Haven’t We Had Enough Hate?

Posted: October 16, 2012 in Random Thoughts, Rantings
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Yesterday I discovered the story of Amanda Todd and was immediately saddened by the loss of the 15 year old.  For of those who do not know her story you should watch the video below.  Although this post is not just about her I think it will do you all good to see what hate does to people.

About a month after Amanda made this video she was found dead presumably from her own hands.  I am not going to get into her story that much because like I said this is not just about her.  No, what this post is about are the people that insist on living their life for the sole purposes to hate everyone else.

During my time reading articles about Amanda I was outraged with the amount of people that were still bullying this child even after her death.  On twitter alone you can find people posting messages such as these:

“Find me on Chatroulette and I’ll pull an Amanda Todd for you”

“Buhahaha I’m sorry if your butt hurt from Amanda Todd jokes.  You can drink some bleach and kill yourself too.”

“All I see on my FB wall is Amanda Todd.  Okay we get it, she killed herself gheez, not that important.”

“They are probably in a ditch next to Amanda Todd”

I just can’t understand why people would feel the need to do this.  Are they so miserable with their own lives that this is how they make themselves feel important?

Besides the people that tweet messages like the ones above there were also people that were arguing that Amanda didn’t deserve the attention she was getting now that she is gone.  So many people posted messages on Facebook asking why this girl was so special and why their deceased loved ones didn’t get as many “Likes” as Amanda did.


A little girl is dead, hell several little girls and boys are dead.  This is whats wrong with our society.  People are too worried about themselves to give a shit about others.  And when they see a large group of people opening their hearts to someone else they scream FOUL!

I lost my brother 2 years ago.  It was the hardest thing for me to deal with and to this day I still get depressed just thinking about him.  I made a Facebook page for him titled, “The Legend That Was Scott McKelvey”.  As of right now it has 94 “Likes.”  Would I like to see more?  Of course I would.  Am I pissed that other pages have more likes than this one?  Hell no!  I made that page to honor my brother and give the people who loved him a place to stop by to share memories.

One more thing before I go.  If you read this and feel the need to spew some ridiculous hate filled comments I will be more than happy to make you look and feel like the piece of shit that you are.

  1. John says:

    Satan is behind the evil in this world. At times I’ve been embarressed to be human, we are a vicious specie.

  2. AMooreOn says:

    It saddens me that nobody is willing to stand up for other people any more. It could’ve just taken one person to give a shit for this girl, as another human being, to help her.

    • Nick says:

      There was a kid I knew in HS that would run head first into a wall during lunch because some asshole kids would give him a dollar. It made me so sad to see this kid willing to do that to himself everyday. People really need to understand that their actions have a huge impact on people.

  3. machinamy says:

    That is just too tragic for words. I’m disgusted by the people who did that to her. Hopefully there is some justice in the world and there are consequences for their actions. They should all be held liable for this poor girl’s death. There are too many stories out there like Amanda’s. It’s just sickening to think that people are not only okay with that kind of behavior, but actually go so far as to encourage it.

  4. You do know the actual truth behind what she did is not in the video?

    • Nick says:

      I honestly don’t care what she did or didn’t do. Like I said this post isn’t just about her. This world is so filled with hate. We all need to work more on protecting and less on attacking.

  5. avwalters says:

    To walk this talk, one needs to seriously address anger and hate in one’s own sphere. It starts inside each of us. Douche of the Week? Hmmmmm. Sure we all get annoyed by the thoughtless conduct of others, but should we let that annoyance define us? Doesn’t that defeat the postitive stuff that we can bring to the table?

  6. I know I’ve said this before but more people should read this blog, especially the people you’re mentioning here. (I know they wouldn’t but they NEED to.) Every time I read these stories, I am full of rage. It’s bad enough there are people filled with enough hate that they go and torment or kill people, but then to mock the dead or dismiss someone as unimportant…wtf?! I’m so sick of this disgusting world we live in. I’ve been trying to write a post lately about all the hatred in the world. The more I read your blog, the more inspired I am. If only more people thought like you do.

    • Nick says:

      Thank you! I would love to talk to any of them right now. The sad part is they probably wouldn’t even listen because they have no idea to what is right and wrong anymore.

  7. kfitz says:

    So tragic, my heart goes out to her family. We live in a war like culture, where fighting and bullying have become the norm. Look at TV and the media, violence is everywhere. Graphic, horrific physical violence along with the emotional violence of bullying and teasing. We have become so used to seeing and hearing about people being bullied, massacred, raped, murdered, and killed we’ve become desensitized. What’s so funny about driving someone to such desperation they take their own life? What kind of power trip is that? Is it our new national sport? I don’t understand it. It makes me sad. Every time I hear a story like this I wonder what it will take for people to become more human, to love more than hate.

