Wednesday, June 21, 2017

TEXT MESSAGES FROM AN ICE QUEEN: THE CASE OF MICHELLE CARTER


by Mr. Mean-Spirited

 

Let me tell you a story. Back in June 2014, Conrad Roy III became infatuated with Michelle Carter, a youthful Ice Queen.   She soon became increasingly disenchanted with the romance – and decided to end the affair “with extreme prejudice.”  The most definite way to terminate a relationship is, well … with the death of one of the participants.

Michelle Carter presented an argument for suicide via a succession of comments that she thumb-typed into a cellphone.  After receiving the series of text messages from the lovely Michelle, Conrad killed himself by carbon-monoxide poisoning in a K-Mart parking lot.  A failing discount store was quite the appropriate location for a tawdry demise.  The state of Massachusetts then charged Michelle with involuntary manslaughter, and the dishwater blonde was actually convicted June 2017.

The tale is really about a bitch who sent some ruthless text messages to an ex-boyfriend.  The girlfriend wasn’t even anywhere near the lovesick Roy III when he chose to inhale automotive exhaust – all she ever did was to send him written words through the electronic aether.  That’s it.  She didn’t turn the key in the ignition; she didn’t lock him in the vehicle.  She just typed phrases onto a screen.  Doesn’t matter if her remarks were harsh – doesn’t matter if those comments were a bit hurtful – doesn’t matter if those posts were utterly heartless.  All she actually did was to press letters on a keyboard.

Now, if Mr. Roy began to feel that the text messages were undeserved and unwarranted, he could have done something easy: merely turned off the phone and ignored her unsolicited advice. He could simply have shut off the cellphone. I know, I know, who would have thought of that?

The trouble is that Americans have this schmaltzy, syrupy, slushy view of life – and society has become so wimpy and wussy that most citizens think that we ought to be encouraging human beings to keep alive no matter what.  Even residents of Massachusetts need to stop thinking like pussies.

Not everyone deserves to remain alive.  The world is over-populated, and we do not need to ensure that everyone lingers in existence for … well, “reasons.”

Now, I am sure that plenty of people might say that a depressed Conrad should have sought professional help.  However, if it were wrong for Melissa to tell Conrad what to do with his existence, it would be equally wrong for some psychotherapist to interfere.  If it were wrong for the girlfriend to tell him to end his life, then it would be just as wrong for a psychologist to tell him to continue living.   Logic demands that you use the exact same reasoning in both cases.

Conrad Roy III, the boyfriend, made-up his mind to kill himself not because he was manipulated into taking that final exit – but because he was shown just how useless he truly was.  Sometimes a person reads a sentence that causes him to realize his whole life has been a sham.  He made the decision to die, and it was a good determination.  He picked death, and it was a good pluck.  If someone can be “talked into suicide” via cellphone message – then maybe that person is so weak and worthless that they really don’t need to be loiter on this planet in the first place.

51 comments:

  1. I wish you would write a book of poetry. You have a way of expressing through which ugliness somehow is received as beauty, at least to this reader. Thank you.

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    1. you sound like a sick bitch too. mms you are treading on dodgy ground here, this chick was fucking evil and u should not be putting her on a pedestal. give yourself an uppercut or perhaps that 357 bulllet, what is your value here on earth?

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    2. Of course the icy bitch was fucking evil. No doubt about that. No question. But Michelle Carter was horrible only because she was totally honest, terrible only because she was completely truthful.

      Michelle Carter shows what is actually lurking in every feminine psyche, even if most females never express the urge quite to this extent. She doesn’t deserve a pedestal, as much as a place in a wax museum.

      My value here on Earth? None whatsoever – but a do enjoy all the exhibits of wicked woman in the Chamber of Horrors while I am here.

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    3. ferengi spotted

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  2. I wonder why advertising companies never got charged of "involuntary manslaughter"...

    About suicide, what are your thoughts about that "Blue Whale" game thing, seeing how it has driven many (and mainly) adolescents to oblivion?

    PS: found your blog some years ago while visiting the (now defunct) "The Last Page", Rafael Shadow's; you and some of your readers might remember him. Been an attentive reader ever since. Cheers fom Brazil.

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    1. The Blue Whale is an on-line game, consisting of a series of increasingly distasteful tasks assigned to an Internet player that finally escalate into a demand for suicide. What do I think? Any weak-willed adolescent who commits some deed because of a cyber-message is so dumb that he deserves whatever happens to him. Only a complete idiot would kill himself because of some challenge on a computer screen – which, I guess, is the point of the game: removing such imbeciles from the real world. Only a total dupe would play such a game to begin with – and once those dimwits are removed from the gene pool, the Blue Whale will begin to die out.

