Anyone who knows me will tell you that I don't watch reality television, with the exception of Wheeler Dealers or anything with Chip Foose. I had remained, until recently, happy in my ignorance of everything Honey Boo Boo.
However - thousands (maybe more) watched every week with horror and rapt fascination a mother exploit her child for money and fame. This "Mother of the Year", Mama June Shannon also exposed, knowingly, her children to two DIFFERENT sexual predators. One of those children was molested by one of the predators. This very same woman is seemingly blasé about that and is now angry that her molestation issues have caused her money pig to run away but didn't cause the Duggars money pig to go away. She's mad that people are upset she let men abuse her daughters and then INVITED ONE BACK???? Unbelievable.
People are trying to blame the networks but I don't really blame them. Who do I fault? Wilkinson County and the state of Georgia's Division of Child and Family Services. The Washington County Police and the Arkansas Child Welfare Department are responsible for failing those 4 or 5 sisters. THEY failed their communities. THEY should be held responsible for the atrocities these children faced and will probably continue to face as there are no repercussions for their abusers. Those poor little girls, one as young as FIVE.
Just to give you some clue as to the rates of abuse in these states:
|Arkansas - Population 2.96M*||Georgia - Population 10.1M*|
|REPORTS of Child Abuse (not confirmed)||45,656**,***||33,723**,***,|
|*Google.com for 2014|
**In 2011, 11,105 children were victims of abuse or neglect in Arkansas, a rate of 15.6 per 1,000 children, representing a 13.4% decrease from 2010. Of these children, 71.4% were neglected, 18.1% were physically abused, and 20.5% were sexually abused.
|*Google.com for 2014
**80.9% of perpetrators are parents; 6.3% were relatives and only 2.8% were unknown (http://georgiacenterforchildadvocacy.org/facts-and-statistics/)
|15.6 per 1,000 children||7.4 per 1,000 children|
I have no idea why those states aren't prosecuting these offenders. I do understand that the "church" and Josh Duggar's parents helped him avoid true repercussions and enabled him to do this again but be more careful and discreet. Helped him rise to a position of authority.
Josh Duggar is sick and depraved. You don't molest 5 year olds when you're 14 because you are curious. That's masturbation, hiding magazines in your mattress and sneaking into porn on the internet at a friends. You put your fingers in a five year old's vagina because you are a pedophile. You have a predilection for children and should be kept FAR FAR away from them. Not hired for a position where you can shape their future. And his parents, Jim Bob & Michelle? Well my personal message to you is:
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL ACTIONS HE TOOK, and for any damage to your daughters that could take decades to manifest. You. You were responsible for protecting your daughters and you didn't. You protected your son from his repercussions.
Mama June - She is a disgusting human being putting her children in danger. Valuing her love life over the lives of those she brought into this world. Valuing her daughters' marketability over their safety.
The lot of them, the Duggar parents and June and her "boyfriends", should be roudned up and put on an island and left there to rot or eat each other. They are all terrible human beings.
Just my two cents.