Hey Michael Vick,
you want forgiveness and redemption from us, from me, ok here it is HOW you can EARN it.
A 5 step plan. All steps MUST BE TAKEN. This will require real courage and bravery. Not going to be easy like you are used to having it be in life. No faking it. No excuses. No, my background made me do it. No, when I was 8 years old I followed these bad guys and they desensitized me to violence. No, the spectators made me do it, my friends, my culture, my ignorance, my race made me do it. Cut the crap. No pretending you’ve changed so you can make money. No lies. No dog and pony show for attention. No bravado. No fake tears. No b.s.
1. Go check yourself into some intensive therapy/counseling for 5-10 years (however long it takes) and discover the truth, own the truth, take real responsibility for what you did to those dogs… find the Hitler within, as Mother Theresa said, and then you will be able to go out and do good. Not pretend to do so. When you can discover the evil within, own it by LOOKING AT IT, SEEING IT, FEEL THE PAIN YOU CAUSED, FEEL THE PAIN OF THE DOGS YOU KILLED, FEEL THE TERROR YOU CAUSED. FEEL THE TRAUMA YOU CAUSED. Imagine being so shut down in body and mind that YOU FREEZE, pancake, become immobile, cannot move, cannot eat, cannot function, cannot speak. Imagine being so terrorized by predators that you want to die. Imagine being tortured. Imagine being waterboarded. Imagine being electrocuted. Imagine being ripped apart and torn to shreds.
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS: WHY do you hate weakness, innocence so much that you have to kill it? Why do you hate dogs? Why do you HATE God’s creatures? Why did you follow those guys when you were 8? Why are you so out of touch with your own humanity? The WHOLE BRUTALLY HONEST TRUTH and NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH…
Watch films of dog fighting until you get how EVIL it is, OWN how sick and twisted, disconnected, NUMB, OUT OF TOUCH WITH YOUR OWN HUMANITY, THAT YOU ARE INSIDE that you enjoyed this and laughed at the HURT/PAIN/TERROR/TRAUMA YOU CAUSED. Discover and Own your inhumanity and cruelty, your brutality, your blood thirst.
And when you cannot stand it anymore, keep on until it makes YOU ILL, until it GETS YOU SICK to YOUR STOMACH and MAKES YOU WANT TO BARF/PUKE.
Then when you actually FEEL it, ask for help from God to Heal your shame. Heal the roots of your abuse. Heal the pain and terror and bully inside you. Heal the abuse. ONLY then can you develop a conscience and real remorse, then you can discover redemption/forgiveness. No easy shortcuts. No blaming anyone else. No whining. No cop outs. No lies. No excuses. This will require real courage and bravery. No self pity (self medication) allowed. No numbing or zoning out. No drugs.
2. Name names, give up the top dog fighters, their contact info, to the police and STOP dog fighting period end of story. This will require real courage and bravery.
3. Use all of that money you are getting from endorsement deals and give most of it away to pit bull rescues and no kill shelters, including the one being built in Newark, New Jersey in honor of Patrick, a starved pit bull that was thrown in the trash. If you can, due to the terms of your agreement, give money to Badrap and Best Friends, who cleaned up YOUR mess.
4. DO NOT EVER get another pet dog, NEVER EVER. You lost your right to do so FOREVER.
5. BE an example. Actions speak louder than words. Especially to kids. Meet with Badrap and Best Friends. Look those people in the EYES, look those dogs in the EYES (photos of the dogs), and THANK THEM for taking care of the dogs that you terrorized. Thank them for their dedication and the HOURS SPENT training, loving, caring for those dogs in all the ways that YOU DID NOT. Then get down on your hands and knees and APOLOGIZE and BEG FOR FORGIVENESS. This will take REAL COURAGE.
Become a real man.
When/if you do ALL OF THIS you will have earned our forgiveness. Until then cut the crap.
For this baby.
Please “Dog God” stop these humans from fighting us. I have lost my mother, father and two brothers to this blood sport. Please save all of the other dogs from these evil people. And one more thing…Dog spelled backwards is God! Amen