My thoughts on Oscar Pistorius wanting to teach children once released
I followed Reeva’s Murder case from the get go. Yes, I certainly had my own opinions and still feel that there is information that we don’t know and that Reeva and the women of South Africa were sorely let down by Oscar Pistorius’ short sentence.
Some may argue with me and say that he had done his time and has been rehabilitated.
I beg to differ.
I have to mention that the thought is strongly there that should his sentence have been appropriate we would not be awaiting another trial for another life taken too soon. Jade’s murderer/s would have thought more carefully about the consequences of their actions and she would be alive today.
Now Oscar wants to teach children.
Sure his athletic skills were once in top form… But did he perform well as a sportsman?
From a moral stand point I do not think that he followed through on qualities that should make up a sportsman.
As a sportsman you are an ambassador for the country and children will look up to you and see you as a role model. That in my eyes morally this makes him fail before he even began.
With the values I am instilling in my children, what we as the world learned about him during the trial is not what I want my children to learn – as we very well know – CHILDREN LEARN BY EXAMPLE.
While coaching children is his temper going to flare like it did with Reeva and on so many other occasions? As someone who has anger issues and is learning to deal with her emotions appropriately, I know that it isn’t as easy as 1- 2- 3 to control.
Will he be irresponsible with the children he coaches as he was with weapons, driving, and general daily living?
I believe that these kinds of behaviours will easily be imprinted on the hypothetical children.
I have to add that he comes from a FAMILY of hunters who disregard law enforcement in our country. It’s imprinted in his genes. He and his family members take lives of animals. They take the lives of our WILD LIFE. I certainly do not want to endorse hunting especially with our rhino numbers lowering drastically. We need to sanction the safety of our wildlife and see them flourish not encourage their mortality.
The reality is that by supporting this person you will be giving him the means to do as he pleases, using children as his pawns to gain public sympathy.
Taking this a step further disregarding the law he could very well go on a hunting trip and take out a few more lives.
To live consciously one needs to take these factors into consideration. Every action has a reaction. There are consequences to EVERYTHING we do.
The women of this country have already been done a disservice.
Please, PLEASE – LEAVE OUR CHILDREN ALONE.