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Sunday, 15 February 2009

Just Blame it on the parents


In 1989, two brothers, Erik and Lyle Menendez were tried for killing their parents, José and Kitty Menendez.

The defence lawyer was a woman named Leslie Abramson. Acting for the prosecution was a male lawyer named David Conn.

The defence lawyer put up ingenious defence- blame the parents for culturing Erik and Lyle into killers. They killed the parents and it's the parents fault.

Blame it on abused childhood, yes sir; America is full of paedophiles, full of sexually deranged parents. The only proof the defence can adduce was the personal testimony of Erik Menendez. According to reports:-

The brothers claim they were afraid their parents were going to kill them. The defence contends that Jose Menendez threatened to kill his sons to stop Lyle from exposing him as a child molester. On the night of the killings, the father made overtures that he would sexually assault Erik, the defence claims. The defence lawyer claims that at the time of the killings, Erik suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as the result of years of sexual abuse by his father, and physical and psychological abuse by both parents.


When everything else fails, blame it on some ancestor.

Here in Malaysia, we have a burning issue surrounding the act of humiliating the king. Something like lese mejeste.

But just like the Menendez brothers case, blame it on some previous parental figure. If now, people are openly talking about the monarchy, well, we can blame Tun Mahathir. Indeed a few have shamelessly done that.

Please be a man- whomsoever has abused the monarchy, stand on your own two feet and say, it is your personal stand. Don't blame it on Mahathir. Attributing to Mahathir does not absolve anyone from blame.

We are invited to believe that those writers can claim immunity from blameworthiness, because they are doing so on the basis of:-

  1. Having suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as the result of years of abuse by the father figure of Malaysia (read TDM) in the form of physical and psychological abuses.




Anonymous,  15 February 2009 at 07:52  

Thank you Dato'. Have been wanting to say it but didn't know how.

There is another ailment worthy of consideration: Narcissistic Personality Disorder (DSM)- fully explained to the layman in Wikipedia. I think many are afflicted with it, among them the great DSAI himself.



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