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I DO get JoJo

Posted by Oldtimer on November 11, 2005 at 23:11:50

In Reply to: Re: I don't get JoJo....poor guy! posted by JoJo's response to Acheick!!! on November 11, 2005 at 12:12:21:

Jojo, I think I DO understand why this subject has you so upset when you said, "I took it as an offence to folks who were in the family who would never stand for that sort of thing, having to get painted with the broad brush of implication that every adult that has ever been in the family openly practised that sort of thing."

You never abused your children and never allowed your chilren to be abused but now you've recently left the Family after 30 years and are getting adjusted to society when out comes this show that seems to say that every home in the Family was a cesspool of child abuse and everyone did it. So you try explaining to your relatives that it wasn't so where you were at but maybe they don't believe you cuz after all the TV said the Family DID this stuff.

You know, I just now re-read the quotes below posted by Researcher, and not once does Eva say that ALL the adults did this. Read the quotes carefully and you'll see that's so. I can sure see how TV viewers in Australia would have got the impression that everyone who was in the Family was involved in abuses, but even if Eva or someone had put in the disclaimer that, "Not everyone did that" do you think the TV show would have made a point of keeping that soundbite in? No. Like Eva said on MovingOn, once they were interviewed, the control was out of their hands as to what the TV program left in and took out. I wonder how long they interviewed all those Australian exmembers and how little they kept in the show of everything they taped.

Overall I think it was a good show and I think you don't disagree that abuse happened. If I understand you correctly, you're just saying it wasn't happening in EVERY home, which is true. Anyway, Eva was describing the situation she was in and what happened to her and her kids, but read again and you'll see she never says everyone did it. Hope that helps you. Wishing you the best in your new life of freedom from the Family.