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Columbine: Klebold's mother pens book

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. Sue Klebold is doing interviews, stumping for her book about her son and family.
    17 years after Columbine, the mother of one of the killers finally tells her story

    I'm glad she's talking and writing about this ...

    This is the part that worked me over ....

    That said, there's this ... Which pisses me off.
    Paralyzed Columbine victim pens letter forgiving shooter's mother

    I might feel differently I wasn't a parent, but I am and this pisses me off to no end. Sue Klebold and her family will never stop apologizing for the son's action, but that doesn't mean she needs forgiveness. From anyone.

    Am I wrong here?
     
  2. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't buy her book, but would like to know why this kid was so overmedicated- the autopsy reports suggest he was.
    That is something that lies in her domain.
     
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I think she can decide what she needs.

    I'm sure she treated him no differently than any other mother treated a son.
     
  4. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    At first glance I thought the thread hed said she had a penis book.
     
  5. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    I watched the 20/20 interview Sue Klebold did a couple of nights ago, and have to say, it was one of the most compelling interviews I've seen in a long time. I almost came on here that night and started a thread about it, but then decided not to do so.

    But it was so heart-wrenching, so human, so terrible, so...normal...

    That's pretty much how she, her reactions and her parenting, and yes, frankly, her kid, seemed, until the end. I could easily see myself, and just about anybody else, feeling and thinking the same things she did over the years as Dylan grew and tried to navigate through adolescence to young adulthood. I definitely could see myself, my good parents, and other young people who are in our family, in hers, and could empathize with them and wonder if I and we would have had any different responses than they did.

    Seriously, can any half-way decent parent honestly really conceive, and believe, let alone actually see, that their son or daughter could write this, as Dylan did, and really, truly mean it?: “oooh god i want to die sooo bad . . . such a sad desolate lonely unsalvageable I feel I am . . . not fair, NOT FAIR!!!”

    As for whether she needs forgiveness, I wouldn't say that. But she does need, and probably is seeking, compassion, and perhaps, a little empathy and understanding. That 20/20 interview helped me give it to her.

    As she said, tearfully, in that interview, she had to come to realize that, "I didn't kill those people; Dylan did."
     
  6. I'm not saying she needs forgiveness. My issue is not with Sue Klebold. It's with the shooting victim who penned the open letter forgiving her.
    It was wonderful for Klebold to write those letters to the shooting victims years ago.
    But this girl now writing an open letter announcing her forgiveness of the Klebold's for their role? That's bullshit. For what role? For being parents?!?

    I'm with WT on this ... Everything seemed so normal. I have empathy for the Klebolds here.
    I'm not sure how much fault the Klebolds have here? Yes, it was their son, but ....
    They sure as hell have suffered for his sins of their son. They'll never live that down.

    The open letter announcing forgiveness gets under my skin. As I stated above, maybe I'd feel different if I wasn't a parent.
     
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Sometimes the person offering forgiveness needs to do so more than the person accepting it. So maybe the victim's apology is more about how she has quit blaming them for what happened.
     
  8. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Profiting off the catastrophe 17 years later gets under mine.
     
  9. Donnie in his element

    Donnie in his element Well-Known Member

    From what I read, she intends to donate all proceeds to mental health-related charities.
     
  10. Roscablo

    Roscablo Member

    That's the feeling I got reading her FB post that first went public on it. I think she needed to say she forgave her in order to move on in some way. Seemed like there was a decent level of respect there and she always appreciated the note that the Klebolds sent after the shooting.

    And yes, the proceeds are being donated.
     
  11. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Darn facts getting in fart boy's way.
     
  12. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    A duly noted fact. I mean, what, should she be congratulated for it?
    I still find all of this slightly offputting.
    The scab has been rather ripped open.
     
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