Enron Victims Saddened by Kenneth Lay’s Death
No, seriously, they are. What’s gonna happen to the $43 million of his assets that the government is seeking? He OWES this money to the tens of thousands of people he fucked over. He obtained this money illegally. His survivors are NOT entitled to any of this money — morally or legally.
What about Lay’s co-conspirators (e.g. Jeffrey Skilling)? He’s facing several decades in prison. Will this sentence be jeopardized by Lay’s death?
Vengeance is not a healthy emotion, but still — hundreds of thousands of people (maybe millions) were exuberant over the thought of Kenneth Lay spending the rest of his life behind bars. This is a hell of a letdown for them.
And — this may seem kind of petty, but — there are some horny prison inmates who’ve been, uh, “anticipating” Kenneth Lay’s arrival. They’re feeling deprived and disappointed right now.
And we’re all just a bit suspicious — come on, admit it — Is he really dead?? As Dana Carvey used to say, “how conveeeenient.” Maybe he’s secretly luxuriating in a private villa in Tahiti or Maui. It would sure save Bush from the political fallout he’d be getting after he pardoned Kenneth Lay.
If you’re feeling the slightest twinge of sympathy for Lay, keep this in mind: He recently purchased a $200,000 yacht for his wife. This was AFTER he was already in debt from lawsuits and prosecutions. When asked about this, he said that once you get accustomed to a certain lifestyle, “it’s hard to just turn off the spigot.” Thousands of Enron employees had to “turn off the spigot” when their jobs, pensions and life savings got yanked away from them.
If Hell exists, there’ll be a special place for him there. Crank up the heat.
If there’s such a thing as reincarnation, what future life could possibly be punishing enough for him? How could he possibly be poor enough, oppressed and brutalized enough, and how many lives would he need to go through this?