I have decided to wake up early before the kids in order to get things done and work on projects and whatever. This is the first morning I have done it, so I have no idea what to do with myself. I am bloggin.' I have been scary low in the energy department and anemia has seeped out the remaining stores I had. Bah. I am getting better with the help of Camden and my supplements.
Monday, April 28, 2008
I saw this morning on the news that some of the mothers of the children caught up in the FLDS fiasco claim that the Texas government have lost two of their children. WHAT?!? What the hell is the Texas attorney general doing? What is the plan with these families?
The FLDS people have been living in Texas for decades. Obviously, everyone sort of knew what was going on there, the men have multiple partners and millions of children. They have been left pretty much alone until this hoax call was made by a woman in Denver. The Texas government busted in and separated hundreds of kids from their moms, seemingly with no plan whatsoever. Except for DNA tests for some reason, I guess the kids aren't telling who their parents are if they even know who their parents are that is, and now some of the kids might be lost!
I don't agree with any of the FLDS philosophies. What I know anyway, I think is weird. I think that if old men are getting teens pregnant then the MEN should be thrown in prison. Duh. That is the law after all. But why are the women and children being punished for the men's sex crimes? If it is true that the women are subdued and the men are completely in charge in this society, why haven't they arrested any men? Or why hasn't the Texas government separated the men from the women and the children? Why are they doing this now when for years the FLDS sect has lived in Texas being freaky and weird? Plenty of people have left the church with claims of under age sex and abuse, why have no other charges been placed until now? Why is no one asking these questions of the Texas government? I just don't get what is going on here.
This whole thing also reinforces the FLDS churches fears of the outside world. Those who remain faithful after all this is somehow taken care of, are going to wrap their families into tighter little bundles and create more fear of all who are outside their church. The Texas government seems to be taking the gestapo approach. I feel so horrible for these mothers and kids, who probably don't even know if any crime has been committed or what the hell is going on! If I am confused imagine how they feel.
As my babies sleep in the next room, imagining them being taken from me creates a deep sinking nauseating feeling all through out my body. How those children got into this world may have been a crime or even unconventional, but they are here now and they need their mommas to take care of them. Why can't the moms be with the babies? If they think that the mothers are brainwashed and will put the children in harm's way, then the government should psychologically evaluate the mothers. They do that in all custody cases. But that will not happen, the moms won't talk out of fear. They have every reason now to be afraid, if the government can just take your kids with no real reason and hold them indefinitely who wouldn't be afraid?
I am going to figure out how to get an email to the Texas attorney general. Moms if they are not hurting their babies, should be with their babies. PERIOD. I know we find their lives strange and their hair is freaky, but if the moms are not breaking the law we shouldn't judge them for their out there lifestyle and let them have their creepy ways and kids back.
I wonder what the Mormon church and Mormons thinks of all this. They keep getting lumped in with the FLDS people in the media. As a citizen of Utah, I know that this is no longer so, but what do the leaders of the Mormon church have to say about all the lumping together? I haven't heard if they have released a statement to the media. If they have I would like to read it. Those poor missionaries out there having to explain everything to people when they knock on doors. Well, I guess they have had to do that anyway even before all this Texas stuff. The whole plural marriage really sticks in people's heads. I hope all the kids are okay, and hope they aren't too traumatized as well as the moms. I think if my kids were about to be taken from me, I would have to be shot with several tranquilizer darts like a crazed polar bear. Lack of iron and energy be damned, I would loose my mind! Hold your kids tight and be grateful. I know I will.