Before I get into the heart of things, I would first like to share a thought with everyone, so that my statements that follow can be put into perspective.
Many years ago a mentor shared a bit of wisdom with me that can be summed up in the following statement, “perception is reality.” Complex in its simplicity, it is through this basic premise that I have developed my understanding of how the world works over the last several decades. It is this bit of knowledge alone that has helped to guide me when the world seems to lack common sense.
By nature, the way each of us perceives the world is as unique as our fingerprints. Our perceptions are built around genetics, the socialization process, education, life experience and other influencers such as the media. Of the things just listed, the media seems to play the biggest role in influencing people’s perceptions on things they can’t experience directly.
In the good old days of journalism, when being objective was at the heart of telling a story, this was not a problem. But with the rush of over sensationalized, self-serving writers that call themselves journalists in the market today, this is a problem. Receiving a fair trial in the court of public opinion today is next to impossible, and that I can attest to firsthand. So I am writing this to hopefully dispel some of the rumours and false reporting, and bring focus back to something that has been greatly overlooked – the death of Mr. Gregory Faull.
First and foremost, I would like to send my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. Faull. I barely knew Mr. Faull, but from what others have expressed, he was a kind, fun loving man that was only looking to make the best of his retirement years. What happened to him is a great tragedy.
With that, the sad fact remains that the person(s) that killed Mr. Faull are still walking around free men and/or women – and that is no longer tolerable. The corruption and disregard for human life inBelize has to stop, and Mr. Faull’s murderer(s) must be brought to justice!
If it is of any value to Mr. Faull’s family, I would like to offer any support possible to help find his killer(s) and bring them to justice. I have already offered a $25,000 reward, but if there is anything else I can do from where I am at, I hope they will let me know.
Again, to the family of Mr. Faull, you have my deepest and most sincere condolences.
John D. McAfee
Dec 11 th 2012