First it was Irish-Canadian author Anakana Schofield's January 3rd tweet and subsequent article (her "willful misunderstanding of [Marie] Kondo's statements here to suit her own narrative" -- Ellen Oh), now it's Northern Ireland's Liam Neeson's recent revenge confession.
“She handled the situation of the rape in the most extraordinary way. But my immediate reaction was... I asked, did she know who it was? No. What colour were they? She said it was a black person.
I went up and down areas with a cosh, hoping I’d be approached by somebody. I’m ashamed to say that -- and I did it for maybe a week, hoping some black bastard would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him.
It took me a week, maybe a week and a half, to go through that. She would say, ‘Where are you going?’ and I would say, ‘I’m just going out for a walk’. You know? ‘What’s wrong?’ ‘No no, nothing’s wrong.’
It was horrible, horrible, when I think back, that I did that. And I’ve never admitted that, and I’m saying it to a journalist. God forbid.
It’s awful. But I did learn a lesson from it, when I eventually thought, ‘What the fuck are you doing,’ you know?
I come from a society -- I grew up in Northern Ireland in the Troubles -- and, you know, I knew a couple of guys that died on hunger strike, and I had acquaintances who were very caught up in the Troubles, and I understand that need for revenge, but it just leads to more revenge, to more killing and more killing, and Northern Ireland’s proof of that.
All this stuff that’s happening in the world, the violence, is proof of that, you know. But that primal need, I understand.”