RumblestripQ: Back stage pass to the sociopath Side show Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town.
Friday, July 29, 2016
I was watching a documentary about DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) and about how Goldstein who was clean and sober for close to a decade but relapsed and ultimately died from an overdose after dealing unsuccessfully with the PTSD and survivors guilt he suffered after he survived a plane crash that took the lives of four of his friends. The guy turns to the camera and asks the interviewer and the audience if they know of anyone who survived a plane crash? Because I don't! Adam is the only person I know! And one of his old councilors said something that made me think. He was bringing up people like Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain to give Goldstein's life and death the substance and gravity it deserves to be given and he says people lose sight of the fact that those stars were real people. People that really lived, and people that really died. It's hard for people to make that leap. That we aren't speaking of some derelict stranger from across town. This was a real person we are referring to. That what for me was real and had consequences that were real, and I paid them and we are all living breathing creatures and not some actors in a movie. My life was not some game for anyone even though the sociopaths in my life made it into a cheap game for a cheap thrill. Those gunshots were real. That blood was real. The graves smelled of freshly opened earth and Adam really died. And for us it's not an abstract idea.... it really happened. I know most people logically understand that, but people have a tendency to view tragedy in others lives like some war in a foreign country. And the body count doesn't represent real people. Or people that matter. As long as the depraved sociopaths make it a game, a game is what it will remain. We are all complicit if we let them get away with it. Which they will as long as people turn a blind eye and don't call the sociopath out for their behavior when you see them doing something reprehensible.