If you read my two previous posts about this person, this one may make a little more sense.
This one, when he first came into our lives... When he first began to cause havok.
And then the second - I call it the karma post.
The kidnappers have demanded a million peso ransom. Equal to about $22,600 Australian. They say in the proof of life photos he looks frail, scared, unwell. Latest article is here.
I wonder if he now understands how the people he abused felt. I wonder if this will change him. I wonder if years of therapy never helped him, are my expectations unrealistic, is there no hope for this person? I wonder if he is getting off on all this fame, no matter what the circumstances.
And, in the wee hours of the morning (and I am not proud of this), I wonder if they would accept money to keep him?
It is only a fleeting thought, but when someone has still attempted to control you even after being removed from your life for over 6 years, the feelings you have towards them veer back towards anger, bitterness, and frustration.
This is not over.
Not by a long shot.
Edited to add:
Overnight a video has been released of him pleading for help. There is no way $US2million dollars is even feasible, and whilst I am sad for his family I think my husband summed it up when he rang to tell me to look at this:
"It is terrible to say this, but do you think this could be a scam?"
He knows that I had debated contributing funds, but he also knows I had decided against it. And the even sadder thing was my response:
"Yes, I think it is possible. And isn't it tragic that we are even talking like this, that we have to think like this."
Because over everything else we do KNOW this person so very well, and if it is not completely genuine, if somehow he has managed to negotiate a fiduciary relationship with these people, then it would not come as a shock after all the decades of scams he attempted with those supposedly he loved.
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