Now, I think most of you have heard Lee’s thoughts on “Was Morrie right” on AIO Audio News. (If you haven’t I’ll leave a link.) I, personally, thought Morrie was absolutely wrong. But that’s just me. As soon as I heard this, I gave instant, right off the rant burner feedback. Here it is:
Having good intentions and wanting to prove people’s values doesn’t make you a good person. You still went about it in an extremely negative way. Like Whit said in A Sacrificial Escape, what Morrie did was foolish and not law-abiding, if that makes sense. If I ran around right now (I’m 14), breaking the law and convincing someone they were going to die, and my explanation was, “It was all games” and “I wanted to test the morals of everyone around me,” I would get disciplined, not run off free. Whit’s answer was disappointing, not because of his moral, but because of his response to Morrie’s. Everyone went away all hunky-dory except Emily. And that’s another thing. Emily had EVERY RIGHT to be mad. Her emotions were manipulated, which is not the same as the imagination station. In the station, you are driven towards the right answer, but you still have to make up your mind and have the correct information. In the escape room, Emily was forced to think she was going to die. Suzu said, “can we be friends,” and yeah, Emily was cold, but after all she went to, doesn’t she have a right to be? Just one more thing. The fans were wrong? Come on! Personally, I think all the unknowing fans, were not prejudice, we were SET UP. Yeah, Morrie was okay in the first like, two episodes, but he was so suspicious after that. I knew it was him in A Sacrificial Escape, okay. You can’t blame anyone for not knowing enough and guessing on what we already knew. I’m sorry this was a rant, and that’s all I have to say. Huff.
Now I know what you’re thinking. I’m really fourteen years old?! And also, “What about Phil Lollar’s philosophy?” Well, this was my completely raw and untainted opinion. After I heard Lee’s post, I went to listen to Phil Lollar’s opinion. (I didn’t listen to the 3-hour version on the AIOWiki; I can’t hold an attention span that long:) Now that I see where he was coming from, I kind of understand the whole moral dilemmas thing. I’ve even applied it to my own ethical dilemmas. But what I can’t say that what Morrie did was coming from that point of view. From the election to the Imagination Station box, he used everything to manipulate feelings wrongly. His intentions may have been good, in a way, but the ends don’t justify the means Only one more thing. I really don’t think the fans were wrong at all. I mean, look at the cover of Album 69. If we were expected to treat Morrie like a good guy, he should have been presented accordingly. He’s literally in the Club bracket challenge as a troublemaker. I liked Morrie when he was just the new kid with a sister. But he acted like a bad guy after Parker For President and the Writer’s Ruse. In Conclusion… Was Morrie right? No. Did he have a good reason to do what he did? Not really. Do I sympathize with him? Kind of. But hey, this saga isn’t over yet. There’s still room for satisfaction. And that’s my polished, calm, opinion after hearing this two weeks ago. Anyway:
For the New AIO Blog, I’m Joshua, signing off.