VALUE

Ted Bundy wasn’t without morals or values. Even someone who kills others has them. Bundy was no exception. But Bundy didn’t view the people he killed as people. According to him, he desensitized himself against his human victims. Through his eyes, they were objects. Beautiful, unattainable objects, like all that expensive, unaffordable equipment and furniture. That’s another page altogether, but bottom line. He certainly understood the value of human life.

“Oddly enough, this person in normal situations would place a high value on life. And on the goal that people should be free from suffering and so on. But he would not allow himself to feel those emotions for the victim.”

“I do have strong feelings, humane feelings, about society’s alleged right to take another human being’s life. There’s probably no other behavior that society condemns more vigorously than killing.. society condones a lot of killing, in a massive scale in war, in abortion, and things like that. Even the slaughter of animals for its own food, but I guess I’m saying that if a given society or community has a reverence for life, it cannot be selective in how it applies that reverence. It cannot have reverence for the two-year-old, but kill the fetus. It cannot have reverence for the victim’s life and kill the murderer. It’s inconsistent. So if the life of the victim is worthwhile, then the life of the killer is sacred as well. If society chooses not to observe this type of consistency; it chooses to kill the fetus and preserve the infant and kill the murderer in retribution for the victim, then it must accept the consequences for the violence that it self-generates.”

“We’re talking about images, and it’s a terrible thing to say. Sure, we’re talking about images. We’re talking about anonymous, abstracted, living and breathing people, but the person, they were not known. They were just symbols. To a point they were symbols, but once a certain point in the encounter had been crossed, they ceased being individuals and became, well, you could say problems.”

If you value the lives of the victims then you should value the life of Ted Bundy. You can’t fight for one but walk away from the other. Life is life, no matter whose life it is.

Your shirt is stained when you wear your heart on your sleeve.
So you wash it off and pretend that it was never there.
Your face in the mirror doesn’t give a reflection.
So you paint one on, it’s the art of imitation.
It tickles you to death, knowing you can play the game so well.
But you can’t ignore, don’t know who you are, so what.

Your sugar coated, guns are loaded
Afraid of tasting yourself.
So you keep lying, never trying
Say your somebody else
The bitterness inside your heart
It shows through in your eyes,
And you can’t win in the end.

You take your big guns, loading them with your fatal charm.
The fact is, you love me, nothing can kill me now.
I’ve learned the power of deceit, the power of the sweet, is so true.
Now I’m a confection to taste good is all I must do.

Your sugar coated, guns are loaded
Afraid of tasting yourself.
So you keep lying, never trying,
Say your somebody else
Its too easy to get to where you
Take it, dig it, every day
And you can’t win in the end.
The bitterness inside your heart,
It shows through in your eyes,
And you can’t win in the end.

– Faith No More