Breaking Headline News on CNN right now is about a young pregnant british woman who is facing a death sentence in Laos for smuggling 1/2 kilo of Heroin. We are being sold on the idea that this woman is a victim …
But she had to have known the consequences if she were to be caught smuggling drugs – and I dont believe the story that she “didnt notice” she was carrying a 1/2 kilo of heroin.
She is not a victim.
I guarantee this is what is going to happen:
she will be freed at the last minute …. she will then be turned into some kind of folk hero, appear on Oprah, write a book, do a movie, make a couple million, spend several million dollars more than she earns … and end up filing for bankrupcy, losing everything she has ……. and in a few years end back up in prison for smuggling drugs again.
I dont mean to come across cynical … but how can the media waste our time trying to sell us that this young pregnant woman is a victim?