Thanks to the commenter who pointed me to this article—which was actually the one that I was looking for in respect of the last post that I made.
I was going to add this as an addendum, but I thought that M R Hall—a former criminal barrister. What a fucking surprise—was such a colossally disgusting human being that he deserved a little piece of excoriation all to himself.
I mean, seriously, what insult can possibly describe the kind of bastard who can happily write something like this...?
But suffering has a positive purpose. Of course it's tough for the sufferer, but it's only through witnessing the pain and agony of others that we properly develop empathy and compassion.
What more can I possibly say?