      Nunca confie em ninguém em uma rede social.

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    2. Felipe, I used to read Rafael's blog as well. I was "Unknown" when I made a reply. He seemed like a very intelligent, insightful, and empathetic guy. His breakup with his girlfriend seemed to have really blown him away. Do you know what is up with him these days?

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    3. I also visited that blog. He seemed like he was ready to end it all. Not sure if he did or not. Most people don't want to advertise their suicide.

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    4. I believe he still has a Youtube channel where he exposes some of his ideas, and also sings (as weird as it may seem); he even left its address as a last post, which I don''t have anymore. I agree with the adjecives you qualify him with; his blog was my introduction to the concepts of anti-natalism and such. I learned a lot there.

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    5. Rafael is still very much alive and online. His new (Portuguese-language) videos on the male experience can be found on his "Sorensofos" channel.

      https://www.youtube.com/user/sorensofos

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  3. I'm convinced those in power, are now just looking for excuses to lock people up. That being said, both of these kids seem like total nut cases. Both of them were loaded on prescription meds. How many times have these meds been present, when young people do crazy shit? One of her charges is,"using words to kill." Yep, it's official, we live in a dystopia.

    "In the United States, citalopram carries a boxed warning stating it may increase suicidal thinking and behavior in those under age 24"

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  4. I appreciate your perspective about how the incident proved to be a mirror to what was really in his soul. I will say though - sometimes people keep getting pushed and pushed, and they snap. Their resilience, self-control or whatever it was that kept them together, just goes.
    I actually experienced a similar story years ago, when a man I knew quite well, had his step son blow his head off with a shot gun, egged on by some girl over the phone "Kill yourself, kill yourself." The garage let alone the whole situation was a mess. The collateral damage: divorce, alimony, etc. cost him dearly.

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    1. I read this somewhere recently... When extroverts snap, there are bloody noses. When the quiet introverts snap, the bodies pile up. :-}

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  5. It seems what most people, like bored stupid, don't understand is that the dead guy is the winner in this situation and the girl the loser. The guy is dead - no more problems, no nothing. And it's not like he regrets being dead. Yes, a big win for that dude. Now the girl, on the other hand. The shit show is just beginning for her. It seems she'll go to jail + the burden of living that all of us are currently stuck with. So yeah, the girl, and all of us, are the losers. Dead people are lucky bastards.

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    1. yeah i was really wasted that night on benzos i found,, back to my usual self.. what a nice gal haha

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  6. I suppose I had a case of pessimism overload from MMS. I read once that, sure, be friends with a pessimist but never move in with one.

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  7. Sigh..its like picking at a scab continuing to post on this. He may well be in a better place but this bitch was not motivated by compassion. She hoped he would do it so she could play the role of the bereaved girlfriend to gain popularity at school. She was absolutely relentless in her quest to make this loser kill himself. She deserves to suffer.

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    1. All human beings deserve to suffer – some, though, much more than others.

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    2. What sin did I commit to be born? - Cioran

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    3. The Creator is much like an angry wife; both the supreme being and spouse have an attitude that if you don’t already know what you did wrong, it is simply not worth the effort to tell you.

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  8. One more pick to show what a deep and contradicted thinker I am../sarcasm...does she really deserve to suffer? Was it her fault to born with a chemically deranged brain that compelled her to act as she did? I think probably not.

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    1. Oh course she didn't choose to be who she is, bored stupid. None of us chose who we are, obviously. Everything is a victim in this uncaring universe. My point is simply that it's better to die than to continue living. That's it. There is no more to my point.

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  9. do you have an inner critic mms? the voice that tells you that you are a piece of shit?

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    1. Inner critic? Fuck no. Whenever I need to see the depths of my failure, I just look in my wallet: my billfold is as empty as my soul.

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    1. I fucking love the 4th of July. Although do-gooders and degenerates have outlawed firework sales in all the usual leftist shitholes – you can still get your grubby, grimy hands on pyrotechnics in the rural areas of Trump’s America. What fucking use is celebrating Independence if you can’t spark the odd grassfire or point skyrockets at the eyes of neighbor kids? The occasional drink just improves my aim.

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    2. I never celebrate the fall of Vicksburg.

