Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Is this really the 21st Century?

Go & read this article. Are we all living in the 21st century? Can we agree that trussing your adult daughter like a Thanksgiving turkey & attempting to drive her over state lines because you dislike her choice of boyfriends & you're determined no daughter of yours will have a black man's child (my interpretation of events, based on the article) is way over the top? Can you say overcontrolling racist parents?

No matter what you or I may think of multiracial relationships, early parenthood or abortion this whole scenario is wrong. The fact that they found Pamela Smart's lawyer to defend them is just...I don't know. Obscene. He claims no crime was committed. This whole situation is disgusting.

Even if you give the parents the benefit of the doubt, which I don't, the fact that her dad was buying a replacement cell phone & the daughter called from the next store over- hysterical. As I'm sure I would have been too.

Ok. I'm outta here. Blogger has a scheduled outage coming in a coupla minutes & I'm too angry to think straight.


CindyS said...

Holy Crap! They had duct tape, rope and a gun with ammo. Sorry, this was definitely done with intent. I have no clue how people can do this to their own child.

Even if their daughter was a horrid trouble maker you would think they could find a better way to deal with the situation.


Jenster said...

You know, it's hard to read when your head is shaking from side to side in utter disbelief. I'm totally baffled and speechless. People like this really exist???


Bookwormom said...

Cindy & Jen- I first heard this at OMG in the AM yesterday & I only heard part of the story. Later on, I hunted on Google news & read the whole thing. After that I sat here staring at my monitor. Angry, horrified, outraged. Shocked. I just couldn't let it go unremarked.

Jen- I mentioned other reviews about Bewitched in the comments below.