Wonder Where that Tax Levy for Schools Went?
It wasn’t long ago that Marie Osmond also came out with news of her struggle with depression. Each of these “confessions” is attendant with appearances on Larry King and Oprah. Oh, and by the way, there is a new record to be sold at the same time.
Haven’t we been manipulated enough through the past three or four decades of hyper-marketing that we can see through this sort of nonsense? Celebrities generally seem to have a major confession about addiction or a mental illness around about the time they want us to buy something. By the same token, don’t we get it yet that politicians do pretty much the same thing, inventing a crisis so they can sell themselves as the solution?
Apparently the answer is a resounding no. Stretching, twisting, or downright inventing reality seems to be more popular than ever. The latest example is the hysteria around domestic violence. This topic has been covered by Silly Seattle in the past, so you may already understand that the psuedo concern over domestic violence has little to do with helping abused people and everything to do with a ridiculous battle on the imaginary bogyman called “the patriarchy.”
The pathology that domestic violence policy has become has now branched off into all sorts of specialty victim groups. The latest can be seen in the $7.7 million project, the majority of which is paid for by Seattle taxpayers, called “A Place of Our Own.” This “Place” is a domestic violence shelter for deaf women. Yes, for deaf women only. What’s next, DV shelters based on hair color?
Meanwhile, the manufactured hysteria and resulting bad laws have caused police officers to join together to fight for their right to make a living. You see, based on the 1996 Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban, after nothing more than an allegation of domestic violence you loose your constitutional right to possess a gun. Obviously, that ruins the ability of a police officer to perform his job, so police officers around the country have woken up to the fact that they are just one date away from loosing their career.
How did Seattle taxpayers get duped into paying this much money for a specialty shelter that excludes abused men, while advocates push for police officers to loose their job based on nothing more than an allegation? Take a look at the nonsense from the feminists victim industry that is echoed by the Seattle PI:
Domestic violence rates among the deaf mirror those for the hearing population -- affecting about 25 percent to 30 percent of women in their lifetimes, according to U.S. Census data and crime statistics reported by the National Domestic Violence Hotline.Can someone please backtrack and cover the definition of domestic violence for us again? Does it mean physical abuse, or just getting an ugly stare? If such a large percentage of women suffer from domestic violence at some point in “their lifetimes,” has anyone stopped to think that the normal difficulties we all suffer in life are now being called domestic violence?
Advocacy workers estimate that more than 4,000 deaf and hard-of-hearing women in King County will experience domestic violence or sexual assault during their lifetimes.
On the other hand, perhaps these statistics are just being made up, because the claim that 4,000 deaf women in King County will experience domestic violence seems to indicate that deaf women actually travel from outside the area just to be abused within Seattle, because there are not 4,000 deaf women living in the city to begin with.
These statistics simply are not believable. It is also not believable that deaf men do not also suffer from domestic violence in the same proportion as deaf women, whatever relatively small numbers actually do.
I’m just waiting for Donny Osmond’s admission that he is a victim of domestic violence, around about the time that he releases a new album. Maybe then, the domestic violence industry will finally be forced to accept the fact that we have been sold a load of crap in order to allow radical, angry feminists to conduct their war on "the patriarchy" with our tax dollars.
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