Good Morning Victims of Wastrel,
“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I wanted to start off on a positive note, but somehow it just wasn’t in me.
I suspect my sleep deprived, opiated, functionally alcoholic, curmudgeon-ous, varicose-veined, all housed in a fat body are the current underpinnings supporting my endeavors; thrusting me into a state of melancholy. Everything I’ve read or understood about depression has more or less been on a clinical level pointing to both outside and internal traumas. Don Imus once said, “Nobody gets through life undefeated” so sadness is most certainly a part of Life’s Rich Pageant.
Having admitted to the above, I also feel I’m one of the lucky ones in that I can easily find someone much worse off or someone to taunt or ridicule deflecting my own inner demons to the ditch.
Sadly, they always find their way back.
Obviously, money is no magic elixir that protects one from depression as the list of wealthy celebrities with self-inflicted departures from this rock is quite long. I highly suspect those who’ve chosen the path of self-exit simply preferred to accept themselves “as is” and dwell among the demons that tortured them, even offering to buy them lunch!
Self-loathing is typically not connected to a loving family that honestly cares for each other and guided by loving and supporting parents. But the recent stories of teenage girls being molested by a 32-year-old D.A. should give us pause.
Judge Roy Moore epitomizes the Bible-thumping hypocrites loudly expressing their collective disdain of same-sex couples, transgendered, and anyone not ‘white’ enough to be considered Christian!
“Moore isn’t alone in liking very young girls as sexual partners. The grooming of children to marry adult men is a common practice in American evangelical circles, and infamous child-bride advocates are celebrated on the lecture circuit, especially among homeschoolers.”
Parents are encouraged to inculcate their young daughters about how blessed they’ll be to marry an adult man and actually look forward to a marriage while still in their middle teens! So I assume the good judge was simply ‘trolling’ for a young bride like any other ‘Christian’ male would do.. Can I have an amen?!
“It’s a widespread view among the hard right evangelical world, mainstream enough that Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has publicly advised his fans to marry 15- or 16-year-old girls, because “you wait until they get to be 20 years old, the only picking that’s going to take place is your pocket.” This view was defended by mainstream Republicans, and Robertson has continued to enjoy success in right-wing media, with a new show on CRTV.” https://boingboing.net/2017/11/12/early-courtship.html
What really makes me sick is when “good” Christian men get caught for having sex with a minor they immediately blame the young girl for “seducing” them! This type of thing sucks the very soul from these young girls leaving them little recourse and will stick with them their entire lives.
I always try to be fair and allow those I’ve offended or spotlighted a chance to share their views. I contacted Jerry Falwell & the ‘Moral Majority’, Pat Robertson Empire, James Dobson (Focus on the Family), and the Alliance Defending Freedom or ADF and asked them for an interview. I was ultimately granted an interview with the Moral Majority (Not Falwell himself).
I have to be honest here; I found the three adult men and a single 15-year-old girl friendly and accommodating. They answered all my questions while Clair the 15-year old snuggled close and began tonguing my ear. Jeez before I knew what hit me I’m now engaged to Clair! We plan to exchange vows during a ‘Snake Handling’ service in Clay County West Virginia this June! The two or three of you still reading this wort are invited