I nominate Oscar Pistorius for a Darwin Award

July 15, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Good morning:

What the hell was he thinking?

Regardless of who started it, Oscar Pistorius exhibited appalling judgment by getting into a fight in a bar while his legal case is still pending. BTW, this was not a waterfront bar in a pirate infested seaport. It was not just another upscale bar. It was the VIP Room of an upscale bar.

He did this while Judge Masipa is trying to decide whether to give him a pass for shooting Reeva Steenkamp to death by firing four times through the closed door to the toilet cubicle in his bathroom because, despite his remarkable athletic success overcoming his physical disability, he is really an anxious and vulnerable person who is so fearful and obsessed about his safety that he understandably jumped to the erroneous conclusion that she was a dangerous intruder when he heard sounds in the bathroom.

Displaying an absence of anxiety and vulnerability by going to a bar and getting into a confrontation with another patron is not what his lawyers would have recommended. The good news for them is they can now credibly claim that, but for his boorish behavior, they probably would have won the trial.

Breathtakingly stupid behavior that deserves a Darwin nomination.

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