In Reply to: Re: Hi Charlie posted by marina on June 04, 2002 at 17:37:33:
You know, I was going to say in my previous post that by not saying "no", I felt she would not only go on being abused, but that she'd go on being abusive as well. I should have, it was tugging away at me to do so, and I didn't.
No, I feel Berg had absolute control. (I still think he has some even now, from his lofty perch in heaven - ha ha!) He was about to put her into the old church category, remember? And it was he who led the rev all those years that we were in. We followed him and his writings. What's that old saying, "Women marry up, men marry down?" I think that was the way it was until he got too old and finally up and died, if he did die. She gradually assumed power and, unfortunately, perpetuates the madness now. It'll probably get worse too, if that's possible.
My reaction to what Davidito wrote was just about the same as yours. What a nightmare! It's hard to believe I was a part of that and it's hard to believe I pined for ten years getting over being a part of that. But then again, I really didn't see it for what it was.
I was thinking of Watchman the other day. I wondered if he knew what the bottom line was, or if it was something he discovered a little too late, after ending up overseas being overseen. He seemed to be a free thinking, free wheeler, up until then, NO?
Well, I sure hope you will be able to write what it is you want to write. You sure have a right to be good and fricken angry. Hope it (the anger) gets you through to resolution.