Karla Homolka Nude Photos.Submitted by kai070169 at 2005-07-05 16:43:26 EDT
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You pigs. I can't believe you clicked on a post with a title like that. But as long as you're here....
Well, she's out. And after getting out, she bee-lined to CBC for an interview, which was broadcast in it's entirety yesterday.
You can read it here if you want:
I watched it, and frankly, I am at a loss.
Like much of Canada, I really hate Karla Homolka. As a parent, I have extremely strong feelings about her crimes, and the relatively light punishment she received. Be that as it may, she's done her time, and now she is "free", with conditions.
The immediate interview upon release was a great idea on her part. Conducted in French, Karla now wishes to "live her life in french", in Quebec, away from the far more hateful population of Anglo Canada. Makes sense. It was good to look into her eyes as hardball questions were thrown her way. I think she answered honestly. I have worked with plenty of newly released inmates, including murderers, rapists and kiddie diddlers, and I know exactly what she is experiencing - to a point. I concede that she is no longer the person who was sent into prison, and she has been truly defeated -her life is in shambles, a complete and total mess. I would hate to have to be her.
What struck me the most was the fact that her family has stood by her, and now support her upon her release. before the interview, I couldn't fathom that concept. Hell, she killed her little sister after raping her with Paul Bernardo. Somehow her parents & surviving sister have reconciled this fact by hating what Karla DID, and not by hating HER. Maybe just because they lost one daughter doesn't have to mean that they automatically lose two.
Again, as a loving parent, I can somehow understand that too. The accept her apology, believe her remorse, and don't want to see her suffer anymore. Of all the people who have a RIGHT to hate her, they instead embrace her. Somehow, I just know that is the right thing for them, as a family, to do.
So what right do I, or anyone else, have to hate her? There is no way that I could ever experience the intense emotions of the French or Mahaffey families, so what right do I have to say that I sympathize with them? I actually have NO IDEA how they feel. But what I do have is a ton of anger which LIVES to be released, misplaced and spewed just about anywhere, especially when it comes to the matters of crime, punishment, government and child abusers. It's just so easy.
I'm 36 now, and I think about how much I have changed in the past 12 years. I'd hate to have an entire country judge me on what I did back when I was 25. Karla was 17 when she met her partner in crime. Hell, I've known more than a few lovesick teenage girls I could have manipulated into doing ANYTHING for me & call it "normal", I'm sure you have too. I don't want to make excuses for her, but I can identify with the dichotomy of events which turned Karla into a killer. Collectively, we have punished her for 12 years. If we're going to invest 12 years of discipline on someone, it doesn't make sense that we should hate what we have now created.
I cannot forgive those crimes she did, but today I believe the time for punishment is over. I admire her family's capacity to love, and I am ashamed of my own faceless anger. Her life is a permanent shitstorm, and if we as a country REALLY don't want to see her get into trouble again, she'll require support and some degree of acceptance in out society. As long as she remains repentant, I think we owe it to her - she took her punishment, and was an okay inmate.
Maybe I'm growing up. But I find my own bloodlust distasteful now.