Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ignorance and Evil

In Texas, the first of a series of cases is being tried involving an 11 y.o. girl raped by 20 men and boys, over a period of months. Some actually blame the girl.  In NY, a 16 y.o. killed the 5 y.o. granddaughter of a woman who had been kind to him.

Little can be said in the face of such ignorance and evil.

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Kiddie Pageants

A kiddie pageant mother who padded her four year old daughter’s chest and bottom to simulate Dolly Parton is now in a custody dispute with the child’s father.

It is difficult to say whether kiddie pageants are more disturbing or the so called “reality” shows based around them.  To many of us, the pageants are a short step away from kiddie porn.  Clearly, children should not be sexualized so early.

The adults operating and parents participating in such pageants take the view that the activity is harmless — even positive — for the children taking part.

Young children are not, of course, aware why they are being encouraged to gyrate and smile on cue.  They simply do or attempt to do what their parents ask of them.  These primped and padded little girls quickly, however, learn the meaning of “failure” and all too soon learn to associate failure and success with their looks.

Watching little egos alternately inflated and battered is painful.  Which is why many of us turn the pageants off.

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Boy Scout Abuse

More than 1200 cases of sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts have come to light.  At times, the Boy Scouts failed to document abuse, allowing it to continue.  In other cases, men identified as sex offenders — even convicted felons — were allowed to return to the Boy Scouts and resume predation.  One such predator went on to molest over 100 boys.

That the Boy Scouts have issued an apology is laughable.

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