michael vick: de-humanizing a public figure…

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Bryan is an artist, father, husband, and son (not really in that order). He works for the Department of Vetern's Affairs and writes and administers The Fireside Post with his father, Ohg Rea Tone. His writings have not been published, though they have been printed a lot.

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michael vick: de-humanizing a public figure…

Dad –

“I am confident that the hottest places in hell are reserved for the souls of sick and brutal people who hold God’s creatures in such cruel and brutal contempt.”
– West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd, on those who participate in dog fighting and raise dogs for dog fighting

I fear that the world of fan fanaticism has hanged Michael Vick in the public square. This attitude has spread like wildfire, and everyone seems to be fanning the flame. I don’t think that Michael Vick is on e of the good guys, but this hearkens back to what I said in previous posts. Dehumanizing him is dangerous. Most of the craze around demonizing Vick came before his guilty plea. Some of the stuff on the fan forums and other public sites are too hennas for me to repeat. there is even talk of disemboweling him, and worse.

Let’s not allow the senseless killing and torturing of animals; but should we make a man, even a guilty man, less of a person for his crime?

Bryan

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