Posted September 04th, 2013
I dare not call him a man or a person, since it would be an insult to the Human Race...
I believe that this cruelty belongs to a mental disease.......and that mental disease belongs to human beings.
We have been reading for years of the kidnappings and the "mentally" torturing of young girls, but what happened in Cleveland, Ohio, caught my eye....I have procrastinated on writing about him since so much was in the news already. As I often do, I wait, concentrate.....study.....meditate and then attempt to write about my feelings towards life and what it gives us.
When the waters have calmed down, I feel that I become more astute and sensible with my words.
Now I am able to open up regarding this tragic, incredibly "not clear" ordeal.
I will not go into sordid detail but will be simple...as I am sure the "facts" are already known and have been repeated many a time.
In Cleveland, Ohio, 3 young girls were swifted up into a van and vanished from the face of earth. For over 10 years' time these innocent creatures were not heard from. Michelle Knight was 21 years old and taken in 2002, Amanda Berry was 16 years old and taken in 2003, and Georgina De Jesus was 14 years old when taken in 2004.
When rescued, they were in 4............Amanda, in the meantime, had given birth to a baby girl who is now 6 years old. Michelle helped her during the complicated birth and her life was threatened by Castro, demanding that she save "his" baby, when the infant suddenly stopped breathing.
Michelle became pregnant 5 times.........................he beat her so hard and boorishly that she eventually miscarried them all. She was abused constantly during her agonizing captivity and undoubtedly suffered more than the other 2 young women.
Oh, let's not forget that each time he raped Georgina, he placed a paper bag over her head.... Well, she was his daughter Arlene's best friend and he couldn't look her in the eye.
Now, to go on and on, rewriting what has already been said, makes no sense and would seem even more disturbing.
Let's just say that once again, I am not convinced of everything I have read. These women have been trying to go on in life, the best way possible, but certain details and silence on others, leaves me perplexed. Very hush hush.....
Michelle refuses to have any contact whatsoever with her Mother....why? No photo of her was seen the first days of their rescue. Silence of her whereabouts and health, null......at the moment, she is living with Amanda and will NOT leave her sight.
After watching a klutzy YouTube video where the 3 of them talk for the first time, I must admit that something seemed fishy. I found myself not convinced with what they were seeking to make us believe and we will probably never know the "real" truth.
What difference does it make at this point...
We shouldn't keep silent when there is violence towards women, but these happenings shouldn't become a "side show" to the morbidly curious.
I am asking myself other questions...
What will happen to Amanda's little girl?
Why didn't any of the girls, besides Michelle, say one word against Castro?
Yes, yes, it is often said that women who have been kidnapped become infactuated with their abductor.
How many famous incidents have the woman "falling in love" with the monster?
I am really not that surprised at all....there are many women who are in love with their violent and brutal husbands. And others that accept brutality towards their own children.
Is this a way of convincing yourself that "this reality" is the best way out?!
However abusive and ghastly their situation, there was "sympathy" for their snatcher.
Castro declared himself "not guilty" in the beginning (I was speechless) when told he would receive the death penalty. Then he pleaded "guilty" and was given "life in prison" plus 1000 years.
On Monday September 2nd at 9:20 pm, he was found dead, hanging in his cell.....