Lisa, on 25 March 2012 - 01:31 AM, said:
I understand that everyone needs to do what they must in order to cope, and we all need a safe place in order to express ourselves, but I feel like we're getting further and further away from reality, moving toward theories of our own, with little or no facts, just to make ourselves feel better. It's getting a bit irrational, and it's making me uncomfortable to read this thread. I didn't really feel this way until just now, over the past few pages. I've seen this happen at MJ boards, and I don't want to see that happen here. MJ fans can be very over the top, and I don't want to be surrounded by that. I need to cope too. Where am I supposed to go if I don't even feel comfortable in my own home, which I personally maintain?
Lisa, I personally am not into the crazy conspiracy theories. But I also don't think that it's right to say that, since Whitney had used drugs in the past, we will just leave it at that and not investigate, question, and hold everyone who is involved in the crime responsible. There are so many conflicting pieces of evidence, even in the official reports. And, there are just too many times when the life of an African American is discounted, when, as to persons who have led less than perfect lives, we make assumptions without ever bothering to get to the truth. It is a crime to sell or peddle drugs, so why is it o.k. to sell or peddle them to Whitney Houston? Why? Because she was an addict? I am not saying this is how fans feel, but, for the life of me, I cannot understand why the police are not looking deeply into this and trying to resolve all the discrepancies. There are just so many unresolved questions, so many discrepancies, and that, coupled with the fact that, in life, Whitney was so forgiving, makes it a bitter pill to swallow that those who enabled and supplied Whitney with illegal drugs would get off without shame, without having to admit guilt, with impunity.
That said, I understand that confronting these open questions can be difficult. It hurts to think that people Whitney trusted may not have served her well. It hurts to think that people who harmed her may go unpunished. But for many fans, it hurts to think that Whitney's family or close asociates may not have served her well; and it hurts even more to dwell on the circumstances of her death. After all, nothing will bring her back. So, is there perhaps a way to create a thread for people who want to follow the results of the investigation to continue their discussion and questions, and to allow others who need to have closure and peace of mind to opt out? I do not know how to create new threads or how to split stuff off, so I am hoping you understand what I am asking. In other words, can you create two separate threads, appropriately labeled, so that people who want to discuss the ongoing investigation can participate, but people who want to move on can avoid the discussion?
I am just asking, no pressure. I barely know how these forums work. Do what you think is best.