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The bi-polar predator ...

Website Review   by:goofy328    
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So now Debra Lafave is blaming her circumstances on bi-polar disorder, a variation on clinical depression that is sure to be seen as a poor excuse for behavior that should be perceived as pedophilia. Though many are sure to be angered and outraged by this latest stance from the latest of a string of teachers who have taken advantage of adolescent boys, this excuse is a bit more pathetic, even disturbing and, like bi-polar disorder itself, depressing actually. Not to diminish the seriousness of the disorder, or to suggest that the bi-polar individual runs amok, taking advantage of the situation from the vantage point that society simply has to deal with their situation, those who suffer from the disorder, that have been diagnosed with it, are trying to be productive members of society and live relatively normal lives just like the rest of us. So why digress and demonize the rest of your peers that are trying to come of age by suggesting that this disorder alone is the cause for the wreckless behavior? Anyone following the case remembers the allegations of her spending a lot of time with students one on one, the schools concerns about that and their installation of a window to her classroom, among other things. It almost brings up a lot of questions about the school system as well. How was it that they didn't know that she was bi-polar, I mean they must have, how would anyone be allowed to teach under those conditions? Now we're talking about the sensationalism of the case, and how that is what is affecting the boy, not what happened to him.
At the end of the day, we shouldn't hold an attractive young blonde in contempt and punish those around her that she has come into personal contact with for the lewd and irresponsible behavior because after all, she is suffering from a horrible mental illness. How many people that you know, that live amongst us, are suffering from clinical depression and/or bi-polar disorder that are making it one day at a time that were never involved in anything like this? How many others have you thought perhaps were bi-polar or clinically depressed, that you know will most likely never be diagnosed as they don't believe or endorse psychiatry, yet still, aren't running around with a license to be ill? If we walk away from this one as well, we're all about as sick as the one who is faced with the charges, and it serves as a testament, not just to the double standards, but to the levels that our consciousness has digressed towards ...
Published: March 29, 2006   
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  1. 1. Justin

    Thank you

    Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed reading that. Being someone who is clinically depressed I agree with what you say and am completely disgusted by this woman and the way she is using the disorder as a crutch

    0 Rating Wednesday, March 29, 2006
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