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‘Affluenza’ is the New Twinkie Defense

It has been all over the press; earlier this year teenager Ethan Couch’s pickup truck plowed into two vehicles parked on the side of a Texas highway, killing four people and injuring nine. His blood alcohol level was .24 (the legal limit is .08).

You would think his conviction was a slam dunk, but nope. This murderer got 10 years probation. That’s it. No jail time! Why? His lawyer blamed “affluenza.”

In this era of everyone being the victim, the actual victims get violated over and over again. There are some things that are indefensible, so suck it up “cp’ers”. Sometimes, evil is just evil all by itself with no explanation.

af·flu·en·za
noun: affluenza
  1. 1.
    a psychological malaise supposedly affecting wealthy young people, symptoms of which include a lack of motivation, feelings of guilt, and a sense of isolation.

Some shrink came to this kid’s defense saying, basically, it was the money’s fault. Oh, and his parent’s too for giving him too much freedom.

Then put his parents in jail for life! Someone needs to go away. And hell, while you’re at it, give me some of that money so I can have the privilege of suffering this horrible affliction.

If this becomes a precedent, then look out. pretty soon no one will have to worry about personal responsibility. We’ll have the poverty defense, the working poor defense. You get the idea.

I am not going to use the term affluenza again. As far as I am concerned, since this “affliction” has been around forever, it is known to most as the spoiled brat defense.

I can’t even tell you how angry this makes me. How dare someone come up with this crock of… well you know.

Four people are dead, 9 injured. All those families have no closure and continue to suffer because Ethan Couch and his parents once again are hiding behind their money. I just hope karma rights things.

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