The primary reason I started this blog was to send Abigail letters and articles and posts on her case and those of other women, teachers and non-teachers, infamous and obscure, whose lives have been ruined, to varying degrees, by these insane and execrable and grotesque laws, asking her many question, questions about her liaison with the football star, her arrest, jailing, prosecution, rejection of plea-bargains, pretrial hearings, trial, conviction, sentencing, her life in jail and prison, and hoping she’d respond, as did Mary Letourneau, in many long letters, and Cassandra Sorenson-Grohall in two short letters in which she answered a few questions, giving me some useful information, before saying she didn’t want to further discuss the matter. I was hoping she’d respond at length and also tell her family and friends, giving me their addresses, preferably their email addresses, so I could write them and ask many questions about the travail and nightmare, both of Abigail and themselves, from her arrest to her imprisonment, and their opinions, emotions, thoughts, etc.
A few weeks after sending her a letter and a few articles and blog-posts, I received a letter from the prison mail-room, a Michigan Department of Corrections’ “Notice of Package/Mail Rejection” with “threat to security, good order or discipline” highlighted in yellow as the reason for rejection.
So to the prison authorities, opposition to and criticism of CSA victimology, the absurd premises and dogmas and the laws and policies they’ve engendered -e.g., ludicrously defining women as “rapists” and “pedophiles” for allowing biological men under age 18 to penetrate them in factually consensual relationships, and the young men who consent to or initiate sex with them as “victims” of rape and CSA who are “traumatized” and “scarred for life” and, consequently, the draconian/Orwellian punishments: sentences of months in jail or years in prison (in some cases even decades), mandatory “sex–offender treatment,” electronic parole-monitoring, quasi-totalitarian post-incarceration supervision, public sex-offender registration- was a “threat to security, good order or discipline.”
How exactly? Did they fear that Abigail would go berserk after reading my letter and articles and blog-posts and assault a few or many guards and inmates. And so, too, with Kathryn Ronk, who was also not allowed to read the letter and articles and blog-post I sent her to maintain “security, good order, and discipline.”
And this message:
NOTE: A copy of this notice is being mailed to sender if rejected pursuant to PD 05.03.118 “Prisoner Mail.” The sender has 10 business days to send any opposition to this proposed action to the facility head. The sender will be notified of the final decision…
I responded but received no response, I wasn’t “notified of the final decision” for whatever reasons. I was infuriated, dismayed, and also surprised that Abigail, unlike Mary and Cassandra, was prohibited from receiving and reading the letter and articles and blog-posts I sent her in the land of “freedom of speech” and the First Amendment.
So I’m a victim of censorship, not criminally, but in the sense of those with heterodox and “politically-incorrect” views on race and “gender,” academics and students who are censored and punished by universities, e.g., suspended without pay or even fired, expelled and vilified and rebuked and pilloried, compelled to attend “sensitivity training” and “re-education” indoctrination, for the sins of “racism,” “sexism,” nativism, xenophobia, “homophobia,” “Islamophobia,” etc.; intellectuals and advocates who are not allowed to speak and express their views on colleges or in the mainstream media, and so forth. To the ruling-elites and governing-classes, not only the left and center but, on some matters, even the right, mainstream and “respectable,” their views are so toxic that the public, whether people watching TV or reading newspapers or students at universities, can’t be allowed to hear them lest they weaken the sacred and regnant myths and orthodoxies, just as Abigail can’t be allowed to read my views on her affair and punishment, arguments and contentions, no matter how logical and realistic and compelling, that are a “threat to security, good order, and discipline.”
Does she even know that I and my blog exist. Do any of her family and friends know that I and my blog exist and, if so, have they read the articles and blog-posts, whether many or just a few. If so, one would think that at least one of them would have sent me an email, however succinct, thanking me for writing on behalf of their daughter, sister, friend, acquaintance.
So why do I bother? And why this subject? I have to do something, something to use my talents and erudition and intelligence, something to pass the time until I depart this madhouse or grow senile and end up in a nursing home. And though I’m essentially an autodidact with no elitist and high-flown “credentials” in the age of ‘credentialism,” I’m the world’s leading critic and expert on this matter from a heterodox and “politically-incorrect” perspective.