I Killed a Man.Sep 10, 2013 Tara 0 Current Events, Featured Posts.
“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”
~ Mark Twain
On June 22, 2013 a young man ~ depressed and dishonored in life, took an action that can never be ‘retracted.’ And, instead of facing his life’s worries with passion and courage, he instead took steps to numb his own pain. This young man is Matthew Cordle, and on June 22, 2013 and after a night of heavy drinking….and, after having blacked out his car….he then drove his car the wrong way into oncoming traffic on Interstate 670, killing Vincent Canzani.
At first, his high powered attorneys provided a strategy that would have caused him to be set free of all charges ~ however, that strategy would have required him to lie under oath.
In the end, he filmed this video and posted to YouTube ~ it was to serve as his confession of guilt to all crimes. It was also to serve as a message to others ~ that they choose to face their pain directly, instead of numbing life over with drugs and alcohol.
His video is entitled, “I Killed a Man” and to date has garnered almost 2 million views. It has also served to spark a sharp debate ~ a discussion of ethics, and morality… and ultimately, forgiveness.
I’m wondering what each of you might think of this video? And, more specifically, why does it seem that forgiveness is so elusive, particularly when it is needed the most?
Video: I Killed a Man.