I just got this comment on my 01/22 post about the updates on Anderson's court case.
I've spent time with matt in the central Nova Scotia correction facility and he is kind, gentle and very haard on himself, harder than any system will be on him. he did what he did and should pay, but he should have been helped by our provinces mental health programs early in life instead of him and poor Jamie becoming statistics,pray for him, he has problems, he is in a living hell and was there before killing lovely jamie pray for both of them, matt is worth loving and has a huge capacity for kindness, friendship and human love we all must forgive in time.Please, pray for Jamie,Eve and matt, please.
So, because Anderson had problems, I'm supposed to excuse him from what he did? I don't fucking think so. He assaulted her ages ago in the summer of '04, she dropped him and charged him, and then he fucking kills her on at the end of 06.
He has problems, so I should be a nice, forgiving little snowflake. It's everyone's fault but his own that he ended up killing Jamie-Lynn! He was screwed over by NS mental health programs, and by society, and he never learnt to express himself in a non-violent way. It's all the fault of patriarchal institutions!
...Yeah. Right. No fucking way. Sure, society didn't help much, what with the whole concept of the big macho manly man and the not always teaching guys how to express themselves non-violently, but you don't see fucking everyone killing people. Jamie-Lynn's murder was the first one in NG in fifteen years, so it's not like this is something that happens all the time (which still wouldn't excuse it).
He didn't, as Jha put it when I was... discussing... this with her, find a way to unfuck himself. And that's all his fault. Unless he's certifiably fucking insane, he has no excuse for what he did. None. And that's the end of it.
you have problems? well, fix them. don't hurt other people in due process.
And that's all there is to it. So fuck you, anonymous commenter. Go sympathise at someone who fucking cares. Anderson had problems, but so did Jamie-Lynn. She fucking had it hard, too, and was still nice and helpful and kind. So fuck off - Anderson doesn't have some sort of monopoly on having problems.