That’s the story he told me too. Thing is, it’s still not justifiable. Gotta draw a morals line somewhere.
It’s his perspective. If you ever watch “justice stories” things and listen, almost every one weaves an understandable tale.The trick is: How far does your sympathy go?
In a murder case, could you be Arthur Fleck’s defense attorney without a flinch?
Another way to look at it:
if you had to hold an objective point of view and capture equal sympathy and understanding for each and all of the victims, could you do so?
Objectively, a murderer holds all of the power.
It is power over the weaker. This is evidenced by one still lives and one is dead.
Is not sympathy for a murderer admiration of the powerful?