Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Taming

The best version of this I ever saw was in a traveling show that passed through Rockford one year. I was hoping for a pleasant evening and was WOWed.

This was brought to mind by Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone With Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Of course "Kiss Me Kate" and "The Taming Of The Shrew" are all about this stuff. Before we had names for it in the case of Shakespeare.

I especially liked this comment:

23. toadold

Well it has been decades ago so I’m pretty sure everyone is well clear and dispersed. But the abdication of Judges and Lawyers in dealing with the wack jobs in family courts has been apparent for quite a long time. If you lack resources the system can destroy you financially. A consequence is that people will step outside the system, unintended consequences. An incident that I’m aware of involved an abusive mama’s boy who wouldn’t leave his ex-wife alone. Her brother gave him a warning an it was ignored. Shortly thereafter the wife beater was set upon and beat down to the point he had to be hospitalized, and his sports car that his mommy had bought him was set on fire. He never bothered the ex-wife again. The brother and all of the wife’s family members had a rock solid alibis for the incident. Some months afterwards the brother casually mentioned, “Amazing what you can get done for a few bottle of wine and some out of town bus tickets.”
August 24, 2011 - 6:48 am
Obviously the system can't keep going on the way it is. So it won't. People will find their way around if the official way doesn't work well.

Say. Did I mention Drug Prohibition?

H/T Instapundit

Cross Posted at Classical Values

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