Their hands are locked in a blood pact over the truly horrible things they have done.
Now here's the hard part to wrap your head around. Tyson did his time for rape, though it was only three years. He's been diagnosed as bipolar and he's sobered up after having years of drug abuse. He's generally looked upon favorably in media these days, as witnessed by the fact you can watch the man sing the Murray Head classic "One Night in Bangkok" on film. But when the f**k did this all happen?
You can look at the news today and someone can get vilified just for the accusation of impropriety. How does a man who is literally a criminal ease past all of that and become a metaphorical teddy bear with a terrifying face tattoo?
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When even Jon Lovitz isn't scared of you, it's time to pack it in.
Tyson is a great example of society's goldfishdom. We stop remembering things after a while and they no longer matter. To be sure, some people will be outspoken critics of Tyson for the rest of his life, but by and large he's been accepted back into the fold. He was on Ellen, for god's sake. Ellen is the show mayonnaise and room temperature water would watch if they wanted to live dangerously.
The other side of this is, if Tyson really did change his life around, and he was punished as much as the state felt he needed to be punished, isn't his slate wiped clean? And why is it so hard to tell one way or the other? Justice has to be something bigger than you or I. I've seen people literally call for the death of Nick Spencer, the writer who turned Captain America into a Nazi. Please don't correct that and say he's Hydra, not a Nazi because I'm not a 4-year-old who falls for coin-behind-the-ear tricks. Cap's totally a Nazi, dude. But even so, Nick Spencer probably doesn't deserve to be executed for that. And maybe that means Tyson deserves to be treated just like anyone else? But if that's true then ...