AN EYE FOR AN EYE.
News reports today that the hospital receptionist who was taken in by the idiotic pranksters and revealed some info about the Royal Kate has been found dead.
Suicide is suspected.
A prank. A selfish, irresponsible prank has killed an innocent human being.
But suicide is not "an eye for an eye". This woman's life was much too high a price to pay for being vulnerable and naive.
Now, the law will find that the pranksters were just being silly and they are not responsible for the woman's death. The law always protects the criminals.
As a kid, I might have performed such a prank myself, not expecting any dire consequences. How do we prevent such disasters?
That poor woman is dead forever, and no one wins anything. Think of her family - how they are suffering. But who cares?
The media will go on to report some nonsense about Lady Gaga and this poor woman will be forgotten. It is so unjust.
"An eye for an eye" means you don't cut off the hand of a person who steals a loaf of bread. You don't stone a woman to death for offending your religious philosophy.
How do we get the message through to people that suicide is NOT a just solution except in cases where a sick person is suffering and there is no hope for recovery.