It’s funny how everyone demonize us when all we really do is appreciate and empathize with people before they committed murders because they couldn’t see other way out or were mentally ill. For sure we’re more human than people with ‘‘Burn Bundy Burn’‘ shirts who were standing outside the building he died in. What makes us different from other people is that when others see Aileen Wuornos on tv all they see is a demonic lesbian bitch and that’s the end of story, meanwhile we see mentally disturbed woman who didn’t know a normal life. They don’t seek answers like we do. Nothing happens without a reason. Besides of what we find fascinating about mass murderers, how bad parenting (f.ex) can influence us, we feel sorry for them and empathize with them because regardless of what they did, they are still human. We do the most christian thing most people aren’t capable of doing. Sure, we might find some of them physically attractive, but that’s normal too. If I showed you a photo of Jeffrey Dahmer without mentioning about him being in prison, you’d probably find him attractive, too. We do sometimes make funny posts about them, but that is called dark humor which isn’t morally incorrect. We learn important things from them. Not aboutkillings. Not about murder. Everyone learns differently. If Eric Harris inspires you to shoot up your school, you clearly have problems and not everyone is like that. We reach to outcasts and disturbed people, maybe we can prevent something. People could’ve prevent many from killing by just showing them some interest and understanding. Everyone’s a Dylan Klebold, Nikita Lytkin and Charles Manson. But yeah, keep imagining us as stupid, edgy fuck ups who thirst over serial killers. In reality, we are more sensitive and good than most of you.
Of course I am speaking for myself and people I know.
No, we cannot free Tilikum. He can be retired to an ocean pen at best, and as sad as I am to have to accept this, even that is likely not going to happen.
Tilikum’s teeth are worn down to the jawline, he has holes in them, he’s up there in years, and he has been and is in poor health. All of these reasons make him a poor candidate for release, and as much as I’d love to see that big guy swimming along his maybe living long lost mother in the wild, it’s not a practical agenda to push.
Practical agendas are to push for the rehab and release of Lolita, Morgan, and Kshamenk, the 3 best candidates for release from captivity. Another practical agenda is to push for breeding to be stopped in captivity, as well as for current animals to live out the rest of their lives in the most comfortable conditions possible.
Tilikum deserves the attention he’s getting, but the idea of freeing him is just not going to happen, and it’s not going to help him either. Even in blackfish they state that the old sick whales should be retired (like Tilly) rather than released, so I don’t understand this.