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There’s been an uproar, an outcry if you will, over the fact that she was acquitted of murdering her 2 year old daughter Caylee. It seems that most people think Casey is a sociopath, that she murdered her daughter in cold blood so that she could continue to go out partying without the burden of being responsible for a toddler.
I’ve heard all kinds of shit used to justify the assertion that she’s psycho. Some note how she seemed to calculate all of her crying moments during the trial. Some point to how it was odd that she could remain so calm and so poised throughout the majority of the trial.
As for me, I don’t fucking know.
We’ve got this problem in
where we like to judge the hearts and souls of people we’ve never met based on situations on which we have little details. There’s probably a million people who claim that she’s a sociopath, but how many of them have actually met her? America
“Well, Jack, I judge people by their actions!” That’s all well and good, HTNS, but since when do people always act on what they’re feeling inside? We act in ways that are contrary to our beliefs, and even contrary to our individual natures, all the time.
As I’ve mentioned, I work in a call center. You wouldn’t believe how many people either name their child something retarded or doom the kid to dyslexia with an insane spelling to a common name. I’d love nothing more than to tell these people that they’re fucking idiots, but I can’t. The people who know me personally know that I’m not the type to always hold my tongue, but I do for the people that call in. It’s part because I want to keep my job, but my action in that situation is not indicative of my feelings.
So what if Casey remained calm and poised as much as possible during her trial simply because she didn’t want to look like a blubbering fool? If she showed more emotion, would anyone have believed it anyway, or would most people still have asserted that she’s a sociopath faking emotion? My guess is that no one would believe it anyway.
But we can’t know for sure. Did she kill her child, or did she try to cover up a death that was likely due in part to negligence? I honestly don’t fucking know because I wasn’t there. Now, I can say that because of all the ridiculous lies that she shit out it’s very likely she did kill the kid and tried to cover it up. I can conclude that the duct tape on Caylee strongly indicates that something nefarious happened. But will any of those things grant me, or anyone, absolute certainty?
Unless I somehow become Superman Prime and gain the ability to travel in time to the moment that poor Caylee ceased to be, or unless I can read minds, I can never be certain as to whether she’s a crazy bitch or not, and neither can anyone else.
And that goes for just about anything. We can never know the heart of another person, not even people we think that we know through-and-through. Ultimately, what lies in the darkest corners of the human soul is a matter that is between the individual and whatever god he does or does not believe in.
We can never know anyone’s true intentions unless they tell us and are not lying.