It’s about time somebody said it for all of us.
Dear Alexander Family and Chris and Skye Hughes
I wanted to tell you for ALL of us, over 4000 all told on this blog that we all feel exactly the same way. We see the travesty taking place in that Maricopa County Courtroom. We see the travesty that this family is allowed to say with what seems like blanket immunity whatever it is that they wish. We see them trying to do further damage to a man that we might not have known personally, but a man who we do know through his writings, his good works, his friends and you, his family.
We know what the truth is about Travis. We know that all those things that living evil said were not true. We realize that he was a man, simply a man conflicted by the teachings of his religion and his earthly desires. We also know his inherent goodness, and his love for his family and for Napoleon and for his friends. We all know his generosity of spirit. Nobody can ever take that away, no matter how hard someone may try and malign his memory. They cannot because those memories you all have, they are real. That was real. His love and his kindness and his spark were all real things.
We have watched with a mixture of pride and awe the way you have conducted yourselves through out this seemingly never ending nightmare. You have conducted yourselves with so much grace and dignity.
Please just know that we all of us know how very hard this is for all of you. How it feels like it is never, ever going to end. Try and hang on to the fact that all things end and this will as well.
I understand PTSD, we are old friends. I hope Tanisha and Stephen that you are seeing a therapist and I hope that you talk to each other because who understands what the other is going through better than the other one who has it.
I had four brothers. Had. Four suicides which I am aware is not anywhere near the horror and pain of this horrific murder, but I get the desire, hell the obsession to create a legacy for that person. Once you get some distance on this trial, things well start to normalize.
Tanisha. Once this trial is over, I promise you that those pictures you have in your head, they will begin to fade. They will. I know that you don’t believe me, and why should you, you don’t even know me. I know because one of my brothers shot himself in the mouth with a shotgun. I saw that every time I closed my eyes for a very long time. Then one night I closed my eyes and I just saw my brother. I haven’t seen that other image except for a couple of times since.
In the event that it does not get the death penalty, know that her life is going to be hell for a very, very long time. I know if I had a choice between being locked in a cage for the rest of my life or just dying, I’d be trying really hard to convince the Jurors that I didn’t have a single redeeming quality. I don’t think it gets that jail and prison are two entirely different things. It is going to have a miserable pathetic existence, away from the spotlight, away from those crazy people who follow her, away from everything that matters to her. Or it will receive the DP and we will all breathe a huge sigh of relief.
Travis was such a special human being that an entire planet is grieving with you, is enraged with you, cries for you, hurts for your entire family and for ourselves a little because this special special man is someone none of us are ever going to have the chance to cross paths with.
We all want Justice for Travis and my god we all want peace for you. We are, all of us so desperately sorry for the loss of someone so loved.
Chris and Sky: I am so very sorry for the attacks you have come under on twitter by those fools who have sipped from the Kool-Aid and refuse to acknowledge that the thing they are worshipping is a cold blooded, evil murderer. Please know that most people are inherently good and kind and empathetic. Most people are thrilled that you have written a book about Travis. I know that I look very forward to reading it.
We are sorry for the loss of your best friend and the pain that has caused you. We are sorry that you got dragged into this and your names were maligned as well.
All of you, whether you know or not, you have an entire army of people behind you ready to jump to the defense of your brother and your friend whenever it becomes necessary. Travis’ story made all of us want to be a little better, a little kinder, a little more giving. That is the gift he left us when he left this earth. His legacy will live on forever. The evil that killed him will soon enough fade into obscurity and maybe everyone can move on with their lives.
We are sorry, we are outraged, we are heartbroken. We all wish you nothing but the peace that you so badly deserve.
All of our Love
The Really Big Mean Dog Blog Family