And You Are Defining That How?Posted: May 7, 2008 Filed under: Bartleby the Scrivener Leave a comment
I don’t know how many of you read the news regularly, but there is one story that has been bugging me from the first time it appeared. An Austrian man lured his daughter into the basement of their apartment complex, drugged her, and kept her locked in the basement for 24 years. It gets worse. He fathered 7 children with her, and when one of them died, he just tossed the body in the furnace, as if it were a piece of trash.
He told everybody that she had run away with a cult, and nobody doubted it. He raised three of the children, and told everybody that his daughter had abandoned them on his front porch years earlier.
The man is now saying that he is not a “monster” and that the media is blowing this whole thing out of proportion. How exactly is locking somebody in a cellar for 24 not a monstrous act you might ask. His response? “I could have killed all of them — then nothing would have happened. No one would have ever known about it.”
This statement blows my mind! The saddest part about it is that he is right about part of that statement. Nobody would have known if he killed his daughter and her kids. This guy doesn’t seem to realize that what he did was wrong, and I think that is perhaps the scariest thing about it all.