Thursday, November 25, 2010

What Will You Do?

Hello everyone, I was listening to Oprah a few days back and she interviewed the son of Jim Jones and the sister of John Wayne Gacy and I thought to myself what would I have done if I was in their position?
Who are they?
A brief History:

Jim Jones was the leader of the Peoples Temple. The People's Temple was a religious sect, members about 80% were african americans. In November 18, 1978, Jim Jones was responsible for the death of 900 people. They were all poisoned to death. His son, Jim Jones Jr, who was the first African American boy to be adopted by caucasian parents, was saved because he was away playing basketball.

John Wayne Gacy also known as the killer clown, raped and killed 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978...

My question?: How did the siblings, parents, relations feel about their own blood? John sister said that for a very long time she didn't tell anybody what her last name was. She said that when she first heard about what her brother (John Wayne Gacy) had done, she couldn't believe it. Her brother didn't show any sign of it. She said that he had always been a loving uncle to her children.

They both said that they had learnt to forgive them, but that it wasn't easy.
My question:
When society found out, how were the treated? For these 2 men had committed gruesome acts that made American history, acts that the world will never forget.

But they said that they finally forgave them. Like I said a while back this forgiving thing isn't easy but it is the best it is the best. If I try to put myself in their shoes, which I don't want to do, will I ever have been able to forgive them for what they did?
For the shame the brought to our family?
For the pain of knowing that they will always be remembered for the terrible havoc they caused the world.

I ask the question again what will you do if you where in their position?