Wednesday, March 07, 2012

“Emotionally Exhausted and Morally Bankrupt”

Seriously, what the hell is wrong with the Powell family?

I was disgusted when I heard that they wanted to bury Josh Powell right next to the two sons he brutally murdered.  As heartless as that seemed, I could at least comprehend the desire to have their disturbed sibling/son buried with his children.

Today I woke up to an article in the Salt Lake Tribune about insurance policies on Susan Powell and her two kids.

Nine days after Josh Powell blew up his house with himself and his kids in it, his siblings started filing papers to collect some $2½ million in life insurance that Josh transferred, from some sort of trust fund to his siblings and father, shortly before killing himself and his kids.

Unbe-freakin’-leivable.  How totally devoid of humanity can you be?

The first thing that came to my mind was that, if it were me, anything and everything I bought with that money would be a constant reminder of that one act of heinous selfishness.

Even if I gave him the benefit of the doubt.  Even if, as his sibling, I was inclined to believe he was a tortured soul, an emotionally damaged person in so much pain he was unable to think rationally.

Even if.  How will they be able to look at all the stuff that money buys and not feel the agony of that one defining moment?

Maybe I just don’t understand.

Thank God.

3 comments:

Lisa Shafer said...

What I cannot believe is how that one sister of his keeps saying that the media drove him to this. Nope. Paparazzi might make a person desperate enough to move out of state, yeah. And hole up at home, yeah. Obviously, paparazzi might make someone take foolish chances to escape, as in the case with Princess Di.
But notice that Diana did not take an axe to her two sons and then blow them up. No, fear of the press does not do that to a person. I MIGHT have been able to believe it if he'd just blown himself up. But not when he hacked his kids and then killed them, just to keep them from telling the truth and/or keep his in-laws from raising them.
Nyah, his sister's obviously the kind who'd take the money and run if she can keep telling people that it wasn't poor little Joshie's fault that he killed his kids.

Karen S. said...

How does a person ever fully understand wickedness? Even Ernest Hemmingway's quote, "All things truly wicked start from an innocence." To me, those two words wicked and innocence don't ever belong in the same sentence together....not really.

Max Sartin said...

Lisa - Yeah, I had a problem with that claim too. "The police made him do it, the press made him do it." NOT when he takes his kids with him.