    • Nick says:

      Its like people have become so desensitized to everything. Maybe I am too emotional, but shit like this never sits rights with me and I feel disgusted and ashamed that this stuff happens.

  8. So, sad what is happening in our society and culture especially with the bullying. I liek watching the show, “What would you do?”, on ABC because it questions the things that people are willing to witness and some people take action and others don’t. It’s great because it encourages people to get involved and not just walk on by.


  9. Teenagers and 20somethings….the world is full of these entitled little assholes that think everything is about them and fuck anyone who steals their spotlight. Everyone gets an award, everyone is a winner, everyone deserves attention …this mentality is creating a bunch of people who think their lives and trivial bullshit is as important as anything else going on in the world. We are forgetting to teach our kids humility and compassion and the understanding about what it takes to be better or smarter or faster…we just hand them trophies and tell them all their special.

  10. That is one of the most brutal videos I have ever seen. It is heartbreaking. This girl’s life should have raised red flags with anyone who knew her or saw the video. Her death is on all of our hands.

  11. petit4chocolatier says:

    So sad..

  12. m.e. says:

    So horribly sad. I cried when I saw the video, I cried when I read your post. Kids should not have to deal with evil like that ever.

  13. As someone who has cut herself and attempting to OD, I feel for these children everyday. Last year, my neice had a friend hang herself, and I almost died inside, and then to hear of Amanda Todd. Both so young, and a life lost because others have nothing better to do than to bully. I am grateful everyday that a friend caught on to my pain, and more grateful that I found the backbone to stand up against those that bullied me, and even more that I found my voice! I hope Karma finds those who bully, that they will someday feel the pain they put others through. But, most importantly, I hope people learn to accept everyone as they are, embrace our differences and learn to get along. These poor families have so much they need to overcome after this and the negativity that others are showing is disgusting! I hope, in time, the families if suicide victims, are able to find peace.

    With that said, this took a lot for me to say, as only 3 people know I ever tried to OD, but it needs to be said, in hopes that others can see that you can overcome the bullying, and find your voice, and stand up on your own and love yourself for who you are!!

    • Nick says:

      Thank you for sharing this with us all. I hope that others can take your courage and make something out of it. It really only takes people like yourself to open themselves to the world and try to make a difference.

  14. When I see things like this I think of times I was scared of bullies as a child and how lucky I was to have the right people around to help me… It makes me SICK to see that people can be so cruel and evil, I don’t THINK they are human and if they are, they need to be locked up… Don’t really get how you can go to Jail in England for killing a Swan yet people are allowed to write shit like this all over the internet and it’s ok??? It makes me SOOOOO ANGRY!!! I just wish there were more people like us that gave a shit, I have always stood up for anyone I have EVER seen get bullied, I would often risk my own life and possibly cause myself trouble just to help someone else…I would NEVER walk away from someone in need and no matter how out of my depth I was I would give it all I got to help someone else, I would like to think if something were to happen to me ever, people would do the same but sadly there are just not enough truly goood, pure hearted people left in the world. I feel terrible for her poor family, this is heartbreaking and I really wish that everyone that has slandered this poor girls name would be prosecuted… It is a joke, the world we live in, things that do not matter are made a big deal… why do Football Scores make the news? Yet some seriously messed up people get away with talking ill of the dead… what a mess = [ X

  15. It’s sad that a lot of parents these days don’t know enough about the internet to be able to raise their kids netsmart. once online, always online… someone should have warned her about that.

  16. mom4zoey says:

    I don’t know how I missed all the details of this story but I am grateful that you posted about it and the over-arching issues. I am sitting here on the verge of tears and, yet, thankful that I am not yet numb to these kinds of stories. I grew up with idealist beliefs – I was going to make the world a better place. So many of us have those same convictions as children and adolescents. Why, then, does it feel like we’ve given up? We (in the general sense) allow this kind of terrible shit to happen…it takes a village, you know? And, the village needs to get pissed and do something about it! Thanks, Nick, for having a sensible voice and representing the village!

  17. Evie Garone says:

    This is so sad and senseless! The poor little girl…..as a mother I can’t even imagine the pain the parents and the child went through. To find the guy who has the boob pictures and terrorized her would be the best thing and charge him to the full extent of the law, though it couldn’t bring the poor child back, there are always people who prey on weaker individuals, it’s despicable. The media immediacy world is a scary place for kids who don’t realize the ramifications of their rashness.God bless you with your grief and Amanda’s family, that’s all I can say……besides if there is a supreme being, and if there is karma these mean people might have to answer or carry their own burdens of guilt?!

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