A Special Place in Hell

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKayla Mueller has been confirmed dead.  Once again a promising young life has been cut short, on a fool’s errand trying to bring about world peace, and alleviate suffering.  Mine is a cynic’s view, brought about by the fact that I know of another young person who nearly went down that route.  There but for the grace of God…

I will guarantee you that Mueller was influenced by some bleeding-heart professor or educator who waxed poetic about changing the world, led the young woman to international relations and sociology.  This is the route so often taken by young women, who basically end up dead, the victims of gutless instructors who glamorize saving the word, but don’t have the courage to go out and do for themselves.

And so…another beautiful and promising life is no more.

I know the horror, trauma, and fear when a promising young life goes where they have no business going.  The person I know returned, wiser, and fortunately involved in her own life.  What I do know is that there should be a special place in hell for people who encourage young people to go on these fool’s errands, and lose their beautiful young lives.

I was listening to various individuals on the news, stating that those who did this to Kyla Mueller should be brought to justice.  Of course they should. But, what about the individuals who encouraged her?  Don’t they have some responsibility for all of this?

Phoenix New Times
Phoenix New Times

This story sounds so familiar.  The person I know, thank heavens, came home alive.  It was touch and go for awhile, including a terrifying escape from al Queada which had infiltrated a refugee camp.  Mueller’s professors and advisers can now spend the rest of their careers bragging about their role in her tragic life.

In what is sure to cause numerous complaints against what I’m about to write, I wish there were some way to stop idealistic young people like Kayla Mueller from going off and getting themselves killed – for nothing.  What a tragic waste of a promising life.  Then again, what’s the difference between a young women, who has been brainwashed into giving up her life on some fool crusade any different than an 18-year-old who joins the military and dies in service to the country?

Dead is dead, right?

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