationalizations and justifications for everything he did.

“Most of the sex that went on in that house, probably all of it, was consensual,” Castro said. “These allegations about being forceful on them — that is totally wrong. Because there was times where they’d even ask me for sex –many times. And I learned that these girls were not virgins. From their testimony to me, they had multiple partners before me, all three of them.” 

“I am not a violent person. I simply kept them there without being able to leave.” 

“I never had a record until I met my children’s mother. My son was on there the other day saying how abusive I was but I was never abusive until I met her. And he failed to say that at the end before she passed away that them two weren’t even talking.” 

Michelle Knight

Michelle Knight lost 11 years of her life to Castro’s depravity.

 

“What he’s saying, that I was a wife beater – that is, that is wrong. This happened because I couldn’t get her to quiet down. I would continuous tell her the children are right there, would you please? She would respond, I don’t care if the children are there and she would just keep going…the situation would escalate until the point where she would put her hands on me and that’s how I reacted, by putting my hands on her.” 

“I just wanted to clear the record that I am not a monster. I did not prey on them … I just acted on my sexual instincts because of my sexual addiction. And god as my witness, I never beat these women like they’re trying to say I did. I never tortured them.” 

“I see Gina (DeJesus) through the media and she looks normal. She acts normal. A person that’s been tortured does not act normal. They’d act withdrawn and everything. On the contrary, she’s happy. Victims aren’t happy.” 

They should be happier today.   Yes, they were cheated by Castro killing himself.  We all were.   But Castro was never going to suffer the way he made those women suffer.   No matter how long he was locked away, he was still getting off easy.

Please spare me any recriminations about how uncool it is to take pleasure in a man’s death. Ariel Castro wasn’t much of a man. He was a kidnapper, a rapist, a scumbag. He should have been strangled at birth with the umbilical cord.

Most of all Castro was a thief.  He stole the peace of mind of three women and their families for over a decade.   Ask yourself what would be worse?   To know your daughter was dead or to not know at all what had happened to her before she vanished into thin air.   Death would be horrible, but never knowing would be a lingering torture without an end.

He was evil and when he faced his victims, the three young women he held captive and raped and tortured for TEN YEARS, he made no apology, expressed no regret, and showed no remorse.   The only person he felt any pity for was himself.

Wonder why he offed himself?  Maybe Castro had the horrifying realization he wasn’t in control of his own destiny.  He couldn’t come and go as he pleased.  His every movement was being watched.  He would never be free again.  He was trapped!  He was a helpless prisoner at the mercy of others.

How absolutely perfect.

He can burn in hell forever. If the devil will have his worthless ass.   We are alive and relatively well.   That puts us ahead of Ariel Castro who is dead and roasting his nuts in hell.  The filthy coward.

Bye-bye, A.C. Burn, baby, burn.

The devil’s got a new demon in hell.

Everybody’s Watching The Charles Ramsey Show

Charles is in charge and loving’ every minute of it.

The life span of a media shooting star is roughly akin to that of a common house fly.  There’s a surge of attention with cameras and microphones.   Did a crime occur?   Is there an angle or hook that makes the crime unique and unusual?

What happened?  Who’s involved?  Do we have a victim, a villain and a hero?   The folks at home love news stories where it’s easy to separate the good guys from the bad.   The case of the kidnapped, raped and imprisoned women in Cleveland for over a decade by Ariel Castro met all the requirements of Must See television programming

To call Charles Ramsey…colorful is to be woefully understated.   Here we had a man casually talking about eating his Big Mac and how his neighbor had just been revealed as the-Worst-Human-Being-In-the-World.

Ramsey ruminated about Castro:

“My neighbor’s got big testicles because we see this dude every day.”
 “I barbecue with this dude. We eat ribs and whatnot and listen to salsa music…”
“We eat ribs with this dude.”
 “He’s not doing anything but the average stuff. You see what I’m saying? There’s nothing    exciting about him…well, until today.”

