Friday, October 23, 2009
In other News, LA Cyclist Road Rage Trial, Continues. . .
I updated from the road, yesterday in the comments section of the earlier post about this case. The pic shows the back of the LA doctor's car. The car that the doctor used as a weapon "to teach the [cyclists] a lesson," as described by the traffic accident scene investigator at the trial in Los Angeles, see http://www.velonews.com/article/99513/-i-want-to-teach-them-a-lesson---road-rage-trial-resumes.
Where do we get off, "teaching" others a lesson?
How is it that we lose what it means to be a good and decent person, neighbor, friend, parent, professional? What process occurs in our individual and collective brains that tells us we have some sort of obligation to use a two ton automobile to "teach a lesson?" How do we go from the Hippocratic Oath to a motorized monster?
Likewise, how does a parent forget to love and care for their precious child, so that the parent not only permits to the child to be raped by a relative, but in turned blamed by the adult/parent for the injury?
In my sordid career I encountered, again and again, victims of childhood sexual violence blamed by his or her parents; and, worse, blamed by the authorities, the Church for the crimes of others. How in God's name does the child go from being the blessing in your, our arms, to the discard pile in favor of the rapist, the relative, the priest? You see, I think, we all understand the outrage of the cycling community over an arrogant, narcissistic doctor in his luxury car intentionally driving in front of road cyclists and then brake -esting the cyclists in a way that one of the rider's loses his nose when thrown head first into the car's rear window--but, it's a harder case when we deal with the spiritual murder of children.