Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I wonder how many people who are horrified by Michael Vick’s actions concerning his cruel methods of disposing of unviable fighting dogs have no problem with partial birth abortion. Just say’ in, no defense of the gangbanger quarterback. I would say that his apology was well rehearsed but insincere, at least when he said he rejects dog fighting. I doubt he had an epiphany; I condemn speeding every time I’m caught. He says he has found God. I hope so; it’s his only hope. As a correctional officer I have seen many cons find religion as a con. We know who is sincere because we are so into everything each inmate does. The two things that can actually keep an inmate from recidivism are devout religious belief and fear of going back to prison. The latter is not that effective, as a guard I can say I would rather live in an American prison than in many third world countries. Safe running water, free health care, work, three squares a day, satellite TV, wonderful gym facilities, especially weight lifting equipment and access to muscle building supplements and vitamins. (I will never understand why we beef up our criminals!). The only serious drawback to prison is the lack of women and that apparently doesn’t bother 80% of inmates (the recidivism rate)enough to stop offending. So if Michael is really trying to find spirituality I support him fully, but he will have to walk the walk, clean up his act, and abandon his ghetto homies, something the fans in Atlanta have been waiting for since he was drafted BTW.