Thursday, August 17, 2006

A JonBenet Conundrum

This post will probably be blog suicide, but I have to get this off my chest.

As I write this, I am listening to Glenn Beck pour out his Irish guilt about the JonBenet Ramsey case. Now that a former teacher allegedly admitted the despicable crime, Beck told his listeners he feels guilty about blaming JonBenet's parents - especially the recently deceased mother, Patsy.

Get ready to leave this blog forever. Ready? Here it comes . . .

Patsy Ramsey was a despicable woman, and deserves none of Beck's guilt (or anyone else's for that matter).

It is a shame that she had to endure the brutal murder of her young daughter. I would never wish that of anyone. It is a shame that she died of cancer before her daughter's (alleged) murderer was brought to justice. It is a shame that she died knowing that most Americans thought she murdered her own child.

Having said all that, she didn't give many people much reason to believe in her or her husband's innocence. John Ramsey contaminated the crime scene by moving JonBenet's body. Patsy Ramsey's handwriting was very similar to that on the ransom note, and both were less than convincing when interviewed about the crime.

And on top of that, what kind of mother parades around her six-year old daughter covered in makeup and dressed like a porn star? Who enters their child in a pageant entitled "Colorado State All-Star Kids Cover Girl?"

Simply put, Patsy Ramsey was reliving her past beauty pageant glory through her child's eyes. In my opinion, she was one of those parents who push their kids into something they want to do, despite the child's thoughts and views on the matter. JonBenet never (allegedly) refused to participate in these pageants, but then again, what child wants to disappoint a parent?

It appears that Patsy and Jon Ramsey will be vindicated - which is a good thing - but don't think for one second that you have to feel guilty for suspecting them.

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