The recent events at Rutgers University is tragic and was needless. But let's put this in perspective.
What those fucktards did to that young man was horrendous. You have to be a real scumbag to think that doing something like they did is in anyway morally OK. But what they did was not out of hate.
It was out of morally bankrupt values of most likely spoiled brat syndrome. The generation after me is the ME generation of all Me generations. They have been raised by the most permissive generation of parents who did so out of some pathetic past guilt and never taught their kids right from wrong but instead taught them that no matter what they did it was wonderful and that they were entitled to anything they wanted.
The parents of this generation have a very spiritual void and misconstrue the need to instill the idea that anything IS possible with everything is yours.
And so you have two fucktard kids who believed it was their right to leave an open live video camera in a shared bedroom to broadcast another human being's sexual life to whomever they wished. Sick sick sick.
But a hate crime it is not.
It was convenient for this poor guy's roommate to do this to him. That asshole would have done it to whomever was his roommate.
I hope this case brings shame on those two people who committed this crime and that they suffer the consequences of their actions. I am sure they will never be allowed to return to that school for fear that others will harm them. Their own acts ruined their own lives. That is pretty even justice.
I hope those that are angry will remember to not become the scum they hate. If you cannot forgive these two, then ask g-d to send them what you cannot. But please don't feed into it and do anything violent against those two. If they do end up at your school, believe you me, to ostracize them will be enough punishment, violence and anger towards them is not necessary. Isolation is a horrible horrible experience to go through and will be a terrible price to pay.
The young man they targeted took his own life. He had choices. He made his. It was a sad, and momentarily desperate one that has no option of being fixed. But he alone is responsible for his death.
No one said life was supposed to be easy. Some of us get harder lessons than others. But there was never any promise of a pain-free life for us when we chose to come to body from spirit.
Sadly this young man did not have the strong emotional core he needed to feel he could survive that incident.
But as Caroline Myss says " I never met anyone who has not gone through madness on their way to becoming whole."
It is our toughest moments, the one's that we often ask "why" that bring us our greatest lessons and understandings and in my experience usually present the reasons to us much later on after the situation has been lived through. This young man robbed himself of that time. Those two scumbags did not do this to him.