Dec 10, 2003 at 09:08 PM
I am a being of thought,and now of action.
Of necessity I implement plans for the future, and follow them out, and perhaps, this course of action, fed by the madness in my mind and the fire in my veins, shall lead me to my pyrric victory.
--The Shadow of Souls
Eric Hansen aka TriedByConsience aka Shadow of Souls has been saying things like this for years. He's been in and out of mental hospitals and often speaks of creating battlefields and acts of war and gloriously magnificent feats of bravery and intellectual triumphs. He believes his situation to be similar to Jean Valjean.
The Sosenites consider him to be a "Constitutional expert". Eric thinks so too.
He recently increased his rantings and ravings, but what wasn't clear was what his actual plan was. Was he going to attempt suicide again? Was he planning to pull a Walter Howard prediction and become a suicide bomber? Was he going to blow up a court house? Was he simply going to run?
Well yes, it does appear to be that simple, except he wasn't going to run, he was just going to walk straight in, refuse to register as a sex offender, and in a mighty display of mumbo-jumbo psychobabble throw Idaho into a state of shock and awe. Someone apparently failed to tell him that it wouldn't work that way.
Mary Duval, the COO of Sosen encouraged and supported his pre-meditated felony. Anyone with half a brain can see that he needs psychiatric help but Mary is so proud of his bravery that she just can't hardly speak. Yes, she's in awe and says that he's one of the most intelligent men she knows. That is the leadership occurring in the "Sex Offender Support and Education Network".
The issue here is not what Eric planned. Nor is it the hows and whys of it. Many disturbed people throughout history have plotted subversive acts; his behavior should come as no surprise. He's been talking about going out in a blaze of glory for over 6 years now. But Mary, a non-sex offender, in a leadership position - openly and brazenly agitating, condoning, supporting and actually encouraging criminal behavior at the very least is immoral - most likely illegal and completely irresponsible. If she wants to "lead" sex offenders she has an obligation. Part of that obligation is to be aware of who she is leading, dangerous behaviors they may be exhibiting that could put not only themselves but others at risk of harm, and directing unstable people towards the help they need. Did Mary, the COO of Sosen encourage him to get psychiatric help? Did she find appropriate resources for him, for example? Or did she even recognize his instability for what it was? Is she capable of recognizing it?
18-8311. PENALTIES. (1) An offender subject to registration who fails to register, verify his address, or provide any notice as required by this chapter shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison system for a period not to exceed ten (10) years and by a fine not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000).Will Eric go to prison? I doubt it. Once he starts talking the judge will probably order a civil commitment hearing in which case he may be confined for the rest of his life. I repeat: Mary's behavior is beyond irresponsible and I believe exhibits a blatant disregard for the well-being of those she presumes to "lead".
I suppose I shouldn't be surprised by her behavior after her shocking attempts to prevent the sex offenders under the bridge from obtaining housing. Her instructions to them were to say "Hell no, we won't go". Did she lie when she said they were in a desperate situation? Did she lie when she said they needed out from under that bridge as quickly as possible? There are people finding them residences and while that doesn't end the larger problem of "where will sex offenders live" it does help the immediate problem. It's hot, it's filthy and "no human should have to live that way", but Mary would have them stay where they are. Why? Those men - without jobs - without residences - without even running water listen to Mary. They listen to Mary because they believe she has their best interest at heart. But I believe Mary is willing to use, exploit and hurt anyone in her attempt to induce a Revolution through her acts of sedition.
I believe there will have to be another coup in Sosen. The other members there who have honest and legitimate concerns and needs better wake up and quickly. Mary Duval is leading them straight into hell.
As Absolom once said:
In some cases the best way to protect your civil rights is to shut the fuck up.