So the people are united against a common enemy. Rolling Stone magazine is coming under fire for their latest cover story. Let me start off by saying this: This man was a horrible human being. I am in no way glorifying anything about him. He was a monster. But let me also say I think people become too passionate about certain things and jump to the wrong conclusions. Boycott the magazine before you even read the content. Makes perfect sense to me.
I will admit that I don’t normally buy Rolling Stone magazine. Or any other magazine for that fact. However, I do think I will buy this one. I’m really curious to see what is in this article. It is my opinion that monsters are not born, they are created. I would really like to see what went wrong here. What snapped in this man’s head that made him what he became.
People have always had a morbid curiosity when it comes to mass killings, serial killers, etc. Charles Manson was convicted of murder and conspiracy to commit murder in 1971. David Berkowitz was found guilty in the murders of 6 people in 1978. Jack the Ripper murdered at least 5 women in 1888 and was never caught. At least once a week I turn the tv on and see a documentary, movie, or tv show about at least one of these men. No one cries foul. No one stages boycotts. No one says a word. Because it’s completely acceptable to glorify these monsters. Because in this post 9/11 world we live in, terrorism is defined as an attack on our country and way of life by someone from the outside. What these men did to innocent people was horrendous. But it’s okay for us to talk about it. It’s okay to put it on TV, and make movies, and documentaries. It’s okay to seek answers and closure. It’s okay to put them on the spot, pick their brains and ask WHY?
So why are the Boston Bombers any different? Why is it not okay to ask why? Seems like a double-edged sword if you ask me… In this day and age, people are too worried about being politically correct. They’re too afraid of offending people. They’ve become too sensitive to real issues. I applaud Rolling Stone for not allowing this story to be swept under the rug. People deserve answers. They deserve to know why.