Once you start down the path to the dark side

Is it “To do is to be?” or is it “To be is to do?” I’ve always been in favor of the view that your actions will follow your inclinations. That it you do because you are.

(Suspect) is wanted in connection to an armed robbery that occurred in May. He currently has outstanding warrants for attempted armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and kidnapping.

I always thought Yoda got it backwards with his whole “Dark Side” speech. The power was seductive, but if you weren’t a bad person already, you wouldn’t be seduced.

Suspect

Your behavior gives proof of who you are, but it does not change it. Kidnapping, armed robbery, that’s who he is. So that’s what he does.

So why do we as a society cling to the idea that “if we can just change the behavior, we can change the person?” They’ve made their choice. Now we must make the choice to isolate them from the rest of us.

3 responses to “Once you start down the path to the dark side

  1. Agreed! It’s almost always about either power or money (or both)…

  2. So why do we as a society cling to the idea that “if we can just change the behavior, we can change the person?

    It’s Progressives making the sign against the Evil Eye.

  3. At every parole hearing, he’ll be saying, “I’ve changed, I’m a better person.” If he’s been in prison, he’s said these things already.

    So here’s another little pearl of wisdom for all those “Progressives” out there: Actions speak louder than words. His actions continually demonstrate why he’s not fit to be among normal society. I don’t give a rat’s @$$ why robbing and kidnapping, or how eloquently he justifies it later; it’s not something a normal person would do, and normal people manage to avoid doing those things every day.