I don't know what rock I was under last week but apparently I completely missed the news story about two young Amish sisters that went missing. This morning, I woke up, logged onto my computer and stumbled across an article about the kidnapping of these two girls.
To my shock and horror, their kidnappers were allegedly in a Master/slave relationship. WHAT?! I couldn't believe what I was reading. Well, that's not entirely true. I actually can believe it because the world we live in can be cruel and the things that some people do to others is just abominable.
First off, what a pathetic excuse for human beings. I think about what those poor girls must have gone through and then I think of my own daughters. It just makes me SICK!. Thankfully, the girls were released and are safely back home with their families, but in the blink of an eye, their lives are forever changed. The mental scars they are left to deal with for the rest of their lives...all I can do is shake my head and pray that somehow, someway they get the help they are gong to need and are able to find a way to cope with this tragedy.
Next off, it's just another reason people believe that what we engage is isn't "normal". The negative stigma surrounding our lifestyle will continue to be painted by the horrible acts of the few. This guy is no Master...he's just a sick bastard. The general public will never hear about how most of us are good people, upstanding members of society even, living a normal existence just like everyone else, working good jobs and raising a family. They won't hear about the positive aspects of our relationships because we have to hide who we are and what we do to avoid judgement and criticism.
As far as the female accomplice in this being abused and a victim herself, well I have some of my own thoughts on that and maybe I should reserve judgement until it is determined her level of involvement. But I tend to be a bit cynical and not trusting.
So I will leave it at this...slave or not, you know the difference between right and wrong!!
Well I think I ought to get off my soap box now.