Finally he cemented his Internet superstar status with his line about his chance encounter with the long-missing April Berry.

“I knew something was wrong when a little, pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms. Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway.”

Thus was born the line that launched a thousand internet memes.

His hair was wild and unkempt.  The white T-shirt he wore didn’t exactly look freshly laundered.    The guy looked like he should be working under the hood of a car and not playing the part of the dashing hero.

Everything about Charles Ramsey seems set up to be ridiculed.   Everything except this:  He did the right thing.   He helped where others might not have choosing not to get involved.  Ramsey saved a life.  There’s no arguing no matter how unkempt, unpolished and unpretentious Ramsey’s demeanor none of it matters more than his good deed.    Which doesn’t mean there weren’t those who were made a bit uncomfortable by Ramsey.


One blogger put it this way,  “I must admit that I am guilty of watching and laughing at Ramsey throughout the video, but then I began to think about all of the recent “African-American” internet sensations and came to the conclusion that people are laughing at us, not with us. Don’t get me wrong, when it comes to offensive/embarrassing videos the internet/YOUTUBE does not discriminate, but taking a closer look at Ramsey, Antoine Dodson, and Sweet Brown one can only think that these working class, uneducated African-Americans are fulfilling a need America has had for over 150 years of seeing African- Americans perform.”

Why, if Brother Ramsey would just get his teeth fixed, cut his hair, put on a clean white shirt with a collar and a tie, splashed on some Old Spice and smiled real wide and pretty for the camera he’d be a credit to his race and a hero we could cheer for.

Anybody uncomfortable with Ramsey’s speech and appearance needs to back off, sit down, shut up and regroup because its their priorities that are out of whack.   Ramsey did a good deed and that is worth a hi-five, not the back of the hand treatment from the arbiters of authenticity.

“But he’s a clown,” they sputter with indignation.  “Just LOOK at him.  Listen to how he speaks.  He’s an embarrassment.”

There’s only been one Sidney Poitier out there in our lifetime and everyone isn’t going to be the Perfect Racial Representative.   What is it about Ramsey that distresses some people so much?  Is it his hairstyle (half fro/half not)?   Is it his inarticulate way of speaking or his fondness for fast food burgers?

What about it is about the guy that bothers so many about Ramsey?

Could it be this?

“O-TAY!”

Who precisely is Ramsey embarrassing?  Certainly not  Amanda Berry. Michelle Knight  or Gina DeJesus whom Ramsey helped to freed from ten years in a living hell.    Like most horrific crimes of this nature where someone is held captive for years against their will, the nation was riveted to this story.   Then something else bright and shiny came along to capture the attention of the media and they and the rest of us wandered away.   That’s how short-Attention Span Theater works.

While  Ramsey’s moment of fame may disgust the High Priests of the Black Pride Brigade,  how many of them look just like him when they wake up in the morning?  How many of them dread bumping into a Charles Ramsey lookalike they’re related to at their next family reunion?

Charles Ramsey is not only one of us in his ordinariness, he’s the face we see glaring back in the mirror after a hard night of drinking and partying.    Some of us don’t much like that face and wish it would just go away.

The same way as earlier media-made stars/Internet sensations Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice and Antoine “Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife” Dodson quickly cashed in on their fleeting fame, Ramsey is making his move.

He’s going to be a motivational speaker.   Talking to whom and telling them what I could not begin to guess.

Enjoy the ride, Charles.   There will plenty of others looking for a way to turn a bizarre crime into a money-maker.   You only happened to be the first to cut the deal.

Anybody with their Jockeys in a wad over Americans (particularly the White Americans) laughing at The Charles Ramsey Show needs to take a pill and relax.  Everybody plays the fool sometime.   Some will even make a buck off of it.  Relax.  It’s not as if this program will be renewed for another season.

Ask these former captives if Ramsey is a hero.