"The "ultimate" abuse is murder". I agree. When did we start talking about "murder"? Change the subject much?<quoted text>Blah, blah, blah...
The "ultimate" abuse is murder. You remind me of the psychos who used "suspected" abuse as an excuse to murder those children in Waco. The elitist pigs just wanted to make an example of someone who they considered as "self-sufficient" and possibly aiming to create their own "state within a state" which they can't allow. The authorities could have arrested that turd Koresh when he was shopping in town but they chose to annihilate the community. Since when do the cops need flame throwing tanks to "take children into protective custody"?
No one "rightfully" owns another entity in a utopia. Every human entity should be allowed to enter the struggle that is life.
Too bad people have come to value life based on whether it is inconvenient to their own pleasure.
I was out of the country for the entire 'Siege at Waco' episode, missed the media blitz, but can offer you my impressions.
I'm sure that there are many Law Enforcement people that wish they had "arrested that turd Koresh when he was shopping in town" ... but they didn't ... oops ... government employees making a mistake ... that NEVER happens. Bottom line - Koresh could have 'ended it peacefully' anytime, as any sane person would have, when confronted with the Force Majeure that formed itself at the walls of his 'compound'. Unfortunately, he wasn't "sane" ... he was spiked up on the Religion of Death, a Spokesman in fact, for the strangely silent objects of that religion ... the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. He chose Martyrdom for himself and an agonizing death for those who trusted in him. It must take considerable effort to villainize‎ anyone else but David for what transpired in Waco. But, that's one of the cool things about being a paranoid-schizophrenic I guess.