Then there’s this news, which I happened to just catch splattered all over the TV at the local mini mart moments ago.
First off, the legal sense of the word means nothing to me. I couldn’t care less if 400 people of whatever gender get together in whatever combinations suit them and make like rabbits all goddammed day long, for all the world to see.
What’s it to me?
Now that that’s out of the way, let me just say this: in a rational world, that mess would have been dealt with long, long ago, and definitively so. …By real men concerned more that women and children, who may be rationally presumed not to want to endure rape at the age of 13 or 15 by 50-yr-old men, and who are unable to cry out for help, would have welcomed it. Those who didn’t would have been free to carry on. This is telling.
Dressed in home-sewn, ankle-length dresses with their hair pinned up in braids, some 133 women left the Yearning for Zion Ranch of their own volition along with the children.
Yea. Fucking perverted, impotent bastards. Afraid of real, independent women with minds of their own.
So why weren’t these women and children rescued from this gang of rapists a long time ago? The system. A case had to be built. What’s a few hundred more late night visits to the bedroom of a terrified girl when prosecutors have their win records and promotions to consider?
Remember this: "justice" in our "system" is not about protection of the individual or the victim. That’s what they say, to keep you interested. But it’s really about maintaining the integrity — such as it is — of the system itself. You are but a function; a cog. A statistic.
Later: I ought to add: this would have been dealt with forever ago if the name of the compound was akin to "Bob’s Garage." Or even "Bank of Eldorado," rather than "Zion Ranch" of the "Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints." Get it?