Not too long ago, I had a conversation with my boy PJ about politics. We talked about the usual fare- how we felt things were going with the nation, who we'd vote for, etc. He pointedly asked me what my political leanings were these days and I replied, "Surprisingly, I'm a bit of a Libertarian." I got a strange look from him since he's known me since we were 14 and he's known that I've had more of a "liberal" slant when discussing issues- whatever that means these days. Obviously that's changed a bit. What I like most is the fact that Libertarians want to get government completely out of people's private lives and allow citizens to be free to do what they want with themselves. I'm all for that! If you want to smoke sawdust laced with rat shit and dance in your underwear at home, go ahead! If you want to sniff cocaine until your brain drips out your earholes, be my guest! Your body, your choices, I give two shits what you do as long as you do it to yourself. If your uncle want to marry your eleven-year old neighbor.....well, that's where I draw the line....sick mutha fucka!
Dont Mess with Texas, Unless Little Girls Are Involved!
or Home on the Pedophile Range
The story of the Federal raid on the FLDS (Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) compund in Texas has been all over the news this week, and with good reason! If you dont know the deal, here's a rundown:
FLDS is a Mormon-based religious group who adheres to the old Mormon belief that men must have multiple wives to get to heaven. They wear clothing and hairstyles reminiscent of the 1800's and stay isolated from the mainstreams of society. Ok, I have no problem with that. However, because of the raid, reports have surfaced that grown men in the group are actually marrying and impregnating girls as young as eleven! This all started because apparently, some girl (16) wasn't happy that her innocence was taken by some creepy old guy (50) so she called an emergency hotline and said her old ass husband beat and raped her, thus sparking this past week's raid. 400 some odd children were taken from the compound by the Feds. Now all the dirty laundry is getting aired and a bunch of heartstricken mothers are pleading their cases to Larry King hoping their kids will be returned to them. Here's my problem: Pregnant 13 year olds?
Middle aged husbands with teenie bopper wives? Younger, teenaged males virtually non-existent in the place? Mothers with deers-in-the-headlights eyes and seemingly have no clue that there is really something truly insane about the whole thing? What The Fuck!!! It sounds like a prototype to Pedophile Heaven if you ask me!
Don't get me wrong, cultural traditions are sacred to many people worldwide and some of these traditions have been around for centuries. I've been many places and seen many unusual customs and rarely, if ever found a reason to be critical. This is not one of those cases. I can understand a culture where a marriage is arranged between two 15 year olds. Makes sense right? But having a system where old men are "required" by God to have teenaged wives that need to be beaten to form a spiritual connection with their spouses is quite sketchy. On top of that, they're brainwashing the younger kids to believe that load of shit and keep them ignorant of the fact that it's not the way things are done in 98% of the world. Whatever twisted mind came up with that sick shit needs to fry. In fact, I hope they ALL fuckin' fry, (the sick ass adults that is). How's that for being a "liberal".
And now......The other 2% of the world.
The same day I inundated my brain with this FLDS story, I came across this tidbit. In Yemen, an 8 YEAR OLD GIRL filed for divorce
from her uhhhhh 30 year old "husband", and WON. Apparently, she got tired of his shit and bucked the system to get herself away from that nasty bastard. What's even more amazing is that it's LEGAL in Yemen for p-p-parents to sign their children away for marriage even when the child is under 15. However, the "couple" can't consumate the marriage until the girl hits puberty. Now, I'm a third grade teacher who JUST turned 32. My kids at school are, yeah, 8, 9, 10 years old. There is NO WAY IN BLOODY HELL I would consider dating, courting, flirting with, much less having sex with a CHILD. What the Fuck! I know cultures have their ancient customs and all, but give me a break! When looking at Yemeni version of Sesame Street, do these guys actually rub their dicks thinking to themselves, "I sure would like to have a piece of THAT ass!" Sick man, sick! I've seen some disgusting shit on the internet, including, but not limited to, footage of a horny little village man from Whowhatzitstan fucking a donkey (and I also know I'm not alone! Some of you jokers have seen "2 Girls and a Cup!" Don't lie, I know where you live!) Somehow I think the act of bestiality actually pales in comparison to just the THOUGHT of a grown man fucking a child. Really. Oddly enough, Yemen is one of those countries that chops the hands off of thieves and executes drug smugglers. I think it's about high time they add child rape to the list of crimes rather than the list of tribal traditions.