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Old 16-02-2013, 00:29
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It's not just the vigilante justice that destroys the lives of those falsely accused. Apart from occasional assaults (can't believe I just typed that), my dad didn't really get much in the way of physical or even direct verbal abuse. What he did get, and what I think ultimately resulted in his suicide, was the constant looks, and suddenly hushed conversations. The parties that he "accidentally" didn't get an invite to. The sidling away. The person who crossed over the road so as not to walk too close to him. In the end, it just wore him down. No matter how flimsy and malicious the allegations, there is always that underlying suspicion that "there must have been something".
Too sad. And probably even more soul destroying - that daily erosion - than an actual physical attack.
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