BJ'S BLOG 12/12/11 "RIP Dimebag Darrell and John Lennon"
Last Thursday marked the 7th anniversary of the death of Dimebag Darrell from Pantera and Damageplan and the 31st anniversary of Beatle John Lennon’s death.
For those who don’t know, both Dimebag and John Lennon were both shot and killed by someone they didn’t even know.
Dimebag was murdered while performing on stage with Damageplan in Ohio. The gunman, Nathan Gale, not only killed Dimebag but also killed three others and wounded seven.
The theory on why Nathan decided to kill Dimebag Darrel is that he blamed Darrel for breaking up Pantera.
Lennon was shot in the back by Mark David Chapman at the entrance to his apartment building. In a chilling interview, Chapman said he knew from the first time he opened up the Sgt. Pepper album and saw John Lennon, that he was going to be the one to kill him.
These two men, Nathan Gale and Mark David Chapman, killed someone because they were mentally unstable and to this day I believe it is an issue that has yet to be properly resolved.
We either don’t do anything about the people who need help or we let them be in charge of their own dosage which is a modern version of “letting inmates run the asylum”.
It really makes you lose faith in our country when these types of people are able to roam freely while they are not only dangers to themselves but to the rest of us.
Dimebag Darrell and John Lennon did nothing to deserve being killed; how many more people must die or get hurt before we start to do something about the people who are not mentally fit to be a normal member of society?