Warning… this article is based on a issue that has me angry… I may use some strong language!
It is bad enough when a person abuses a child by beating them or mentally torturing them.Â These are the common forms of abuse that we are used to, if you can ever truly get used to something like that.Â But what has happened here, in my home town, goes beyond sick.
Angel Vidal Mendoza Sr. has been accused of, allegedly, biting his son’s eyes out, leaving him permanently blinded.Â He then proceeded to start hacking at his own legs with an axe.Â You can follow the story through either of the two links below.
First off, to be as fair as I possibly can be in a case like this, Mendoza is awaiting trial, where I hope he gets exactly what is coming to him (Unfortunately, in California, that probably will not be much), so all these accusations presented by the legal system, and thusly my dialogue below, are dependent on that verdict.
Now… for my take on this.
What kind of sick bastard, drug induced or not, do you have to be to do something like this to a child?Â This is a child that will, more than likely, never see again.Â His only chance will be a transplant at some point in the future.Â This is a child who will be scarred for life because of what his father, allegedly, did to him.Â A person that is supposed to love and nurture the child.Â Teach him to be a good person and to live a good life, but whom, allegedly, took away his child’s sight.
If there were EVER a case for someone to cease to exist, it would be this person.Â This Mendoza character is a walking poster-boy for why there is such a thing at a death penalty.Â The only problem is that the death penalty is too easy of a way out for him.
The REAL punishment should be for him to be cleaned up, become free of the influences of the drugs, and made to look at pictures of his son’s mutilated face for the rest of his life.Â Made to see his son learn to live life as a blind citizen and grow up missing all the things that his father took away from him.Â Then… after this child has grown to be a man, confront this father with one thing.
Confront his father with forgiveness for his stupidity.
My personal message to Mendoza?Â Once you have been proven guilty of what you have done… and once you are cleaned up and off the drugs.Â I hope you have nightmares every night of your natural life, of what you have done to this child.Â I hope that not a moment passes that something does not remind you of what you have done and who you did it to.Â I hope the image of your son’s empty eye sockets are burned into your mind forever.
I am not normally a hateful person, but you… you are, allegedly, the exception to my rule about not “hating” people.
You are, allegedly, a monster and if there is, indeed, a hell, I doubt even they will take you.