13 November, 2007
Melissa at Shakesville posted a story that...I don't know that heartbreaking even begins to describe it. Soul sucking comes closer to the mark.
So unfathomably soul sucking is this story that I keep writing paragraphs about it and then deleting them because I just cannot make any sense at all out of what happened to Megan Mier and her family. And I find I'm really having difficulty dealing with my ANGER over the vile parents that concocted this unbelievably vicious "joke". And, yeah, a lot of this is residual anger at having been teased throughout my childhood and still more of it is for the stupid, mean sniping I dished out as well. But the thing is, I was a CHILD when I did that and I was teased by CHILDREN. The people who set up the fake MySpace page for "Josh Evans" were the parents of a girl who used to be friends with Megan. These weren't a gaggle of middle-school Heathers!
And, just to pour acid in the wound, these vicious, vile sociopaths, who certainly knew how their actions contributed to Megan's death, invited her family to celebrate their own daughter's birthday and the father's birthday and asked them to store a foosball table for them for Christmas. And then, once their role in the fake Josh Evans page was revealed, they had the unmitigated gall to phone the police when the Miers--quite understandably--turned that foosball table into firewood! Because, bullies? That's how they roll.
To repeat my comment in the comment thread at Shakesville, these sociopaths should 1) never have access to the internet, ever again and 2) should not be allowed (unsupervised) contact with anyone under the age of 18. Those would be at least two small steps toward justice for Megan Mier.
Now, I need to go find a pillow and scream into it.