Monday, July 26, 2010

Mental illness is for losers

When I don't have time to post (which is apparently almost always), perhaps I will comment on a comment or two from a CNN article. Naturally, CNN features stories that draw emotional responses. I'm constantly surprised at just how ludicrous and mean some (most) responses are.

The other day I read an article about a child abuser attacking a convicted serial killer in prison. Obviously, it's hard to generate sympathy for either party. But what kind of response is this?
If they are mentally ill, then there is no rehabilitating them; all the more reason to put them down like the rabid animals they are.
This person even uses correct grammar and punctuation; clearly he's got some intelligence. And his message is: the mentally ill cannot be rehabilitated, and should be treated like rabid animals? And this is amongst the most "liked" comments on the page.