Castro is what happens when a person rejects the concept of personal responsibility. His disgusting ‘testimony’ betrays the fact that he never has, and never will have, any sense of accountability or responsibility for his decisions. Like so many others in our society, he blames others. I’m surprised he hasn’t said he was ‘born this way’.
The problem with all that, however, is that we are all responsible, ultimately and absolutely, for out own behavior, regardless of the excuses we offer others and ourselves.
Still, whether we wish to admit it or not, Castro is a symptom of a sick society which has for a long time now attempted to evade responsibility. We’re just reaping what we’ve sown and there are more Castros in the wings waiting to be revealed.
At his sentence hearing this afternoon, Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro was given the opportunity to address the court and his victims. While initially, Castro claimed that he wanted to apologize, his testimony soon devolved into a delusional rant in which he repeatedly excused his actions by claiming to have an addiction to porn, sex and masturbation.
America, behold thy future.