Re: Children of the Crackers, & Re: Gross Negligence
Charles, I find myself saying the same thing whenever I read about gay kids being raised by Christian fundamentalist parents who want to send them to conversion therapy and so on. This really is one of the saddest things about the world—that children, for no reason except the bad luck of their birth circumstances, get stuck in families that destroy them.
This story is hardly funny. Those girls are being abused by their Nazi parents, and it’s grossly negligent of the state not to protect them from such evident evil and danger.
Of course, the state won’t step in to help these girls, just like it won’t step in to help gay boys and girls who are being abused by their retrograde parents. For all kinds of reasons that sound good in theory, it’s all parents’ right to fuck up their kids in despicable ways. The only solace is that it’s these kids’ right (and perhaps duty) to then grow up and do something that totally shames their parents. I predict that in ten years, if anyone is following the plight of these girls anymore, they will be popping out mixed-race babies and writing tell-all memoirs about “My Life As a Racist’s Daughter.”