Thursday, April 17, 2008

I can't even think of a title for this one.

I know this is old news, but the polygamist sect in Texas is really disturbing.

I watched some interview footage of the women. It's like I want to believe they know that the actions of the sect are criminal; however, when you watch them, you just can't tell. I realize that many of these women have been raised within the sect and that what goes in it must be their version of a normal life: sacred, as they put it.

It's sad. But that's why we should never turn over our ability to think for ourselves to anyone. We should never blindly follow and say, "Well, that's normal." We should listen to that twinge of conscience we all have that tells us right from wrong, a sincere person from a mountebank.

Some other things stand out. These women don't look well; in fact, they look malnourished and aged beyond their years.

I also can't help but think how confused the poor kids are. I can't imagine the patience and love of those that will have to work with those kids to reverse generational sexual, physical, psychological, and spiritual abuse.


This is ABC's coverage



This is Carolyn Jessop's story

5 comments:

Paul said...

A sad commentary!!

Captain America said...

The whole story is sickening!

USA_Admiral said...

It is truly sad when the abnormal is normal to those they enslave.

Old NFO said...

Not unusual if you'd had six kids in six years... These are some sick people! They have no concept of the outsie world, as you said- They are never aloowed out to see what is going on.

RT said...

To all:

It is just very sad.