Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Words Fail Me Dept.

Sometimes, nothing I could say would do justice to the outrage I feel.

About a year ago, I posted about the horrific abuses committed by the so-called "Family Courts" (an Orwellian appellation if ever there was one) in dividing divorced fathers from their children and essentially pauperizing them with grotesque awards of "child support." Joined to the contemporary phenomenon of unilateral, no-fault divorce at the request of either party, this has become a major weapon in the arsenal of the Left, which has been unceasing in its attempts to destroy the family as Americans know it.

But looky here! A comedian has joined the fray...on the wrong side:

Adam Carolla says deadbeat dads have cost society far more than serial killer Charles Manson.

The comedian and actor made the provocative claim in an extensive interview with The Daily Caller about politics, Hollywood and his new book, “President Me: The America That’s in My Head.” TheDC will be featuring segments from the interview over the next couple weeks.

“Charles Manson was responsible for the killing of seven or eight people. He didn’t do it himself; he just sort of unleashed his minions,” Carolla explained.

A “deadbeat dad,” Carolla continued, “may crap out a handful of kids with a handful of mamas, and you spread them out out there, and you start thinking about what that costs us as a society, and then the likelihood that those kids are going to get into trouble, get into gangs, possibly kill people. Parole officers. The whole mess. The money, the taxing on the system. Then the daughters perpetuating the same thing — not having a father, looking for love in all the wrong places, getting pregnant as teenagers.”

“You take that deadbeat dad and you go ahead and fan that out and really sort of look at the damage that a handful of deadbeat dads can do as far as society goes, and you’ve probably trumped Chuck – Charles – Manson in terms of what it costs society,” he concluded.

I've been aware for quite some time that entertainers are generically oversupplied with opinions and undersupplied with intelligence and knowledge, but I was under the impression that this...person was an exception. Well, not on this subject, at any rate.

Please read through the comments. The Left has succeeded so completely at promoting this shibboleth of the "deadbeat dad" that it appears that nothing can countervail it. You would think that conservatives, at least, would do a little reading, take some time to look into the phenomenon behind the hype, and compare the facts to the PR before lining up on what's been presented to us as "the side of the angels." But then, the greater part of Mankind is stupid, headlong, and unjustifiably sure of itself...including most self-nominated conservatives.

But that's not what I really sat down to write about.

There are some abuses so severe, so far beyond all exculpation, that they cry out for redress from the very grave:

Does a wife who may have driven a husband to suicide with the assistance of our corrupt family court system, then have a legal right to claim copyright — of his suicide note?

According to attorney Rachelle E. Hill, of Bean, Kinney and Korman, and a judge, that is precisely the claim. Their lawyer has written the offices of A Voice for Men to demand that we remove a post from the forums containing the note.

Please read it all. I cannot do justice to it with an excerpt.

I haven't yet looked deeply into the matter; that can be very difficult with Family Court proceedings, so I might never have the full story. But as Paul Elam says in the cited article, the ex-wife's determination to prevent her ex-husband's suicide note from being read by others implicitly confirms, at the very least, Chris Mackney's sense of having been abused -- and given that he suicided over it, that the abuse went well beyond "the norm," whatever that happens to be, in conflicts between ex-spouses over child support and visitation rights.

A court of the United States was deeply complicit in this campaign of abuse.
A court that operates, de jure and de facto, beyond all Constitutional constraints.
A court that has the power to incarcerate a man without trial and without review for any "offense" whatsoever.

Think about it.

I wrote the following essays: a white heat, determined that for once, the natural scholasticism of my style in composing these essays should not impede the outrage I feel over the destruction of the United States as it was conceived and dedicated. The effort was exhausting, but the purge is not yet complete.

The weaponization of the government at all levels has been so thorough that the attention of even the lowest State functionary must be regarded as a harbinger of lethal danger. Every one of them knows who you are. Every one of them knows where you live. With little effort they can discover what you do for a living and how much you earn at it. They can delve so deeply into your history that regardless of any efforts you might make or have made, you must regard yourself as completely exposed, utterly without secrets.

From that comes the most terrifying deduction of all: They know how to hurt you where it would hurt you worst, and they have, or can invoke, the power to do so.

And your enemies, should you have any, know it too.

I have no better title for this post than the one it bears. I thought long and hard about it and could do no better. Here I am, a thousand words later, and I still can't come up with a preferable alternate. At least the one above is accurate.

It isn't often that words fail me. I've developed a reputation for eloquence; I value it, and I try to live up to it. But there are some outrages that defy confinement in a cage of words. The events cited above are of that magnitude.

Dina Mackney used a Family Court to reave Chris Mackney of all he possessed.
Along with everything else, Chris Mackney lost all access to the children he loved.
The abuse became so severe that he felt he could bear it no longer, and took his own life.
Now she wants his dying declaration to be declared her property, so no one else will ever read it.
But the "problem," according to noted social analyst Adam Carolla, is "deadbeat dads."
Yeah, right.

Have a nice day.


YIH said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't copyright have to be declared? I.E. © or (C)[year], so and so?
Obviously a suicide note would not be.

Anonymous said...

I just don't know what to say about this. People who use children as weapons should be shot. I know a couple that went through a divorce, had kids, cars, house, used one(1) attorney, came to an equitable solution, and moved on. The friend of the court got wind of this and had a fit saying the divorce was invalid because they didn't get them involved. Attempted to force the child support/alimony to go through them, and made the couples life miserable until their lawyer forced them to stop.
Apparently this is the only upstanding divorce lawyer around.

Dystopic said...

This is Xealot, btw. New alias for future reference :).

Adam Corolla has good intentions here, and isn't entirely wrong. Children raised without the support of both parents face tougher odds and are more likely to go bad. He correctly diagnoses the problem, but fails to identify the proper treatment.

He seems to think that getting fathers to pay the bill, so to speak, for their own choices is the solution. Merely getting fathers to deliver child support does not somehow fix all of those problems. A two parent household and a stable family is what's needed, not just a child support check extracted from the father by government fiat.

I wouldn't hold this against Mr. Corolla. His heart is in the right place and he would agree with most right-thinking folk about the nature of the problem. He would probably even agree that a stable family life is the best option. All we disagree on is that there is a "good enough" alternative. He seems to think there is one. We don't.

KG said...

I've posted a link to this over at my place, with the title "A peek into hell".

DrW said...

This is my life, my story. My ex-wife continues to game the system. Years later and now an old man, I have nothing. I have begged God to take me. I lack the courage to do it myself...