Michael Munas (michaelboy) wrote,
Michael Munas

Off wit' 'is 'ed

Many folks seem to enjoy, to a curiously inordinate excess, participating in justice for someone who is clearly a violator. It doesn't even have to be a child-rapist-murder. It can be a person much less vile that will often garner such sentiment.

It certainly couldn't be wrong to enjoy such a celebration, could it?

There are two types of online journaling that seem to engender intense response. Beyond ones of sexual content are the writings which depict social/interpersonal, ethical, or moral inequity:

"He put peanut butter in my chocolate!"

"Then, I will help you torture and kill - because he so deserves it!"

People seem to quickly embrace debasement and punishment, yet are often quiet in the celebration of goodness.

In some ways, I suppose we are all a part of this self-elevation and Tyburn-style mentality.

* * *

First Clown
41 What is he that builds stronger than either the
42 mason, the shipwright, or the carpenter?

Second Clown
43 The gallows-maker; for that frame outlives a
44 thousand tenants.

First Clown
45 I like thy wit well, in good faith: the gallows
46 does well; but how does it well? it does well to
47 those that do ill: now thou dost ill to say the
48 gallows is built stronger than the church: argal,
49 the gallows may do well to thee. To't again, come.

~ From: Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 1, W.B. Shakespeare
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