Friday, April 25, 2008

To hell in a hand basket...

Ahhh! The news is eating me alive.

I'm not the most informed person, so I may be easily influence by any bit of new that I do come across, but today, I just feel especially affected by it.

First of all, apparently war with Iran is more likely than I had ever thought possible, which scares the hell out of me. Americans have long forgotten what war on our own soil is like. Yeah, we had 9/11 and Pearl Harbor, but people in the Middle East face bombings on a pretty regular basis. We have no idea what it's like to face our mortality on a daily basis.

I don't even understand war. I personally blame it on too much fucking male aggression that gets completely out of hand. I just can't understand the whole war mentality. Everyone needs to just CHILL THE FUCK OUT!

So, after I finished reading about our impending doom, I read about the mothers of the polygamist ranch, which I think is tragic on so many levels.

This is what I can gather from the mass pandemonium that is CNN and Nancy Grace. The government of Texas gets a prank call from a known fraud, and uses this a premise to storm the ranch and steal these women's children, traumatizing the children FOREVER!

Ok, I'm not a polygamist, or a Mormon, and I certainly don't agree with underage marriage, but I just don't think that the vast majority of the mothers involved are guilty of what they are being charged with. Yes, they are totally weird, and they dress weird and talk weird, but the last I heard being weird was not a valid for removing a child from their home, and placing him/her in a home full of strangers. And as far as polygamy goes, they weren't legally married anyways. Again, last I heard, living with other women and calling another man your husband wasn't illegal. And why the hell is polygamy illegal anyways. I mean, it's not anymore weird than being gay or lesbian. Are three ways and orgies illegal, no. So why the hell is consensual polygamy between consenting adults illegal. People should have the right to do whatever the hell they want. It's called freedom of religion. Or is it just freedom of religion, as long as it's not a fucking weird religion.

Anyways, thats my soapbox for today.