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Someone should care, maybe not you....

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40+ year old former teacher, linguist, interrogator, soldier, and lastly convict. We all do stupid things every once and awhile. I am an economic conservative and a firm believer in civil rights. Starting a new life now and frankly not sure what I am going to be doing.

11 April 2008

Controversy warning

I am somewhat horrified by the spectacle taking place in Texas right now. This whole thing with the Fundamentalist church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints is a bit creepy. Not for the reasons one might suspect though. I find myself shocked that an entire community can be stripped of it children on the basis of one unsubstantiated phone call. It has been know for ages that if you want to destroy a society or a culture you take their children. That is what is happening in Texas right now. The whole “child abuse” thing is a cover, an excuse to steal the children from a group of people who defiantly refuse to live by what the majority consider to be acceptable behavior. I have long been f the opinion that if you hear a politician, (or worse, an activist) say something is “for the children” you should hang on because someone is about to get screwed. This is a prime example.
Now, let me be clear, IF children were being abused there then those children should be taken from that situation. But frankly, I am not convinced. The lascivious allegations that the news bimbos at Fox so eagerly describe with wide eyed delight and quivering voices are pretty much the same thing that has been said about any repressed religious minority throughout history. In the middle ages these same claims were made about the Jews (and any random schismatic sect) by the Christian authorities. Identical claims were made against the main line Mormons in the 1800’s when they were being hounded for polygamy too. As I recall child abuse was one of the reasons given for assaulting the Branch Davidian Compound in that great Charlie Foxtrot. I have heard Protestants from South America make much the same claim about the Catholic Church and you can hear a multitude right wing radio opinionators referring to Moslems as Pedophiles and abusers of children and women everyday on the radio. Perhaps this is just my paranoia speaking but I find it somewhat suspicious that they have been unable find the girl who supposedly made the phone call that kicked this whole mess off. I personally wouldn’t be surprised if she didn’t exist. If the call was made by one of the “escapees” from the religion who are out to bring it down.

I just twitch when I hear the news bimbos saying that these children need to be taken and deprogrammed. I guess I am a bit bothered that it is WRONG for a man to marry several women but it is ok in this society for him to knock up as many as he wants. For a teenage girl to get married and have a child is apparently a crime but if she becomes a “baby’s mama”, as they say, she is given support, helped, and even admired in some circles. If this religion was some sort of 60’s style free love commune they would catch less hell than they do for multiple marriages.

Just remember. If society can take these peoples children on the basis of an unsubstantiated call in the night, they can take yours too.

"The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all."
-H. L. Mencken

07 April 2008

Clinton vs Obama

Jen asked if I was amused by the Clinton/Obama campaign. Yes. I Love it. Not only is it keeping this mess relatively interesting, it is humorous!

In fact the nearest comparison I can find to describe it is

"They Fight, they Bite, they fight and bit and fight, fight fight fight, bite bite bite, the Itchy and Scratchy Shoooow!"

Sing the lyric and sub in Clinton Obama and the song still works. Not quite as much visible blood being shed but metaphorically it is a raging blood bath.

to quote Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, " This is just.... Neat."