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Monday, September 17, 2007

OJ Simpson - If He Did It?

Do we need the word IF at the beginning of that sentence? Do we need the question mark at the end? Simply take both of those out: He Did It!

The man who so eloquently stated after being found not guilty that he would keep searching for the killer and stated that he truly loved the mother of his children, has now given the world what it so desperately wanted....the truth.

Ask anyone connected to this book...it is a CONFESSION...the initial editor Judith Regan knew it...hell even the guy who co-authored the book with OJ and helped OJ put it down into words admits that it was put forth as a confession.

Let's just think about this logically...you are tried and accused of brutally murdering your ex-wife, the mother of your children along with a male friend of hers....you say that you are innocent, you say you will keep looking for the killer, you say that you truly loved her...

And so....to set the perfect example for your kids, to honor the memory of your former wife and mother of your children, to honor the family of Ron Goldman, her friend who was murdered, to uphold the statements you made about never resting until the true killer was found...what do you do:

Of course you write a book about how you WOULD have killed them, had you actually done it. That is the tasteful thing to do right? The is the right thing do is it not? That is the best way to honor their memories right?

Are you kidding me? I mean come on...

I know back at the time of the trial, the entire spectacle became white vs black, and that is truly sad. It is true that African American men are many times stereotyped when a crime is committed...yes they are many times pre-judged poorly in the media, by the justice system itself...yes it is true.

But that does not mean that every time a black man is tried he is innocent. Sometimes despite being black, he IS guilty! And I truly believe this is the case with OJ...

Does anyone doubt that now??? Why on earth would you agree to write such a book. I mean come on...if he truly loved his wife, truly loved his kids, truly wanted to find the "killer" and honor their memories, how could he even think about actually committing the murders himself... You would think he couldn't stomach the idea...but oh he could....he has had 13 years to get used to the idea inside of his own mind that he killed 2 innocent people...so why not write the book...

I wonder if the scene outside the book stores today will be the same as it was outside courthouses back when the verdict was read.....

Whites on one side of the street shocked in disbelief that a murderer was set free. Blacks on the other side jumping up and down, shouting for joy, that one of their homegrown heroes was found innocent. Sadly I fear it will be more like this:

Whites, Blacks, Asians, Hispanic, blue, purple, every color and race standing in line to buy the next copy of "If I Did It: The Confession of the Killer"...feeding the ego of a man who has already taken two lives and now is trying to kill their memories by flaunting how he did it and how he got away with it...I don't care who has the rights to this book or where the money goes from it...the fact the words made it to paper and are being distributed as entertainment sickens me...

Such a sad testament to what our society has become...

2 Comments:

  • At 12:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Who can really explain OJ and his mind, or the people/things influencing him!?!??!?!

    Thankfully Michael Jackson had sense enough to not publish a book about if and how he would have done things...and certainly he too is in need of cash...

    While this is an interesting softball reflection on the past...

    I'm curious about your thoughts on the Jena6?

     
  • At 2:50 PM, Blogger Matthew said…

    Hmmmm softball???

    Interesting comment....

    Where is your post concerning the OJ debacle :-)

    He He...

    And the Jena 6...that post will come sometime in the future...

     

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