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    3. I always celebrate the fall of Vicksburg. The weak lost, the strong won, as always.

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  11. Psst Mister Mean-S, check this out: http://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/swedish-music-festival-cancels-2018-event-after-rape-reported-35884817.html

    "Big Swedish music festival cancels 2018 event after many sexual abuse and one rape"

    I'm not saying this has anything to do with mass migration and multiculturism but well... well have fun Sweden.

    Here we see that things like humour, music, hot celebrities, cool movies, youth subculture, not even wellfare, can't do jack of shit to save a nation.

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  12. Are you familiar with the Grand Junction area MM?

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    1. Sure, I’ve been to Grand Junction – even had lunch at the Main Street Café some years ago. Mesa County, Colorado, has a reputation for being one of the best areas in the United States to ride-out a natural disaster.

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    2. Thanks. I'm looking for a place to end up for the long haul until I croak. That area is on a shortlist of places I haven't checked out yet.

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  13. mms...north korea. your thoughts please. also i am stealing mandarins and drinks while working at supermarket while about 10,000 cameras are filming away. should i be concerned? and finally can i refer to you as uncle mms?

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    1. I haven’t the faintest idea what sort of military adventure the chubby, chunky Kim might be contemplating; however, current NORK missile technology does not (yet) allow a nuclear bomb to reach mainland North America. There will be plenty of threats to Western survival in the next decade – you can be assured of that – but those risks will always be internal, not external.

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    2. The management is already aware of your pilfering. The company already knows everything. This sort of employee shoplifting is inevitable and expected in a modern retail corporation; the inventory software already has a formula to account for product shrinkage. What keeps you from immediate dismissal is the natural, innate laziness of the supervisors – and the overseers are not likely to do anything unless … unless, well, one of your fellow associates might decide to “do the right thing.” Should one of your fellow wage-slaves go full-on snitch mode, the higher-ups will be obligated to do something – not because the employee ever has any new information, but because the management will be obliged to make a notation of the “well-intentioned” conversation. Like most everything else in life, your greatest risk is your fellow worker.

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    3. Uncle mms? Shit, that would remind me of new national hero of Finland
      https://youtu.be/03XJSrMpgoM

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    4. Every reader should think of me as a “Dutch Uncle.”

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    5. on the money with that observation ummms. are you retired or what? i get the impression you may be younger than i had previously imagined, in any case, like all cynics, you are wise beyond your years.

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    6. i watched that vid bluevermin. im a bit confused. are you finnish? the twig man seemed to have consumed a fair bit of finlandia in any case.

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    7. BS, Kyllä I’m finnish. Basically this video: there was a big pile of dry grey twigs next to jogging track. So this crazy old bastard decided to dump his garden waste into the same pile, but some do-gooder was jogging nearby. This video was very big last summer in finnish social media (we are pathetic) and Risumies (twigman) become local celebrity. (this is why I feel sorry for our cultural persons: they try to create sophisticated entertainment but finns just want to see some delusional drunk doing hillbilly-stuff) At some point I thought that our good ol’ Uncle mms might sound like something this when very wasted.

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    8. Haha. Funny stuff. Uncle MMS will be flattered. Twigman was giving it to the do-gooder big time!

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  14. i hope i have not unknowingl draped over myself the robe of Nessus (which you would be familiar with of course) by taking liberties with the tempting fruits on offer. The fat baker says i need to be careful after i confided in him. i need my pitiful job and such.

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  15. Hello,
    I wonder if you have read Schopenhauer's The World as Will and Representation,and if you have,what do you think of it?

    You are a very honest man.

    Thank you.

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    1. Believe me, I did my due diligence and worked at gaining some familiarity with the pessimistic tradition. I tried to read “The World as Will and Representation” and slowly worked my way through the first volume – but barely understood 10% of what the philosopher was saying. I simply do not have the intelligence to comprehend Schopenhauer.

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  16. Bluevermin...have you met twigman?.go find him and film him again. Get him angry again or show us another side to him. Finland is small and you are bored. Make it your quest.

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    1. Too late BS. He died during last winter.

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  17. Hey MM, this has some potential.

    http://www.mybighornbasin.com/2017/07/21/earthquake-swarm-in-ynp-continues/

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  18. bv, so winter there is cold then...just like twigman when they found him perhaps....how is your midnight suntan going ?

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    1. Vittu Don't talk me about midnight sun! Can't sleep. Vitun yötön yö Lucily nights are already turning dark.

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