There is a point where loyalty, unconditional love and bias-born blindness can no longer be tolerated nor excused, and Adriana Reyes, the mother of mass murderer Salvador Ramos, reached that point and passed it.
Her various efforts to defend her now fortunately dead son or to mitigate his incomprehensible crimes do nothing but harm. They contribute just this to understanding of the tragedy: Ramos was raised by a stupid, distracted mother with the ethical instincts of a sea sponge. Thanks, Adriana, but we kind of figured that out. We don’t need the reminders.
Reyes has now said…
- “Forgive me, forgive my son.” No!
- “I only want the innocent children who died to forgive me.” They can’t forgive you. Your psychopath son murdered them, and they’re dead. Which part of this can’t you understand?
- “I have no words to say.” Then stop talking.
- “I don’t know what he was thinking.” Who cares what he was thinking?
- “We all have a rage, that some people have it more than others.” Oh! Your son is just like the rest of us, only more so. Thanks for that perspective! Now be so good as to hold your mouth shut so we can sew your lips together…
- “Please don’t judge him.” Why would we judge someone who decided to kill 19 children and two teachers just because they existed? What’s the matter with you? We judge him the lowest form of human life and an irredeemable villain.
- “He’s not a monster.” If someone who spontaneously kills children isn’t a monster, what is? Jack the Ripper only murdered five victims. Ted Bundy didn’t kill 21. Jeffrey Daumer, the Boston Strangler and the D.C. Snipers didn’t hit that number, and Reyes’ son, unlike those monsters, did it all in a single day.
- “He had his reasons for doing what he did.” DINGDINGDINGDINGDING!!! That’s it! The most offensive, dumbest, and unethical comment of all the stunningly offensive, dumb, unethical comments this infuriating woman has made. Is that on the Ethics Alarms Rationalizations list? No! It isn’t! I’m putting it in today: “The Murderer’s Mother’s Excuse.”
Here was Mom’s answer to the question, “What reasons?” “To get closer to those children instead of paying attention to the other bad things.”
Got it. You’re a moron. I think I’ll go interview a rock now.