Skip to comments.Charles Ramsey's turbulent 15 minutes of fame
Posted on 05/09/2013 4:35:50 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
NEW YORK Helping to free three women from nearly a decade in captivity would seem to be enough. Neighbor Charles Ramsey has also become a star, offering moments of levity in an unspeakably horrible story, free publicity for a restaurant chain and unexpected lessons in race relations.
Ramsey lived next door to where Ariel Castro is alleged to have kept the women in a makeshift prison until Monday afternoon, when Ramsey happened to be home and heard Amanda Berry's scream.
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I predicted on this forum that this guy’s life would be turned upside down and every private action would be broadcast around the world. Sick, sick society.
I think its great. A real guy on the street gets to be the hero.
Somehow this was predictable from his initial f-bomb filled 911 call. And now someone else claims that he was there first to rescue Amanda Berry. He should keep his mouth shut or his background will be publicized too.
OMG. just......OMG. :P
Too late-—The Smoking Gun has already posted his prior brushes with the law for domestic battery.
Slate. “It’s difficult to watch these videos and not sense their popularity has something to do with a persistent, if unconscious, desire to see black people perform,”
It’s the desire to observe unscripted, human reaction to intense situations.
We’re tired of Police reporters telling us, “Those details are still under investigation.”
Boy, I’ll tell you my reaction and it includes a like I have always had for “regular people”. This is a regular guy, even more so a poor guy with limited education and probably run ins with the law, etc.
It amazes me that reporters and writers just can’t get over the real people that are out there, they have to analyze the fact this guy actually has a personality, that he’s not afraid of their stupid camera.
In the right place at the right time.
Didn’t take long for the media smear machine to act:
Per the Smoking Gun and other mouthpieces that are quite willing to dredge up Ramsey’s past, he’s obviously someone with a checkered past.
Unlike so many in this country, he TOOK ACTION at the right time when someone called for help.
Despite all his past warts, Ramsey deserves thanks from a society that is all too often more willing to piss all over itself while frozen with fear and uncertainty when a distress call goes out.
“You do what you’ve got to do.”
The key is... he was willing to act at that right time.
I think that this story is in the Brother’s Karamazov. It’s an old Russian folk tale of a woman who does one good thing in her life by giving a poor person an onion to put in his soup and after she dies as she is flying towards hell, she sees that onion and grabs it and hanging on to it escapes hell and heads towards Purgatory instead. C.S. Lewis would recognize this man as one who had some much going against him and his one good act is so much more full of grace than the best thing any of us normal people with good constitutions and education etc could ever hope for.
My mom always used to say “No good deed goes unpunished.”
Now another neighbor says that he did the rescue and that Ramsey is lying.
Translation: “Unexpected ...”
I think Ramsey is someone who is typically uninhibited... you see it in his speech, his mannerisms and in his actions coming to Amanda Berry’s aid... he is not analytical, or a deep in thought kind of person... often it is people who are of the uninhinited type who find themselves the unintended hero... kind of like Forrest Gump... he just did what needed to be done without having to weigh anything first... a more analytical or thinking person might have hesitated... might have condidered, “hey, that’s Ariel’s house... can’t be anything wrong there.”
He said it was his day off. He was willing to come to her aid, AND he actually has a job! Despite living in a part of Cleveland where civilization has apparently ended.
He’s already my hero.
We could use more like him.
Somebody buy that man a 40 and some Hennessy,,,
The media turns everything into a morality play about race. I swear, the idea that this guy was black never entered into my mind. I thought he did the right thing at the right time, and that was the end of it. Evidently my sensibilities aren’t as refined as I supposed.
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