Archive | April, 2015

When a Spade Is Not A Spade…

1 Apr

As everyone should know by now a tragic plane crashed occurred last week.  Crashed right into a mountain killing all 150 people involved.  Was it mechanical failure?  Was it terrorism?  Was it pilot error?  All these questions were asked on day 1.

It slowly but surely became clear that there was no mechanical issues  involved.  The plane was fit to fly with no problems.  So was it an act of terrorism?  Investigation into the pilots lives were done and there was no affiliation or connection to any terrorist organization.  So that leaves pilot error.

Yes, I guess there was pilot error on this instance.  The co-pilot made a choice to direct that plane into a mountain, take his life and take the lives of the other 149 people with him.  It was discovered he was suffering from depression.  He had had episodes of suicidal tendencies in the past as well.  So was this a suicide?  Sure, but it was also murder.  He murdered those people plain and simple.

According to recordings on the black box the co-pilot’s breathing remained calm throughout.  He stayed quiet as people yelled and screamed behind the lock door behind him.  This was a cold and calculated process.

Issues will now arise about how to effectively deal with people with depression.  How will we regulate them?  How do we keep people safe?  There will be a witch hunt of sorts in response to this.  I’m torn by all of this.  I have suffered with depression.  I’ve suffered with suicidal thoughts.  There was a period of time when I let myself go and looked like I should be writing a manifesto on an old envelope.

Crazy Stu

With that being said I never once thought about harming others in the process.  I thought about how bleak things were, but how I was still in control of my thoughts, feelings and actions.  I looked for support and dealt with things like so many other people have done and will continue to do.  So if you have some mental health issues look for help in your community.  It is out there.

But let us not confuse what this guy choose to do as suicide. He could have chose to do that anywhere and not hurt anyone else.  He took 149 lives with him and that straight makes him a murderer in my book.