That’s what I want to ask one of my contacts on Facebook who felt like the most appropriate way to chime in on the Charles Ramsey story was by saying,
Seems every time something happens in this country, our society finds one special kind of idiot to have on the news and make a scene out of. Now they've gone too far making some type of hero out of this moron who did nothing but open a door.
What a disgrace... Ya think maybe we could be as passionate about prosecuting the pieces of crap that kept those girls captive and ruined their lives forever?Our county needs help, it needs prayer, it needs God.
Seriously? He’s an idiot and a moron? All he did was open a door? What is your problem? For those who may not know the story, here’s a video of Charles Ramsey after he found and saved Amanda Berry.
Here is an article that helps explain the backstory a little bit and what happened to this woman (and two others) over the las decade. What follows is me being passive aggressive and maybe even gossipy. I just don’t feel like starting an argument about this on the internet with said Facebook friend.
So, there you go. It’s a story of a guy who saved a group of women from abductors because he responded when someone called out. Maybe he was awkward in front of the camera. Who wouldn’t be? He just had a day that no one is ever going to be prepared for. I feel like his genuine answers should never be taken for a dull mind. He is clearly a keen preceptor of the understood social rules of the area he lives in. This is more a problem with society than himself.
Why would you take the time out of your day to put this dude on blast? There is a reason he is on the news. Not because he said things strangely, but because he is a hero. He ran into a potentially dangerous situation and saved three women and at least one baby. That baby, by the way, was the product of the rape that occurred in the house while she was trapped there . . . for a decade. He’s a hero.
One of my favorite quotes of all time comes from Eleanor Roosevelt, "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” For the purposes of this post, I welcome the claims that I am being small minded. However, friend, how small is your mind that in the wake of a great moment of humanity, instead of celebrating, you decided to belittle and diminish another person? I hope my irritation is seeping through. I’m doing my best to blunt the edge of my words.
Here’s the other side of the story, Ramsey is not accepting the reward. He works as a dishwasher. He could use the money. He would rather the money go to the women he helped free. A hero who runs to the aid of someone he doesn’t know and then won’t accept the monetary reward. Yeah, what an idiot. It takes a real moron to, not look to your own interests but to the interests of others. Oh, it just got real, I’m referencing Bible verses now. That was Philippians 2:4.
Thankfully, I just remembered the verse that said not to be contentious or repay insult with insult. So, I’m going to draw this to a close before I become something less than Christian. One last verse though, "In the day when I cried you answered me, and strengthened me with strength in my soul.” Psalm 138:3
Good Job, Charles Ramsey, you did exactly what God does. You reached out when someone needed you and you saved them. No doubt you gave those girls strength in their souls that they had forgotten was there. Amanda didn’t even think to kick out the screen door herself. She was completely in bondage. Job well done. I hope you get a life time supply of McDonalds.