Who amongst us, when learning of the untimely passing of Heath Ledger, didn’t say to themselves, “wow, I wonder what The Ultimate Warror would say about all of this?” While Ledger’s death provided the Westboro Baptist Church with grist for their homophobic mill, for Jim Hellwig, it’s just another roundabout route to taking a cheap shot at Hulk Hogan. From Warrior Machete (link courtesy Sam Frank) :

Apparently, Leather Hedger had sleeping troubles and anxiety and dealt with terrible mood swings. So do soldiers but they don’t self-destructively fuck up their lives. In fact, they don’t sleep, handle anxiety and mood swings while dealing with whether or not they might at any moment lose their life. And they do this all the while they are dangerously protecting the freedom of others to fuck up their own. By the way, how many 28 (or older or younger) year old soldiers met their death yesterday? It’s not easy to find out. None of them made the headlines of any news.By today’s standard, though, I do have to agree that he was a great father. Perhaps even greater then the father of the year, Hulk Hogan. After all, Leather Hedger did what it took to kill himself. His kid is without a father, yes, but the negative influence is now removed and his own child has the chance for a full recovery. Hogan, on the other hand, won’t go quite that far. He insists on sticking around to keep further ruining, and profiting off of, the parentally mismanaged lives of his own children.

It is sad and tragic…that we don’t demand attention be paid to greater things.