To each his own. To me my own.

Waterboarding

Aside from the occasional reality show, Discovery and History channels, about the only thing I watch on television is national news channels. I learned a few things about the Warren Jeff’s case in Utah yesterday that were so disturbing I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. Unfortunately I’m not talking about one of my favorite water sports here.

I’m aware of the bigamy. The child marriages. The alleged ‘brainwashing’. The whole god-like persona this man has assumed in order to maintain control of his sect. I refuse to label any of this as religion – I will however label it as false religion. False religion as in hiding under the word of God to promote his and others own selfish and unspeakable acts. Hey, I realize it’s just my opinion – but it’s what I believe.

As if all of the above wasn’t bad enough…

I must admit, I had no earthly idea what waterboarding meant. Wiki describes this torture as ‘water being poured over the face of an immobilized captive, causing the individual to experience the sensation of drowning’. Apparently there are varying forms of the abuse, and the women of this compound in Utah have put an entirely different spin on it. They are taught to restrict their babies from crying from birth throughout toddlerhood. When the babies cry, they instinctively cup their hands over the babies mouths to ‘quiet’ them. This deprives them of air, thus halting the crying momentarily. As more crying ensues, they repeat this torture until the child is completely exhausted and just falls asleep passes out. By the time the child gets older, they will have been all but voided of their emotions – which was the plan all along. Transformed into a debilitative state of mind, the females become totally reliant on their male elders for literally everything.

This is an absolutely deplorable act. It’s illegal. It’s child abuse in one of the highest forms. It shouldn’t be labeled something as aesthetically or audibly pleasing as ‘waterboarding’. I’ll just call it what it is, thanks – smothering.

As of last night, officials are pondering whether to file formal charges on the adult women with child abuse. Of course they should!! Officials should do anything and everything to take charge of this situation and protect these poor children who have no voice. How could you hand over your 11-year old daughter to a 50+year old man in the hand of marriage rape? Sorry, no mother-of-the-year award for you this go-round. I say charge these women now, and get the children out now. Counseling for undue influence can come at a later date. Know that Warren Jeffs IS replaceable, and will be if convicted – no doubt about that little factoid.

It’s 2011, and these unspeakable acts are still being committed against our children. Simply unbelievable… or is it?

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11 responses

  1. So horrible what’s happening there….

    July 27, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    • Bonnie

      It really is, Thoughts. Makes me sick.

      July 27, 2011 at 12:59 pm

  2. Yes it is horrible. They will probably win and be protected claiming religious freedom and religious practice. Utah is such a theocratic nation state it is hard to suppose they will be challenged by federal ruling. I wonder who the officials are. If they are state of Utah all the officials are Mormon. They can also claim it is a form of alternative medicine which is their right to do. It may interest you to know that Mormonism and Islam are the fastest growing religions in the US.

    July 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    • Bonnie

      You challenge me to keep learning Carl – I thank you for that. Hate to admit it but there’s another google I had to do. It’s hard for me to fathom that we probably won’t be able to keep the cross up at Ground Zero, while they may claim smothering a child as a form of alternative medicine. Makes no sense to me at all. I knew the Islam was the fastest growing – but didn’t know Mormonism also was. Scary stuff to think we could soon not have any say…

      July 27, 2011 at 1:10 pm

      • Jesus has promised that his flock will prevail and that the Kingdom is not of this world yet it is all around us as well, as we bask in the Light.

        July 27, 2011 at 3:26 pm

  3. A good reason to not watch the news, because it can be so depressing!

    July 27, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    • Bonnie

      This is true, Tracy. Unfortunately I sometimes get ‘sucked in’ and am unable to turn it off. Funny thing is I quit watching local, then got hooked on everything else going on that’s non-local! 🙂

      July 28, 2011 at 7:49 pm

  4. helen

    Warren Jeffs and others like him are the devil in disguise! And not a good one at that. They make me want to vomit!
    People do not understand how or why these women stay with a man or men like Warren Jeffs. The answer is simple– FEAR.
    Having been raised by a VERY controlling man and being married to a abuser- Not Eddie- I can understand why these women stay. BUT, I would have NEVER abused my child, no matter how scared I was. In fact, I left my abusing husband because I didn’t want my child to grow up in that kind of mess.
    Laws should be passed to jail men like Jeffs! And you are right, there will be another man to take Jeffs place and the sick bastard will be thanking his lucky stars for the chance to rape these little girls. I pray that all men like Jeffs will burn in Hell and even THAT is too good for them! Excuse me while I go and vomit!

    July 28, 2011 at 11:58 am

    • Bonnie

      Yes you’re right, the children being involved as they are is what lowers this false prophet down to the level of despicable. 😦

      July 28, 2011 at 7:54 pm

  5. I didn’t hear that part of the news. How awful. It’s heartbreaking to hear it. Such evil. Jesus gives a stern warning to those that mistreat children.

    July 29, 2011 at 12:22 am

    • Bonnie

      Yes He does, Carol Ann. That’s the first thing I thought of in this case.

      July 29, 2011 at 10:11 am

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